Alamo Directors

Programs

  • OPEN / Director – Sponsorship
  • La Juana Chambers / Director - Speakers
  • Deanna Vela / Director - Operations

 

Communications

  • OPEN / Communications / Director - Marketing
  • Melissa Porter, PMP / Communications / Director – Website/Graphic Arts
  • Dan Morales / Communications / Director - Social Media   
  • OPEN / Communications / Director - News Media   

 

Professional Development

  • Ron Thorpe, PMP, PMI-ACP / Prof. Development - Director - PMI-ACP Exam Prep
  • Denise Murray / Prof. Development / Director - PMP Exam Prep
  • OPEN / Prof. Development / Director - PMI-PBA Exam Prep

 

Membership

  • Timothy Worley / Membership / Director - Student Membership
  • Lisa Williams / Membership / Director – Membership
  • Maureen Lin, PMP / Membership / Director - Mentorship Program
  • Victor Alejandro, PMP / Membership / Director - Young Professionals
  • OPEN / Membership / Director - Military Affairs
  • Kimberly Bilica, PMP / Membership / Director - PMI Education Foundation 
  • OPEN / Membership / Director - Director NCP 

 

Administration

  • Edward Delgado / Administration / Asset Management Coordinator
  • Dominic Cordova / Administration / Historian
  • Cindy Zhang, PMP / Administration / Director – Technology
  • OPEN / Administration / Director - Governance
  • OPEN / Administration / Librarian
  • John David Nichols / Administration / Key Control Coordinator

 

Outreach

  • James Latimer / Director – Corporate Affairs
  • Brady Haynes / Director - Community Affairs
  • Allan Blacklock / Director- Regional Support

 

Volunteers

  • Donica Parker / Director – Volunteer Management
  • Anabel Gutierrez / Director - Volunteer Recruiter
  • OPEN / Director- Volunteer On-Boarding Specialist

 

updated 12/3/2017

Alamo PMI Board

President


   

Philippe Elmers

I started my project management career in the USAF and retired as a LtCol after 26 years.  Flying strategic airlift throughout the world was excellent training to apply PMBOK tools and techniques!  Later in my career as a Unit Commander, I enhanced my leadership and resource management skills.   When I retired, I entered the IT Infrastructure industry and joined PMI in 2009.  During my tenure in infrastructure, I taught myself agile and changes companies to manage an electronic forms software development program for a USAF contractor at Randolph AFB.  Most recently, I have joined USAA and manage a variety of infrastructure and software projects.  I look forward to serving the membership and new members by insuring the funds are available to provide the professional growth that they are interested in.

 

VP Development


   

Keith Pease

Keith is a transplant from Austin, TX and former member/volunteer of the Austin PMI Chapter. Since 2011 he has called San Antonio home and is an active member/volunteer of the Alamo PMI Chapter.

Keith has always enjoyed interacting with people and working with electronic devices. As a result he became a high-tech professional and has been in the profession for the past 35 years. As a leader he has been responsible for teams consisting up to 320 global members, and as a project/program manager has been accountable for projects ranging from small to complex, and valued between $5,000.00 and $50,000,000.00 plus. Keith functions best when interacting with customers and being their advocate, team building and helping individuals reach their potential, engaged in business operations and/or initiatives, reducing costs, and generating strong return on investment.

Keith has an AS in Electronic Engineering Technology and BS in Business Administration. He enjoys time with family and engaging in outdoor recreation. Keith is an adjunct professor/instructor with Data Analyis and Results for various institutions, and also a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America.

VP Programs


   

Deanna Vela
MBA, MPM and PMP
programs@alamopmi.org 

Deanna is a native San Antonian who has returned to San Antonio after living in the Atlanta, GA area for many years.  She graduated from Agnes Scott College and earned both an MBA and a Masters of Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and is PMP and Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Deanna's areas of expertise include Education, Supply Chain management, Federal Grant management and Healthcare management.  She enthusiastically leads teams in continuous improvement projects with cost savings in excess of $50,000,000 as well as new operation start-ups with budgets greater than $10,000,000. Her passion lies in garnering support for projects from all constituents and to excite people about the positive impact or change a new product or service will deliver.

As VP for Programs, she solicits ideas from our membership for ways to improve current programs to enhance our professional development.  And also,  engage as many of our members to not only attend monthly meetings and events but to volunteer in an area of their interest in the APMI Chapter.

Favorite quote: "Attempt something so great that it's doomed to fail unless God is in it"

VP Membership


Lisa Williams

VP Communications


   

As a result of my skills, experience and education, I am capable of delivering large enterprise technology projects, software implementations/migrations, IT facility installation or application development on time, within budget and to the highest quality using either Agile or waterfall. 
Selected Accomplishments
- Implemented a $4M unique system that managed SCRA, PCS, Deployment or Campaign benefits applications on all channels. This system was recommended for an industry award.
- Delivered a $9.8M modular and comprehensive financial planning system for USAA financial planners, plan production and wealth managers that realized a $28M net financial benefit for the company.
- Managed the creation of an enterprise Configuration Management Database to support the ITIL implementation for the enterprise. This project was awarded a patent for innovative application of technology.
- Managed the creation of an enterprise service account management system for IT Security. This project was also awarded a patent for the unique application of technology to solve a critical security issue.

VP Volunteers


   

Donica Aneta Parker
PMP, MBA, MPM
volunteer@alamopmi.org 

Donica Aneta Parker is originally from Chicago IL.  As a former Air Force dependent wife Donica has traveled to most of the 50 states, South Korea, Bahamas and Puerto Rico.  San Antonio, Texas became home in August 2015.  Ms. Parker obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration from Lousiana State University in Shreveport, a Masters in Project Management and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.  Donica obtained her PMP in 2016.  Donica's project management career began over 11 years ago when she managed her first building relocation project and project management has been a passion of hers ever since.  She volunteered with the Chicago PMI chapter prior to moving to San Antonio and began volunteering with the Alamo chapter February 2017.  For the last seven years she has managed projects for Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, TX, NM, MT and KS and recently joined forces with MODIS and is currently managing IT projects for CPS Energy.  

VP Finance


   

Roy E. Bentkowski
PMP, ITIL, MBA
finance@alamopmi.org 

Roy Bentkowski has over 34 years of Engineering/Technical Project Management experience, 17 years of service desk expertise and 12 years of financial expertise. In 1994 Roy retired from the Air Force after working various classified space programs. Since 1995 he has continued to work for LEIDOS/SAIC in various management positions in support of the multiple contracts in the Military Healthcare System arena. Throughout his 18 years with LEIDOS/SAIC Roy has managed a large deployment team that installed & trained a new healthcare application/system to all Air Force & Army hospitals.

He worked 3 years in the SAIC business office in support of business development, facility management & funding change requests. He managed a team of network specialists before moving into his current role of Metrics Reporting for the Military Healthcare System Service Desk Quality team. Roy holds a Bachelor & Master degrees in Electrical Engineering, along with an MBA specializing in Computer Systems & Operations Management from St. Mary’s University. His certifications include PMP since 2005 and ITIL Foundation v3 since 2009.

VP Administration


   

FELIX Orlando GONZALES
DAU-PgM, FAI-PM, LSS-QM
administration@alamopmi.org 

FELIX “DON FE” GONZALES JR is originally from New Mexico and grew up in Texas, North Carolina, South America, Germany and Italy.  He later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Midwestern State University and a Master of Science degree in International Relations from Troy University while training at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. DAU-PgM and FAI-PM.
In 1993, he served as an Aviation Scout Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  After deploying to the Balkans from 1996 to 1997, he was selected early for Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) and was sent to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  He was immediately selected to Command Operational Detachment (OD) Colombia, 1st Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), US Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC.  Returning to Aviation, he completed numerous deployments throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
In 2003, he was selected as the Operations Officer for Joint Task Force - Omega under Plan Patriota and Plan Colombia, in the Global War on narco-terrorism under Office of the Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.  In 2005, he was selected to Command the first Aviation Depot and Joint National Aviation Maintenance and Logistics Center in Colombia under Plan Colombia.  He recently retired with 28 years of service as Director of International Planning and Current Operations - CTT which include Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC), Counter Narcotics (CN) and Counter Terrorism (CT).  

VP Outreach


   

La Juana Chambers

La Juana Chambers is a certified Project Manager and Grant Administrator based in San Antonio, TX. As the APMI's VP of Outreach, she endeavors to scale the reach and impact of the APMI throughout its vast service area. In addition to serving on the board of the APMI, La Juana also serves as a board member of a national healthcare provider servicing several counties in South Texas, to include that of Bexar. Her motto is to learn from yesterday, live for today and plan for tomorrow. She is an author, community activist and avid reader.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lajuanachambers

Advisor


   

Kevin D. Martin
PMP, PMI-ACP, MBA
advisor@alamopmi.org 

From his early days as a kid programmer in 1976 to leading global teams with annual budgets exceeding $66,000,000, Kevin D. Martin (St. Mary’s University – BAS in Application Programming ’92, MBA – Finance ‘95) has always approached challenges and opportunities with the same passion and focus for vision casting and goal attainment. While providing business value, through a unique blend of technology and business skills, his passion is rooted in self improvement, teamwork and organizational design.  Mr. Martin is an avid reader and historian, with a strong desire for continuous learning and a focus to share his practical “servant leader” experience with the communities and individuals with whom he serves and mentors.  An international speaker on leadership, project management and agile methods, Mr. Martin produces results in his professional, volunteer and personal endeavors.  While improving the moral of the high performing teams he leads, his unique brand is a passion for developing leadership at every level of the organization, and best characterized by his personal haiku – “Dream Big, Work Hard, Give Back.”

 

Fellow


   

Damian Heaney
PMP | PMI-ACP | CISM
fellow2@alamopmi.org 

Damian is a former President and Advisor for the Alamo PMI Chapter. He currently serves as a Chapter Fellow with primary role as mentor for the President and Board of Directors. He also provides technical advice on Chapter business operations, conflict resolution, and ethics enforcement.  

Damian's industry leadership includes participating in a variety professional associations including the United Services Organization, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Association of the United States Army, Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Join him on Linked in at http://www.linkedin.com/in/damianjheaney.