Board of Directors

PMI Lakeshore Chapter 

Board Members

Here are the executives of the PMI Lakeshore Chapter for the year 2017-18. For a description of their roles see Position Guides.

Angelo Baratta, BCS, PMP

Board Chair



I have been a PM professional for over 25 years and a member of PMI for over 10 years serving as a current director and a Past President of the chapter. After a full career in active systems development, process improvement, and project management I am currently dedicated to the development of paradigm shifting frameworks for business process design and project design supported by interactive and experiential training programs.

The end goal is: Performance. Performance. Performance.
Michael Ghobros, PMP, P.Eng

President



Michael Ghobros is the Director of Professional Services at Hostopia. Mr. Ghobros is also the head of a Global Project Management Office (PMO) responsible for efficiently and effectively delivering successful projects. Mr. Ghobros served previously as the head of the Migration Division responsible for completing successful migrations of partners’ assets including web and email content to the company platform. He brings over 20 years of experience in Technology and Project Management. His background includes key roles with Nortel Networks, Softchoice and Brookfield Lepage Johnson Controls.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Automatic Control from Alexandria University and a Master of Engineering in Technology Innovation Management (TIM) from Carleton University. Mr. Ghobros is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Professional Engineer of Ontario (P. Eng). 

Mohamed Ksaibati, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL

President Elect/Senior Vice President



Mohamed earned his MBA in 2013 (major in Consultancy), under graduate in Electronics Engineering, PMP in 2007 (joined the Lakeshore Chapter in the same year) CISM "Certified Information Security Manager" in 2008, ITIL in 2008, and few other technical certificates.

Mohamed is a project management consultant with over 25 years of experience, he started his career on the IT side of the fence and move the project management with a solid background in IT, he is carrying a proven record of exceeding expectations delivering IT projects for clients within various sectors including (Consulting, Banking, Insurance, and Telecom). Mohamed is a highly energetic, self-motivated, technology professional who strives for excellence, a goal oriented team player, mentor and motivator, effective communicator, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Mohamed has been volunteering since 2008, since then he contributed to a number of events and projects with Lakeshore Chapter to different portfolios of Membership, communication, and Marketing, he held VP of Marketing for since 2010, and get promoted to the Director of Marketing in 2016.

Mohamed is passionate about his career as a project management consultant, he strongly believes that project management is not only a job, career but a skill for life, he is eager to promote the profession with others including future student leaders.

Abiola Lovell, PMP

Director - Events


Abiola has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 2008; a Lakeshore Chapter member for seven years and volunteering since 2012. Prior to the Director, Events position, she served as Project Manager for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) working with several post-secondary institutions across Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, a Post Graduate certificate in Marketing Management and earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2011.

Her professional experience in Tourism and Travel, Non-Profit, Logistics and other industries have shaped her for many different roles including managing projects and leading teams. Abiola enjoys giving back to the community, focusing on the development of others. Currently volunteering as a Math and English tutor, being involved in World Vision’s One Life Experience in 2006 and 30 Hour Famine in 2008 are great accomplishments. Abiola has attributed her success to great work ethics, dedication and the application of the project management methodology both at work and in her personal life.

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
– Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur.

Alison Munro, B. Math, M.Sc., PMP, ITIL

Director - Membr Care


Alison holds a B.Math from Waterloo, a M.Sc. from Edinburgh, a Dipl.BA from Wilfrid Laurier, received her PMP certification in 2009, and ITIL v3 in 2012.

She became a member of PMI in 2006, and has been affiliated with the Lakeshore Chapter since 2012. For the past two years, she has volunteered with the Lakeshore Mentoring program, as a PMBoK Knowledge Area mentor.

Alison also served as Book Review Editor for the PMI Quality Community of Practice Book Club for 3 years, before the CoPs were disbanded. She served on the Board of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, GTA Chapter for 5 years, and is currently in her second year as the President of EWGA Canada. She is also a past board member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Ontario Chapter, where she organized the Annual General Meeting and Conference. Alison enjoys outdoor activities, and volunteers as an event coordinator with the Toronto Outdoor Club.

Alison is a confident, energetic individual with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of strategic planning, systems analysis, project management and superior service delivery; a dedicated problem-solver who enjoys engaging with people to reach creative but practical solutions. Working in both the public and private sectors has provided her with insight into a wide-range of business functions, and the ability to work effectively with people at all organizational levels. Over her career, Alison has been a software engineer, a consultant, a research scientist, and a project manager. She is currently employed by the City of Vaughan, where she is in the process of setting up a Corporate Project Management Office.


Beaula Prashanth, PMP

Director - Communications & Infrastructure

Beaula has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 2006, Lakeshore Chapter member for 10 years and volunteering since 2009. Prior to the Director, Communications position, she served as Portfoilo Manager for Communications & Infrastructure from 2015 - 2017 and held many other postions - FAQ Coordinator/AVP Event Inquiries, Event FAC - Saturday Event Team Volunteer, 2014/2015 Symposium Team Member, 2016 Symposium Project Manager, Web Administrator, Responsible for Internal SharePoint Site Implementation & Launch of New Web Site.

Beaula holds a B. Tech Naval Architecture and Ship Building (Naval Architect) from CUSAT, Kerala, India, recieved her PMP in 2009 and also holds an Exemplar Global Certified Quality Management System (QMS), Lead Auditor Licence. She has 25+ years of Program & Project Management expertise in Naval Architecture, Aerospace Verification & Validation (V&V), and Quality & Process Improvement Initiatives with responsibilities in Ship Design, Engineering Software Development, ISO 9001/AS9100 C Implementation, Auditing/Assessment with regards to various Quality Models/Methodologies/Frameworks/Standards.

She is currently employed with Aviya Aerospace Systems as Project Manager Aerospace Verification & Validation (V&V) and Manager Process & Quality. 

Cherry Di Gregorio, BCS, PMP

Director - Finance & Treasurer

Cherry Di Gregorio studied Computer Science at York University & University of Toronto. A software developer, she held positions as Accounting Manager, IT Manager and GM over a span of 30+ years. In July 2012, she joined PMI Lakeshore, receiving her PMP certification in September of the same year. She became a PMI Lakeshore Chapter volunteer in 2013 as AVP Contracts, then VP Finance in 2014, and Acting Finance Treasurer in June 2015.

As a new PMI Lakeshore volunteer, Cherry made recommendations regarding the Lakeshore Chapter’s document repository and prepared gap analysis for EFT implementation. As VP of Finance, Cherry assisted with budget preparation, invoicing, and accounts payables. Appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy, Cherry quickly transitioned into the Treasurer role, clearing the payable backlog, getting the board approval for the 2016 budget by December 2015, and taking a role in the development of the Lakeshore’s Travel and Expense Policy.

 

She holds office in several non-profit organizations and is a coordinator for a community centre in Toronto, Recording Secretary for an international women’s organization and former member of the GTIS Leadership team.

Fady Salib, PMP

Director - Marketing & Outreach


Fady Salib holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Machine Design Streams, University of Toronto and PMP. He is a passionate professional who strives daily for innovation. He currently works as an Applications Architect, designing and planning the deployment of self-driving vehicles. He started as a Manufacturing designer, then switched to product and machine design. These experiences enriched his knowledge of real-life production environments. He then moved into product/project management and began exploring the operations world. Understanding what it takes to operate an organization and overseeing product development projects completed the puzzle for him.

He is leveraging his engineering and project management knowledge to plan large industrial facility improvements while assisting his organization to standardize processes and tools.

Jennifer Oxley-Weekes, PMP

Director - Professional Development & Secretary


 

Jennifer holds a Post Graduate Diploma International Relations, University of the West Indies, B.Sc. Economics, University of the West Indies & Post Graduate Diploma Event Management, George Washington University and recieved her PMP in 2013.

Held positions as Co-Chair for 2016 Career Day had direct responsibility for sponsorship and sourcing presenters and recruiters to assist with the event. Managed volunteers including verification of hours/participation. As Portfolio Manager developed an overall strategy for Volunteer Engagement and gained Board approval; developed a Volunteer Management Handbook and Volunteer Lifecycle Guide as part of the strategy development for the volunteer engagement portfolio.

Proactive, performance-driven customer focused Professional with 20+ years of international and domestic progressive expertise in leadership and problem solving for financial services, hospitality and retail industry.  Keen understanding of business priorities, genuine team player committed to managing operations and projects flawlessly while contributing to revenue-producing activities.

Roshini Ranjan, PMP

Director - Partnership & Relationship


Roshini holds a B.Sc Mathematics and is a certified PMP. Prior to the Director, Partnership & Relationship position, she served as Portfoilo Manager for Events, AVP/VP/MC Events, Project Manager – Symposiums 2014 & 2015 & Speaker Lead – Symposium 2016.

Organized two very successful Symposiums 2014 and 2015 and ensured we received the best speakers for Symposium 2016.

Roshini Ranjan in her day life works as Manager Business Programs, managing the Centre of Excellence for Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management at the GTAA. In her boss’s words, she is a strategic thinker and very driven. She has travelled and lived in more than 5 countries around the globe. These amazing places have exposed to various cultures, customs and people. This has also introduced in her global concepts big ideas that has helped shape the person she is today.

Roshini is a mother of a daughter in university. She spends her weekends hiking on the Bruce Trail with her husband. She is adventurous by nature and likes to try out such activities like zip lining, sky diving, parasailing and whitewater rafting.