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Deanna Landers

Founder, President

Deanna has over 20 years of business and professional project management experience.  She was the Project Management Profession Leader for IBM's Global Technology Services organization, and served on several committees within IBM's Project Management Center of Excellence, including the Curriculum Development Committee.  

She also served for 6 years on the international board of directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI), leading the board as Chair in 2013. Deanna served on the Executive Committee of IEEE Smart Village, that has the goal to light the world.

In addition to the PMP credential, she has earned a Masters degree in business administration, a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and a Spanish language proficiency certification.

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Danna Luo

Director, Finance

Danna Luo has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit finance space, and has been with PMWB for over 3 years. <More information coming soon>


Lynn Shannon

Director, Volunteer Relations


Lynn Shannon, B.Ed.,PMP, resides in Toronto, Canada and is a program director with over 25 years’ experience working in communications, media and financial industries. Over the course of her career she has worked for many leading Canadian book, magazine and newspapers publishers launching both print and digital products and services. She has led teams of editors, designers, developers, project managers and business analysts and specializes in new development and change management.Originally trained as a teacher, she has recently returned to her educational roots and is now actively involved in training. Lynn has been an instructor for over five years in the Certificate in Project Management Program at the University of Toronto.

Lynn obtained her PMP in 2003 and has been an active volunteer for PMI since then. She is a Past President of PMI Toronto Chapter and is currently PMI’s Region Three Mentor; which includes 18 PMI Chapters from Canada and the United States.

In her new role as Director of Volunteer Relations for PMWB, Lynn is excited about continuing to engage project management volunteers.

Marisa Silva

Director, Programs, Manager

Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced certified PMO and PPM consultant, trainer, and speaker, with a track record of building capabilities in complex organizations undergoing transformational change.

A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs and project management, she is a Committee Member of the APM PMO SIG (UK) and Programs Director at PMWB, Project Managers Without Borders.

Marisa is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers” and the founder of in2PMO, a specialist PMO and business transformation consultancy firm dedicated to help organizations deliver impactful and sustainable business value from their PMOs, projects and programs.


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Catalin-Teodor Dogaru

Director, Technology

Catalin-Teodor Dogaru, MBA, PhD, PMP, is a trainer, consultant and managing partner at TSP( He is an enthusiast of project, process and program management that constantly seeks out the talent and novelty in this professional domain.

LIMC Alumni, MBA and PMP certified, Catalin managed international projects (in Europe, Middle East and Africa), offering, at the same time, dedicated learning sessions that helped growing the project management community.

His games, sense of humor, engagement and tenacity are just a few of the elements contributing to the delivery of successful trainings, workshops and presentations, to which participants are always willing to return.

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Federico Vargas

Director, Client Relations

Federico Vargas is based in Costa Rica. <More information coming soon>


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