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Board of Directors

President / CEO

Jeff Yellets

Jeffrey (Jeff) Yellets is a Project Management Professional (PMP).  He currently works for Spalding Consulting, Inc. as a PMO Manager. Previously, Jeff worked for Eagle Systems, Inc. in Business Development and for Brandes Associates as the Business Unit Director and the Director for Business Development, at SAIC, serving in various project and program management roles in NAWCAD in St. Inigoes, MD and at Honeywell where he served in various engineering and program management roles. He has a Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and has experience with complex project and program management.  As a manager at Honeywell, he lead a team of engineers and scientists in the engineering, design and delivery of advanced automation and control programs and projects. He has been a PMP and a member of the Southern Maryland PMI Chapter since 2010.

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Vice President / COO

Chris Cunning currently serves as a Senior Software Developer and Team lead for NAWC-AD 7.2.2 Flight Information Scheduling & Tracking (FIST) system, and has over 18 years of experience providing software development and IT management support for both the USN/USMC and private industry.  He is currently employed by Spalding Consultants, Inc.  Chris is a graduate of Appalachian State University, earning degrees in both Computer Science (BS) and Psychology (BS).  He received his PMP in 2015.  In addition to his work with PMI Southern Maryland, Chris sits on the Cybersecurity Advisory Board for the College of Southern Maryland, and is the Chief Technical Officer – South Atlantic Region, for the Society for Creative Anachronism.  Chris currently serves the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter as a volunteer on the Professional Development Day and Communications Committees.

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Assistant Vice President / COO

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The Assistant Vice President / COO shall operate as a member of the Board of Directors in support of the President and Vice President of PMI Southern Maryland Chapter and meetings of the Board. This position reports directly to the Chapter Vice President.

Past President

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Brenda Vandegrift is an experienced technical program and project manager with strong system engineering and integration experience. Her in-depth knowledge and experience in project management has supported her successful leadership of award-winning teams that effectively plan, execute, and report on highly-technical projects, with success measured in terms of cost, schedule, performance, quality, and morale. Ms. Vandegrift prides herself on being an effective team builder, successful recruiter, and high-involvement leader with proven success energizing and influencing team results through participative, empowered environments. She leads by example as a self-starter/self-motivated team member with continual emphasis on quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

Brenda has been a PMP and a member of the Southern Maryland PMI Chapter since 2006.

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Vice President of Membership and Community Involvement

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John "Jello" Dzialoski is a Program Manager for RG supporting the 4th Estate and Defense Logistics Agency.  He currently supports our chapters Military Outreach program and previously served as a committee member for the PMI (SoMD) Inaugural Charity Golf Event benefitting the Southern Maryland Food Bank.  John holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Idaho and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.  He is a retired Naval Flight Office, Defense Acquisition Corp member; DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management and Test & Evaluation, and former NAVAIR Integrated Product Team Lead and DCMA Government Flight Representative. John has been a PMP since January 2016.

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Asst. Vice President of Membership and Community Involvement

Harry Zolkower.

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Vice President of Finance

Nancy McClintock, PMP (5-2001) is an accomplished professional with years of comprehensive project and program management experience with United States and international governments with not for profit organizations and private sector consulting firms in the areas of finance, health, international development, and conservation. Her expertise includes providing team leadership, strategic direction across matrix organizations, project management strategies to leverage organizational resources, positively influencing company performance and compliance, proposal development, government wide acquisition contract leadership, contract and project revenue budgetary reviews and growth, and client partnership longevity.

Key Competencies; Team Management * Configuration Management * Risk Management * Proposal Development * SDLC * Healthcare Systems Information Technology * Strategic Planning * Customer Relationship Management * Data Analysis * International Development * Corporate Owner * US Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Colombia and Ghana) * Teacher and Trainer * Spanish Speaker

Current Work; Volunteer with PMI SoMD, Calvert County Marine Museum, Treasurer of the Western Shores Civic Association

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Asst. Vice President of Finance

Sanford HolmanMajor General (Retired) Sanford E. Holman joined the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter and attended his first PDD in November 2016 and began chapter volunteer work in July 2017.

He has 37 years of commissioned service with over 22 years of active duty. He hails from Gary, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1978.

He has commanded from platoon to division level and has served as staff officer from the battalion to OSD/Joint Staff level.  And, as a general officer, he served as an Assistant Division Commander for Operations; Vice Commander of the Joint Warfighting Center and Vice Joint Trainer for the Joint Forces Command; Deputy Commander for Combined Joint Operations for US Second Fleet; and Commanding General of the 200th Military Police Command.  He also served on the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee in support of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army.

His combat deployments include OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as the Senior Military Advisor and the Advise and Assist Team Leader for US and Australian Advisors for the 3rd Iraqi Army Division from 2004 to 2005.  From 2007 to 2008 for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM he served as the Deputy Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa.

His military education and training include two Master’s degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and the National War college. His awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device, Joint Meritorious Unit Award,  Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Combat Service Identification Badges, the Marechaussee Medal (Silver), Cavalry Combat Spurs, and the Tailhook Certificate.

General Holman is married to the former Roxie Kate Allison of Temple Hills, Maryland and she is a federal attorney for NOAA.  They have four daughters, two son-in-laws (one is a Sergeant Major in 25th Division in Hawaii), and three grandchildren. Sanford is a Senior Management Consultant with PCI-Strategic Management in Columbia, MD and PhD student at Capitol Technology University. He has clients in the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the State Department, and the US Agency for International Development.


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Vice President of Administration / CAO

Mary Haasch


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Corporate Officers

Director of Operations for Programs and Events

Kimberly White joined Kimiko International as a founding partner in 2003. Responsible for developing and implementing promotional programs as a Creative Consultant she has facilitated strategic partnerships internationally.

She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design from Otis College and a MBA in International Business Administration. Recently awarded an opportunity to further expanded her repertoire she attended Harvard University, concentrating on copyright law. Kimberly was awarded a House Resolution Certificate by the US House of Delegates, has been recognized by LinkedIn and Who's Who of American Women in Business.

Her career began in New York working in the Macy's By Appointment department as a personal stylist at Macy's Herald Square.  She then completed her degree while styling for a Los Angeles-based trade publication.  Upon graduation she joined the design division of St. John Knits where she played an integral role in the launch of St. John Knits Collection, St. John Knits Couture and St. John Knits Resort product lines.  

In 2002 she presented strengths and weaknesses on trade with the United States during a panel discussion hosted at Vietnam Fashion Week.  As an advocate for educational initiatives she has juried talent at leading design colleges in Los Angeles. Additionally, she has lectured at high schools, colleges and private institutions to promote education.

Kimberly has traveled to Asia, Paris, Milan, Florence, Thailand, Mexico, Canada and Hawaii.  In her spare time, she advises small businesses and non-profit organizations in the area of strategic management. She is a member of the Board of Directors for PMI Southern Maryland.

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Director of Operations for Education and Certification

JoeBroussardJoe Broussard is a Project Management Professional (PMP).  He is Dep. IT Division Manager at Resource Management Concepts (RMC) serving as Program Manager and technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) in support of multiple DoD contracts in the areas of system administration, software design and development, Information Assurance (IA), and software and hardware integration.   He holds an Executive Masters in Information Technology from UMUC, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a GSA CIO Certificate and PMP, DoDAF, TOGAF, CASP and CEH Certifications.  Previously he served as President of the UMUC Alumni Board of Directors and Alumni Association.  He has been a PMP and member of the Southern Maryland PMI Chapter since 2008.

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Director of Operations for Website and Content Management

Sandra Gwynn, PMP works as an information technology analyst for Bering Straits Aerospace Services LLC supporting a contract with Naval Air Systems Command. She has over 10 years of project management experience. Sandra has a Master's degree in Financial Management and Management for Information Systems from the University of Maryland University College. She earned her PMP certification in 2007.

 


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Director of Operations for Volunteerism

MEWHeadshotMegan Wasel works for Avian, LLC and is the Communication Director for a Navy program. Megan has nearly 20 years of marketing and communications experience across various industry, government, and international organizations. She holds a BS in Management of Technology

 

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Director of Operations for Communications

Marina Prasek, PMP is a Project Manager at Mettler Toledo AutoChem responsible for leading and executing new product development and introduction (NPDI) projects for analytical instrumentation.  In her role, Marina is an active member of the product development leadership team to deliver quality engineering products.  Marina's training in establishing a Project Management Office (PMO) supports her knowledge to lead continuous process improvement of engineering projects.

Marina has a strong technical background.  With over 15 years of experience in Physical Organic Chemistry and analytical instrumentation, she conducted work in various areas of research and is the author and co-author of several peer reviewed articles.

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Members at Large

Member at Large

Kandra Grant

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Member at Large

CharlesIrvinCharles (Chuck) Irvin is the Director of Information Technology Services at FYI – For Your Information, Incorporated.   Chuck has 20+ years of Federal IT experience, and 8+ years of experience managing, supervising and leading teams. Has participated in many major IT initiatives such as migrations, modernizations, enterprise application certifications, system certification and accreditation, and was presented with a Technical Achievement Award from the United States Coast Guard for his services.  Chuck is also actively involved with the local classic car culture in Southern Maryland.  He is the treasurer of the East Coast Drifters car club which has donated over $10,000.00 to local and national charities such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Disabled American Veterans, Charles County Hospice, Calvert County Hospice, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospice, and Hospice of the Chesapeake.  The East Coast Drifters also provide a prepared “Christmas Dinner” for approximately 5 to 7 needy families in the area each year.

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Member at Large

TereMeadsTere Meads is a Senior Functional Analyst for Foxhole Technology, Inc. supporting a federal government program in the Civil Agencies Division. With more than 20 years of combined experience supporting domestic and overseas mission critical software development, deployment, training, and operational tasks, she is a very well organized and proven leader who fosters collaboration and integration amongst internal and partner teams in an often complex and fast-paced environment with continuously evolving priorities. Tere currently serves as a Member-At-Large on the Board of Directors (BOD) for the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter (PMI SoMD) and commits to working with the PMI SoMD chapter to introduce access to more course offerings for traditional and non-traditional professionals in all industries as well as increase the availability of professional development programs throughout all areas in Maryland served by the PMI SoMD chapter. Tere is a proud graduate of Howard University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer-Based Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Computer Science.  She is also a past member of the Executive Committee for the Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George’s County (HUAC-PGC).  Tere has been a PMP since 2012.

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Member at Large

CharliePatterson

Charlie Patterson is an experienced program analyst and data expert with over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry, functioning in varying capacities ranging from Lead Helpdesk Technician to Program Analyst.

Charlie has supervised/facilitated training, planned and lead large presentations, reviewed and edited project deliverables and maintained the project information database. Her project management experience consists of leading projects in data management information systems upgrades/migrations, setting IT security policy standards and application development.

Charlie has a Bachelor’s degree in Information System Management and has completed the Dual Masters s’ Degree program in Information Technology with concentration on Information Assurance and a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Maryland University College along with a certificate in Project Management for IT Professionals.She also serves as a member on the board of Commission on individuals with Disabilities, and currently pursuing her PMP certification.

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