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Chapter Meeting – July 2022

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Date: 07-21-2022 5:30 to 8:00 PM

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President's message - Jul 2022


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Greetings fellow NCPMI members,

As of the end of this month, I will have 6 months remaining in my term as the VP of Finance & Administration. As I wind down my term, my and the finance team’s top priority and focus is to ensure the smooth transition of the finance duties and responsibilities, to the incoming VP of Finance & Administration.

My role on the board has provided me the opportunity to expand my network by engaging with members and volunteers within our chapter, other chapters, and within PMI Global. During this election cycle, the role of VP of Finance & Administration is open for re-election, and our Past President, Jessica Johnson is actively recruiting interested volunteer to run for this board position. The responsibilities managed in the Finance & Administration vertical in our chapter include:

  1. Mitigating the chapter’s risk by managing the its policies, contracts, and finance procedures
  2. Overseeing the preparation of the chapters annual operating budget
  3. Assisting the board in the fulfillment of their fiduciary duties by providing accurate, and timely financial statements
  4. Ensuring the completion of the functions that support the day-to-day business activities of our chapter and the annual strategic plans developed by the board

In addition to the networking opportunities, serving on the board allowed me to enjoy the many benefits offered to volunteers serving in an NCPMI board positions. The benefits includes the following:

  1. Free attendance to chapter meetings, and events
  2. Free attendance to Professional Development Days (PDD), and annual conferences
  3. Free attendance to virtual and in-person PMI Global Leadership Institute Meetings (LIM)
  4. Opportunity to hone your leadership skills
  5. Opportunity to be featured in a Monthly Volunteer Spotlight

Below is an excerpt of the volunteer spotlight comments from Thad Belfanti, our Director of Policy, and Contracts

  • “My volunteer experience in the last year has been rewarding, it allowed me to learn new business and technical skills in support of the chapter operations.”
  • “I expanded my personal network of like-minded professionals in the local area.”
  • “It has been interesting to watch the chapter respond and calibrate to the changing needs of the chapter’s membership.”
  • “I have derived personal satisfaction from contributing…behind the scenes.”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognize the Finance & Administration’s current volunteers who have contributed to the accomplishment of our goals, through the gift of their time!

  • Thad Belfanti – Director of Policy and Contracts
  • Lionel Dorismond – Director of Finance Operations
  • Nagabhushana Rao – Expense Analyst
  • Tannu Gupta – Manager, Contracts
  • Amber Mooney – Manager, Policy

If you are interested in learning more about the responsibilities of the VP of Finance & Administration, contact me at, or reach out to our past president, Jessica Johnson at

To review the benefits of volunteering for our chapter, access the volunteer web page at:


Beatrice Muganda, EA, CPA, PMP

VP of Finance and Administration

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Healthcare CoP: The Ramifications of Disparities in Women's Health Research

07-06-2022 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting – Conferencing details will be distributed prior to the meeting
  • Abstract: There are huge disparities in women's healthcare, research and treatment. This leads to solutions that are often misguided, ineffective and even dangerous. The problem is with both physical and digital interventions. There are very real harmful ramifications for women's health when these problems go unaddressed. As organizations and leaders in healthcare, we must provide solutions with integrity, efficacy and excellence.


  • Learning Objectives: 
    • A Brief History of Women's Health Research
    • The current state and problems with our healthcare system
    • Exploring the future of women's health technology and research

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


Jul Virtual Member Orientation Session

07-11-2022 5:30 pm -6:00 pm

Jul Virtual Member Orientation Session


NCPMI Member orientation sessions are being offered in a virtual setting. Join us to find out about the benefits of being a Chapter member. The session will introduce you to the various program offerings and you can see how to best  use your membership. Member orientation sessions are for:

  • all chapter members who are interested in learning more about the opportunities and benefits the chapter provides
  • existing members who want to find out how to get more involved

Communications and Public Speaking: Planning to Succeed

07-12-2022 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

No one plans to fail. They just fail to plan. The failure in planning can
lead to a mindset that success is unattainable or that only a select few
can reach success. Your commitment to reaching success requires your
careful application of 10 simple success planning steps that include
changing your mindset, inspiring hope, writing out the plan, managing
adversity and a few other strategies. Monica will offer practical
milestones on how to plan to succeed. Monica, an accomplished
planner, with more than 20 years of experience, will provide you with
step-by-step insights on planning to succeed. After listening to her
presentation, you will feel empowered to develop a success-focused
plan for your future.

Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

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Total Members 3465
New Members This Year 333
PMP® Members 2501
CAPM® Members 80
PgMP® Members 14
PMI-SP® Members 7
PMI-RMP® Members 16
PMI-ACP® Members 145
PfMP® Members 4
PMI-PBA® Members 3
Members with no Certification 884
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 3386
Student Members 48
Other Members 31
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Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

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