Ming Li, President, is responsible for leading the creation and development of the overall vision and strategy execution of the PMI-CTT chapter and is jointly accountable with the Board of Directors for its oversight.
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. In 2020, Mr. Li became the President-Elect and led the overall operation of the chapter. He achieved his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2013.
Mr. Li is a global sourcing/Procurement 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 developing and 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.
Alex Letona, Director of Technology, 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 of Events, is responsible for PMI-CTT’s annual calendar of events, including the chapter’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 a Director-at-Large for one year, and 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.
Henry Hamud, Director, Professional Development, is responsible for all internal and external chapter initiatives associated with the 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. This role reports directly to the President of the Board.
Mr. Hamud began volunteering with PMI-CTT in January 2020 as VP, Certification, he led the certification team to review, develop, and continuously improve educational training, workshops, and courses for the advancement of project management knowledge, and the preparation for PMI certification. In November 2020 Mr. Hamud accepted the role of Disciplined Agile Chapter Champion (DACC) to serve as an advocate and the primary link between the PMI-CTT chapter and Disciplined Agile and to communicate and raise awareness in the practice of DA. Mr. Hamud is a long-time PMI member since 2009, he achieved his Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) designations in 2012.
Mr. Hamud currently works with BWXT Canada, with 14+ years of Canadian and International experience in project and risk management, including infrastructure, Oil & Gas, and Energy.
Mr. Hamud holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, and credentials in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, with the desire to find solutions to complex problems. Mr. Hamud and his family live in Cambridge, Ontario.
Josephine Ajayi, Director, Finance and Governance, provides direction with respect to and in support of all financial activities required for the Chapter operations. She also provides direction on the Chapter’s governance process and Operational and Strategic initiatives by developing or improving operational best practice within the finance and governance portfolios. This role reports directly to the President of the Board.
This is Ms. Ajayi's first volunteer opportunity with PMI-CTT. She has expressed strong interest in working with other members in this chapter and being of use in any way that she can, to continue to maintain the high standards of the chapter.
Ms. Ajayi worked as a bilingual small business banking credit risk analyst, then took on a role as a senior IT project control officer with CIBC, which officially introduced her to the world of project management. When her department transitioned to Agile, her role was transitioned to that of a Scrum Master, and over time, as their numbers grew, her department within the organization has scaled agile to ensure collaboration among all the teams. While working as a Scrum Master, she completed her PMP which was helpful in the transition to her current role as a Product Owner.
Ms. Ajayi holds a Master of Engineering degree from Concordia University, where she studied Mechanical Engineering. She worked as an engineer in Montreal for almost 6 years, mostly in the aerospace industry before completing her MBA in investment management at Concordia University, then transitioned to Finance. Ms. Ajayi resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Natasha Nikolovska-Angelova, Director, Special Programs, is responsible for the enhancement of the chapter’s collaboration with PMI and the community and developing the chapter’s new initiatives and programs such as internal PMO, Youth, and Outreach programs. She is jointly accountable for the oversight of the PMI-CTT chapter and reports directly to the President of the Board.
Ms. Nikolovska-Angelova achieved her PMP designation in 2015 and became a member of PMI-CTT in 2021. She is passionate about the application of new technologies and approaches in finding solutions to complex and fast-changing business requirements.
Ms. Nikolovska-Angelova is a Project Manager, Finance with Linamar Corporation in Guelph. She manages projects that focus on the implementation of systems and enablement of new technologies in Finance. She has working experience from both Canada and Europe in various industries and is fluent in multiple languages.
Ms. Nikolovska-Angelova has earned her degree in business administration from Reutlingen University in Germany. She has also achieved the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in Canada. Ms. Nikolovska-Angelova and her family live in Milton, Ontario.
Lynn Hall, Director, Communications, oversees the strategy and execution of all activities within the Communication portfolios, including Content Management, Social Media, Marketing, and Sponsorship, and is jointly accountable for the oversight of the PMI-CTT chapter. This role reports directly to the President of the Board.
Ms. Hall began volunteering with PMI-CTT in 2018 as VP, Membership, overseeing a team of two statistics analysts. The team was responsible for monthly reporting, the new member orientation, and executing the annual membership survey. In 2020, Ms. Hall accepted a Board position serving as Director, Community Relations, with responsibility for the Membership and Volunteer Management portfolios, overseeing a combined team of eight volunteers. She achieved her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2017.
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 holds a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, and is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies, She also holds a Human Resources diploma from Canadore College. Ms. Hall and her family live in Kitchener, Ontario.
Rick Black, Director, Membership & Volunteer Management, oversees the strategy and execution of all activities within the Membership and Volunteer portfolios. This role reports directly to the President of the Board.
Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Black served as the VP, Finance & Controller from September 2007 and served as the CFO on the PMI-CTT Chapter Board between September 2007 and August 2015. Since 2007, he has been responsible for the Financial Management of the Chapter, including all banking, cheques, deposits and GIC investments, the Chapter's bookkeeping and accounting, preparing quarterly and annual financial reports and assisting with the annual budget process. In addition, he actively participated in Chapter Leadership team meetings, the Chapter’s Symposium, and contributed to the annual strategic plan. He achieved his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in June 2007 and has been actively volunteering with PMI-CTT since 2007.
Mr. Black is a Project Manager/Director with his own independent consulting business, Blackstone Consulting Group Inc. He manages ERP projects for clients using PeopleSoft HCM, Finance & Supply Chain, ELM and CRM applications. Most of his clients are in Western Canada and include organizations such as TELUS, Province of BC, City of Calgary, City of Richmond, and the Vancouver School Board.
Mr. Black is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and is also a Certified Management Accountant (CPA CMA) with CPA Canada. Mr. Black lives in Waterloo, Ontario with his recently retired wife.