Southern New England Chapter of PMI

Candidates 2012

2013 - 2014 SNEC-PMI Board of Directors

Election Candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)


Click on a Candidate Name to go directly to their Statement of Interest:


 Troy Appleton, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

I am a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, in professional organizations and with community service. I am an experienced group leader having over 20 years experience at Pfizer managing a group, managing projects including product development and project initiatives. In addition to my experience at Pfizer, I have my PMP certification. I have experience leading the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Focus Group (NonClinical Dosage Formulation Analysis) as Vice Chair/ Secretary and leading the effort to publish the following white paper: Nonclinical Dose Formulation: Out of Specification Investigations" in the AAPS Journal. I have also been active in my community by serving as the MCC historian for 4 years and by coaching youth sports (lacrosse and soccer) for over 10 years.

My experience would serve me well being a member of the Board of Directors.

 Anthony Falsetta, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

Anthony has over 15 years of successful project management working in the Information Technology area and has been supporting financial systems projects for United Rentals since 2000. At United Rentals, he has managed software implementations, upgrades, customizations and enhancements.

Anthony has been a member of SNEC since 2008. He joined the SNEC Board in 2010 after serving as the VP of the Continuing Education portfolio. Currently, Anthony serves as a Board Member supporting the Membership portfolio. For 2012, Anthony and his team introduced the SNEC Local Leadership Institute program which includes training, coaching and leader seminars. Anthony holds the Project Management Professional designation and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

As a board member I would bring excellent leadership and project management skills. I also have a dedication and a passion to provide quality project management training to assist individuals with their personal growth and enhance their careers.

 Lisa Nabulsi, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

I am currently volunteering for the SNEC PMI BOD Operations workstream and have been doing so for the last 2-3 years. This experience has given me first hand experience and an understanding of time and effort required to be an effective Board Member. The experience developing and delivering speeches has increased my ability to present effectively and will help me convey information to the SNEC PMI community efficiently.

 Sangeetha Ravichandran
Candidate for Board of Directors

Currently employed as a Project Manager, Consultant at CIGNA in their Infrastructure/Security project space. Has extensive experience in most facets of the project management framework with varied industry exposures that includes Insurance, Banking, Entertainment, Gaming, Government etc., Having spent more than 12 years in IT consulting of which 7+ years as a Senior Project Manager, has assisted entities throughout varied organizations thorough her consulting engagement for their Enterprise Governance, IT Security, Project/Portfolio management and other project related engagement needs. At CIGNA, continues to work with their IPM and CIP teams with projects implementation, overseeing the IT projects ensuring timely implementation, including due diligence with their Enterprise Governance policies. Has traveled to 34 of the 50 states within Continental US and 12 countries internationally. Active volunteer at the ‘ASHA – for Education Hartford Chapter’ and is a sitting Executive Member of local Indian Temple in Middletown, CT and local Community associations. She has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from India and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Oklahoma.

Will coordinate/work with SNEC leadership and other portfolio areas to initiate community/corporate reach out programs to bring/improve awareness on what SNEC and its members can bring to the community/corporations through its service/programs. Improve/enhance initiatives to bring in more/retain existing members to SNEC. Strategically plan to strengthen SNEC's visibility within PMI and to the community. Work with other portfolio areas to plan on unique strategies/offer programs to bring in more interest in the community to join SNEC.

 Carin Salonia, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

Over the past 6 years, I have enjoyed participating and leading in efforts to improve our annual conference offering, membership and volunteer engagement and leadership development. I have had the pleasure of working with several of our chapter colleagues and find the collaboration, idea generation and commitment to improve project management awareness, development and skills training, very exciting and fun to do. I believe my focus on the value of project management, and the applicability that it has across all industries and roles, is in alignment and support of our chapter values. I continue to be humbled and honored to continue in a BOD position.

 Sarah Schneiderman, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

As Corporate Secretary, I've maintained concise yet thorough minutes and posted them to SharePoint site within a week of the monthly Board of Directors' meetings. In 2010, I started the Hartford Eastside Project Management Roundtable (HER) - a highly successful, monthly meeting where projects managers have the opportunity to discuss various PM issues on an intimate level.

In my current employment, I have improved the project management artifacts used within our PMO. I brought a corporate document management solution to existence for my current employer. I would like to use this experience to consolidate and maintain SNEC-PMI Corporate Documents.

Additionally, my years of experience as a computer engineer, business systems analyst, and project manager and history of working on reengineering and process improvement projects fully qualify me for this position.

 Lynn Van Sweden, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

I have a passion and energy for promoting project management skills and tools, coupled with the desire for continual learning and expanding of my own project management skills. I am dedicated to the promotion of the benefits of project management as a discipline as well as SNEC PMI as a resource to project managers and other interested parties in the Southern New England area as well as throughout southern New England. I am a team player that promotes staying focused on the goal at hand, while building relationships and having some fun along the way.

 Joe Ursone, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

Willingness to work until the job is done. Passion about the value of disciplined project management. Good organizational skills, group facilitation and communication skills. Presentation skills. Experience and patience working with volunteers.

Currently the president of a local charitable organization; St. Vincent dePaul Society.

 Dorothy "Kippy" West, PMP
Candidate for Board of Directors

My business background includes 30+ years of project management experience in both the financial and IT sectors. Most recently I have worked at IBM. Prior to that I worked at Centerbank and Bank of Boston Connecticut. I have in depth experience in complex program management, resource management and product development. Most recently, I was responsible for managing multi-year IT Service Management transformation projects for the IBM Account.

I have volunteered for the Connecticut Community Foundation and the United Way campaigns at IBM, Centerbank and Bank of Boston Connecticut. Currently, I am serving as the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee Chair for our local nature center.

My hope is that my previous business and volunteer experience will provide value to the SNEC Chapter as it pursues the development and implementation of its chosen strategy. I think my background has provided value to the development and implementation of the Volunteer Committee's strategy over the last two years as we have worked to develop a more effective way to recruit and track volunteers to fill the volunteer needs of the various portfolios.



Last Updated: 14-Sep-2012