Judy Balaban, PMP, currently manages the Office of the CIO for Covanta Energy. Her responsibilities span Portfolio Management, Change/Communications Management and Vendor Management. Previously at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, she developed and implemented multi-level IT & Business Governance for strategic portfolio creation and program execution monitoring. Judy has also implemented and run global Project Management Offices at Cushman & Wakefield, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Dow Jones & Company, TRAC Intermodal and Realogy Franchise Group. Judy is Past President of PMINJ and President of the NJ SIM Foundation. Judy holds a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University and a BA from Purdue University.
Peter Burbela graduated from NJIT in 1989 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After a bit of searching, I ended up doing Project Management in the field of electronic Building Management Systems until what I like to call my Star Trek moment — there’s a story in that. That moment had me totally shift my field into the world of food becoming full time a chef and career changer in 2005, but through that time I have always used tech and Project Management every single day of business.
Claire Kerr moved into R&D Release Project Management 6 months ago for Nokia’s Optical Business. She managed R&D engineering teams including SW test in both Optical and Wireless Businesses, as well as Wireless Physical Design. She is a Mechanical Engineer with a BS from Cornell University and an MS from University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Claire helps on non-profit boards and has produced shows for a Community Theater group while raising three children.
Sagar B. Patel opens the line of communication between clients, vendors, and businesses to get projects done. With over 10ish years in healthcare/pharmaceutical organizations from provider of dental treatment to healthcare management, Sagar has experience in CQV consultation, team training, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration. Currently working as a CQV Project Manager with Integrated Project Services. Sagar holds a Dental Degree, MPH (Masters in Public Health), MS in Project Management, Graduate Certificate in Agile Lean, a current PMP® and CSM certification, and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business.
Harvey Peralta is an experienced telecommunications manager / Marine Corps Veteran, recruited to turn around multiple dysfunctional projects by instituting controls and improving processes that significantly expedited project closeouts. A cellular communication and secured radio transmission systems expert who utilizes natural leadership and interpersonal skills to provide guidance and technical expertise to market directors and executives. A persuasive communicator who builds consensus among stakeholders that facilitates the execution of project deliverables.
Josh Ramirez is founder and CEO of the Institute for
Neuro & Behavioral Project Management. He is currently
building an organization (www.nbpmi.com) that is working on
redesigning project management with behavioral, social,
cognitive, and neuroscience, in an emerging field of
Behavioral Project Management. In addition, he is currently
researching application of science to project management to
build a foundation of project science under existing
practices. You can visit the website for the Institute for
Neuro & Behavioral Project Management at www.nbpmi.com,
become a member of the institute at www.behavioralpm.com, or
read more about training for the NPPQ master planner
credential at www.neural-plan.com.