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September 2021, Volume 1, Issue 9

Frank T Anbari


From the Editor Welcome to the September Issue of our Chapter’s newsletter, PMI-DVC Connect!

In this issue, we reintroduce a PMI member benefit, discuss how to upskill your PMP, highlight volunteer opportunities, call to attention job postings, spotlight upcoming Fall Educational offerings, and celebrate Chapter members who have recently achieved important milestones.

Best wishes for health and safety to all.

Frank T. Anbari, PhD, PMP

Newsletter Editorial Team: Frank T. Anbari, Amber Hill, and Kaitlyn Luboff.

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PMI Member Benefit: Big Ideas – Small Packages:

 PMI Picks


PMI is pleased to announce PMI Picks™, a new PMI member benefit formerly known as Snippets!

What is PMI Picks?

It’s our latest digital offering that features smart, bite-sized project management and power skill learnings. Plus, it’s geared to fit into your busy schedule. You’ll be able to drill down to exactly what you need to know, without the fluff.

Our topics include:

• Agile Approaches to Project Management
• Developing Your Leadership Style
• Building Your Technical Skills
• Managing Change in Your Organization
• Developing Innovative Solutions
• Risk & Quality Management

To take advantage of this new member benefit, just log in with your “myPMI” credentials.




Upskilling Your PMP:



Align Your PMP with Agile and Hybrid Skills

Save 20% through 31 December 2021 with PROMO CODE “AHPP20PCT”

You already know the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the global gold standard for traditional approaches. This year, the PMP® expanded to include Agile and Hybrid approaches. Now, you can easily align your PMP certification to today’s standards with Agile Hybrid Project Pro™.

Three steps to upskill with Agile and Hybrid – no application necessary:

  1. Complete the online, on-demand course. 6 ½ hours and 13 PDUs toward maintaining PMP certification.
  2. Pass the 60-question online assessment. Available on-demand, on your schedule, from any computer.
  3. Add the Agile Hybrid Project Pro badge to your profile. No need to renew – this credential does not expire.



Volunteer Opportunities:

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The Chapter runs on volunteer energy, commitment, and a desire to serve members and the broader community. We welcome new volunteers at any time. It is a great opportunity to meet new people, network, and earn PDUs.



Current open opportunities are listed below:


Opportunity Role


Social Media Volunteer


Program Committee Team Members


Job Posting Board Committee


IT Security & Governance Roles


PMI-DVC Mentor


PMI-DVC Mentee


Online Membership & Volunteer Meetings Manager


Membership Growth Lead


Finance Committee Member


Event Promotion Volunteer


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member


Director of Networking


To apply:

  • Logon to the PMI-DVC website
  • Click on the tab “Get Involved”
  • Click on “Find a Volunteer Opportunity”
  • Follow the instructions provided

Thank you very much!  If you have questions, contact Sanjay Wathore, Director of Membership Services, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Marie Hegarty, VP, Membership & Volunteers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Job Opportunities:

The Chapter launched the Job Posting Board feature in September 2020.  Are you a member searching for a new opportunity?  Opportunities are posted for 30 days.  Check out the current opportunities listed below:



Published Date

Project Manager II

Information Technology


Project Manager

Information Technology


Healthcare IT Project Manager



Project Manager II - IT PMO

Information Technology


Project Manager

Financial Services


Sr. IT Project Manager



Senior Project Manager



Director of Project Management




To review the opportunities:

  • Logon to the PMI-DVC website
  • Click on the tab “Membership”
  • Click on “Job Board”

Are you a recruiter or HR professional searching for talented and highly qualified Project/Program/Portfolio Managers for your clients or company?   You are invited to post your openings on the PMI-DVC Job Posting Board to attract knowledgeable, skilled, experienced Project Managers to meet the needs of your clients.

Thank you very much!  If you have questions, contact Marie Hegarty, VP, Membership & Volunteers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Fall Educational Offerings from PMI-DVC:

  1. Foundations in Project Management - 28 hours; Sept 11, 18, 25, & Oct 2, 2021; 8:30am - 4:30pm
  2. PMP Exam Prep - 35 hours; Oct 9, 16, 23, 20 & Nov 6, 2021; 8:30am - 4:30pm
  3. CAPM Exam Prep- 24 hours; Oct 9, 16, & 23, 2021; 8:30am - 4:30pm
  4. Agile Open House - 1.5 PDUs; Sept 30, 2021; 7pm - 8:30pm.  FREE. Registration required
  5. Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (Multiple Dates) Dovetail Agile Partners - Home ;  with discount code: “DASM-DVCSAVE50”


Member Highlights:

  • New Members – Welcome New Members who joined the Chapter in August 2021!
    • Marisa Albanese, Darren Barto, Chris Bell, Jasmine Campbell, Christopher Chamberlain, Ashley Cifarelli, Jennifer Coughlin, Steffane Creighton, Mandy Dannerth, Charles Davis, Elizabeth Emerson, Alexandra Finfer, Shandon Gelbaugh, Rich Harrison, Sean Malone, Alysia Moore, Estelle Redding, Samir Shah, and Katelyn Sullivan
  • Member Certifications: Congratulations to our newest Certificate holders who achieved certifications in August 2021:
    • AH-MC - (Agile Hybrid Micro Credential) – Alexandra Finfer and Manikandan Vaithiyanathan
    • CAPM – Alexandra Finfer and Morgan Shearer
    • DASSM – Christian Peta
    • ECC – Kevin Magiera
    • OTF – (Organizational Transformation Foundation) - Edwin Irizarry, Jr.
    • PgMP – Tamara Nicholson
    • PMI-ACP – Alexandra Finfer
    • PMI-RP – Nikki Weiss
    • PMP – Brad Algeo, Lezley Galloway, Ankit Gupta, Sean Malone, Joseph Monkoski, Jan Phillips, and Kirsten Smith.
  • 20-year anniversaries - Congratulations to the following for celebrating 20 years of certification in August 2021:
    • PMP – Janet Watts Harkins, Elaine Prutzman, and Donna Seapoe.
  • 15-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 15 years of certification in August 2021:
    • PMP – Christine Behr, Richard Benton, David Jenkins, James Surrette, and Kiran Thakkar
  • 10-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 10 years of certification in August 2021:
    • PMP – Gani Adegoke, Ngozi Atanmo, Jean Bachman, Rick Beswick, Sharon Blanks, Patricia Booker, Peter Brander, Gary Brodbeck, Jr, Kathryn Burke-Howe, Madelynn Burns, Elizabeth Campbell, James Dewan, Monika Dikshit, Eileen Diorio, Kevin Dow, Karen Franks, Carol Haines, Eva Helms, Tumeka Henry, Jennifer Horan, Omoro Jean-Baptiste, Eric Kemner, Beatriz Kinckle, Katherine Lajoie Malik, Amira Littman, Bruce McLaughlin, Kate Mead, Eugene Pappianne, Liliana Quintero Salazar, Joan Richards, Michael Rubeis, Tara Schultz, Meryl Senft, Jennifer Shea, Kevin Stewart, John Stockman, Anne Taffe, Anthony Vesay, Sandra Williams, and Stephanie Wingert
  • 5-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 5 years of certifications in August 2021:
    • PMP – Jeffrey Ballentine, Kyle Campbell, Kenneth Capolongo, Sherry Chin-Glaser, Kevin Fawcett, Mary Anne Fontana, Ph.D., Dawn Gordon, Jody Kleinfelter, Nicholas LaRocca, Renee Mailloux, Cody Mortimer, Carla Pantano, Kimberly Raiford, Caroline Thompson, Christine, Weeks, Kelly Yeager, and John Yevonishon




*2021 Annual Plan Goals*

Grow Emerging Professional Membership

Expand Engagement with Membership using Creative and Varied Methods to Deliver Value.

Expand and Engage with more Academic Institutions Building Relationships and Growing




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