Volunteers of the Month

December 2017:  Chinyelu Onuorah, P.Eng, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP



Chinyelu is the Director of Study group for the PMINAC where she supports aspiring project management professionals as they prepare for their PMI certification exams.  She enjoys the opportunity the study group affords to meet and network with other project management professionals. 


November 2017: Sam Saleh, PMP, MRICS, PQS

Sam Saleh

I am an experienced Director of Construction,  with over 17 years of extensive experience in commercial and residential projects including, high-rise, Healthcare, and interior fit-outs. In addition to civil, heavy civil and industrial construction projects. Currently, I am working with a prestigious developer in Edmonton, leading the development and construction division in building large commercial and residential project. My current role starts from the early conceptual design stage all the way through construction to handing over and commissioning.


September 2017: Carla Herbers

Carla HerbersCarla is an International Student attending the University of Liverpool Masters In Science in Project Management Programme, specializing in Construction and Infrastructure. She has been volunteering for PMINAC as Marketing Director since October 2014, and successful completed the Chapter Study Program to obtain a CAPM certification.



August 2017: Chris Clifford, MBA

Chris Clifford 150x150Chris is enjoying his new role as a project manager at Canem Systems Ltd. Canem is one of the largest western Canadian electrical contractors, specializing in large commercial projects like hospitals, data centres and sports arenas. Canem also works on national projects through their strategic partnership plan.



June 2017: Annette Gerdes, QAA, PMP

ANNETTE GERDESAnnette Gerdes has over 25 years’ experience as an administrative professional and in project management at a municipal government level. Annette has been the project manager of corporate restructures, a multi-million dollar six-phase space allocation project and a national conference.

Annette has served on a number of local boards and has a strong background in Board development. She has been a long-time board member of the Association of Administrative Assistants, Edmonton Chapter and has worked with the Project Management Institute – Northern Alberta Chapter Board of Directors for almost ten years. This is Annette’s fourth year volunteering for the Project of the Year Award committee.

May 2017: Brian Aucoin


Brian has been the Director of the Community of Practice since 2013. He enjoys the dialogue and learning opportunities the CoP provides. With a good mix of new and well-seasoned project managers, there is always something to learn!



April 2017: Biswajeet Ganguli


Congratulations to Biswajeet (Victor) Ganguli, our PMINAC April volunteer of the month. Biswajeet has volunteered with the PMINAC Chapter since 2010 and, presently he holds a role of Director of Membership. He looks after our Membership’s benefits and programs also assist with our membership recognition programs and awards.




March 2017: Bernice Gordon

Congratulations to Bernice Gordon, our PMINAC March volunteer of the month. Bernice is our director of policy, and has been working on updating our chapter bylaws and ensuring that we are compliant with legislative and regulatory requirements - just one of the ways Bernice makes a difference in our project management community. Thanks Bernice, for everything you do, every day!

 February 2017: Gayan Subasinghe


Gayan is the director of Certification volunteer for the PMI NAC and has selected as a winner for Volunteer of the Month in February 2017.  He's helping out to recognize new certified PMI members.  Keep up a good work, Gayan.



January 2017: Salena Wong

VOM01 Salena

Salena is Web Ops volunteer for the PMI NAC and has selected as a winner for Volunteer of the Month in January 2017.  She's helping out with the website for the chapter.  Keep up a good work, Salena.

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