Vanessa Greer, PMP

President

Vanessa Greer, PMP

President

Vanessa Greer has been an active volunteer with PMI-NS since 2015. Vanessa is an Honors Graduate of the Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Programs of the Culinary Institute of Canada. In her culinary career, Vanessa worked at The Confederation Center of the Arts in Charlottetown, St. Charles Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg, CN Tower and La Rocca Creative Cakes in Toronto. While working as an Office Manager for Rose Reisman & By Davids’ Catering in Toronto, Vanessa decided to transition from a culinary career to a business career. She currently works as a Project Manager with ADP Canada.

Uzo Nnamdi, PMP, CBAP

VP Programs

Uzo Nnamdi, PMP, CBAP

VP Programs

Uzo Nnamdi PMP, CBAP is a project management professional with over 15 years’ experience in Energy, Information Systems and Utilities sectors leading multi-cultural matrix teams and co-ordinating diverse stakeholder groups to achieve regulatory compliance, cost-effective service delivery and other project objectives. As a lifelong learner with an avid passion to give back to her community, Uzo began her PMI volunteer journey serving as the Study Co-ordinator for the Winter 2017 Study Group. As Director, Professional Development, she leads the chapter’s efforts to enhance members’ professional development through the provision of mentoring programs and facilitated study groups to promote certification.

Jeffrey Bonus, PMP

VP Operations

Jeffrey Bonus, PMP

VP Operations

Jeffrey Bonus, B.Sc., PMP has been a member of PMI-NS chapter since 2015 when he moved from Calgary to Nova Scotia to work at the Sobeys head office. Jeffrey relocated to Halifax in 2018 and joined Sierra Systems an NTT Data Company as a Lead Consultant. Jeffrey was an active volunteer in the PMI-Southern Alberta Chapter serving as the VP of Membership from 2010 – 2013. There he managed the Mentorship and Company Ambassador programs. He started the New Membership Orientations and Leadership Programs and co-founded the PMI-SAC Toastmasters club. He was apart of the Board when they won PMI Chapter of Year in 2013. Jeffrey is a senior Project Manager with 14+ years of project experience implementing software and business systems over many diverse industries. He is currently working on contract with the Labour and Advanced Education on a multi province Apprenticeship Management System project.

Liz Charnley, PMP, CMP

Director, Communications

Liz Charnley, PMP, CMP

Director, Communications

Liz (she/her) is currently a Project Manager at Nova Scotia Power, working within the Transmission & Distribution portfolio. Prior to joining NSP in July 2017, Liz spent almost 20 years working within the Adult Education industry, with a concentration in Instructional Design. During this time, Liz was fortunate enough to work within a variety of industries including Finance, Telecommunications, Government and Aerospace & Defense, creating and managing a variety of projects. Liz earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in February 2018, followed by a Change Management Professional (CMP-PROSCI) designation in September of the same year. 

Mahbubur Rahman

Director, Professional Development

Mahbubur Rahman

Director, Professional Development

Mahbubur Rahman is from Dhaka, Bangladesh and has been living in Halifax, Nova Scotia for last seven years. Mahbubur Rahman has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology and MASc of Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University. He obtained his PMP in 2019 and now working as Project Manager in DeepSense, Dalhousie University. He has more than fifteen years of combined working experience as Project Manager, Civil Engineer and Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Civil Engineering. He is happy to call Halifax his new home where he lives with his wife and two children. Mahbubur Rahman is an active community leader and volunteer in Halifax Community. He is the current Chair of Fusion Halifax, Board member of Planning & Design Center, School Advisory Council & PTA Co Chair of Inglis Street Elementary alongside active volunteer position with multiple organizations. He held leadership positions within last seven years as Vice President (Finance & Operations) of Dalhousie Student Union, President of Halifax Student Housing Society, Board member of Trip by Transit, Board Member of CKDU, Board Member of Dalhousie Gazette and many other community organizations. Mahbubur’s leadership and community engagement was recognized through multiple awards including Top 25 Immigrant of the Maritimes 2018, Province of Nova Scotia Volunteer Award 2017, Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Awards 2017, Dalhousie Board of Governors Award 2015.

Tanya Dent

Director, Events

Tanya Dent

Director, Events

Tanya is currently an IT Business Support Lead in the utility industry. She is a Project Management Professional acquiring her PMP credentials in March 2020. Tanya’s career covers both the IT and legal field working as a Paralegal for the first 17 years and the last 3.5 years as a Project Manager in IT. Tanya has been a volunteer with the Nova Scotia Chapter for the last three (3) years as a Social Media Lead as well as served as Study Group Building Facilitator in the Fall of 2016 and the Fall of 2019 . Tanya is trained in Agile and Waterfall Methodology and her most recent projects focused within the customer care portfolio. Tanya has a passion for health and wellness and is an avid sports enthusiast actively participating in boxing, basketball and hockey.

Jordan Dorey

Director, Professional Development

Jordan Dorey

Director, Professional Development

Jordan Dorey is an engineer, a project manager, and a real estate investor. He received his BSc. Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from University of New Brunswick and became a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia in 2010. He completed an MBA in Innovation Leadership in 2018, and most recently, obtained a Project Management Professional certification in 2020. He is passionate about project management and supporting the advancement of the practice, therefore, he started volunteering with PMI Nova Scotia in May 2021. As Director, Professional Development, he will support the engagement of current and future members as they progress through certifications and continuous development related to project management.

Angus Swantee

Director, Technology

Angus Swantee

Director, Technology

Angus Swantee is a Senior Project Manager with over 20 years’ experience leading IT projects in Health Care, Post Secondary Education, and Telecom industries. He holds three PMI certifications: the Project Management Professional (PMP), the Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA), and the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP). He specializes in projects designed to implement or upgrade complex IT systems, and also network upgrades or replacements. Additional areas of experience includes Change Management (ProSci methodology), the Scrum framework, Lean Six Sigma, risk/enterprise risk management and strategic planning. Angus has written, directed and produced film and tv content that has screened on CBC and at over 200 film festivals world-wide and won a number of awards, including a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Short Film.

Richard Harrison, PMP

Treasurer

Richard Harrison, PMP

Treasurer

Richard is a Senior Project Manager at High Liner Foods. He is a PMP with over 15 years experience in advising, managing and leading programs and corporate transformation projects in the government, utilities, hi-tech and consumer products sectors. Richard is originally from Edinburgh, (Old) Scotland and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2013. This is his first year on the board of PMINS. He is excited to have taken on the Membership and Volunteers role and is looking forward to contributing to the Chapter and serving its membership.

Pallavi Sen, MBA, Certified Scrum Master

Director, Marketing

Pallavi Sen, MBA, Certified Scrum Master

Director, Marketing

Pallavi Sen is currently a Senior Consultant with Barrington Consulting, Halifax. She has over 21 years of project management and business consulting experience. Pallavi is proficient in transformation projects and has experience in agile delivery, business process Improvement, business strategy, and business planning & analysis. Prior to that she worked with Halifax Port Authority. Prior to 2019, she was based in New Delhi, India. She has worked with various reputed organizations on a national platform, the last one being a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Project in India. She has delivered several successful projects leveraging her diverse industry experience across public and private organizations. As Director, Marketing, she leads, develops and executes strategic business development and marketing plans that support the Chapter’s overall vision and growth.

Andrew Clavette

Director, Membership & Volunteers

Andrew Clavette

Director, Membership & Volunteers

With a diverse background working in many of the major industry sectors spanning over 18 years, Andrew is a dynamic senior leader with a keen passion for providing strategic guidance in program management, mentoring and helping teams grow and mature over the lifecycle of engagements and beyond.  Andrew is technically proficient across a wide number of software platforms, languages and is a Certified Scrum Master, with experience in standing up and training programs on various implementation methodologies including waterfall and agile.