Alamo Directors

Programs

  • Brian Waechter / Programs / Director – Sponsorship
  • Elizabeth Guiterrez / Programs / Director - Speakers
  • Priscilla Torres / Programs / Director - Operations
  • Carlos Rivera / Programs / Director - Special Events

 

Communications

  • Katja Hicks / Communications / Director - Marketing
  • Melissa Porter, PMP / Communications / Director – Website/Graphic Arts
  • David Quesada / Communications / Director - Social Media    

 

Professional Development

  • OPEN / Prof. Development - Director - PMI-ACP Exam Prep
  • Denise Murray and Rodger Martin / Prof. Development / Directors - PMP Exam Prep
  • OPEN / Prof. Development / Director - PMI-PBA Exam Prep
  • OPEN / Prof. Development / Director - Book Review

 

Membership

  • James Capps, CAPM, CAHIMS / Membership / Director - Young Professionals
  • Henry Osamudiamen, PMP / Membership / Director of Mentorship
  • Kekai Namauu, PMP, PMI-RMP, CISSP / 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
  • Josiah Normand / Administration / Director - Governance
  • Addison Martinez / Administration / Librarian
  • Rodger Martin / Administration / Bood Review Director
  • OPEN / Administration / Key Control Coordinator

 

Outreach

  • Jim Latimer / Outreach / Director – Corporate Outreach
  • Jocelyn Van Coney / Outreach / Director - Community Affairs
  • Tom Jones / Outreach / Director- Regional Support
  • Don Gleason / Outreach / Director- Academic Outreach

 

Volunteers

  • Gustavo Sanchez / Director – Volunteer Management
  • Rose Meade / Director - Volunteer Greeters
  • OPEN / Director- Volunteer On-Boarding Specialist

 

updated 3/30/2018

Alamo PMI Board

President


   

La Juana Chambers Chambers
MPA, PMP, LSSYB
president@alamopmi.org 

Mrs. La Juana Chambers Lawson holds certifications in Project Management (PMP), Lean Six Sigma and small business ownership. 

She serves on the board of chambers of commerce, a national healthcare organization, a education foundation and presently serves as the Chapter President of the Alamo Project Management Institute (APMI), San Antonio's sole PMI chapter serving a vast area of professionals in the business community, military as well as public and nonprofit sectors.

By day, she is the Owner and Chief Consultant of Tacit Growth Strategies, LLC, a firm that drives change, innovation and success for individuals and organizations with the power of inference and efficacy. Mrs. Chambers Lawson prepares business cases, RFPs, grant applications, and develops funds for a plethora of Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, public agencies and startup companies. Recently, she was selected for a double feature in the Oprah Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine for her consulting work throughout the San Antonio MSA. A fervent lifelong learner and educator, she is an instructor of Project Management at the University of the Incarnate Word's H-E-B School of Business and Administration. 

As APMI Chapter President, Mrs. Chambers-Lawson is committed to ensuring the judicious and vigilant management of the APMI chapter's finances, operations, business interest(s) and catalog of services to its members towards optimalizing the chapter's high performance and perceived value to its membership and to the greater community. 

APMI BOD Previous Service 

(1) Director of Speakers: 2016-2017

(2) Vice President of Outreach: 2017-2018

email: president@alamopmi.org OR lchamber@uiwtx.edu 

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

 

President


   

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 is currently 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


   

Barry D. Clemons

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

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 sthomas@projectvanguards.com and you can view his LinkedIn account at the web-link below, and his company information can be found at http://ProjectVanguards.com :

www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-m-thomas-mba-pmp/13/679/857/

VP Volunteers


   

PMP, MBA, MPM

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
PMP

VP Administration


Teresa Spicer

VP Outreach


   

Allen Jones