For biographies and vision statement of each officer, click the name link below their photo.  For a brief description of the responsibilities of the Board of Directors, click here to download the file.

President

Lee Brightwell

Bio

Owner of Brightwell Associates, a Project Management consulting firm, Lee has over 25 years of PM experience in commercial and DOD markets, encompassing IT, construction, hospitality and real estate industries. A member of PMI-Honolulu since 2013, she currently serves as President. In the past she served as Programs Director, Vice-President, co-facilitated the PMP Exam Prep class, has taught several PMP Exam Prep classes and volunteered for the Professional Development Day. Lee's passion for PM embraces teamwork, service, achievement, and appreciative inquiry in all her endeavors.

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Vice President / President Elect

Yoh Kawanami, PMP

Bio

With over 15 years of project management experience, Yoh Kawanami is the Director of Demand Response Programs at Hawaiian Electric Company. (Demand Response is the ability to control customer’s energy usage to balance the electric grid and integrate more renewable energy.) Prior to joining Hawaiian Electric, Yoh spent 10 years working on military research and development programs.  Yoh holds a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from University of Washington and a Master’s in Engineering Management from Duke University. Yoh has served on the board with the PMI Honolulu chapter as the Membership Director since 2013 and also instructs the PMP Exam Prep classes every year. Yoh serves on the Industrial Advisory Board with University of Hawaii’s department of Electrical Engineering and is the Hawaii regional vice chair for the US-Japan Council. Yoh was selected as the 2018 cohort of the Pacific Century Fellows.

Vision

After serving as the Membership Director for the past 5 years, Yoh Kawanami is committed to expanding his role and build the PMI Honolulu Chapter for the future.  Currently at over 750 members, Yoh has experienced the chapter grow by over 300 members in the last 5 years and has seen the challenges of maintaining a high quality chapter.  With experience not only from PMI but from serving other organizations, Yoh is looking to build an organization focused on retention rather than new members while being a fiscally responsible chapter.

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Communications Director

Yovo Stefanov

Bio

Yovo Stefanov, MBA, PMP is Project Manager and Analytics Manager at Collateral Analytics LLC, a Hawai‘i based real estate software firm. Yovo is PMP certified with over 10 years of working and teaching experience in Project Management, Risk Management, data analytics, agile software development and other PM-related disciplines.

Vision

Promote and advance the project management discipline in general and locally through PMI Honolulu via education, sharing of information and best practices and continuous strive for successful, sustainable and mutually beneficial projects.

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Finance Director

Vivian Fisher

Bio

Vivian is an Enterprise Projects Manager at American Savings Bank (ASB).  She has expertise in managing IT implementation projects.  Prior to joining ASB, she was a program manager leading various demand response and energy efficiency projects at Honeywell, on behalf of Hawaiian Electric & Hawaii Energy. In that capacity, she has over 10 years of experience managing public benefits funds and Profit & Loss (P&L) responsibility.  Vivian holds a MBA degree from Hawaii Pacific University.  She is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and is an active Project Management Professional (PMP). 

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Membership Director

Audrey Jewell

Bio

Audrey Jewell, PMP is owner and manager of A Jewell Solutions LLC, a Woman Owned Small Business located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born and raised in Hawaii and lived briefly in Texas and Australia working to establish, organize, and enhance operations for companies in the transportation, energy, medical, and health research industries. She joined the chapter in 2014 and has served as PMIHNL Communications Director in 2015-2018, supporting the chapter website, email communications, records management, as well as volunteering at chapter events including the past and current Professional Development Days.

Vision

As Membership Director in 2019-2010, I`m looking forward to enhancing our membership`s experience by providing more member value via along with my Board of Director and Committee Leads colleagues. I`ll be seeking your input into what you want from your chapter. Connections are important. Let’s find them and keep them.

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Professional Development Director

Benjamin Yuan

Bio

Ben Yuan, PMP is currently a Program Manager at Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA).  Born and raised in Hawaii, Ben has held various roles in IT consulting, business process management and operations management over the past 15 years.  He is a volunteer facilitator for the PMP exam prep class and also an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University teaching courses in information systems. 

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Programs Director

Erin Oyama

Bio

For the past 5 years, Erin has served as a volunteer for PMI HNL supporting the Professional Development Day first as part of the Sponsorship Committee and most recently on the Pau Hana Committee featuring casino night. She also volunteers with the Institute for International Business Analysis Hawaii Chapter (IIBA Hawaii) coordinating pau hana events and the annual dinner. Erin currently works as a Sr. Business Analyst at Hawaiian Telcom and has worked on a variety of information technology projects and process improvement initiatives since 1997.

Vision

Working alongside other volunteers, achieving goals together, and raising the bar – these are the experiences that motivate and drive me. If elected, I welcome your input on the topics and speakers you are interested in hearing. Together, we can help to advance the project management profession by offering relevant, compelling, and value-driven monthly luncheons. I also look forward to a memorable annual dinner that can be enjoyed by all. As a PMI HNL member, I have experienced, first hand, the value this organization brings to its members and hope to have the opportunity to give back as your Programs Director.

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Publicity Director

Linda Chan

Bio

Linda was born and raised on the island of Oahu. She is currently a Program Manager with the Program Innovation & Development team at Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA). She has experience working on various areas including technology, compliance, and regulatory work streams. Prior to joining HMSA, she worked as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Linda enjoys working with others and finds managing projects very rewarding. 

Vision

As the Publicity Director, I am excited to work with fellow Board members to help publicize, promote and support Chapter events. I look forward to meeting more members, giving back to the Chapter, and playing an active role in marketing activities. I have an outgoing personality and feel I would be a great fit for this position. Thank you for your consideration and support.

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Special Projects Director

Joshua Fowler

Bio

Joshua is currently an Enterprise Project Manager at Bank of Hawaii. He has years of expertise in directing large scale businesses and portfolio management operations in excess of $100M+. Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii, he worked for a public military contractor where he lead global Program Management operations for the Department of Defense and all of its respective agencies (USMC,USN,USA,USCG,USAF.). A graduate of University of Hawaii, Joshua earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance & Political Science. Joshua also holds a Master's in Business Administration with a specialty in International Business.  Joshua is an active, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), CompTIA Project+ (Project+) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

Vision

I have served on the PMI-HNL Board of Directors as the Administration Director since January 2018 and delivered significant value-added positive impacts during chapter meetings, planning, functions and events. During the years of 2019 & 2020, I plan to develop, maintain and organize special chapter projects to provide PMI-HNL’s membership with the most value according to chapter requirements. In addition to other various duties and requirements this position entails. I am excited to accept the nomination and run for Special Projects Director of the Project Management Institute – Honolulu Chapter.   It is with this acceptance that I kindly request your vote so that I may represent and serve the members of the Honolulu Chapter.

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Past President

Kanealii Ng-Osorio

Bio

Kane is a Portfolio Manager at Kamehameha Schools in their Educational Systems and Strategies Division. A graduate of Kamehameha schools he has a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Master degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He received his PMP certification in 2013. Active in the community, he is a volunteer of the University of Oregon Alumni Association (Current Vice President), and Mary Star of the Sea church.  In his spare time, he completed 20 Marathons and over 100 road races from 5K to 30K.

Vision

My vision as 2019 Past President is to help PMI Honolulu Chapter grow as a chapter and have a strong membership retention rate.  I would like to grow our chapter to 1,000 members over the next 5 years and keep membership retention rate over 75%. To accomplish this I want to support the chapter to have awesome programming, professional development and networking opportunities helping project managers in their career paths and realizing their value in their PMI Honolulu Hawaii chapter membership.

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Director at Large : Academic Outreach

Joslyn Sato

 

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Director at Large : College Relations

Lawrence Rowland

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Director at Large : Administrative Director

Vivian Pham

Bio

Vivian is an Enterprise Project Manager for American Savings Bank and has more than 11 years of experience in the financial services industry. In 2017, she was presented the Inspiring Across Generations Rising Star Award from Ascend, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals, executives, and students in North America. Vivian is currently Treasurer and chairs the lending committee for Feed the Hunger Foundation, a non-profit that provides microloans to businesses in sustainable agriculture and food security throughout Hawaii and California.  Vivian likes to be the line that connects the dots between people, projects and programs.

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Director at Large : Marketing Director

Daniel Lee

Vision

To Promote PMI Honolulu and PMI to our communities through multiple communication channels. Increase people's involvement with PMI by improving awareness and reaching people via channels not currently being utilized by PMI.  I would like to foster and promote PMI as a community where knowledge and experience can be shared amongst each other whether that be an emerging professional or a seasoned professional. I would like to spearhead a Project Management awareness campaign. In particular with the use of interviews or potentially a podcast, featuring Project Managers from our community in which they can share their story of how they entered into the realm of Project Management and share their experience.

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