Leadership Team

PMI North Saskatchewan chapter currently has a board made up of 24 positions:


  • President
  • President Elect
  • Past President
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Marketing
  • Vice President of Member Services
  • Vice President of Professional Development
  • Vice President of Volunteers


  • Director of Accounting
  • Director of Digital Media
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Governance
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Director of Membership
  • Director of New Members
  • Director of Outreach
  • Director of Professional Development Events
  • Director of Programs
  • Director of Social Media
  • Director of Sponsorship
  • Director of Volunteer Recognition
  • Director of Volunteer Recruitment
  • Event Administrator
  • Secretary

All positions are 2 year terms (with certain positions having the option to extend for a second term). Officers are elected at the chapter's Annual General Meeting, and Directors are appointed. The President Elect automatically becomes President and subsequently Past President. The Board meets approximately 12 times a year.

Organizational Chart [17 KB]

Click on a board member's name below to learn more about them or to contact them.

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Barbara Cross profile pictureBarbara Cross, PMP, President

Barb Cross, PMP, has been on the Board of Directors for four years as the VP of Professional Development, and is now President for the Chapter. She works with EXP Consulting as a trainer and consultant.

Pam Naicker profile picturePam Naicker, PMP, President-Elect


Pam is an independent Project Management consultant, delivering IT projects for over 15 years. She is now serving on the Board as President-Elect.

Jonathan Moore-Wright profile pictureJonathan Moore-Wright, Past President

Jonathan is pleased to serve as your Past President. He has been a member of PMI and the North Saskatchewan chapter since 2010 and has previously served terms as Vice President of Advocacy and Vice President of Communications. In his professional life he has held leadership roles in IT and project management for nearly 28 years and is currently an IT project manager at the City of Saskatoon. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, travelling as often as possible. He is also an avid singer and bass player with a number of musical groups in Saskatoon including the Saskatoon Symphony Chorus and the 3M2C Latin Band. He is a strong advocate of volunteerism, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Saskatoon Opera.

Amanda Carlson profile pictureAmanda Carlson, PMP, Vice President of Marketing

Amanda works as a Digital Media Advisor for Nutrien. She enjoys working on challenging projects ranging from software implementation to digital strategy and website creation. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors with her family.

Lynn Gow profile pictureLynn Gow, Vice President of Member Services


Corey McDougall profile pictureCorey McDougall, PMP, Vice President of Professional Development

Corey McDougall is the VP of Professional Development for the PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter. Corey has over 15 years of project, program and portfolio management experience across a number of industries including aerospace and defence, insurance, and financial services. Corey brings with him over 7 years of experience as a PMI chapter leader having service as the VP of Programs, VP of Marketing, and the VP of Communications with the PMI Regina South Saskatchewan Chapter.

Ruth Glatt profile pictureRuth Glatt, PMP, P3O, Vice President of Volunteers

Ruth is serving as VP Volunteers and brings experience leading projects and Project Managers in the telecommunications, financial and R&D (Research & Development) industries. She has delivered many successful professional and volunteer projects, is a previous winner of the PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter Project of the Year award and contributed to the project management community as VP Professional Development, PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter 2009-2012. Leisure time is often enjoyed at the lake with family and friends.

Laurie Hayes profile pictureLaurie Hayes, PMP, Director of Accounting

Laurie Hayes, PAg, MSc, PMP, is the Director of Accounting. Her role is to, with the VP of Accounting, oversee all financial activities. Laurie, a Professional Agrologist with PMP certification, has 30 years of progressive leadership and management experience. She has led strategic planning, policy development and enterprise risk assessment for volunteer, non-profit and government agencies. Laurie has successfully managed more than 100 projects funded through 15+ agencies and 20+ programs, with budgets ranging from $500 to $12M. She brings a proven track record of leadership success, astute financial management, and a skill for understanding and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders with diverse perspectives. She is an active volunteer in her personal and professional communities.

Nathan Ziegler profile pictureNathan Ziegler, PMP, Director of Education

Nathan Ziegler, P.Eng PMP, is serving as the Director of Education & Certification. Nathan has recent experience with the PMP exam; successfully writing the exam in the spring of 2016. In his professional life, Nathan is an electrical engineer focused on sustainable energy projects. His role, as the Sustainable Electricity Engineer for Saskatoon Light & Power, is to promote and explore new ideas for power generation utilizing renewable and/or low impact energy sources.

Alan Deschner profile pictureAlan Deschner, PMP, Director of Governance

Alan is an IT project manager dealing mainly with applications development and installation. He has 32 years' experience, including 24 years in the central IT group at the University of Saskatchewan, and the last 12 as a PM. Most of his work has been with student administration systems and teaching & learning applications. A PMI member for 13 years, Alan obtained his PMP 3 years ago, and retired in 2015.

James Johannesson profile pictureJames Johannesson, Director of Information Technology

James Johannesson is the Manager, Library System at the University of Saskatchewan Library. Previous to this, James gained significant management and systems experience at the University of Calgary and in other units at the University of Saskatchewan including University Relations, Information and Communications Technology and Student and Enrollment Services. James has interests in project management and how it intersects with quality in ongoing projects.

Marianne Bell profile pictureMarianne Bell, Director of Membership


Samuel Idem profile pictureSamuel Idem, PMP, Director of Outreach


Diane Allen profile pictureDiane Allen, Director of Professional Development Events


Rama Periasamy profile pictureRama Periasamy, BSc, MS, PMP, PSM, PRINCE2, Director of Programs

Rama has been volunteering with the chapter for more than four years, starting with the Professional Development team, and is now Director of Programs for the Chapter. She works as an independent Project Management Consultant.

Rose Santos profile pictureRose Santos, Director of Sponsorship


Erin Adrian profile pictureErin Adrian, PMP, Director of Volunteer Recognition

Erin Adrian is serving as the Director of Volunteer Recognition and has 10 years of project management experience. Erin works closely with the VP of Volunteer to ensure those who volunteered are recognized for their efforts. Professionally, she currently coordinates and manages medium to large scale projects in the remediation sector.

Jennifer Maier profile pictureJennifer Maier, PMP, P. Eng., Event Administrator

Jennifer joined the PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter as Event Administrator in late 2017. In the fall of 2017, she earned her PMP credential while working on construction projects in the heavy industrial sector. She also holds a Professional Engineering designation and volunteers on her local community association executive board in the role of Volunteer Coordinator.

Tanya Stankovic profile pictureTanya Stankovic, Secretary


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