PMI Portland Chapter

Welcome New Volunteers

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.

Jeffrey James, Assistant VP of Finance

Karl Ahlen, P.E., PMP, Director of Registration

Nazih Hijaouy, PMP, Assistant Director of Events

Aisha Boldon, PMP, Director of Social Media

boldon aishaAisha is a PM with 19 years of experience project managing hardware and software development projects. Aisha has worked on both CPU and BIOS (firmware) validation teams as a program manager, and also worked in IT where she honed her skillset as a product owner for an agile marketing software development team. Aisha has also worked as a lab planner and obtained a lean six sigma green belt to supplement her work to identify lab operations efficiencies. 

More about Aisha (pronounced Ai-sha not A-ye-sha)...

On a personal front, Aisha has a 14 yr. old son. Hobbies are skiing, biking, and watching her favorite sports teams (Portland Trailblazers 😊, SF 49ers ☹ & PSG (Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 😊)).

Brooke Steinbock, Director of Member Services

steinbock brookeBrooke Steinbock, recently appointed Director of Member Services, joined the Portland Chapter of PMI in 2021. Brooke moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 and fell in love with it (yes, even the rain!). She is passionate about lifelong learning and constantly seeking new challenges and experiences. Most days you can catch her running around the waterfront or dining at local restaurants. Someday soon (as the pandemic eases) she hopes she and her new husband can finally take their honeymoon to Patagonia, South America.

Colton Smith, Director of Community Outreach

smith coltonColton Smith, a lifelong Oregonian hails from Albany and loves everything the great state has to offer, from the rain and shine of the coast (he prefers the rain, less crowded) to golfing, skiing, and every new restaurant pdx can come up with. After graduating from University of Portland, he landed on Nike's North America finance team and has been there for 5 years. Now he is looking to gain his PM certification and move his career forward into the world of project management. As the Director of Community Outreach, he plans to bring his experience with non-profits, his own brand of service-led leadership, and his fun-loving personality to the role, while also learning from others along the way. 

Andrew Lam, PMP, Asst. Director of Technology Support

Sarah Foote, CAPM, Annual Conference Director

Olivia Glassow, CAPM, Director of Quality

Phil Hairfield, Director of Newsletters

Katelyn Michelson, Assistant VP of Membership

michelson katelynKatelyn Michelson, Assistant VP of Membership, is new to the world of project management, and hopes to gain a lot of exposure and knowledge of project management practices and professionals during her time as a volunteer. Katelyn currently works for the City of Portland doing program development and coordination for a newly created program building a Stormwater Asset Inventory and Condition Assessment protocol for all stormwater assets across Portland to evaluate risk. She holds a Masters degree from PSU in Geography, a Certified Scrum Master, a professional certificate in Project Management from PSU's CEPE program, and hopes to get her PMP in the coming year to complete her project management certifications, for now anyways. When not at work or doing professional development, Katelyn enjoys performing improv and comedy in general, karaoke, traveling and all the various outdoor activities the PNW has to offer.

Jayden De Vera, Director of Volunteer Management 

Corrinna Griffis, PMP, Director of Volunteer Services

Sue Erickson, PMP, Assistant Director of Programs

Dan Schweitzer, Assistant Director of Corporate Outreach

Shari Byrnes, PMP, Director of Volunteer Recognition

Nicole Clark, PMP, PMI-ACP, Director of PMP Certification

Nasim Karami, Director of Association Outreach

karami nasim

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.


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