Board of Directors


Wayne Holley

Wayne’s childhood home was a thousand-acre farm in Alabama. After high school and some college, he went into the Air Force. He was stationed at Travis AFB near San Francisco and then at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage.

When he left the Air Force in 1973, he remained in Alaska for another twenty-three years. Then, in 1995, he moved to California, first to Julian and then into San Diego.

During Wayne’s career, he has lead teams and projects in construction surveying, IT development, finance, residential construction and community development. His teams included one of about thirty-five employees as Operations Director and another of fifty volunteers as Construction Superintendent.

Since 2012, Wayne has volunteered with PMI-SD, as Dinner Event Manager, Deputy VP Programs and Vice President Programs. When the Board of Directors was faced with an unexpected vacancy in the VP Finance office, Wayne moved from VP Programs into that new role as Vice President of Finance for the chapter. He has also served on the Chapter Bylaws Review Committee twice, most recently as chair of the Committee.

Vice President of Operations

Monet Williams
Swagelok-San Diego Fluid Systems Technologies

Monet is a Project Lead Engineer with experience in fluid systems, design, and business development.  She has volunteered with PMI-SD as the Sponsor& Exhibitor Manager for the 2018 Annual Conference as well as the Recorder for the Board of Directors.  Some of her other volunteer experiences include teaching students  financial literacy & work readiness with Junior Achievement and participating yearly with Vista Community Clinic’s Holiday Homes fundraising tour. 

Monet holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and currently sits on the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board for North Carolina A&T State University.

Vice President of Communications

Chakravarthi Bokka

Chakri is a Technology Executive and Servant Leader with 20+ years of success administering budgets over $44 Million and cutting millions in IT expenses and driving business innovation to accelerate business growth and gain competitive edge. He has expertise in Medium to Large Scale ERP, DW/BI, Cloud Integration, Program, Portfolio and Project management, Software Development/Architecture, Release management, Systems Integration and Application Support.

Vice President of Programs

Sherry Remington
Remington Consulting

Sherry is a certified program and project manager with expertise in process improvement, strategy management, financial management, team leadership training, mentoring, and software implementations. She worked for 13 years deploying infrastructure programs and implementing and deploying multimillion-dollar strategic initiatives. Her previous experience was an emphasis on customer relationships, accounting and managing multimillion-dollar municipal contracts. Her strengths include building effective relationships, successfully implementing program management offices, mentoring and coaching project professionals and successful project implementations.

Sherry holds PMP, SCPM, and CSM certifications. She also holds an Enterprise Architect certificate from Penn State. She volunteers regularly for nonprofit organizations.

Vice President of Professional Development

Ellen Lekatz
University California San Diego Health

Ellen is a leader who is results oriented and customer focused in the program and project management profession. She has demonstrated leadership in building high performance teams on a global level. She has initiated and orchestrated program management office development, SDLC, strategic business cases and the execution of these initiatives.

Ellen is a highly experienced and analytical project manager with a wealth of experience overseeing large scale projects in various public and private sectors. She possesses well developed interpersonal skills to build sustainable relationships with colleagues, staff, and key stakeholders.

Vice President of Finance

Kevin Steiger
Kyocera Communications Inc.

Kevin has over 15 years of experience with SAP ERP system and project management. He has completed six full cycle SAP ERP implementations for manufacturing and retail businesses.

Kevin is a big believer of Seth Godin and the book, LINCHPIN: Are You Indispensable? He reads Seth Godin blogs to start his day.

Vice President of Membership

Carmen Skipworth
CAMS Consulting Services

Carmen is an experienced mentor with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. She is skilled in business development, business strategy, marketing management, business planning, sales, entrepreneurship, and international business.

Carmen is a strong professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in International Relations and Affairs from George Mason University.

Vice President of Outreach

Tessa heydinger

Tessa is a certified Agile ScrumMaster (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) with experience in medical device and software development. She currently supports Global Product Development with NuVasive in San Diego, driving new product engineering from inception through product launch. 

Tessa is an active member on her division’s cultural ambassadors outreach committee, leading local outreach and recruiting events with local universities. 

Vice President of Strategy

Susan Miller
Global Product Security

Susan is Senior Director of Software Development in Oracle's Global Product Security Software Program Management group. Over the past 20 years she held a variety of leadership positions in software security and systems hardware in support of Oracle's Systems and Security business.  

Susan is a strong advocate of leadership development for emerging women professionals within Oracle, demonstrated by her leadership tenure shaping the Oracle Women’s Leadership Communities in Southern California, support of STEM initiatives, and active sponsorship of mentorship opportunities within Oracle. She is also a member of the North San Diego Business Chamber Board of Directors. Susan holds a BSCS, MSCSE and MBA, along with PMP, CIPT and CISSP certifications.