PMI Orange County

Board of Governors

Kaustubh has been a member for PMI-OC since 2012. He currently manages a portfolio of solutions focusing on the Criminal Justice and Public Security market and has more than 10 years of experience as a project/program manager applied in the field of biometrics. Kaustubh has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration from the New York University’s Stern School of Business. Kaustubh started volunteering for the chapter as part of the Finance Group since 2012 and has held various positions in the group including most recently the Director of Finance. One of his successes has been to identify efficiencies within the organization while focusing on improving member value. His goals for joining the PMI Board of Governors are to ensure alignment with the chapter mission and goal by helping grow the chapter and focusing on member satisfaction with increased offerings. He understands the importance of the role volunteers play in the success of the chapter and believes in empowering them in their efforts, while always appreciating and backing their dedication, hard work and commitment towards the chapter.
Prateet is a self motivated individual with over 12 years of broad experience in the development of Medical Devices. Prateet has been managing and designing intricate products with complex systems and subsystems, with management of Mechanical and Electromechanical NPD projects. Currently, Prateet works as a Sr. Manager in Alcon Labs managing a large scale program that requires global collaboration and engineering. Prateet is also involved with portfolio prioritization for the R&D projects to ensure that right projects are funded as well as maintaining a healthy pipeline.

Prateet Verma
Past President

Paya has been a diligent volunteer at PMI-OC for a number of years and was the Director of Online Programs before moving to his current position as the Vice President of Administration and Technology. He joined PMI-OC in 2016 as a volunteer to lead a team within the finance group.

Paya Ebrahimi
Vice President of Administration & Technology

A seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience working with leading corporates like Cisco, Dell and Ernst and Young. Managed critical global projects with large teams like new business roll-out, mergers and acquisitions, Business Intelligence, IT implementations and data integrations that helped companies grow their topline and improve operational efficiencies. A Chartered accountant with additional technical and project management qualifications who strongly believes in giving back to the community and associated with multiple non-profit organizations.

Chandra Subramanian
Vice President of Communications

Narmela Sargis is a Senior Program Manager with over 20 years of experience and known for proven success in Program, Portfolio, Project and Leadership Management for Fortune 500 companies. She is adept at driving multiple complex projects and managing employees across departments. She embodies a unique combination of customer focus, business champion and operations excellence. Narmela excels at articulating vision and purpose and leading teams to success. She was recently promoted to VP of Operations at PMI-OC. Narmela is PMP, Scrum Master and ISO9001 Certified; holds a double MBA; and is passionate about various charities.

Narmela Sargis
Vice President of Finance

Having spent over 20 years in various roles assisting corporate clients with legal matters and risk project management, I joined PMI-OC & PMI-LA chapters in August 2013 and began volunteering after completing my PMP, ACP, and ScrumMaster certifications, serving first as PMI-OC Contracts/Compliance Chair from 9/14 -4/15, and then promoted to Administrative Operations Director from 4/15 onward, creating a contracts review process, reviewing and assisting with drafting over 30 new initiative policies, election processes, and assistance with leadership meeting logistics. From 2013-2016, I served as PMI-LA’s South Bay chapter dinner meeting/ATS events site liaison, and earned a PMI-OC Volunteer of the Year for Admin & IT Award in 2016. Recent publications include SME Review Panel Contributions to PMI’s 10/16 Standard for Organizational Project Management First Edition (OPM) and PMI’s 1/17 Standard for Program Management Fourth Edition (PgMP). As a judge pro tem for L.A. Superior Court, troubleshooting is my strongest skill. I offer extensive chapter experience and continuity; PM curricula development expertise from my academic professional PM/Business program chair work; legal insights and financial forecasting skills from my J.D. and MBA; and experience running a trade group’s continuing education programs, dinner meeting and board events, conferences, and publications as the 2017 President of the Italian American Lawyers Association, an affiliate of the ABA, NIABA and California State Bar Associations.

Lydia Liberio
Vice President of Operations

Roshan is a PMP certified, results driven Project, Program and Product Management Leader with 20 years plus experience in Technology, Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment. He has held Industry and Consulting level positions. He leads Cross-Functional Teams and collaborates with Executive Management to successfully bring disruptive Technology and new Products to Market.

Roshan Bijlani
Vice President of Strategy