2019 PMI-LA Trustees

PMI-LA Trustees are comprised of the chapter's past presidents who are actively volunteering with the chapter. With extensive knowledge about PMI and the chapter, they provide historical reference, guidance, and support to the current standing Board. Serving on key committees such as By-Laws Committee, Nomination Committee, Volunteer Appreciation & Awards Committee, Scholarship Committees, Financial Oversight Committee, and Special Projects Committees. We thank them for their constant support, knowledge and PMI experience. They are our guiding light!

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Keith Birch, CSM - 2016

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I am a trustee for the Project Management Institute Los Angeles Chapter. My role is to mentor and guide the current Board of Directors in strategic and operational decisions. In addition, I help develop a path for volunteers to expand and grow their leadership to skills in the professional and volunteer world.

I had the honor and privilege to be voted as the Chapter President in 2016, and have been fortunate to watch our chapter grow over the last 4 years. I started volunteering in 2012 as the Director of the Santa Clarita Meeting. I later became the Associate Vice President of Programs and in 2013, I joined the Board of Directors as the Vice President of Administration in 2014. The following year I was the Vice President of Strategy/President Elect.

My passion for our profession has given me to the opportunity to speak to numerous Project Management Chapters, schools and business organizations around the country to further our growth and expand our network.

Presently I am working as a Project Manager for Molina Healthcare and work on very many exciting and varied projects to support the enterprise. 


AJ Jafari, PMP - 2010


AJ Jafari is currently a Program Manager with Northrop Grumman Corporation a global aerospace and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide. AJ is responsible for enabling strategic programs at the corporate office and the enterprise shared services. AJ has held varying positions of expanding responsibility in Professional Services and Technology Infrastructure with OM Corporation, Data Dimensions, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and NextCom. Mr. Jafari holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from California State University Northridge, an MBA from University of Phoenix and has completed his Project Management certification curriculum at Villanova University.


Barbara Cooke, MBA, PMP - 2008

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Barbara has been a member of PMI and PMI-LA since 2001, and a Trustee of the chapter since 2010. She was a member of the Board of Directors from 2006 through 2009, serving initially the Vice President of Marketing for the chapter, followed by Vice President of Strategy/President-Elect, and then President of the chapter in 2008. In addition to her role as an officer of the chapter, she has represented the chapter at multiple PMI national Leadership Institute Conferences and PMI regional Leadership Summits, and served on various chapter committees including the Strategic Planning, Nominations and Bylaws Committees. Barbara has a BA in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Colorado, as well as over 30 years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies, most recently as an independent management consultant. Barbara is also active with her university alumni association, having served 5 years on its national Board of Directors, and currently serving as the president of its Los Angeles alumni chapter.


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Featured Event

2019/07/21 - Celebration 45 Years in the Making

Jul 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Location: Los Verdes Golf Course

Professional Development

2019/06/27 - Pasadena Project Masters Chartering Event

Jun 27, 2019
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Location: Other

2019/07/13 - PMI-ACP® 3-Days Online Intensive Bootcamp

Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
Time: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: Online

2019/07/27 - Microsoft Project Training

Jul 27, 2019
Time: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

2019/08/09 - PMP® Certification Boot Camp

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Online

2019/09/07 - PMP®/CAPM® Exam Prep Workshop

Sep 7, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Time: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Online

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®)

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
Time: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Westside

Upcoming Events

2019-06-26 - How to Cultivate a Culture of Accountability That Sticks

Jun 26, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Category: South Bay
Location: The Point: Keller Williams Beach Cities

2019/07/21 - Celebration 45 Years in the Making

Jul 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Category: Membership
Location: Los Verdes Golf Course

PMI-LA Celebration of Service Goal

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