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.
Dan Schweitzer, Assistant Director of Corporate Outreach
Hamza Bahri, PMP, Director of Social Media
Hamza Bahri has a Master’s in Political Science and is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 15 years’ experience in marketing, communications, and publishing. In June 2021, he started volunteering for the marketing team of the PMI Portland Chapter as the social media director. Before moving to the United States, Hamza worked for the United Nations in Rome, Italy. He continues to work with multiple UN agencies as a consultant. Hamza is passionate about languages and speaks Arabic, English, French, Italian, and some Spanish. He enjoys scuba diving, playing the saxophone, hiking.
April Chapman, PMP, Director of Volunteers
Shari Byrnes, PMP, Director of Volunteer Recognition
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.
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.