Welcome New Volunteers
Below are some of our talented PMI Portland Chapter volunteers. We'd love to feature you on this page! If you are interested in joining this illustrious group, growing your skills and your network, see the Volunteer Opportunities web page.
April Chapman, PMP, Director of Volunteers
Shari Byrnes, PMP, Director of Volunteer Recognition
Tyler Niles, Director of Program Support
Tyler is a Client Solutions Professional with a background in real estate, tech, and finance. He is passionate about building relationships and finding innovative business solution that align with top business initiatives. He is excited to network and learn more about the Project Management community and contribute to the professional development of PMI’s members. In his free time, Tyler coaches baseball in his community and enjoys all things sports as well as a nice Hazy IPA on a sunny day.
Nicole Clark, PMP, PMI-ACP, Director of PMP Certification
Nasim Karami, Director of Association Outreach
Nasim is a strategic PM with a background in the manufacturing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. She is a progressive thinker with a passion for innovative business solutions, translates her deep understanding of business priorities into PM strategies that align with the business.
She partners closely with the executive team to support and drive business results, foster manager and employee success, and ensure a high-performing, engaged workforce. Nasim holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Technology Management and Project Management graduate certificate from Portland State University.
In her free time, Nasim likes to paint, craft, read and travel. Nasim looks forward to working closely with Portland chapter project manager practitioners.
Devdeep Aikath, Director of Content Strategy
Devdeep is a data analyst with a background in cognitive neurosciences and healthcare, currently teaching at the Portland State University School of Business, and a certified professional coach specializing in life and career transitions and professional and business development.
He is passionate about photography, film-making, graphic designing and anything creative.
Devdeep looks forward to join the dynamic Marketing team at PMI Portland in their pursuit to distribute information within and outside the organization efficiently, effectively and aesthetically and to ensure far-reaching impact of the PMI Portland brand.
Eric Kronberg, Assistant Director of Workshops
Eric is a former professional soccer player who played as a goalkeeper in Major League Soccer. He has been coaching since his retirement as a player and moved to Portland in 2020 to accept a coaching opportunity with the Portland Timbers. After receiving his MBA and recognizing the many parallels between sports and business, Eric is now shifting gears and exploring how he can use his experiences to help others in a corporate environment.
As the Assistant Director of Workshops, Eric is excited to work with Jahzeel Ormeno and everyone else at PMI PDX. He looks forward to helping build more professional development experiences for the PMI community.
Eric has a wife and three kids and loves spending time outdoors. He is excited to get more involved in the PMI PDX community, and looks forward to networking and creating new friendships.
Matthew Jenkins, Director of Events
Matthew began his professional career as a teacher and coach. He's built speech and debate teams, managed restaurant crews, and built a business designing and building organic vegetable gardens for schools and individuals. Matthew believes in empowering people around him, and in continuous process improvement. Always on the lookout for opportunities to serve his community; Matthew spends his free time out in nature, reading, and at home trying to master the perfect loaf of artisanal bread.
He joins our team as the Director of Events, and is happy to answer questions regarding our monthly chapter meetings.
Dina Wallace, PMP, Director of Newsletters
Dina is fairly new to Project Management but that hasn't stopped her from setting high goals and leaping over them. She joined an electric utility headquartered in Portland, OR five years ago as a Project Coordinator focused on adding fiber to the existing distribution system. She currently works in the PMO managing multi-million dollar programs that focus on improving the current and future state of the electrical grid. Earning her PMP early in 2020 has not only been a rewarding accomplishment but something that has given worth to the career she values immensely.
Previously a manager in the financial services industry, building relationships and mentoring others were fundamentals she intends on carrying forward. Already an avid volunteer, joining PMI Portland gives Dina a chance to use her prior experience to give back to a community which has helped her thrive professionally and personally.
When not working or volunteering, Dina enjoyes traveling with her husband, baking and cuddling with her two mini-schnauzers; not necessarily in that order.