The Board of Directors consists of one President, one Past-President, one president-elect and eight elected Vice-Presidents.



PJ Bowers, PMP®



Marie Kemmeren, PMP®


joel-matek.jpg Joel Matek, MS, PMP®

Past President

wesley-miller.jpg Wesley Miller, MBA, MAOC, PMP®

VP of Administration

erica-sm.png Erica Grong, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSM®, ITILv3®

VP of Communications

wybens.jpgWybens Titus, PMP®, MBA

VP of Finance

josh-sm2.png Joshua Martinez, PMP®, ITIL v3

VP of Marketing


Gary Roberson, PMP®

VP of Membership


Shannon Boynton, MBA, PMP®

VP of Professional Development

melanie-sm.png Melanie Hazlett

VP of Programs


Dana Roberson, MS, PMI-ACP®, PMP®

VP of Special Events

PJ Bowers, PMP® - President

PJ Bowers is a PMP-certified strategic, skilled project manager with 15 years’ project management experience. She effectively led project teams at the international, national, state and local project levels, which resulted in successful on-time and under-budget project completion. Her expert knowledge of Lean process concepts drove in-house improvement processes and helped to create training tools. A member of the Rio Grande Chapter since January 2014, PJ has been an active chapter officer and volunteer in professional development, the mentorship program, and the scholarship program.
Marie Kemmeren, PMP® - President-Elect

Marie has been working in the financial and accounting field for over 30 years. She started as the office manager for a car dealership and from there was the bookkeeper for her and her husband’s dairy farm for 18 years. After moving to New Mexico Marie has worked as an office manager/bookkeeper for a small company and then worked for a research company where she gained her PMP and worked in project management and administration, including finance. Marie now works as a bookkeeper for two small companies in Albuquerque.
Joel Matek, MS, PMP® - Past President

Joel Matek is the PMI Rio Grande Chapter President. He started his professional life as a geologist in the oil & gas industry. He then moved into Information Technology and Project Management. Joel has over 25 years of professional experience and 15 years of experience managing projects. Joel has worked in a variety of organizations including Fortune 100 companies, private industry, and State government. He also formed his own company and did independent IT and Project Management consulting. He is currently working for RESPEC doing project management and leading their Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Practice. As Chapter President, feel free to reach out to me if you have any suggestions, or I can help you in any way.
Wesley Miller, MBA, MAOC, PMP® - VP of Administration

Wes spent 20 years in the US Navy working on weapons systems, leading security teams, teaching leadership courses, and serving three years as the program manager for the Pacific Fleet Drug and Alcohol program. While in Hawaii, he taught scuba diving from beginners to instructors for over 12 years. After the Navy, Wes spent three years coordinating field surveys and managing the data collection for a traffic engineer. For the past nine years, he has been working with different Medicaid programs helping to improve the efficiency of transaction processing teams, call centers, mail rooms, and business analysts.
Erica Grong, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSM®, ITILv3® - VP of Communications

After earning her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Erica earned over 20+ years’ combined experience in varying roles in Information Technology in the higher education industry (Systems Analysis, Network Administration, Web Development, and, most recently, IT Project Management). She is currently employed as an IT Project Manager for the University of New Mexico, and is currently pursuing her MBA from UNM.  Her credentials include:  PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, ITILv3, as well as a specialized certificate in Gamification, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Paralegal studies, and an Online Instructor Certificate.  In 2016, Erica won the $2,500 scholarship from the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, and was also named Volunteer of the Year. She has her own web development company, and in her spare time she enjoys swimming, traveling, photography, and playing drums!
Wybens Titus, PMP®, MBA - VP of Finance

Wybens earned his MBA in 2016 from Wilmington University in Delaware.

He serves as a Marketing and Sales Specialist for Antenna House, a

software development company. Wybens specializes in online marketing

strategies for business growth and development. He earned his PMP in

January of 2018 and since then has been an active member of the

RGC-PMI. In his free time, Wybens enjoys baking tasty treats.
Joshua Martinez, PMP®, ITIL v3 - VP of Marketing

Joshua is the Development Operations Manager at the US Department of Energy National Training Center. In this capacity, he is responsible for local and national projects that serve the mission of the Department of Energy. He specializes in bringing project management best practices to the structure and daily operations of the information technology division within the organization. He has served as an IT consultant since 2005 throughout New Mexico. He worked to help modernize the the music library, performance facilities, and computer labs with state of the art technology at New Mexico State University during 2007 - 2008. From 2008  to early 2019, his IT expertise have been applied to the UNM School of Law, College of Education, and IT Academic Technologies division where he worked with 30,000+ users supporting over 3,500 online courses both domestically and abroad. Joshua has served as PMIRGC's Director of communications and was awarded the 2018 Director of the year award. In his present role, he has actively sought out new partnerships with organizations to bring added value to PMIRGC membership and he continues to actively recruit new members to our wonderful chapter.
Gary Roberson, PMP® - VP of Membership

Gary's bio coming soon!
Shannon Boynton, MBA, PMP® - VP of Professional Development

Shannon Boynton has experience working on a variety of projects for the Department of Energy and private companies in the solar industry. Shannon holds an MBA from Oklahoma State University and a PMP certification. A member of the Rio Grande Chapter since February 2014, Shannon has been the Director of Employment and an active volunteer who has helped with IPMD and Chapter Dinner planning.
Melanie Hazlett - VP of Programs

Melanie spent the early part of her career on the west coast working at software startup companies in engineering, operations, marketing and project management.  She returned to her hometown of Albuquerque and now works at UNM School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, producing and managing local, regional and international ACCME Accredited Medical Conferences. She earned her degree in Communications from UNM and is currently working on her PMP certification.   A member of Rio Grande Chapter since 2016 Melanie brings her logistical and operational experience to the role of VP of Programs.
Dana Roberson, MS, PMI-ACP®, PMP® - VP of Special Events

Dana has over twenty years’ experience in software engineering, software quality assurance, program and project development, implementation, management, instruction and assessment. She demonstrates ability in evaluation, selection, and development of software solutions utilizing sound software engineering practices for defense and other government accounts.  She has experience and training in software process methodology and project management. Additionally, she has line management experience leading teams of software engineers, developers, and operations maintenance, and hands-on experience with continuous software process improvement, establishing corporate goals and measures, and managing corporate cultural change.