Alamo Directors

Programs

  • 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 

 

Communications

  • 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

 

Membership

  • 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 

 

Governance

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

 

Outreach

  • 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

 

Volunteers

  • 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

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 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, CSM, 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

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.