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January 2022, Volume 1, Issue 1


From the Marketing and Communications and Team Editor Happy New Year. Welcome to the January Issue of our Chapter’s newsletter, PMI-DVC Connect!

In this issue, we say farewell to our outgoing Editor and hello to our incoming Editor, introduce the 2022 Board members, highlight volunteer opportunities, spotlight recent members’ volunteer experiences, continue to offer free content for members, and celebrate Chapter members who achieved important milestones.

Newsletter Editorial Team: Amber Hill and Kaitlyn Luboff.

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Frank T Anbari 

Farewell: Frank Anabari, Outgoing Editor

Newsletter Editorial Team extends our fondest gratitude to Frank for his leadership and guidance with the launching of this newsletter last year. We wish you well in your future endeavors.



 Frank T Anbari

Hello: Rich Lobron, incoming Editor

Newsletter Editorial Team welcomes Rich to the team.

We look forward to working with you this year. 



2022 New Board Members:

 A huge thank you to all those participated in last’s year’s Board elections.  We are happy to announce the new members of the 2022-2023 Board of Directors. We look forward to the good work that they will do for the Chapter Members.

You will get a chance in February to “Meet the Board”. Reminder: Please continue to check your emails for an invite for this event.  

 Rob Coc               

 Robert Cochran - President 

 Kathy la

Kathy Lajoie Malik -Executive Vice President 

Bren dav                                                                                                                 

Brendan Davis -  Treasurer & Dir. VP/Finance

Frank MC

Frank McKeown - Board Secretary & Dir. VP/Programs

Marie he                

Marie Hegarty  - Dir. & VP/Membership                                                                                                                              

Ken gol

 Ken Golkin - Dir. & VP/Education

frank gor                                             

Frank Gorman - Dir. & VP/Governance   

rich lobron                                                                                                              

 Rich Lobron - Dir. & VP/Marketing & Comm.

paul maste

Paul Masterson - Dir. & VP/Technology


Volunteer Opportunity: 

  • Philadelphia Future City Competition

The Future City Competition is a STEM activity for teams of middle school students where they address an engineering challenge, which for 2021 is to design a waste-free city that uses the principles of a circular economy.  The teams have to:

    • Create a project plan
    • Build a scale model of their city
    • Write an essay about how their city addresses the engineering challenge
    • Present their proposed city to a panel of engineers, followed by a Q&A

The Philadelphia Future City Competition is sponsored by PMI-DVC, PMIEF and close to fifty other companies, technical societies, and individuals. This year, the competition will be virtual on Saturday, January 22, 2022.   To help make this competition a success, consider volunteering for one of the many roles available, including Zoom Host, City Essay Judge, Model/Presentation/Q&A Judge, Special Awards Evaluator, or general competition support. Learn more about the competition and how to get involved at the event website:

Register for one of the listed volunteer opportunities in VRMS after you login to PMI.ORG by going to:

Email Ken Golkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for even more information. 


  • PMImpact is a call to action for all changemakers to make their mark on the world by inspiring, demonstrating and enabling social good impact.

PMI is rallying all changemakers to participate in our pledge to support the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN 17 SDG) that are designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The time and service hours that PMI volunteers are committing to social good causes directly support the UN 17 SDGs.

So what are some of your ideas that would drive positive change in the world? And have you already made them your reality? If so, we ask you to share the impact you're making by submitting and SDG Pledge Form, which you can access by clicking here and by sharing your PMImpact stories on your social media channels with the hashtag #PMImpact. By showing your social good impact, you will inspire countless others within our community to use their skills to drive the change they want to see and turn their ideas into a better reality for all.  


Volunteer Experiences:

Hiral Antala, BSME, MBA, PMP and a Project Manager with ChristianaCare, in Delaware, was the Speaker at the September PMI-DVC Chapter meeting and presented “Leading Mass Vaccinations Project - A Project Manager's Playbook.”   The presentation detailed Hiral’s journey leading a successful mass vaccination program for Christiana in the community. The session was timely, engaging, and well-received by the members.  Shortly thereafter, Hiral received a request from a community-based organization, Teenshop, for a Speaker at a STEM event.  Hiral is involved with programs that encourage young women in STEM programs, and is a mentor in the Million Women Mentors, in Delaware; so, talking with young women at a TeenShop workshop was a perfect match! 


Steve Bistany, CPSM, PMP, CPIM, CSCP had the pleasure of presenting at the YMWIC 2021 Annual College and Career Expo at B. Reed Henderson H.S. in West Chester, PA.  He was assisted by Billy Haviland, MPA, and together they delivered three presentations on Project Management Skills for Life®.  The presentation covered a high-level overview of the Project Management concepts along with all related Project Management Processes.  YMWIC, (Young Men and Women in Charge Foundation) is a great organization to support

Dianne McMillan is an Agile Project Manager in the Digital Content and Information Technology fields as a Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Manager Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) specializing in delivering technology solutions that reduce costs.  Dianne has led projects in the following industries: Non-Profits, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Utilities, Ecommerce.   Dianne is a member mentor in PMI Delaware Valley Chapter’s inaugural Mentor program. Dianne also has volunteered as a meeting facilitator for the 2019 PMI Global Congress in Philadelphia, PA. Working for Jim Snyder, co-founder of PMI, Dianne was selected as a Mentor for PMI and the School District of Philadelphia student program in 2008.   Dianne is also an active member of The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP), a women’s organization dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.


Free Content for PMI Members

  • PMI Virtual Experience Series 2021 On Demand: Access the March, June, and October Virtual Experience Series on demand. Hear from big-insight speakers, future-proof your career with new project management global strategies and earn 65+ PDUs. March and October are Free for PMI members; attend June for $US29. Please note this access ends on January 31st.
  • PMI Picks™ Big Ideas, Small Packages – Free to PMI Members: Members can take advantage of PMI Picks™ by logging in with their myPMI credentials to enjoy unlimited access to curated collections of bite-sized content anywhere, at any time.
  • PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Available in PMIstandards+™: Members can now access searchable digital content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition through PMIstandards+™ as part of their free member benefits. Members can also download a free PDF or purchase the print edition of the PMBOK Guide® at a discount.


Member Highlights: 


New Members – Welcome to the New Members who joined the Chapter in December, 20



  • Kathleen Moffitt
  • Myesha Moore
  • Julian Muhammad
  • Stephen Murawski
  • Emamoke Obah
  • Andrew Pickford
  • Hena Pyada
  • Whitney Reynolds
  • Mohamed Abouakil
  • Sharon Alford
  • Jairo Arias
  • Denise Averill
  • Cameron Brown
  • Steven Casiano
  • Mark Cibulsky
  • Thierno Dia
  • David DiMarco
  • Rita FlahertySean Francis
  • Melony Graham
  • Terry Hogate
  • Marc Holloway
  • Ibrahim Ibrahim
  • Jamal Riley
  • Allison Saillard
  • Elise Schlosser
  • Sidigonde Somashekar Yeragunta
  • Brittani Spaulding
  • Pyroja Sulaiman
  • Nancy Torra
  • Mark Tsakiris
  • Mary-Jo Tucker
  • Natalie Turner
  • Elena Wapner
  • Mirna Zaragoza
  • Samuel Jayakanthan
  • Dana Keating
  • Kara Kernich
  • David Knittel
  • Yocibel Mejia
  • Peter Mike-Mayer
  • Mark Mikhail























Member Certifications:

  • Congratulations to our newest Certificate holders who achieved certifications in December, 2021:
    • AHC – Israel Massincaud, Robert Peter
    • CAPM – Melissa Rajsic-McLaughlin, Lori Rosen
    • DASM – Michael Domingo, Kelley Ann Faust
    • ECC – Nina Malvizzi
    • PMI—ACP – Scott Cornish
    • PMP
        • Adewale Adelegan
        • Denise Averill
        • Karen Brazell
        • Brian Callahan
        • Molly Castellano
        • Maura Crossen-Luba
        • Dana Keating
        • Katherine Kilpatrick
        • Karen Kollar
        • Israel Massincaud
        • Jacqueline Monchek
        • Robert Natale
        • Sidigonde Somashekar Yeragunta
        • Mark Tsakiris
        • Mary-Jo Tucker
        • Maria Wormley


  • 20-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 20 years of certification in December, 2021:
    • PMP – James Doyle, Garry Stetser, Jr., Susan Tuk 
  • 15-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 15 years of certification in December, 2021:
    • PMP
        • Satyabrata Babu
        • Daniel Burns
        • Linda Frost
        • Scott Heisman
        • Michael Hoehl
        • Carla Johnson
        • Robert Majure
        • Sunil Sapre
        • Francois Springuel


  • 10-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 10 years of certification in December, 2021:
    • PMI-ACP - Lisa McCann
    • PMI-RMP – Robert Phillips
    • PMP
        • Paul Alles
        • Michael Diorio
        • Timothy Donoghue
        • William Hill
        • Lilibeth Lejarde
        • Stacie Lynch
        • Richard McGuigan
        • Patrick Montone
        • Christine Pustolski
        • Stephen Rech
        • Kevin Ulbin
  • 5-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 5 years of certifications in December, 2021:
    • PMP
        • James Anderson
        • Leah Aquilani
        • Lisa Bathish
        • Ross Caldwell
        • Chaya Duraiswami
        • Sara Hiltz
        • Amy Khan
        • Joseph Kushnerick
        • Jenifer Martin
        • Peter Moscufo
        • Elizabeth Murphy
        • Diep Nguyen
        • Keven Patten
        • Amber Reimnitz
        • Maureen Runyon
        • William Van Derveer


*2022 Annual Plan Goals*

  • Grow Membership
  • Proactive Outreach to members, academic, volunteer, community, and industry associations to build lasting relationships and engagement.
  • Advancing the Project Management Profession through a range of professional development, training and educational opportunities. Recognize achievements!
  • Give back to our community.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Educational Partners

 Gold Sponsors

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