Candidates for PMI Mass Bay Board of Elections Announcement


We are pleased to announce the candidates for the Board of Directors for 2018. Please review each of the candidate statements and bios below in preparation for voting starting March 23, 2018. The candidates will have the opportunity to speak at Chapter Events prior to the voting period (including Professional Development Day), so please come out and hear from them directly.



Positions up for election include:

Executive Vice President

VP Professional Development

VP Volunteers

VP Finance & Treasurer

VP Marketing & Communications


  1. Emails with ballot login information will be emailed to all eligible voting members on March 23, 2018. The ballots are managed by PMI Headquarters, so please ensure that the email address linked to your account at is correct. If you do not receive an email from "PMI Mass Bay Chapter Nomination Committee" with ballot information, please first check your Spam folder.  If not received, please email the elections committee at They will work with PMI to investigate any issues. Include your PMI ID in the correspondence. All voting is anonymous.
  2. Voting Closes: April 23, 2018.
  3. Election Results Announced online in May for a July start date. This will allow for a period of transition with the current Board member.

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

Executive Vice President

Currently vacant

The Executive Vice President (EVP) is the “Chief Operations Officer” responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the day to day operations of the Chapter and all Operational Portfolios. Includes activities such as the development and delivery of operations related to Chapter meetings, mentorship programs, membership services, and other Board of Directors (BOD) approved areas of scope. 

We have one candidate Executive Vice President: Valdery Moura

Valdery Moura Junior

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 Statement of Purpose

 I have been a member of PMI Mass Bay Chapter since 2011 and a PMI volunteer leader since 2004. 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 to 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 – Because of this work, I was honored with the PMI Community of Practices Tiger Team Excellence Award 2013. Currently, I am serving as an appointed 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 Executive Vice President, it will be my primary goal to enhance the development and implementation of our chapter’s operations strategy and processes. I want to ensure that all operational programs are bringing value to our members. I want to bring new ideas to the Board of Directors and work as a team to get them accomplished.


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. My research is focused on understanding how data analytics can help to improve healthcare outcomes and quality while reducing costs. My major is Computer Science. I hold an MBA with a 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 an alumnus of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2010.

I received my PMP back in 2005, my PMI-RMP in 2011 and my PgMP in 2013. I hold also other non-PMI certifications including CSM (Certified ScrumMaster), ITIL Practitioner SLM/SLA and Cobit Foundations.

Currently, I work at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Clinical Data Animation Center. There, I work on projects that use 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. 

VP Professional Development

Currently held by John Todd (interim)

The Vice President Professional Development develops and oversees the planning and implementation of a comprehensive professional development and education strategy and processes in alignment with long-term and long-term goals of the Chapter. Committees include Speakers, Education, PM 20/20, Roundtables, Events, Study Groups, Mentoring, etc.

We have two candidates for VP Professional Development:   James Hannon and Greg Paul

James Hannon

Jim Hannon

Statement of Purpose

I volunteered about a year ago for the overall management of the roundtables. I have seen a tremendous amount of talent that is available to our members. I have and will continue to stress three main themes.

 The first theme is that the chapter needs leaders who can harness the tremendous volunteer skills set and think is news ways to address the member’s needs. I have various lead initiatives to streamline roundtable communication and organization and other efforts like working with the PM 2020 group to produce meaningful deliverables.

 The second theme is education. I have been privileged to have a tremendously strong Agile and Project Management network that I can leverage. I have been fortunate to be able to educate other project managers in Agile concepts and leverage my skills to help my fellow members gain more exposure. I also have taught at numerous universities in project management and Agile and that teaching experience has been invaluable. I also provided the first free PMI-ACP prep course for some veterans.

The third and last theme is the ability to think of new ways to address our challenges as a chapter. I have been fortunate to work with the other leaders and members of the chapter to bring new ideas to old problems. I, along with Chet Lang, spearheaded the use of interns from a local university to help our chapter and provide valuable experience to these interns.

I hope you place your confidence in me with your vote. We will bring the chapter to the next level. 


Biographical Information

Jim Hannon has over fifteen plus years of diversified experience in the Information Technology and Financial Services Industries, functioning primarily as a Project Manager/Executive with proven experience in various fields. He has an expert level of project management and agile skills.

He has led a multitude of very large, multi-organization projects with a great deal of success. He has a proven track record as an action-oriented project manager/ Agilist that has produced results year over year. He has a matured through the development teams from a Business Analyst to a Director of a group level Project Management Office (PMO). Mr. Hannon has developed the “pro-active PMO model” through the use Business Intelligence (BI) and leveraging various risk management and project forecasting resources.  Mr. Hannon was one of three senior managers who led a company-wide transformation to Agile development methods for over 4,000 development resources.

Mr. Hannon has also obtained some certifications from the Scrum Alliance and the Project Management Institute. He also holds Green and Black belt certificates from Villanova. He is pursuing an EdD at Northeastern. Mr. Hannon has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in all levels of Economics, Accounting, and Financial Management. Mr. Hannon created a series of Project Management online courses for two online institutions and taught Agile and Project Management at various institutions. He is also a frequent speaker at PMI events and the AVP of the PMI-Mass Bay Roundtables. 

Greg Paul

Greg Paul

Statement of Purpose

I have learned many valuable hard and soft skills through events held by the PMI Mass Bay. I want to give back to PMI Mass Bay and am running for VP Professional Development.

I currently serve as your AVP of Events.  Our team of dedicated volunteers plan and host chapter meetings, socials and PD Days. This year, we held an express meeting, expanded socials in new cities For our big event, PD Days we expanded the agenda and added a theme so we could have some fun while we learn. I want to thank you for the feedback on surveys at recent meetings.


I attended the PMI LIM conference and talked with PMI leaders from all over the country from the other chapters. I learned of new types of events that fit with today’s complex schedules while offering a variety of topics, venues. Some ideas include field trips to visit local companies, lunchtime meetings and technical expos at PD Day. 


I want to grow the 20/20 program to better serve your future needs. I want to grow the mentoring program to help those new to the PM role or seeking PMP certification. I want to welcome prospective members to PMI Mass Bay by offering a friendly face for their first event. I believe that this is our PMI.  I want your ideas for new topics, venues, and meeting forum.  I appreciate what PMI Mass Bay has provided me and want to serve you as your new VP Professional Development


Biographical Information

I consider myself a life-long learner and hold Masters Degrees in Engineering and Marketing. My current professional role is Sr. Program Manager at MilliporeSigma.  I earned my PMP certification  2011, and I currently hold Expert Level Certification at MilliporeSigma. I coached 6 colleagues and 2 friends to earn their PMP certificate.

I believe in developing the mind and body and am passionate about soccer. I have held volunteer roles of a coach with Chelsea Recreation (Chelsea MI) and Topsfield Athletic Association. I hold a coaching “E” license through US Soccer.


I am excited that I had a role in developing tomorrows leaders through the Boy Scouts (BSA).  I served as Assistant Scoutmaster and event planner toTroop BSA Troop 57 in Boxford. I now serve as the Eagle Advisor and a Unit Commissioner with Spirit of Adventure Council of Woburn.  As Eagle Advisor, I have coached 15 Scouts to Eagle Rank.  


I believe my roles in coaching sports, scouts and Project Managers gives me a good perspective which will benefit PMI Mass Bay.



VP Volunteers

Currently held by Jennifer Robinson


The VP Volunteers operates as a “Human Resource” lead for the Chapter. The VP Volunteers develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive volunteer strategy, systems and processes that align with business needs of the Chapter. Sets short and long-term integrated plans to provide a sustainable volunteer base to meet both strategic needs and operations of the Chapter. 

We have one candidate for this position: Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson

Statement of Purpose

Elected in 2016, I’ve been actively involved in building out the Volunteers and Membership areas to establish a foundation of process, policy, and activities over the past 18 months: 

·       Created Volunteer Handbook and Code of Conduct

·       Developed and refined the Volunteer Tracking process and documentation

·       Held Volunteer Appreciation event

·       Created Members Resources Guide

·       Wrote and assembled New Member Welcome “kit” including Member Resources document, Chapter Info Slide Deck, and Intro meeting materials.

·       Held over 15 New Member Welcome orientation sessions.

·       Created New Member Survey to help understand New Member expectations and needs

·       Surveyed entire member community for program development and improvement.

·       Piloted use of the PMI Guest Pass Program

·       Updated automated messaging for new, renewing, expiring and expired communications.

·       Trained CAMI in managing Membership contact roster and maintaining the Newsletter Distribution lists.

·       Learned standard GOC Volunteer Management tools, Membership reporting, Marketing Portal and Region 3        components

·       Created SOP documentation for Volunteer and Membership operational activities.

In addition, significant contributions within the Board, to the overall community in strategic development for the chapter.


Biographical Information

My early exposure to Project Management during co-ops as a student at Northeastern University, was especially valuable as my career progressed from technical work to operations work, where I decided it was time to make more of a difference and contribute to creative and innovative work it was important that I’d had that early exposure to show me how I could use my business and technical skills to help make the world a better place.

VP Finance & Treasurer

Currently held by Phil Cartagena

The VP Finance and Treasurer (VP F&T) is responsible for overseeing and maintaining all Chapter financial documentation and is the Treasurer of Record for the Chapter. Develops and oversees implementation fiscal policies, procedures, and guidelines to align with goals of the Chapter. Provides financial guidance and input on strategy, ensuring programs and endeavors of the Chapter are planned and executed in a financially responsible manner. 

We have one candidate for this position: Phil Cartagena

Phil Cartagena

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Statement of Purpose

I am interested in the Vice President, Finance position as I would like to continue in this role on the board with the PMI Mass Bay Chapter.  For the last four years, I have been serving as the AVP of Professional Development Day--planning and executing the event since June 2015.  Simultaneously, I have been the VP, Finance for the last two years.  In this position, I transitioned the role from the prior VP and updated the documentation required to perform in the role for future VPs of Finance. I've also recently added someone to the finance team so that other volunteers interested in finance for the Chapter can participate providing potential candidates for future board elections.


If elected, I will continue to build the finance team and monitor the chapter's financial health.


Biographical Information

The bulk of my professional experience is in management consulting where I’ve interacted with and delivered various solutions for C-level executives in financial services, high tech, and, more recently, healthcare.  In my current position, I run a cutover team that coordinates the efforts of multiple entities to transition from legacy systems to Epic. 


I earned a BA in computer science from Harvard University, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and certifications from PMI, HL7, and HIMSS. I am also an adjunct Professor at Boston University and a member of the HIMSS CPHIMS Technical Committee. I believe all of the above makes me an ideal candidate.  Thank you.



VP Marketing & Communications

Currently vacant

The VP Marketing and Communications (VP M&C) develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive marketing and integrated communications strategy and processes in alignment with long-term and long-term goals of the Chapter. 

We have no candidates for this position. If interested in running for this position please reach out to the Elections Committee at