Alamo Directors


  • OPEN / Programs / Director – Sponsorship
  • OPEN / Programs / Sponsoring Coordinator
  • OPEN / Programs / Director - Speakers
  • Carlos Rivera / Programs / Director - Special Events
  • Barbara LaDue / Programs / NCP 
  • Rose Meade / Programs / NCP 



  • David Quesada / Communications / Director - Social Media
  • Francisco Pnce (Paco) / Communications / Director - Website/Graphic Design
  • Katja Hicks / Communications / Director - Marketing    
  • Richard Gower / Communications / Director - Data Analytics   
  • OPEN / Communications / Director - Media/Photography   
  • Dillon Strickland / Communications / Collaboration Tools   


Professional Development

  • Corbett Brasington / Prof. Development / Director - PMI-ACP Exam Prep
  • Denise Murray / Prof. Development / Director - PMP Exam Prep
  • Rodger Martin / Prof. Development / Director - PMP Exam Prep
  • OPEN / Prof. Development / Director - PMI-PBA Exam Prep
  • Rodger Martin / Prof. Development / Director - Book Reviews



  • OPEN / Membership / Director Membership
  • OPEN / Membership / Director - Young Professionals
  • OPEN / Membership / Director of Mentorship
  • Kekai Namauu, PMP, PMI-RMP, CISSP / Membership / Director - Military Affairs
  • OPEN / Membership / Director - PMI Education Foundation 



  • Dawn Rose / Administration / Asset Management Coordinator
  • OPEN / Administration / Historian
  • OPEN / Administration / Director - Technology
  • OPEN / Administration / Director - Governance
  • Addison Martinez / Administration / Librarian



  • Jim Latimer / Outreach / Director – Corporate & Professional Association Outreach
  • OPEN / Outreach / Director - Community Outreach
  • Tom Jones / Outreach / Director - K-12 Outreach
  • David Johnson / Outreach / Director - University & College Outreach
  • OPEN / Outreach / Innotech 2019



  • Gustavo Sanchez / Volunteers /Director - Volunteer Management
  • Rose Meade / Volunteers / Director - Volunteer Greeters
  • Joanna Arrendondo / Volunteers/ Greeter
  • Paola Sosa Sanchez / Volunteers / Greeter
  • OPEN / Volunteers / Volunteer Coordinator
  • OPEN / Volunteers / Volunteer On-Boarding Specialist


updated 2/5/2019

Alamo PMI Board



Priscilla Alicyn Torres

Priscilla Torres is a Program Manager with Smartronix, Inc. She has over 27 years of experience in the Military Health System in various roles to include health IT, data analysis, and project management.  She provides day-to-day operational direction of health data management services across existing and future programs. She provides business-focused analysis and decision support to senior-level leadership regarding financial, clinical, and administrative processes, programs, and/or initiatives.  


Priscilla has been a member of the Alamo PMI chapter since 2011 and became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in June 2012.  She has served as Director of Membership, VP of Membership 2014-2016 and as the Director of Operations supporting the VP of Programs.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, Economics with a concentration Health Services and a Masters of Health Administration (MHA) degree. 


“Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team”, (John C. Maxwell)

VP Development


Frank Murphy

My interest in professional development stems from my time in the US Air Force, where I was involved with various training departments for over 20 years.  I firmly believe that education is the foundation of success.  As a lifelong learner, I know what education has done for my life. It has enriched and improved it in many ways. Each new degree has led me in a different direction and taught me to think differently than I anticipated. As a result of my personal success, my goal is to help others define new directions and grow in their careers. That new career may not be what they currently are pursuing, so it’s vital to showcase new concepts that can be applied in multiple manners in an engaging learning environment.  I believe that an education is something that, once gained, is never lost.  It is this philosophy that is transferred in my approach to teaching.

I recently moved back home to Texas from California, after working for GSA in Real Estate and as a Program Analyst.  I'm currently teaching part time at the University level, and looking for the next opportunity. 

I'm excited to be on the Board and look forward to what our Alamo Chapter can do, both for the community and our own personal development and growth!

VP Programs


Deanna Vela

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

Lisa Williams is a Project Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co.  She is a member of a Center of Excellence Group whose purpose is to provide strategic headcount direction, market program management, and workspace solution & delivery for global site operations.  

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in 2009, Lisa worked for Washington Mutual Inc. as a Senior Business Strategy Analyst.  She managed application development projects and supported system enhancements globally for the Enterprise Customer Care Centers Team.

Ms. Williams has worked as a Database Support Specialist for Volkswagen Credit Inc., the captive finance division for Volkswagen of America.  She has also worked as a Database Administrator at Fort Point Partners and at Sybase Inc.

Lisa was appointed and served on the Civic Arts Commission for the City of Berkeley representing District 7.  She also served on the host committee for the Dancing at the Louvre Exhibit at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

A member of the Alamo PMI Chapter since 2014, Lisa has supported the organization by serving as Director of Membership and has recently transitioned into the role of Vice President of Membership.

VP Communications


Sean M. Thomas

Sean holds a MBA from University of Texas at San Antonio as well as the coveted PMI credential known as the PMP, or Project Management Professional.  He teaches PMP Exam Prep Courses all over the world for government and non-government organizations alike, his students boasting the world's highest PMP exam first-time test-taking pass rate of 100%, for all students who follow the careful course curriculum designed by Mr. Thomas himself.  

Sean is Adjunct Faculty for Hallmark University in San Antonio, TX, teaching for the Schools of Business and Information Technology, including Mathematics/Statistics and of course, Project Management.  Sean has ten years experience in the US Army, having served two combat tours, and becoming badly wounded on his second while leading and protecting his troops.  After being medically retired out of the Army in 2008 at the rank of Captain, or O-3, he continued his education and practiced consulting work for a wide range of organizations, which he continues to do, and in 2012 he started his own company called Project Vanguards LLC.  

Sean can be reached at and you can view his LinkedIn account at the web-link below, and his company information can be found at :

VP Volunteers



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 past eight years she has managed IT projects for Versant Health, CPS Energy and Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, TX, NM, MT and KS.  

VP Finance


Alejandro Cisneros

VP Administration


Teresa Spicer

Dr. Spicer landed her first project manager job for a student-led business consulting firm in graduate school while completing her PhD in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She used the PMBOK best practices to manage her thesis project and, unlike most doctoral students, graduated as originally scheduled. She has been passionate about project management since, and is a certified PMP. She has been an Alamo PMI chapter member since 2013, and was previously a member of the Central Illinois and Mile Hi chapters.

Dr. Spicer works for international semiconductor manufacturing firm TowerJazz, mainly on R&D/technology transfer projects and process improvement projects. She is using her process engineering experience to design and implement work flows, document management systems, and systems for the Alamo PMI chapter team to work more effectively together.

VP Outreach


Allen P. Jones

As VP Outreach, Allen is committed to promoting the project management profession to academic organizations, businesses, professional associations, and, community interest groups that the Alamo PMI Chapter serves. 

Allen was born in San Antonio, but has spent most of his life in Los Angeles and Maryland.  He has been a project manager and business analyst for the Internal Revenue Service for 12 of his 38-year career at IRS.  He received his PMP in July 2008 and his Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) from The George Washington University in 2012. He also earned Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from California State University @ Long Beach in 1982. He served as Adjunct Professor at Bowie State University and on the board of directors for the PMI Washington DC Chapter. He has returned to his roots in San Antonio and joined the APMI Chapter in 2016.