Diogo Magalhaes, President, is responsible for leading the creation and development of the overall vision and operations of the PMI-CTT chapter and is jointly accountable with the Board of Directors for its oversight. Mr. Magalhaes has been involved with PMI for many years, first joining in Brazil in 2011 through PMI-MG (Minas Gerais - Brazil Chapter). Later that same year he joined PMI-CTT (Canada's Technology Triangle Chapter) and started volunteering with the chapter in 2013. Previous positions held with the chapter include VP, Website Administration and Director, Communications. He oversaw a number of website upgrades and recently supported the implementation of new branding to align the chapter to new PMI marketing visuals and new strategic direction. As the Director, Communications, he sponsored the introduction of the Chapter’s Social Media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Mr. Magalhaes is a Project Management enthusiast with more than 19 years of experience in the Technology, Education, and Government fields. He discovered his passion for project management when he started leading software development teams in Brazil. He currently works for the City of Kitchener leading enterprise projects in the Technology Innovation and Services Division. Mr. Magalhaes holds a degree in Computer Science from PUC University (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais) and an MBA in Project Management from FGV/IBS (Fundacao Getulio Vargas/International Business School), both in Brazil. He lives with his wife and two children in London, Ontario.
Ming Li, President-Elect, assists the chapter’s President of the Board in the creation and development of the overall vision and operations and is jointly accountable for the oversight of the PMI-CTT chapter. This role reports directly to the President of the Board and will succeed to the President after one year. Mr. Li began volunteering with PMI-CTT in April 2018 as VP, Social Media. With the demonstration of swift and significant enhancement to the chapter social media programs he was elected to the Board in 2019 with significantly expanded responsibilities, overseeing the Marketing and Communications portfolio. During this time, he focused on process improvement and team building to increase organizational agility. The chapter’s marketing initiatives and results are well recognized by the broader PMI community as he was invited to represent PMI-CTT at the PMI regional and global conferences. He achieved his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2013. Mr. Li is a global sourcing/supply chain leader working in the large capital project environment. He currently works for Suez Water Technologies and Solutions as a Global Sourcing Estimation Leader with the focus on leveraging supply chain solutions into project bidding and business development. Prior to joining Suez, he has held various supply chain management positions with Innovative Steam Technologies. Mr. Li moved from China in the early 2000s with his university education in Material Science and Engineering. He also holds a CSCMP (Certified Supply Chain Management Professional) designation. Mr. Li and his family live in Kitchener, Ontario.
Elizabeth MichasiwDirector, Professional Developmentcedo@pmi-ctt.org
Elizabeth Michasiw, Director, Professional Development, is responsible for all internal and external chapter initiatives associated with professional development of chapter membership and promotion of project management in the community and is jointly accountable for the oversight of the PMI-CTT chapter. Ms. Michasiw has held this position since 2016. This role reports directly to the President of the Board. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Michasiw also served the chapter in the roles of Event Manager from 2011 – 2014, and VP, Events, from 2014 - 2016. During her tenure as VP, Events, she led the development of formal procedures and processes for chapter events. She achieved her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2007 and has been volunteering with PMI-CTT since 2011. Ms. Michasiw is currently an IT Project Manager with the County of Wellington. She has also worked across Canada managing programs and projects implementing IT systems, networks, and infrastructures across various industries such as large finance, retail, insurance, transportation, and government from the vendor, customer, and consulting perspective. Ms. Michasiw resides in Guelph, Ontario.
Lynn HallDirector, Community Relationsccro@pmi-ctt.org
Lynn Hall, Director, Community Relations, oversees the strategy and execution of all activities within the Volunteer and Membership portfolios and jointly accountable for the oversight of the PMI-CTT chapter. This role reports directly to the President of the Board. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Hall served as VP, Membership for a two-year term. During this period, she oversaw a team of two statistics analysts and was responsible for the membership survey, the development of a member welcome program and contributed to the annual strategic plan. She achieved her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2017 and has been volunteering with PMI-CTT since 2018. Ms. Hall is a Communications Analyst with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., joining the company in 1995. She is currently responsible for internal communications and manages the Visitor Centre and philanthropy programs. Ms. Hall is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies, holds a Human Resources diploma from Canadore College, and is working towards her Master of Professional Communication at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. Ms. Hall and her family live in Kitchener, Ontario.
Alex Letona, Director-at-Large, is responsible for the strategy and execution of all activities within the chapter’s Technology portfolio and is jointly accountable for the oversight of the PMI-CTT chapter. This role reports directly to the President of the Board. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Letona held the positions of Communications Manager, and, most recently, VP, Web Administration. As VP, he managed a team of four which developed and maintained the chapter’s information technology needs. Under Mr. Letona’s leadership, the chapter’s website underwent a complete redesign and email migration, among other initiatives. He also actively participated in Chapter Leadership team meetings and contributed to the annual strategic plan. He achieved his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2015 and has been volunteering with PMI-CTT since 2013. Mr. Letona is a Senior IT Business Analyst – Project Manager, with the University of Guelph. He is currently leading the implementation of the institutional Project Management Office (PMO) at the University. Other projects he has worked on include spearheading the Institutional Change Management at the University. Mr. Letona graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Computer Science College and Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala. Mr. Letona, his wife, and two sons live in Cambridge, Ontario.
Ashley Meyers, Director-at-Large, is responsible for PMI-CTT’s flagship event, the Symposium, and jointly accountable for the oversight of the PMI-CTT chapter. This role reports directly to the President of the Board. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Meyers served as VP, Events from June 2018 through August 2020. During her term, she oversaw a team of eight, who together were responsible for delivering monthly chapter events and professional development opportunities. In addition, she actively participated in Chapter Leadership team meetings and contributed to the annual strategic plan. She achieved her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2018 and has been volunteering with PMI-CTT since 2017. Ms. Meyers is the President and Chief Operating Officer of AntoXa Corporation, a Canadian biotechnology company developing life-saving biodefense solutions. She is currently responsible for managing day-to-day research and development operations for AntoXa’s lead therapeutics and ongoing client and government relationships, communications, and agreements. Ms. Meyers is a graduate of the University of Guelph with an Honours degree in Molecular Biology & Genetics and holds a Master of Science in Protein Engineering. Ms. Meyers and her family live in Guelph, Ontario.