PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2017 October Career Fair

20 October 2017 - Whippany - Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ

Bio's / Panelists / Coaches / Recruiters


PMINJ members who are in transition or considering a job or career change will have an excellent opportunity to:
  • Hear a lively keynote speaker that will kick-start your career goals.  
  • Network with local company recruiters and hiring managers who are currently hiring project managers.  
  • Meet one-on-one with resume writers, career coaches and LinkedIn professionals.


Career Fair Agenda
Maria Heidkamp
Helping Older Long-term Unemployed New Jersey Job Seekers: Lessons Learned from the New Start Career Network
Michael Milutis
The Secrets of Total Engagement and Self-Actualization in the Workplace
Panel Discussion
Recruiter Introductions
Career Coaches
Speed Networking
Recruiters / Hiring Managers
(Career Coaches are still available)



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Maria Heidkamp

CFMaria Heidkamp is the Director of the New Start Career Network, an initiative launched by the Rutgers University Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in late 2015 to assist New Jersey’s older (45+), long-term unemployed job seekers to reenter the workforce. She is also a Senior Researcher at the Heldrich Center, where since 2006 she has worked on research and technical assistance projects regarding dislocated workers, older workers, the long-term unemployed, and persons with disabilities. Recent publications have included Improving Education and Training for Older Workers, co-written with Dr. Carl Van Horn and Kathy Krepcio and published by the AARP Public Policy Institute.


Before joining the Heldrich Center, Ms. Heidkamp worked overseas for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Agency for International Development as the director of the Labor Market Transition Project in Hungary and served as a technical adviser on dislocated workers, customized training, and economic development in transition economies. She received an award from the Hungarian Ministry of Defense for her work with the Hungarian army as it was facing mass layoffs leading up to NATO accession.

She has worked as a policy analyst for the National Governors Association covering a range of workforce issues and served as director of the Wisconsin Labor-Management Council. She has a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master's degree from New York University.

Michael Milutis

CFMichael Milutis is an INFP committed to human capital development, continuous workplace learning, and corporate mindfulness. He works with technology organizations to develop innovative learning cultures and he coaches individuals and teams so that they can develop continuously, grow personally, and realize their highest potential.

Since 1997, Michael has worked in marketing, new business development, and L&D for Computer Aid, Inc (CAI), an international IT services and support firm. He is also the creator and director of CAI’s IT Metrics and Productivity Institute, an organization devoted to continuous learning and career development within the global IT community.

Michael speaks around the world and offers coaching and consulting in the areas of human capital development and peak performance management. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at or on Twitter at @itmpi.


The Secrets of Total Engagement and Self-Actualization in the Workplace
In these sessions, marketing strategist Michael Milutis will share what he has learned from having consulted with hundreds of project managers and IT professionals from around the world on their personal branding and career challenges and he will explain why self-knowledge, mindfulness, and self-actualization are such critical success factors for everyone who wants to go through this process. Michael will explore the key personal questions that every professional, manager, or executive must find the answers to and that are universal across industry verticals. He will walk you through this experience and then demonstrate how one’s learning strategy, networking strategy, and personal branding strategy all flow logically from the answers.

This presentation will cover a variety of areas including:
  • Corporate mindfulness
  • Professional authenticity
  • Career reinvention & fulfillment
  • Individuation and self-actualization
  • Work life balance
  • Owning and developing your own career path
  • Continuous workplace learning
  • Intentional networking
  • Personal branding and social media
  • Getting into the ZONE
  • Achieving peak levels of performance
  • Law of Attraction

Career Coaches

Tony Calabrese, CPC, ELI-MP

Certified Life and Job Search Coach

TonyTony Calabrese is a certified Life and Career Coach.  A lifelong New Jersey resident, he has thrived through a series of life changing events.   Coaching, consulting, facilitating support groups, and writing blogs and newsletters provide the opportunity for him to share what he has learned with others.  Additionally, the last several years have afforded him the opportunity to be a “student of life”, and he knows that will continue by partnering with others as they continue forward on their life’s journey.

After a long and successful career in Project Management and Systems assignments, a series of life events led Tony to shift directions and pursue a new career in coaching.  In 2009, Tony earned his certifications from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) in both their intensive coach training program and their Energy Leadership assessment and debrief process.  He enjoys working with the ever growing population of individuals who are facing many different life challenges as they transition from one new experience to another.

Tony continued to expand his coaching knowledge and services that he is able to offer his clients.  In August of 2011, he became a Certified Career Coach.  He believes in guiding his clients through a strategic job search process that allows them to target what position it is they next want for their career.  He is well versed in all steps of the job search process from assessment, to research and targeting, to preparing how to present oneself to interview, and how to follow-up on those opportunities which present themselves.

Tony is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and was President of its New Jersey chapter in 2012.  He has also held to office of Secretary for the New Jersey chapter of ICF.

Tony and his wife, Carolina, reside in Maplewood, NJ.

Telephone: (973) 762-1350 Cell: (201) 306-9811

Christina DeOliveira

ChristinaChristina is a seasoned professional with a strong performance track record playing a key role in and / or leading large scale leadership development initiatives. Expertise in human capital management, leadership development, creating high performance cultures, team alignment and engagement, leadership coaching, and service excellence. Successful at building and sustaining key business relationships and producing strategic success for clients to achieve a competitive advantage through their most important asset, their people.

Christina, author of The JOY of Losing Your Job….HOPE After the Blood, Sweat and Tears (official launch: March, 2016), is the Founder and President of Performance Continuum, a consultancy whose work centers on helping businesses achieve sustainable results through their most valuable asset, their people. With laser-like precision, Christina immediately cuts to the core, identifies obstacles or gaps and deftly leads the way to deeper self-awareness. None of this could happen without the place of safety Christina creates from the moment she meets someone. With warmth and honesty she has an unerring capacity for knowing when to listen and when to probe. Her coaching gets results because Christina gets people.

Christina is also the Founder and President of David’s Gift…The Education Alternative. A non-profit, 501c3, created to serve disadvantaged, inner-city, high school seniors by providing scholarship money to achieve their dream of attaining higher education.

Marian Janes

Igniting Personal and Professional Growth and Transforming Vision Into Reality

MarianMarian Janes is a passionate and dynamic leader, coach and speaker possessing an innate ability to help people discover and apply their core potential and make progress towards their vision. She inspires her clients to consider possibilities in their lives and connect with opportunity amidst ongoing change and uncertainty through a creative process that unleashes untapped potential.

Marian is an astute and creative thinker capable of processing complex challenges and addressing them with practical, real world solutions.  She is well respected as a coach and well liked as a leader. She attributes her ongoing success to continually coaching and guiding others towards their vision by empowering them to embrace opportunity within circumstance.  

Marian is currently the President and Owner of Jancom Associates and Ignite Growth Coaching. She is committed to making a difference in the lives of those she meets and serves. Marian spends much time coaching and mentoring people with Lyme disease and chronic illness.

Marian has had the distinct privilege of leading organizations while stimulating growth in varied business environments amidst constant market and cultural changes. Previously, Marian founded a corporate university within a large technology company that became a model for success both domestically and internationally.  She holds an ACC Associate Certified Coach accreditation from Philosophy IB and Rutgers University.  She is also a certified Café Style Master Facilitator, providing experiential learning and change interventions to accelerate business growth.  In addition, she teaches at Rutgers University in the Professional and Continuing Education department.  

Marian possesses a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University and is an active member of Toastmasters International. She is involved with Bryan’s Dream Foundation in support of pediatric brain cancer families, Special Olympics and Disability Olympics. She enjoys working with teens and young adults she meets as a youth ministry and mission trip leader. Marian is an outdoor junkie who regularly participates in adventures in the great outdoors.

Mary Kingsley, ACC

MaryMary Kingsley, ACC has established a reputation as a leader development coach and catalyst in three Fortune 250 companies.  Mary established Career Stream Coaching at the end of 2016 to provide one-on-one and team coaching and people skills and energetic presence workshops for mid-career leaders.  Mary started her career as a full-time reporter and editor for 4 newspaper companies in the Southeast and a medical and scientific editor and public relations specialist for M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston before earning a Master’s in Instructional Technology.  She has since been an HR analyst, performance management specialist, and educator at Aetna, ALLTEL/ ALLTEL Information Services, and ADP.  Mary created accelerated learning strategies and career paths for multiple ADP businesses, functions, and locations and facilitated strategy and relationship related courses for ADP University.

Ruth Kunstadter

RuthRuth Kunstadter’s mission in life is to connect people with their full potential. As a Board Certified Coach, Ruth specializes in working with individuals in career and personal transitions to leverage and expand their signature strengths and skills, identify and clarify their ideal “what’s next,” and create the relationships, resources and action plans they need to get there. She draws on her extensive career in education and nonprofits in order to create a welcoming and supportive environment that inspires positive change, growth and success.

In addition to her work with private clients, Ruth also coaches both individuals and groups of long-term unemployed jobseekers in New Jersey through the New Start Career Network (NSCN) at Rutgers University. She has presented webinars and led in-person workshops on professional and personal development topics such as “Transitioning to a Nonprofit Career,” “Taking the ‘Pain’ Out of “Pain Letters,” and “Creating Positive Change.”  Ruth is certified in the PeopleMap™ Personality Assessment, a strengths-based assessment tool that provides insight and concrete action steps to enhance self-awareness, improve communication and conflict-resolution skills, and help people work better both individually and with others toward their desired goals.

Ruth holds a Masters in Education, has taught and served an advisor at Montclair State University, and is a certified professional development specialist for the state of New Jersey; in addition, she has created and managed professional training and development programs for nonprofit and educational organizations in New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC. She speaks Spanish and Italian, and has lived in Spain, Italy and India. Connect with Ruth on LinkedIn at , and visit her website and blog at


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