2020 - Atlantic City Electric - Salem-Woodstown
Transmission Line Rebuild
Project Managers - Dan Loveland and
The Salem-Woodstown 69kV Electric
Transmission Line was originally constructed in the
1930's. Due to age and condition and in an effort to
maintain reliability to customers in the region, the
circuit was identified for full rebuild.
The $30 million electric transmission project required
three years of planning, detailed engineering, property
rights acquisition, environmental permitting, material
procurement and community outreach, prior to the start of
construction. Construction of the 10.9 mile transmission
line rebuild project was completed in seven months and
completed 11 calendar days ahead of schedule. The project
team overcame multiple project challenges and complexities
with a high level of stakeholder engagement to achieve
overall project success.
Deliverables included installation of 236 weathered steel
poles, 173,000 LF of 3-phase 795 ACSR conductor and 58,000
LF of 48-count Optical ground wire (OPGW). In addition,
approximately 20 wood poles were constructed to serve as
interspaced distribution poles. Retirements included 333
existing wood transmission poles, 170,000 LF of 3-phase
477AA and 1/0 copper transmission conductor and 1,426 LF
of 1-phase 16M shield wire. OPGW installation provided an
additional communication network path for relay and data
The electric transmission line capacity rating was
upgraded from approximately 300 amps to 1200 amps as a
result of the project. The project provides for overall
transmission reliability improvements and helped to
maintain the relationship with a key industrial customer.
The dedication and diligent efforts by the project team
served as an excellent example of successful
implementation of project management practices to deliver
a $30 million capital improvement project and a strong
commitment to Atlantic City Electric's customer base.
2019 - PSE&G - Gas System Modernization Program
Project Managers - Nicholas Tseng and
Congratulations to the Public Service
Electric (PSE&G) team for earning the Project Management
Institute – New Jersey Chapter (PMINJ) "2019 Project of the
Year" Recognition Award for the "Gas System Modernization"
Program. PMINJ is grateful to PSE&G for sharing their
success story with the project management community and we
are looking forward to hearing more during the 2019 PMINJ
International Project Management Day on November 7, 2019.
The "Gas System Modernization Program" will highlight the
strategy, the process and execution used to modernize and
replace old cast iron and unprotected steel gas mains with
new plastic gas pipe throughout the PSE&G territory. The
work touched 11 counties, over 155 townships, over 2,800
streets, and over 26,500 customers. It sparked economic
grow mx-2 th by creating an estimated 500 new jobs, including the
economic simulation associated with the construction work
This project - part of the U.S. Department of Energy
initiative to accelerate the replacement of aging
infrastructure, addresses a variety of project elements such
previous Gas Main Replacement projects
creation of a new Gas Construction Group and a Project
Management Office (PMO)
formalizing the project management process
challenges / lessons learned
other project management elements
2019 - Honorable Mention - Atlantic Health System - Epic
The PMINJ Chapter is proud to award the 2019
Honorable Mention Project of the Year to Atlantic Health
System for their "Epic Transformation Project". The
objective of the "Epic Transformation Project" was to
implement a new Epic Electronic Medical Records System.
This transformation project - one patient, one record, one
Atlantic Health System - propelled Atlantic Health System
into a new era of patient care by providing innovation,
staff collaboration and an enhanced patient experience
allowing patients' the ability to access their health care
information and take control of their care.
Below are some statistics to show the size and scope of this
174,000 MyChart Users (Patients)
18,400 User Trained (Staff and Physicians) some in
600+ Subject Matter Experts
142 individual applications replaced
100+ At the Elbow Contracted Support Specialists for
each Go Live Event
Atlantic Health System headquartered in Morristown, NJ, is
one of the leading non-profit health care systems in NJ and
committed to creating a Trusted Network of Caring®.
Atlantic Health System facilities and sites of care include
6 hospital locations, Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Home Care
& Hospice. AHS also has more than 900
community-based healthcare providers affiliated through
Atlantic Medical Group.
2018 --- Hackensack University Medical Center-Department
of Clinical and Patient Care Services
Congratulations to the Hackensack
University Medical Center-Department of Clinical and
Patient Care Services (a member of a 16 hospital
network) on being awarded the prestigious Project
Management Institute-New Jersey Chapter "2018 Project of
the Year" award for the "Executive Strategic Initiatives
This is certainly a well-deserved award in
recognition of the exceptional leadership by Dianne Aroh,
Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical and Patient Care
Office, and the entire project management team lead by Ms.
Rheya Boykins Munroe and Ms. Andrea Peine-Ardila.
The Department of Clinical and Patient Care Services did
not have a formal way of documenting projects or
communication methods, capturing project budgets and
allocating resources. Through teamwork and
dedication, the project team implemented a Strategic
Initiatives Portfolio project aligning project management
to their organizational goals, while maintaining
high-quality patient care and meeting the daily challenges
of a large hospital network. The team coordinated with
multiple teams across 18 service lines and 350+ existing
and proposed initiatives. The existing project work
involved 18 directors and over 2,500 team members.
PMINJ joins your colleagues and the many people who
contributed to the success of the "Executive Strategic
Initiatives Portfolio" project in the advancement of
project management at Hackensack University Medical Center
- a job well done.
2018 - Honorable Mention --- T&M Associates
Team Leads from top-left: Stephen Olson, Michael Regan,
Joseph Martin, Kristopher Krzyston, David Jacobs, Richard
Moralle, Charles Hopkins, M. Elaine Dasti, Michael Thomas,
Thomas P. Catapano, Thomas Neff
The Project Management Institute-New Jersey
Chapter would like to sincerely congratulate T&M
Associates for winning the 2018 Project of the Year –
Honorable Mention category. The Fort Monmouth Myer Center
Abatement, Demolition & Site Improvement Design project
was a large undertaking with the potential to cause major
impacts to the surrounding community, if not managed
Fort Monmouth located in New Jersey officially closed its
doors as a U.S. Army installation in September 2011. With
multiple buildings and structures considered obsolete and
still remaining on a 38-acre tract known as the F1 Parcel –
this has been a significant impediment to its sale and the
revitalization and integration of Fort Monmouth with its
T&M Associates successfully delivered project
construction documents, meeting a critical client deadline
within the approved budget, as well as all necessary
Regulatory Agency approvals and permits all in preparation
for future site development.
2016 --- Port Authority Agency Operations Center Program
Team Leads: Ted Bobowsky and Stephanie Dawson
2016 - Honorable Mention --- Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineer – Collabratec Program
Team Leads: Terri Ciccodicola and Brian Pratz
2016 - Honorable Mention --- MTA Capital Construction Team
– No. 7 Subway Line Extension Program
Team Leads: Mark Schiffman, Ihab (Bobby) Shafei and
2015 --- The New Jersey Turnpike Authority - Garden State
Parkway Widening – Phase 2 Program
Louis Vazquez, Peter T. Kuhne, P.E., PMP (Atkins), Malini
Swaminathan (Atkins) and Lamis T. Malak, P.E.(NJTA)
The Project of the Year Award winner: the New
Jersey Turnpike Authority - Garden State Parkway Widening –
Phase 2 Program.
Honorable Mention was awarded to Montclair
State University for its successful September 2014 launch of
the Canvas Learning Management System
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority Project Team
presentation was led by Program Managers Ms. Lamis T. Malak,
P.E.(NJTA), Mr. Peter T. Kuhne, P.E., PMP (Atkins) and Ms.
Malini Swaminathan (Atkins). They discussed a variety of
elements of this complex program, the challenges the team
had to overcome, and the key ingredients that led to its
success. Program scope included: design and construction of
a third lane to the northbound and southbound Parkway,
widening the shoulders, main line and local road bridge
widening and replacement, existing drainage system
replacement, and safety improvements such as roadway
lighting, guide sign replacement, storm water management
basins maintenance, and relocation of utilities. Major
bridge crossings at the Mullica River, Bass River, and
Patcong Creek were also rehabilitated and widened.
The multi-million dollar program required the
coordinated efforts of more than 1,000 professionals over a
six-year period to develop the design and construct the
improvements and included members from: NJ Turnpike
Authority, Atkins North America, Jacobs Construction, as
well as seven engineering and seven construction firms.
Successful program results include: increased efficiency in
maintenance and operations, reduced traffic congestion,
improved motorist safety, and further enhancements to the
Garden State Parkway as an emergency evacuation route.
2014 --- Atlantic Health Systems / Chlinton Integration
The project's objective was to support the merger of Chilton
Hospital into Atlantic Health System and was led with
extraordinary professionalism and great success by project
managers Danielle Meglaughlin and Jennifer Scatcherd.
The project involved implementing technical
solutions to support the business requirements in the
Implementing technical infrastructure that
will establish secure network connectivity between Chilton
Hospital and Atlantic Health System:
Service Desk Support
The success of this project has positioned
Chilton as part of Atlantic Health System to build upon a
history of successful collaboration. This includes clinical
affiliations in obstetrics, cardiology and other
specialties. It also ensures that both institutions remain
at the forefront of medicine and technology.
The decision to merge demonstrates ongoing
efforts by AHS to expand its nationally recognized programs
and services into more communities throughout the region. It
also assures that Chilton will continue to serve as a
licensed, acute care facility, expand its program offerings
and provide Chilton patients easier access to world class
care in the comforting arms of their community hospital.
Key members of the Chilton Hospital IT
Integration Project team include: Mark Lederman, Vice
President & Chief Information Officer; Eileen Tarnacki,
Manager, Project Management Office; Danielle Meglaughlin,
Project Manager; Jennifer Scatcherd, Project Manager.
2013 --- Solix's Design and Implementation of the
Connect2Compete Program (C2C)
Picture from NJBIZ
Project Team - Janice Molloy, General
Manager Project Management. Also joining are Rick DiLollo,
Director - Project Management; Mark Ashnault, Senior Director
- Application Architecture; Ray Rojas, Director - Network
Support; Landon Swaim, Manager- Operations; Abhishek Sinha,
Lead Architect; Amanda Severson, Call Center Supervisor,
Stuart Waldrum, Senior Vice President & CIO; Eric Seguin,
Vice President of Corporate Development and Government
Programs. Client – Sonja Murray, Executive Vice President
Solix's design and implementation of the
Connect2Compete Program (C2C) is the winner of this year's
PMINJ Project of the Year. As a leading provider of
eligibility determination, program management and customer
care services, this project and partnership was an ideal fit
for Solix. Connect2Compete, championed by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), is a national nonprofit
organization connecting leaders from communities, the private
sector, and leading foundations.
C2C has a primary goal of helping ensure future
generations of Americans can compete in the global economy by
accessing technology through three offers: free digital
literacy training, discounted high-speed Internet, and
low-cost computers. C2C was created as a public, private
partnership focused on making broadband available to parents
of children in the National Free School Lunch Program as one
third of all Americans, 100 million people, have not adopted
broadband at home.
The challenge for Solix was to take an unknown
program from idea to implementation, using a proven
disciplined project management approach to enable this broad
C2C required Solix to develop multiple systems
and processes to allow for a variety of application methods,
determine if applicants met the C2C eligibility criteria, and
interface with cable and computer partners on their offerings.
In parallel, the processes and systems needed to encompass
complex program integrity components to manage potential
Solix successfully delivered a highly visible,
comprehensive program for the C2C partners and stakeholders.
The initial pilot program launched in April 2012 to select
students in San Diego, California schools with a follow-up
launch in October 2012 to over 600 schools located in 17
different states. The C2C program involved a computer partner
and eight different (voluntarily participating) cable/internet
Join us to learn how the Solix team successfully
implemented Connect2Compete's Program designed to bridge the
digital divide by helping low income families discover the
transformational power of the Internet and the ability for
technology to improve lives.
2012 --- St. Peter's University Hospital
Project Team - Cindy Kottler,
Director of Clinical and Business Systems, Patricia
Carroll, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice
President; Elizabeth Wykpisz, VP/Patient Care
Services , Chief Nursing Officer and executive sponsor; Frank
DiSanzo, VP/CIO and Chief of Strategy and Donna
LeSieur, Account Executive vendor representative.
St. Peter's University Hospital Clinical
System Implementation is the winner of this year's PMINJ
Project of the Year. The project involved the build and
implementation of an acute care clinical computer system
installed across all service lines of a 478 bed major
teaching hospital to deliver an entirely paperless
electronic health record.
The scope included building 20 applications,
configuring 75 interfaces and the deployment of 750 devices.
A total of 3500 end users were trained including nurses,
physicians and ancillary department users. The project
required St. Peter's University Hospital to "think outside
the box" to identify solutions and strategies to deliver the
project on time, within budget and scope. The success of
this project has positioned the hospital to deliver
exemplary patient care while meeting federally mandated
Healthcare Reform requirements.
2011 --- Workers Compensation Claims Solution by NJM
As recipients of PMINJ's Project of the Year,
several individuals from New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance
Company (NJM) will provide a presentation on the Workers
Compensation Claims Solution. This project is the largest
business/technology initiative in the company's history.
This program successfully implemented five major technology
solutions and involved over 200 people across 11
departments. It also allowed NJM to move away from its
legacy systems to more flexible solutions and streamline its
claims process to better serve its policy holders. The team
members attributed the success of this project to the
outstanding teamwork and dedication of NJM's employees.
The focus of this presentation will be the use
of project management tools, successes and challenges, and
most importantly the impact the Workers Compensation Claims
Solution has had on NJM.
The team members (Poonam Bhargava, Harold
Fink, Kathleen Flaherty, Larry Fore, Margaret Inman, Loretta
Kreutzberg, Jack Parra and Carol Voorhees) joined NJM
between 1985 and 2005. They have a broad range of
experience. The head of the Project Management Office is
Harold Fink and the Director of this office is Carol
Voorhees. The other individuals deal with administration of
Business Solution Delivery, implementation of
enterprise-wide Document Management and Integration
solutions with business applications, Policy Administration
and Financial Systems, Workers Compensation medical bill
review system, Workers Compensation Claim Center, cash
management, general accounting, actuarial, and statistics.
2010 --- Connect by Hertz
Terri Ciccodicola, PMP, Senior Director,
Global Program Management
Jackie Vander Ploeg, General Manager
Car Sharing, while popular throughout Europe,
has been grow mx-2 ing in the US. Hertz Corporation saw an
opportunity to be the first rental car company to launch a
global car sharing program. Connect by Hertz car sharing
enables members to drive in and out of town on a
pay-as-you-go basis; it is a solution that provides
customers with an economical, convenient and
socially-conscious alternative to car ownership.
Bringing Connect by Hertz to life involved the
due diligence and steadfast adherence to critical project
management tactics. The project as a whole centered on the
design, implementation and support of this new business. To
meet their goals, the Connect by Hertz team was able to
leverage Hertz's resources and infrastructure, such as fleet
purchasing power, customer service center and a renowned,
trusted and established global brand, to create a new value
proposition within the car sharing arena.
2009 --- Major League Baseball Network
Launch of the Back Office/Broadcast Backbone
LAN and Network Deployment
Presented by Cindy Cortell, Major League Baseball Network
Members of the team included:
Mark Haden - VP of Engineering &
Peter Surhoff - VP of Operations
Tab Butler - Director of Media Management
Mark Henry - Director of Broadcasting
Jeffrey Vee - Senior Manager of Network Infrastructure
Simon Tse - Senior Manager of Network Infrastructure
Marc Jellinek - SQL Manager
Luke Bodenstein - Information Technology Engineer
Adam Hakanjin - Information Technology Engineer
Mike Carstens - Manager of Operations
Juan Londono - Service Desk Analyst
Paul Pimenta - Service Desk Analyst
Brian Kabus - Service Desk Analyst
Daniel Gainey - Network Architect
Anthony Tesoriero - Manager of Service Desk and Support
Cindy Cortell is representing the Major League
Baseball Network IT Department. Through this project, the
team was able to successfully launch the Major League
Baseball Network on January 1, 2009 in about 50 million
homes, making it the largest single network deployment in
cable/satellite televison history. The project team was
given the exciting challenge of building a network
infrastructure from the ground up following the acquisition
of MSNBC's former studio in Secaucus. The former MSNBC
building required a complete overhaul to replace the
antiquated broadcast equipment and cabling with state of the
art, high definition broadcast systems and a fiber optic
cable infrastructure utilizing a 10 gigabit fiber backbone.
In addition, there were no existing studios to retrofit or
The team had a very aggressive and definitive
timeline for setting up the broadcast and back office
backbone. Design, build, and implementation were
accelerated. Work that normally would take two months was
completed over two weekends. As you may imagine, this
presented various challenges which are addressed in the
2004 --- Virtual Corporation
Kaiser Permanente Business Continuity Program
Virtual Corporation teamed with Kaiser to
implement over 6,000 departmental recovery plans within an
18 month period. There were 50 individual projects
implemented. It was the largest BC program launch ever
undertaken. The projects success was due to the
extraordinary teaming effort and constant communication
between the two corporations.
Scott Ream founded Virtual Corporation in 1994
specifically to assist large, geographically dispersed
organizations with implementation of appropriately scaled,
sustainable business continuity programs. Mr. Ream is
currently serving as a member of the Editorial Advisory
Board for Contingency Planning ? Management Magazine.
Project Leaders for the project (Key
Scott W. Ream - President, Virtual Corporation
Skip I. Skivington - Director, Healthcare Continuity
Management, Kaiser Permanente
Larry Fischer - Project Executive, Virtual Corporation
Aaron Diskin - Senior Consultant, Virtual Corporation
Bob Farkas - Senior Consultant, Virtual Corporation
2003 --- MerkMedco's Managed Care, L.L.C.
OMEGA AUTOMATED PHARMACY PROJECT
of Willingboro New Jersey
Merck-Medco's Engineering Department resides
in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. The project was managed by
Wayne Rice, the overall Project Manager. The Project Team
consisted of the following individuals.
Mike Brosie, Vice President Engineering
Chris Hess, Senior Director-Project Planning
John McGivern, Executive Director, Automated Pharmacy
Wayne Rice, Vice President- Pharmacy Operations
George Smith, Aggregate Planner
Mike Szesko, Director-Process Development
Project Objective : build an automated
pharmacy in Willingboro, NJ, which will be the world's
largest pharmacy by 2003 dispensing 780,000 perscriptions a
week. The project was implemented and successfully closed,
ahead of schedule on October 5, 2001. The operation is in
full swing today.
2000 --- Home & Garden Television 1999 Broadcast
In order to accommodate grow mx-2 th, Home ? Garden
Television (HGTV) expanded their Knoxville, Tn. facility.
This expansion included an increase in active networks from
one to four (including an increase in transmission
capacity.) This project also included the expansion of HGTVs
Master Control facility; an increase in on-line storage
capacity and construction of new building linking the
original site to the parking garage. The additional space
allowed the construction of an Internet/Web command center;
which became the showplace for the Internet presence of HGTV
and its sister companies.
Project Manager - Tom Michales - Senior
Project Manager, AF Associates, Inc.
1999 --- Aurora Data Center Conversion
The Aurora Data Center Conversion was a
complex project to replace outdated data warehouse hardware
platforms and related software with the latest hardware and
software at Lucent Technologies' principal data center. The
project's mandate was to accomplish the data center
conversion without interrupting critical business systems,
which included general ledger, financial code conversion,
product sales, and human resource applications. The affected
data bases range from 100GB to more than a terabyte and user
communities from 100 to 1000 users.
Project Manager - Stephen P. Kruger -
Manager-IBM Global Services
1997 --- Chase/Chemical Bank Merger Team
1996 --- PSEG Bergan Repowering Project
Project Manager Robert W. Dunn led the Bergen
Repowering Project. This project also won the Regional
Project of the Year.
The Bergen Repowering Project encompassed the
conversion of a thirty year old conventional fossil fueled
generating station to a facility that incorporated the
latest in engineering technology with the existing assets of
the station. The project team exceeded their goals and
achieved the main objective of providing PSE?G customers an
efficient, environmentally friendly power generation
1995 --- PSEG Mercer Generating Plant Rehab
1994 --- Port Authority of NY/NJ World Trade Center
2022 - Manish Malevar - BNY Mellon Pershing
Manish is a director at BNY Mellon Pershing, within the Project Management Office (PMO.) He has expertise in large scale business transformation and complex technology engagements. In addition, he is a Project Management Professional with PMI since 2005 and a SAFE Agile professional (Certified Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master and Agilist).
Manish has 22 years of experience and currently manages the technology portfolio for industry leading wealth platforms of NetX360, NetXInvestor, NetXServices which are used by more than 100,000 professional users and 3.8 M investors
Manish constantly strives to innovate and simplify processes which enables business growth, operational efficiency and reimagined experience for BNYMellon and its clients. He has been instrumental in establishing firm wide benchmarks for governance, program planning, and management. Manish led his team throughout the adoption of agile, and his team was the first to successfully migrate to the agile model, bringing higher efficiencies and greater client satisfaction.
Manish holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore, India and a Bachelor of Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology-Jaipur, India. In his spare time, Manish enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, playing tennis, and learning international languages
2022 - Honorable Mention - Tom Schnipp, Ed.M, PMP, SSM
Manager, Project Management and Scrum Master
Instructor, Center for Workforce Development, County College of Morris
Tom Schnipp has over 20 years of experience managing IT, finance and business projects in the nonprofit, telecommunications, governmental and financial services industries for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. Tom is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of both Project Management Institute (PMI) and the New Jersey Chapter of PMI, where he is an active volunteer. Tom’s other volunteer experiences include past Board Member of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation and past Board Member and Treasurer of the Parks Alliance of Morris County as well as volunteer roles with a number of local organizations. Tom is also a Scaled Agile member and holder of the certified SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) credential.
He holds undergraduate degrees in History and International Relations from Boston University, a Masters's Degree in Education from Rutgers, and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Stephens Institute of Technology. Tom has brought his teaching experience to the business world by defining, developing and delivering corporate education programs in project management, security awareness, IT policies, end-user training and Agile.
In addition to being a project management practitioner, he most recently developed and delivered a project management curriculum for the County College of Morris Center for Workforce Development. The aim of the program is to advance participant knowledge in the field and enhance career pathways. He has been a learning symposium presenter and delivered content at corporate town halls. Tom believes in the power of networking and places a high degree of value on lifelong learning for himself and others.
2021 - Anne M. Tomasello, PMP – Rowan University, Department of Family Medicine
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Congratulation to Ms. Anne M.Tomasello, PMP on winning the Project Management
Institute – New Jersey Chapter "20 21 Project Manager of The Year" award. The PMINJ
PMOY award celebrates and recognizes a PMINJ Chapter Project Manager for an
outstanding project management achievement.
Anne was instrumental in the successful operation of a new Covid-19 Vaccine Center
at row mx-2 an University, School of Osteopathic Medicine (row mx-2 anSOM). Anne's
management leadership skills led to "on boarding over 1,000 unique team members
through the multiple human resources, technology, and training requirements
culminating in a perfect warm welcome to the clinic so each were appropriately
credentialed to help the community". Anne's communication and coordination skills
were paramount with ensuring everyone involved in the Covid-19 Vaccine Center effort
were integrating with the master plan and all key stakeholder needs and requirements
were fully met.
To quote Anne's supervisor, Dr. Joshua Coren, "I truly can say that the success of
our project to coordinate and administer vaccinations to New Jersey from our
row mx-2 anSOM community is directly related to Anne's leadership and project
Dion Magee's story is unique and an impressive one
benefiting both the corporate culture of a mid-size
company with a grow mx-2 ing presence as well as the clinical
trial and public health communities. Mr. Magee provides
professional project management expertise with a creative
delivery approach for Clincierge. Mr. Magee was asked to
apply his skills and vast experience in project management
as lead (of a special team) assigned with a task critical
to expanding Clincierge global footprint in compliance
with various regulatory, legal, and ethical standards
Mr. Magee utilized the project management framework for
this newly created team that maintains high visibility
within the organization, its leadership, and key
The work led by Mr. Magee resulted in our company's
expansion into fourteen (14) new markets in Latin America,
Europe, and Asia-Pacific, thus enabling critically ill
clinical trial participants to receive the life-saving
treatments they so desperately need whilst providing
Clincierge increased visibility in the global
pharmaceutical and life sciences marketplace.
Due to the highly visible success of Mr. Magee's project
leadership, Clincierge has now adopted as standard
practice, a Project Management approach, to all special
projects undertaken by any department.
Additionally, over the course of the past year, more than
75% of Clincierge's Operations Department has either
started to pursue or achieved Project Management
certification thanks to the trailblazing example set by
Mr. Magee is the owner of Magee Enterprises, LLC is a
project management consultant and educator leading high
profile, complex projects on behalf of clients from an
array of industries. Dion serves as a business success
advisor for grow mx-2 ing companies in other industry segments
such as: entrepreneurship, meetings and events, banking,
media, patient engagement advocacy and travel, clinical
trial management, and hospitality services.
Dion is also an accomplished educator who is passionate
about teaching the project management framework in various
industries. Dion joined Temple's University School of
Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, as an Adjunct
Professor earning himself "Educator of the Year" in 2009
for his dedication to the hospitality industry. Dion
is earned the "Corporate Planner of the Year" by Event
Solutions Magazine and a "Young and Inspiring Event
Professional in Industry" by special Events Magazine in
Dion has authored a collection of principles which provide
guidance, governance and best practices for planning and
managing meetings and events. "EventiFocus" - Event
Project Management Framework - combines industry resources
with recognized project planning resources and techniques
for sharply executed meetings and events.
Pamela McGowan is an R&D Project Manager with 11 years
experience in the FCMG industry covering a variety of
Personal Care and Surface Disinfection brands, working
both in the UK and the US. She is currently R&D
Project Management Lead at RB, leading a team based in New
Jersey and India to support Dettol, a leading global
personal and home care disinfection brand. She is a PMP
and has a 1st Class Honors degree in Chemistry from
University of the West of Scotland.
Pamela is widely known for her expertise, her can-do
attitude and her relentless ability to solve complex
problems quickly and painlessly. In her current role, she
leads Project Management of the global Dettol Innovation
pipeline, driving compliance against all required scope
and budget deliverables to deliver within timings and
against revenue targets. Through Pamela's leadership, her
team has created more than 50 complex timelines across 10
manufacturing sites in the past year, across a variety of
product formats including hand washes, hand sanitizers,
laundry sanitizers and antibacterial wipes. She has also
transformed Project Management practices within the team
by creating new tools for change management, scope
management and resource planning, the latter resulting in
successful expansion of the Dettol R&D team based in
2018 - Michael R. Thomas, PE, LEED AP ND, PMP –
Congratulations to Mr. Michael R. Thomas, PE, LEED AP ND,
PMP on winning the Project Management Institute – New
Jersey Chapter 2018 "Project Manager of the Year" Award.
The PMINJ Project Manager of the Year Award recognizes and
honors a PMINJ Chapter Project Manager for a significant
project management achievement using their skills and
commitment to the project management profession.
Michael represents the best of the best within the New
Jersey project management community and his leadership at
T&M Associates and his commitment to his colleagues
are hallmark traits that have earned him the respect of
Michael's leadership and expertise in project controls,
including the use of earned value analysis for cost
control, lead to the successful project completion of the
"Fort Monmouth Myer Center Abatement, Demolition &
Site Improvement Design". Michael applied his
knowledge of PMIs Project Management Book of Knowledge
(PMBOK) and practical skills to also delivered a
comprehensive project management Work Plan, integrating
all ten (10) PMBOK Knowledge Areas within the five (5)
2016 - Saibal Basuroy, PMP – Hill International
Saibal Basuroy is a PMI member since 2006 and is a PMP. He
is currently Director of Project Controls for Hill
International. He has more than 28 years of experience in
all aspects of Project Controls for very large
infrastructure and transit projects throughout the
world including Asia, the Middle East and North America.
Currently, Saibal leads the project controls effort for
MTA's $2.4 billion Number 7 Subway Line Project in New
York City. In this capacity he is responsible for the
schedule, cost and budget control, and progress reporting
to the highest level of management.
He is also responsible for coordination with the Owner's
team, funding partner, the design team and contractors.
Saibal's lead role in Project Controls was the key to the
project achieving Revenue Service under budget and within
2016 - Honorable Mention - Jennifer Scatcherd, PMP –
Atlantic Health System
Jennifer is a senior Project Manager with 23 years
experience in multiple areas of the healthcare industry.
Jennifer has a Master's degree in Administrative Sciences
from Fairleigh Dickerson University.
Jennifer is an exemplary Project Manger at Atlantic Health
System and was instrumental in the successful Hackettstown
Hospital Acquisition technology component. The project
broadened the footprint of Atlantic Health System further
into Sussex County.
2013 - Cindy Kottler – St Peter's Healthcare System
The winner of this year's award, Cindy Kottler, is the
embodiment of a true Project Management Professional. In
2012 Cindy and her team won the PMINJ Project of the Year.
This year she decided to go solo.
In 2012, Cindy led a major project that
required the building and testing of a computerized
physician order entry (CPOE). The measurable level of
utilization of the CPOE system by the physician is
required for complince with the Federal Meaningingful Use
guideline. Cindy was tasked with obtaining the buy-in from
over 1000 community physicians who had no ties to the
hospital or anything to gain by utilizing the CPOE. While
many hospitals are struggling with enforcing compliance to
computerized physician order entry system, St Peters
system has been widely praised among their providers and
that is largely due to Cindy's roll out, training and
Even though there where several major
challenges including the training and deployment to over
1000 physicians, residents and physician assistants, Cindy
maintained her professionalism, drive and sense of humor
to deliver the project with success.
So, we are honored to present the 2013 PMINJ
Project Manager of the Year Award to Cindy Kottler of St
Peter's Healthcare System in New Brunswick, NJ.
2012 - Danielle Meglaughlin – Atlantic Health System
Managed the replacement of an out of date information
system and implementation of the cores information systems
utilized at Atlantic Health facilities by November 2011.
A total of 73 new products where
introduce with over 40 separate project plans being
implemented at the same time.
Always willing to offer her assistance
and developed a great rapport with constituents.
She is a frequently requested PM for
Atlantic Health Systems most difficult projects.
On 09 October 2015, PMINJ was the recipient of the 2015 PMI
Excellence Awards for Volunteer Programs and Chapter
Leadership in Category IV.
The Franklin Food Bank conducts an annual Bike Tour - a
major community and biking event with 660 people raising
$62,000+. The Food Bank partnered with PMINJ for help with
planning, execution and analysis. PMINJ's role
expanded to volunteer and public relations management,
process improvement, total event planning, including social
media. PMINJ and Montclair State University teamed to
offer a 2015 PM Experiential class to MBA students, with 4
students assigned to Public Relations/Media Coordination for
benefit of the fund raising effort.
John Bufe received the Chapter Leadership award in
recognition of the many members who make PMINJ one of the
leading chapters in the world. The recognition is a
tribute to the volunteers and the past and present board
members who contribute their time and efforts for the
members of the chapter and the community. And they
On 25 October 2014, PMINJ was the recipient of the 2014 PMI
Chapter Award for Collaboration & Outreach in Category
IV. This award is given in recognition of the chapter's
strong partnership with community organizations, in
particular Franklin Township Food Bank and the chapter's
educational outreach with NJ Schools.
The New Jersey Chapter of the Project Management Institute
(PMI) presented two awards for Outstanding Service to PMI
and to the New Jersey Chapter on June 11, 1996.
The Awards were given to two engineers
associated with Schering-Plough that have been involved with
PMI since 1982: Anthony Accatatta, PE, Director of
Technical Operation's Engineering, and Herb Kaplan,
PE, who has been retired since 1985, and was formerly
Director of Corporate Engineering.
The association of both Engineers goes back to
1970 when Mr. Accatatta was hired by Mr. Kaplan as a
Packaging Project Engineer. Both became involved with PMI in
1982, when the organization was initially established and
had a few dozen members in the New Jersey Chapter. Since
that time, the local Chapter has grow mx-2 n to over 1000 members,
and is the largest chapter of the Institute which has an
international membership of 23,000. The local chapter
provides monthly technical meetings on all aspects of
Project Management, along with an annual symposium and
related field trips.
The Outstanding Service awards were the first
ever bestowed at the Chapter level, and were a result of the
proactive leadership and personal involvement that they both
exhibited as members of the Board of Directors and in
recognition of outstanding services and contributions to the
New Jersey Chapter PMI.
Mr. Accatatta has served as Vice President,
Administration, Vice President Programs, was the founding
editor of the chapters quarterly newsletter "Projections,"
and has been an advisor for the past six years.
Mr. Kaplan has served as an advisor for
fourteen years, and has been heavily involved in the annual
symposium for the past ten years.
The awards were presented by William Ruggles,
the International Ex-Officio of Technical Development, who
noted that it was a distinct honor for Schering-Plough to
have both a current employee and a retiree from the
corporation recognized for the outstanding contributions
made to PMI.
Mary Devon O'Brien was recently appointed into Pathfinder Inc.'s 1998 "Pathfinder Wall of Fame"
in recognition of her significant long-term contributions to the project management profession.
A wall plaque will be displayed in the main lobby of Pathfinder and will read "Pathfinder Inc.
Proudly Recognizes the Following Exemplary Career Professionals for Their Outstanding
Contributions to the Advancement of Project Management Technology."
Again, the Outstanding President of the Year was awarded
to Mary Devon O'Brien at PMI's Seminar/Symposium
on September 7, 2000, in Houston.
The Outstanding President of the Year was
awarded to Mary Devon O'Brien at PMI's
Seminar/Symposium on October 8, 1999, in Philadelphia.
The Outstanding President of the Year was awarded to F.
Nelson Woomer (NJ's Past President) at PMI's
Seminar/Symposium on October 4, 1996 in Boston. PMI VP
David Pells, PMP, acknowledged Nelson's leadership,
organizational and management initiatives while leading
the NJ Chapter.