PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2023 March Career Fair PMINJ Career Fair

Career Fair

31 Mar - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Virtual using Zoom


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.
  • Hear career coaches and a lively panel discussion.
  • Interview with recruiters and company hiring managers


  • 2.75 PDUs
  • Personalized resume review free with registration. The first 20 to submit their resume will have a 1 on 1 virtual session with one of the coaches.  Instructions will be provided in the registration confirmation.


Time Description PDUs Code P B W
8:30 Welcome
Elaine Tanimura

8:45 Keynote
Melanie Franco
Unlock the Brand in You
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9:45 Break

10:00 Panel Discussion:

Mohammad Hasan & Sylvia Arellano-Gwinn - Moderators

Alex Freund
Kenneth Lang
Maya Ollson
Charles Rosen
Lindsay Tuman

11:30 Lunch

12:00 Speed Networking Career Coaches

Paul Cecala - 12 Simple Steps to Maximize Networking

Maya Ollson - Shortening Your Search by Managing Your Productivity

Lisa Chenofsky Singer - Breaking Certain Habits For Success

Terry Seamon - The Resilient Job Seeker
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1:45 Wrapup
Elaine Tanimura

2:00 Interview sessions with Recruiters

Resume Reviews will be scheduled after the event

Veterans should self identify when submitting their resume for individualized assistance.
Instructions to submit your resume will be included in the registration receipt.
A maximum of 20 resumes will be reviewed, first received - first reviewed.
Tony Calabrese


PMINJ & Partner Chapter Members $5
Non-members $30

Cancellation Policy

No refund if canceled after 15 Mar

To cancel a registration send the PMINJ receipt to

Recruiters / Hiring Managers

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Melanie Franco

Melanie Melanie Franco is an experienced Training Leader, Women's Empowerment Coach, Mentor, Keynote Speaker and Influencer with a dynamic history of successful change management strategies. With certifications in Coaching, Speaking, Training and Crucial Conversations, Melanie is a passionate leader who focuses on leveraging all forms of communication to elevate and drive self-confidence and self-esteem to add value and significance to the lives of others. Melanie is an energetic, creative, and exciting visionary with extensive experience in driving engagement and positive team building experiences. As a Change Agent, Melanie serves as an ambassador for cultural strategy and helps to initiate positive relationships with individuals from different generational and cultural backgrounds.

Why Me?
I am the Director of Atlantic Health System Technical Training Team, the Vice President of Membership for Atlantic Health System Toastmasters Club, and I am on the Executive Chair of Mentoring for the Atlantic Health System Women's Leadership Group Business Resource Group. When not working, I am a volunteer farmhand at Wayside Farms in Hackettstown, NJ, a volunteer keynote speaker at Dreamscape Farms in Franklin, NJ, a foster mother for Rosemarie's Rescue Ranch in Verona, NJ, and a volunteer in the gift shop at Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Training, coaching, and mentoring brings me more joy than you can imagine!

Encouraging and Mentoring Others
As a true visionary, I am devoted to my own development and personal brand as well as encouraging Atlantic Health team members to do the same. I am an influencer on LinkedIn, and spend my non-working time advocating for young women who struggle with confidence as they try to make the jump from entry level positions into more lucrative careers in Healthcare IT. I feel that working as a mentor and coach allows me to use my skillset to engage with more professionals and assist on their journey.

Highlights of Career Impact
I helped to successfully transition over 300 ambulatory practices from paper and existing electronic medical records to the Epic Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record and have encouraged innovative ideas on how to support practices after post implementation. My team and I have developed resiliency trainings for practitioners and their support team members that included an online take out menu and on-demand videos for team members that wanted independent learning opportunities. My team and I have also implemented an ambulatory and inpatient practitioner efficiency program called: PEP IN YOUR STEP. This program achieved a 98% success rate in the improvement of the efficiency and proficiency of the users. Our success was documented in The American Hospital Association’s Physician Alliance Journal in August 2019: Well-being Case Study: Atlantic Medical Group.

Career & Life Coach Key Note Speaker Women's Empowerment Coach
Culture Whip LLC March 2022 – present
Director of Technical Training
Atlantic Health System October 2020 - present

BA Communications/Broadcasting
Graduate Certificate in Child Advocacy
Montclair State University


Unlock the Brand in You

Did you know that you can INTENTIONALLY create or change your personal and professional brand? Through social media platforms and creative self-marketing, you can define how you want the world to see you. Join Life Coach and Social Media Influencer, Melanie Balestro-Franco, for a one hour Build Your Brand workshop where you will be inspired, influenced and encouraged to develop your own unique personal and professional brand. Harness the power of social media to kickstart your career journey by tapping into your why, who, what, and how, and attract attention from the folks you are looking to connect with most!

Career Coaches and Panel

Tony Calabrese (Resume Review)

Tony 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.

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.  In August of 2011, he became a Certified Career Coach.  Tony is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and was President of its New Jersey chapter in 2012.

Tony and his wife, Carolina, reside in Maplewood, NJ. 
Telephone: (973) 762-1350 Cell: (201) 306-9811

Paul Cecala (Coach - 12 Simple Steps to Maximize Networking)

Paul Cecala, a Five O’Clock Club Certified Career Coach, has been coaching since 1999 and assisted over 3000 people in either changing careers or starting their professional lives.  He has worked for several post-secondary career schools as Director of Career Services specializing in Biotech/pharmaceutical careers, Green Economy jobs, aviation, allied health, IT and general administrative professions.  Currently, he the Director of Program Development for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies where his responsibilities include identifying developing and managing many of the school's adult, non-credit programming.  Additionally, he helped develop the job search training process for several NJ Department of Labor sponsored job search groups.

Paul has a BS in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology.  Prior to career coaching, he had a long career in corporate aviation sales.  His final position in this arena was Vice President of Aircraft Charter Sales for a nation-wide industry leader.

Lisa Chenofsky Singer (Coach - Breaking Certain Habits For Success)

Lisa Chenofsky Singer, founder of Chenofsky Singer & Associates, is all about customizing and personalizing the career development experience.

If you want a coach who will select the tools from her toolbox that suit your particular needs and tailor them to just what you are looking for – whether a mid-career shift to a new field, a first-time career exploration, a resume revamp, or an executive coaching package — she is your Coach.

Lisa's motto, 'love your career, live your talents, treasure your life's successes', is all about being a 'whole' person in how we live.
Balancing our interests, passions, and desire for learning is what keeps our fingers on the pulse. Linking this to how we earn a living is very powerful as when you enjoy what you do, you excel at it and it is not 'work' but rather 'energy' for you throughout the day. When you can look at possibilities, understand the marketplace AND understand how you can translate your skills and abilities into current needs – you can land a job. When you can take your ability to influence beyond what is directly in front of you — then you are driving your career.

Alex Freund (Panelist)

Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex Freund helps his clients improve their interview performance by removing the fear so they can feel confident during the process. For the last 15 years, Alex has helped more than 1200 clients ranging from managers to CEOs in a variety of industries.
Alex is volunteering and active in several job-search networking groups where he is an occasional presenter.  He teaches via his workshops on interviewing, resumes, LinkedIn, Value Proposition, Personal Branding and Personal Marketing.

Kenneth Lang (Panel)

Kenneth Lang is the co-founder of My Networking Central, a searchable database for networking events and speakers. He facilitates an online weekly LinkedIn Live on Tuesday afternoons with guests where we discuss LinkedIn best practices. Kenneth is also a volunteer career coach for the Rutgers New Start Career Network which provides older (ages 45+) long-term unemployed New Jersey job seekers with access to free, personalized career services. He also mentors students through William Paterson University’s Pesce Institute.

Maya Ollson (Coach - Shortening Your Search by Managing Your Productivity)

Maya Ollson is Founder and Director of Kokopella High Touch Outplacement. She brings over 25 years of outplacement experience and has helped thousands successfully travel the bumpy road of job searching. Maya has been lovingly dubbed “The Resume Queen” by her clients because she knows how to conduct an effective search, especially how to shorten it, turning resumes into interviews and interviews into offers.

Maya is the author of The Road to Job Search Success, an A to Z workbook that details how to conduct a professional caliber job search. It covers managing your emotions and your family throughout a search, resume and cover letter writing, creating a search strategy with special emphasis on shortening your search, networking, interviewing, and negotiations. You can purchase a book at a discount to those in transition - $30. Contact Maya directly to order a book at a discount. She can be reached at, and 973-534-7311.

Charles Rosen (Panel)

Charles B. Rosen has over 4 decades of experience delivering technology-enabled business solutions that address strategic and operational issues facing Global organizations. With degrees in econometrics and organizational behavior, he specializes in assisting Clients mine the value of their technical and cultural infrastructure and design strategic and tactical plans that maximize their strengths.

Charles is also Vice Chair – Operations, for the New Jersey (region 4) Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMINJ), responsible for Finance and Operational Continuity.

Prior to joining GalaxE.Solutions, Charles served as PMOLink (New Orleans) VP–Technical Consulting. PMOLink delivered products, guidance and services to a diverse range of public and private sector Clients including Pfizer, MetLife, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, USDA Forest Service, US Army, Cox Target Media, Entergy and Public Service Electric and Gas. He has developed and taught courses in Successful Project Management and Estimation and Cost Benefit Analysis at Louisiana State University, Rutgers and for private enterprises.

Terry Seamon (Coach - The Resilient Job Seeker)

Career Transition Consultant - 2019 As an Executive Career Transition Consultant with The Ayers Group since 2009, Terry helps professionals and executives as they make their way through the career transition process toward their career goals.

Terry’s approach is to focus on each person, tailoring the process to fit their needs and objectives. As he guides them through the challenges of job search and career change, Terry supports them with customized tools and strategies. His goal is to help them quickly galvanize into action and thereby accelerate their searches.

In addition to working with individuals, Terry also gives presentations on job search topics to professional networking groups in New Jersey.

An active writer, Terry writes articles on many aspects of the career transition process such as networking, interviewing, and personal branding. He publishes them frequently on LinkedIn where he is an active user of the networking platform.

Before joining The Ayers Group, Terry was a Training & Development professional for many years in the corporate world, specializing in leadership and management development, as well as organization change and development.

Terry holds a BA in Human Communication from Rutgers University, and a Masters degree in Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

He lives in Somerset, NJ with his wife Joan. His interests include family, music, theater, and film, as well as travel, food, and wine.

Lindsay Tuman (Panel)

Lindsay Tuman M.S.W, L.S.W
Life/Spiritual Coach

Lindsay is a psychotherapist at Insights Counseling Center. Lindsay has a wide range of clinical experience with children, youth, adults, couples, and families across the lifespan. A majority of her work has been with emotional and behavioral challenges. Lindsay is working towards her clinical license for social work. Lindsay had experience working as a disability professional / employment specialist where she assisted individuals with multiple disabilities in learning independent living skills. Lindsay advocated for disability rights as Ms. Wheelchair NJ 2020 / 2021.