2019 Election - Candidates

Get to Know Your Candidates!

PMI-DHC currently has 5 enthusiastic, energetic people who have been nominated to hold a position on the board.

You may only vote once and voting will close on April 17th at midnight.

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Angela Giles, PMP

Angela is PMP certified and has her masters certification in project and program management, which has assisted her in fulfilling her passion to deliver many projects. Angela has been employed with Bell for 23 years and has been accountable to deliver multi million-dollar network projects over the last 10 yeas. Currently she is a Senior Project Manager (Associate Director) for Bell’s largest network project and responsible to lead the Engineering and Project Management teams supporting SW Ontario. Angela has a keen eye for details that result in linking the vision to the plan, then execute! In her spare time, she also plans events. Angela is result driven and energetic. She thrives on getting it done right and achieving goals!

Angela is grateful for all her opportunities and enjoys sharing her knowledge and mentoring others. Over the last 15 years she has enjoyed volunteering her time and serve in the community to support causes promoting health, professional excellence and the youth, which she finds truly gratifying.

Angela lives with her husband Peter in Durham and the have 2 wonderful children. Her son is completing his third year of university pursuing his B-Comm degree and her daughter is a bi-lingual high school student, intrigued with the art of producing.

Angela believes in celebrating life and creating meaningful moments to add to our explicit archive of life experiences, whilst making a positive impact socially and to the growth of our businesses and community.

Jose Lima, PMP CISSP

Jose is an Information Technology Professional with over 25 years experience coaching high-performance teams in IT Operations, ERP Deployments and Business Process Analysis, E-commerce Development, Infrastructure Systems Management, Systems Security Management and Cybersecurity Assessment.

Jose has successfully lead teams and large enterprise projects through company mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Jose graduated in Electronics Engineering from Centennial and studied Project Management at Ryerson University.

Jose holds a PMI certification for PMP and is also a Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP) certificate holder from ISC2 .

In his leisure time, Jose enjoys exploring nature and spending his days at the cottage with family and friends.


Geoffery Rickard

Geoffrey Rickard graduated from the Business Administration program at Trent University before pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Project Management with Fleming College. Coming out of that program he successfully attained a Certified Associate in Project Management designation. He has been a member of PMI since November 2016 when he joined as a student.

Geoffrey has long been an avid volunteer, whether working to sell the Project Management program to new students on Fleming Open House days, or in his long-time position with Showplace Performance Centre. You can find him there managing his own team of volunteers to staff events and stepping in to work the bar himself when time allows.

On his own time, Geoffrey enjoys getting outside year-round, on the bike when it’s warm and on the ski slopes when it’s cold. When the weather doesn’t allow that he spends his time tinkering with new computer hardware.


Claudia Silvera, MCPM, PMP

Claudia Silvera is a professional in bringing creative vision and smart content together to get the message to the right customer and trade. Her road to success is rooted in her love of visual art and design, as it involves form, structure, planning and aesthetics. Claudia possesses more than twenty years of experience in Marketing and Advertising Communication. Claudia’s ability to adapt to newly emerging technologies, for both print and digital media, has enabled her to thrive throughout her career. Claudia’s prowess as a marketing professional is in combining all her broad-range specialties from corporate communications, social media marketing, project management, web and graphic design.

Claudia currently serves as a contract project manager for Carynx Communications Inc. Before joining Carynx, Claudia was a freelance graphic designer and marketing professional. At this time, she rendered her skills in improving the marketing and promotions business solutions of her clients to transform and translate business needs into engaging marketing materials.

Claudia has played an integral role as a volunteer at PMI-DHC since 2015, on the Marketing and Communications Committee; first as a Content Editor and most recently as the Communications Chair.

Claudia graduated from George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology with a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising. Her love of project work, propelled her to study Project Management and she now holds an MCPM and a PMP designation.

When Claudia is not creating graphics communication on the computer, she channels her creative expressions through gardening, painting, sketching and interior design.


Natasha Toney, CCP, PMP, MCATD, CSM, CSSBB, PROCSI(p), PgMP(p)

Natasha Toney is a Project Management consultant specializing in sustainable transformations that align organizations to their vision, mission, & strategy.  She has over 20 years of program & project management within medium and large fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, Unilever, RR Donnelley, and Cineplex Odeon. She is a certified life coach (CCP), a project management professional (PMP), a Masters Certificate in Adult Training & Development (MCATD), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). She is a season professional that fuses governance, change management, process re-engineering, training, facilitation, and keen financial acumen, with both strategic and tactical skills. She leverages leadership, critical thinking and creative problem solving to ensure successful post project transitions. She leads programs and projects that covers technology, business, construction, human resources, acquisitions, divestitures, and ERP transformations. She brings a wealth of exposure across various industries – consumer packaging goods, manufacturing, logistics & distribution, mining, financial institutions and entertainment. She has been a member of PMI, and PMI Durham Highlands Chapter since 2014, an active member volunteering as a Committee Chair overseeing the Google Docs Reboot initiative. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys cooking, traveling, volunteering, crafting, and mentoring aspiring leaders.