2017 Voting has closed

We are pleased to announce the candidates for the Board of Directors for 2017. Please review each of the candidate statements and bios below in preparation for voting starting May 1, 2017. The candidates will have the opportunity to speak at the April and May Chapter Meetings, so please come out and hear from them directly.


  1. Emails with ballot login information will be emailed to all eligible voting members on May 01, 2017. If you do not receive an email from "PMI Mass Bay Chapter Nomination Committee" with ballot information, please first check your Spam folder then if not there check your email address listed on your Account at PMI.ORG to make sure it is correct. If not received, please email the elections committee at elections@pmimassbay.org. Include your PMI ID in the correspondence.
  2. Voting Closes: May 31, 2017.
  3. Election Results Announced online in June and the new BOD members will be at the June Chapter Event.

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name and office.


Currently held by Stephan Nadeau

The President is responsible for setting strategy of the Chapter working in conjunction with the EVP and other Officers of the Board and for overall oversight of the Chapter and the Board. The President shall direct the activities of the other Board members in accordance with the Chapter bylaws.

We have two candidates for President: Stephan Nadeau and Valdery Moura Jr.

Valdery Moura Jr.

valery moura junior

Statement of Purpose

I am a project management enthusiast working in the field for over 20 years and a PMI volunteer leader for more than a decade. During my time with PMI, I had the opportunity to serve for two years as an Associate VP with the Mass Bay Chapter; five years as a board executive with the PMI Distrito Federal Chapter, Brazil; and two years as a leadership council member with the PMI Information Systems Community of Practice (PMI IS CoP). With the later, we were bestowed with 3 awards, including the 2012 Community of Practice of the Year Award. My contribution also extends to the PMI IT& Telecom SIG and PMI GovSIG.

Additionally, I have served three years as an advisor with the PMI Communities of Practice Member Advisory Group (CoP MAG). This group provided recommendations related to the Communities of Practice program, including the establishment of strategies, governance framework, processes, and metrics that were used by 200+ CoP Leaders from 30+ Community of Practices. We created a business case to consolidate all CoPs into a unique knowledge management portal – ProjectManagement.com. Because of this work, I was honored with the PMI Community of Practices Tiger Team Excellence Award 2013. Recently, I was appointed as an advisory council member with PMI Distrito Federal Chapter, Brazil.

I am confident that my years of experience within PMI provide me with the necessary seniority for this role. If elected for President, it will be my primary goal to bring more value to our members. For instance, I am determined to (1) provide more opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking across different industries and domains; (2) work with educational institutions and organizations to advance awareness of project management as a profession in our region; (3) revamp the chapter’s mentorship program; and (4) enhance member’s overall experience as an essential part of this prestigious professional community.

Biographical Information

I am a project manager and computer scientist with expertise in the fields of Project/Program Management, PMO setup and operation, Process Improvement, Software Development and Data Management. I have extensive experience in leadership positions leading both direct reports and cross-functional teams; managing multiple services and projects; managing multimillion budget; and interfacing with C-level executives.

I am a PhD candidate in Management, I am focusing my research on value-based management applied to project portfolio management. My major is Computer Science. I hold a MBA with concentration in Strategic Administration of Information Systems and a Master of Science degree in Knowledge Management and IT. Additionally, I hold the MIT Sloan's Executive Certificate in Management & Leadership and I am alumnus of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2010.

I hold the following credentials:
2013 PMI PgMP Program Management Professional.
2011 PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP).
2011 COBIT Foundations, ISACA.
2011 CSM Certified ScrumMaster, Scrum Alliance.v 2007 MS Project 2003 Orange Belt , IIL - International Institute for Learning.
2006 ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, EXIN.
2006 ITIL Practitioner’s Certificate in IT Service Level Management (SLM/SLA), EXIN.
2005 PMP Project Management Professional.

Currently I work at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Clinical Data Animation Center. There. I work on projects that uses new computational techniques that are employed to acquire, convert, analyze and store large amounts of neurophysiological data and medical records. I am interested in creating “Big Data” solutions in healthcare informatics and research that will save time and costs, improve efficiency, and lead to better health for patients.



Stephan Nadeau

stephan nadeau

Statement of Purpose

Since 2015, I have had the privilege to serve as President for the Mass Bay Chapter. Although the Board has accomplished a lot over the last two years, there is still a lot more to do. We’ve changed the venue formats, improved the health of the chapter, and begun to implement new initiatives that will continue to benefit our members and industry colleagues.

The emphasis for the next two years will be two fold. The first part will involve implementing the PM 2020 concept we’ve been developing to focus curriculum that is relevant within our local region. We have some great industries in this area to include the Federal and Defense Sector, High Tech, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Academia, and Nonprofit to name but a few. We intend to take feedback from various sources in an effort to organize, train, and equip our project managers as we approach the year 2020. The second area that needs focus involves our volunteers. Without them, we would not be the Chapter we are today. Assigning PDUs for volunteering has changed over the years and we need to find other ways to ensure our volunteers are taken care of. We need to develop an environment where everyone is proud to give back to the profession. Thank you for your consideration. This is a challenging position and I know that by working together, we can bring the Mass Bay Chapter to the next level.

Biographical Information

As mentioned above, I have been lucky to serve with a team of committed professionals as Vice President of Marketing and Communications and most recently, as President of this great Chapter. For other associations, I’ve also had to privilege to be elected as President for the Hanscom Representatives Association (HRA) and serve as Committee Chair of External Programs for another International Organization called the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). They have a very similar organizational structure with Chapters that are regionalized and flow back up to a parent association. That experience over the last two years has given me a much better appreciation for the PMI Global perspective and how the individual Chapters play an important role to the success of the larger organization.


VP Business Development

Currently held by Dave Kinney

The Vice President Business Development and Outreach (VP BD & Outreach) develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive business development (i.e. sponsorship) and outreach strategy and processes in alignment with the short and long term goals of the Chapter.

We have one candidate for VP Business Development: David Kinney

David Kinney

david kinney

Statement of Purpose

Our chapter purpose is to create, curate, and share valuable knowledge, resources, and insights benefiting our members, non-members, and partner organizations. This role is charged with originating and nurturing external relationships that deliver unique value to both parties, our chapter and the external organization. This requires design and implementation of new or refined programs, high-touch professional engagement, and close collaboration with our professional development and other chapter functions to deliver on commitments. An important characteristic of this role is flexibility to adapt to changes in chapter programs and capture new opportunities to deliver more value to all stakeholders.

My purpose is to continue the work I have underway including:

  • Managing current and adding new organizations to our sponsor and partner portfolio aligned with member’s career interests.
  • Growing a deeper and wider set of university relationships with members and student opportunities.
  • Supporting our Centers-of-Expertise including Life Sciences and Financial Services.
  • Delivering on our goals for our new Veterans Program.
  • Successful advisory engagements with local nonprofit organizations.
  • Active expansion of our Talent Management focused Corporate Relations Program across multiple local industries.
  • Building on significant opportunities in the government and defense sectors.
  • Exploring the potential for a new outreach group for the large scale infrastructure/construction sector.
  • Continually refining our chapter narrative, value-proposition, and supporting collateral in support of all business development and outreach responsibilities.
  • Engage and actively support our chapter volunteers.

Biographical Information

I have extensive business development experience primarily with medium to large scale corporate and government entities at the management and executive levels. I have served for the past two years as VP Biz Dev & Outreach, and previously for two years as AVP, Biz Dev for the MassBay Chapter.

Professional credentials include PMP, CAPM, CSM, and ITIL.
BSEE Northeastern, Masters Certificate in System Design and Project Leadership, Cornell.


VP Technology

Currently held by William Wagner

The Vice President Technology develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive technology strategy, systems and processes that align with business needs of the Chapter. Sets short and long term integrated plans to provide both strategic advantage and optimized operations needed by the Chapter.

We have one candidate for VP Technology: William Wagner.

William Wagner

william wagner

Statement of Purpose

My primary goal is to continue to support the existing technologies and plan for the increased and improved use of technology within the PMI Mass Bay Chapter. This includes the addition of new functionality and enhancement of existing systems on the chapter website and the use of technology for communication to the chapter members, as well as at meetings. I would like to make more technology available for use by and in partnership with other VPs and groups in the chapter and improve our technical synergy with PMI, as a whole. My goal is to enhance the overall experience of our members and staff and the things we can offer our members.

Biographical Information

I have been working as a hands-on technical project manager in the hardware, software and website fields for 17 years. I have experience and understanding of the technological capabilities, resources and platforms available for use in business and have worked at several companies ensuring that those companies are up-to-date in applications, functionality and usage of technology. Additionally, I have volunteered as the VP of Technology for the past 2 years and the Chapter Webmaster for the previous 2 years before that. I have been working, diligently to maintain and advance the capabilities of the PMI Mass Bay Chapter and support the other groups within the Chapter.

I have been working as a contract project manager for the past 8 years and have focused my attention on roles requiring a technical expertise as well as communication with clients.

I have a BS in Psychology, am a licensed English teacher, and have held the PMP certification since 2012.



  1. Emails with ballot login information will be emailed to all eligible voting members on May 01, 2017. If you do not receive an email from "PMI Mass Bay Chapter Nomination Committee" with ballot information, please first check your Spam folder then if not there check your email address listed on your Account at PMI.ORG to make sure it is correct. If not received, please email the elections committee at elections@pmimassbay.org. Include your PMI ID in the correspondence.
  2. Voting Closes: May 31, 2017.
  3. Election Results Announced online in June and the new BOD members will be at the June Chapter Event.