Mark A. Raschke, PMP

President

Mark Raschke photoMark is currently a Project Manager at American Hydro in York, PA. In his role, Mark leads the effort required to produce equipment that creates hydroelectric power for the world.

Prior to American Hydro, Mark spent four years as a Production Project Liaison at BAE Systems, where he planned and executed transition-to-production projects for military vehicles. Mark coordinated efforts between BAE Systems facilities and subcontractors across multiple states.

Concurrent with part of his time as a Production Project Liaison, Mark was the Site Lead for the BAE Systems and Letterkenny Army Depot Public Private Partnership (P3). While there, he successfully led multiple simultaneous production programs valued at $50 - $100 million each. He coordinated day-to-day production activities and led a staff of over 50 employees. Mark ensured smooth operation of vehicle production lines, as well as adherence to safety, quality, and budget goals. Under his watch, all programs were completed on or ahead of schedule. As contracts were closed, Mark coordinated the end of production activities and the shutdown of the facility.

Mark was with BAE Systems since 2008, working previously in Design Engineering. Mark has also been a Project Engineer at Spartan Motors and at Navistar International. Mark holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Mark was formerly the York Branch Coordinator for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Keystone Chapter. He started the York Branch from the ground up – this included building a Branch Leadership Committee, securing sponsorships, creating partnerships with host facilities, and arranging speakers for monthly meetings.

Mark lives in York with his wife and their two children.

Find out more about Mark at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-raschke-pe-pmp/a/130/89b

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Gordon Vanauken, PMP

Vice-President

Gordon VanaukenMr. Vanauken is a Senior Technology Specialist/Project Manager with Mission Critical Partners.  Gordon’s background and expertise is in Public Safety, bringing experience as a 9-1-1 Project Manager, Communications Director, and Technical Consultant, as well as knowledge in operations and training.  Mr. Vanauken has been active in the public safety communications for over 20 years.  Mr. Vanauken received a B.A. from DeSales University in 1992 and has Project Management Professional (PMP), Emergency Number Professional (ENP), and Network Plus (Net+) certifications.  Mr. Vanauken is an amateur radio operator in his spare time.

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Ed King, PMP

Treasurer

Ed-KingEd is currently a Senior IT Project Manager with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.  In his role, Ed drives the alignment of business objectives in leading the implementation of major business software project initiatives for the organization.

Ed started with HE&R in 1991 in a Cash Control position and moved into a Revenue Accountant position after graduating from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentrating in both Finance and Accounting.   In 1997, HE&R formed an official IT Department and Ed was offered to be one of only twelve people to drive and grow the new IT focused direction of the company.   In his first year in the Computer Support Coordinator role, Ed led the implementation of the first Point of Sale system at Hersheypark.   Through his leadership efforts, Ed became the senior technical person leading the IT support efforts for the Entertainment Group with HE&R in 1999.    

As the HE&R IT Department grew, so did the need to standardize management of projects.  Ed directed his focus in assisting with the implementation and creation of a newly formed project management area within IT changing culture of the organization on how the company ran IT projects.  In 2005, Ed official assumed the new role as IT Project Manager for the organization leading implementation of major work order and financial projects.  In 2006, Ed received his Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute and helped with creation of project management seminars for HE&R and with the Entertainment/Hospitality industry.  In 2007, Ed embraced a role in IT senior management as Asst. Director of Business Application Process and later named IT Services which he lead the direction of IT support for HE&R’s Helpdesk (level 1), Desktop (level 2), and Applications (level 3) teams.   After over 15 years experience in IT with HE&R, Ed returned to the project management area as Senior IT Project Manager in 2013. 

Ed also serves on the IT Advisory Council for Milton Hershey School assisting with IT curriculum and certification focus direction for the school. Ed currently resides in Palmyra, PA.

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Chinna Chinnakaruppan, PMP

Secretary

chinnaChinna Chinnakaruppan has more than 20 years of cross-functional experience in commercial operations, project & portfolio management, engineering and technical leadership, with expertise in team building and staff leadership, supply chain management, Rx-to-OTC switch and developing best practices for commercial execution of pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products based on Project Management Institute (PMI) and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) bodies of knowledge.

Chinna spent more than 15 years at Merck Consumer Care, formerly Schering-Plough HealthCare, where he held a number of leadership roles from Manager, Maintenance and Engineering, Executive Director, Global Project Management to Executive Director Commercial Operations for Canada, Latin America and Western Europe to his most recent role as General Manager of South Korean Consumer Care and Executive Director for the Merck-Bayer Commercial Transition. He was at Abbott Laboratories prior to Merck, holding various leadership roles in engineering and technical/operations support.

Chinna combines his strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills with a collaborative and consultative style to help clients increase efficiencies, create greater value, manage/mitigate risk, and align operating/business models with strategy in order to drive exceptional business results.

Chinna has a BE and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University and the University of Tennessee, respectively. Additionally, Chinna has completed a number of well-recognized executive leadership development programs, including the Gap International Breakthrough Intensive and Executive Challenge courses and Harvard Business Publishing Leadership Development, Organizational Leadership course. He is certified as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). He serves on boards of Project Management Institute Keystone Chapter and Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF) Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Steven Dommes, PMP

Professional Development Director

Steve Dommes is currently a Vice President at Bank of America.  He joined the Bank in 2010 in a metric reporting role and in 2012 joined the project team. In his project management role, Steve was heavily involved in technology projects for the Bank including a scanner replacement project that encompassed the entire global footprint. In late 2016, Steve stepped back into a metric and reporting role on a more global scale. Before joining Bank of America, Steve had over 10+ years of project experience successfully managing large implementation projects in the telecommunications field.

Steve has a broad educational background including degrees in both electrical engineering and accounting. He is Green Belt certified and received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2011. Since earning the accreditation, Steve has been very active in the PMP process at the Bank and in the PMI organization. He has taught classes for Bank of America PMP candidates and in 2012 participated in the drafting of the questions  for the 2013 test. Steve is currently completing his MBA with a concentration in organizational management. 2017 marks Steve’s first year on the PMI Keystone Chapter Board as he takes on the role of Director of Professional Development.

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Margaret "Peg" Bradley, PMP

Communications Director / PMO Liaison

picMs. Bradley is the Director of PMO in TransCore’s Harrisburg, PA office and is a Certified Project Manager with more than 15 years experience leading projects. Prior to her role with TransCore, Peg established and led PMO for PennDOT.

Peg currently serves on the Board of Directors for the PMI-Keystone Chapter as the Director of Communications as well as PMO Liaison.

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Cindy Ireland, PMP

Membership Director

IrelandCindyCindy joined Boscov’s Department Store in 1988 as Programmer Analyst and has since served in a variety of roles. In the summer of 2015 she was promoted to her current role as Director of Financial and Human Resource Systems. Ms. Ireland is a dedicated, driven, determined, and dependable director and has many years of retail and technology experience. Additionally, she works as an adjunct technology educator at Albright College. Cindy’s positive attitude is key when it comes to motivating others and working with people, problems, and projects in general.

Ms. Ireland has a MS in Non-Profit Management from Eastern University and holds her BS from Albright College majoring in Information System with a minor in Business Administration. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Throughout her career she has participated in every part of the system development life cycle. She has experience doing project management work, speaking publicly and to executive teams, and building and maintaining relationships with software vendors. Cindy is always open to new challenges and opportunities and is eager to network with others. Cindy serves as Board Member for the Project Management Institute Keystone Chapter, Board Member for the Victory Valley Camp and an active member of New Life Bible Fellowship Church.

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Gopal Chandramohan, PMP

Marketing Director

Gopal brings more than 10 years of Project & Management experience in Engineering, Marketing and Business consulting domains. During his career Gopal has worked directly or in a consulting role in various companies in India, Europe and in the USA. He has added significant value by assisting clients in reducing (or avoiding) costs -and/or- by increasing revenue. His projects have included; Engineering Oil & Gas plants, Chemical Plants, Marketing, CRM, Ecommerce, Integration and PMO creation and management.  Gopal has Bachelor degree in Civil engineering and Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. He also holds a Post graduate diploma in management specializing in Marketing and Finance from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and a proud PMP® in good standing.

Gopal gained his EPC experience in leading multi-million dollar engineering projects of Fluor Corp and The Dow chemical company. He has also extended Business consulting services as part of Infosys Ltd towards multiple Go-To-Market projects for E-commerce products aiming at the Indian market.

Working across multiple cultures, Gopal is highly flexible and blends his project management knowledge with creativity and value thinking to provide consistent and efficient solutions to his clients. 
His current hobbies include playing chess and practicing Taekwondo.

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Bob Roadcap, PMP, PMI-ACP

Programs Director

BobRoadcapBob Roadcap is a Project Manager currently on contract with CAI at The Hershey Company in Hershey, PA and assigned in the Information Services Office as an Infrastructure Project Manager. Bob has been a project manager for almost 15 years with experiences in consumer retail (7 yrs) and state & local government (8 yrs). He has led teams and managed projects that provide solutions for service delivery, web & application development & configuraiton, requirements gathering & validation, and mobility transformation.

He has several project management certifications (7) including a PMP and PMI-ACP from the Project Management Institute and has a Bachelors in Computer Studies Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

Bob has been a resident of York for more than 20 years where has served in various leadership capacities at his church. He has been a member of the PMI-Keystone Chapter since 2012 and actively attends monthly meetings hosted by the Susquehanna and York Regions. In May 2015, Bob spoke at the Susquehanna meeting comparing traditional and agile methodologies. He was appointed as the Susquehanna Region Coordinator in September, 2015.

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Doug Anderson

Technology Director

Doug has an extensive technology background spanning across many areas of application development and infrastructure solutions.  He has been a dedicated project manager in the IT field for more than seven years and has served as Tech Director for the Keystone Chapter for more than three years.

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Robin Rawdon, PMP

Volunteer Coordinator

Rawdon passport photoRobin joined PMI in April 2002 and earned PMP certification in September 2002. She has served on the Keystone Chapter Board of Directors since 2005 first as Secretary and more recently and currently as Volunteer Coordinator. She has also served on Chapter committees including the Scholarship
Committee which she chaired for two years and the PMP Recognition.

Robin is employed as a Project Manager with the Info-Matrix Corporation located in Camp Hill, PA. She uses her PMP skills on various state contracts, most recently on a Unisys contract to establish a new IT service model for the Commonwealth. Previously she worked with the PA eHealth Partnership Authority on an Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services contract. During four+ years employed with CAI, she was assigned to PennDOT’s data operations center where she led technical engineering teams in support of the agency’s numerous information technology initiatives and projects.

Much of Robin’s career in project management and information technology has been in the IT solutions and services delivery business. She started as an applications instructor with a local IT solutions company, Technisource (formerly IntelliMark and KnowledgeSoft), and moved into technical support and project management positions as the company grew and expanded their customer base. Using her PMP and IT experience, she managed large-scale IT projects for clients in the private and public sectors. She assumed a leadership role as an engagement and contracts coordinator and also managed the Network Integration Services Division supervising 30 engineers and desktop technicians who provided technical support services to the company’s client base.

Sandeep Dhareshwar

Coordinator, Lehigh Valley

Sandeep Dhareshwar is a Senior I.T. Leader with over 20 + years of Industry experience in various leadership positions. Sandeep partners with company leadership to formulate and implement technology strategies and processes that build corporate value and improve performance within organization. Strategic and forward-thinker with strong experience of Program and Project Management (PMO). A passionate energy and talent for transforming business strategy into impactful solutions and products that propel business growth for global organizations. Work profile includes PMO Management, Operations Management, Execution of large IT outsourcing engagements through Program-Project Management, Application development, Solutions and Delivery.
 
Sandeep Dhareshwar has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of IT/Project Management services. For the two decades, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies like General Electric, CSX Rail Roads, Balboa Insurance (Countrywide), Ingersoll Rand and Volvo Construction Equipment. , where he efficiently met unique organizational and technological constraints to produce significant achievements in project management, cost reduction, service delivery and internal process improvement. Currently, Sandeep works  as PMO Manager for Versum Materials Inc., a leading materials supplier to the semiconductor industry. Sandeep is responsible for IT Program Management Office, Project management and Project planning initiatives for Versum’s IT Initiatives.  
 
Sandeep has Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University and M.B.A in Technology Management. Sandeep has completed a number of well-recognized executive leadership development programs. He is certified as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and also a Scrum Master.  He serves on the board of Project Management Institute Keystone Chapter. Sandeep is an active community volunteer and is serving on Boards of many local non-profits organization such as Indian American Association of Lehigh Valley and Saraswat Foundation. Sandeep has been a past board member of Parkland Education Foundation. Among his various other interests, Sandeep is an avid Photo Enthusiast.

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Richard Radgoski, PMP

Coordinator, Northeast

bio picRichard Radgoski has been working in the field of Project Management for more than 25 years. His first company highlights included working abroad in England for 18 months in a Large PMO and rising to Executive Director of the Army Depot business sector. Additional Project Management roles at TMG Health and at Sanofi Pasteur offered more experience in Large multi-disciplined Project Management Offices. Married, Father of 2 older sons, Rich has a Master's Degree for College Misericordia in Organizational Management. 2016 marks his first year as Coordinator of the Northeast Region of the PMI Keystone Chapter.

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Philip Sedhom, PMP

Coordinator, Susquehanna

Philip Sedhom has been working in the field of information technology for more than 15 years. He is knowledgeable in end-to-end system development life cycle, system re-engineering initiatives and state-of-the-art data warehouse implementations. Throughout the last 15 years, Philip had led team of onshore and offshore mainframe developers. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Philip has been a resident of Mechanicsburg about 16 years where has served in various leadership capacities at his church.

Philip has MS in Education from Mercy college, NY and BS from Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt). Philip taught Science and computer science in New York City public schools. Philip was elected as United Federation of Teachers Union delegate, elected School Leadership Team Chairperson. Philip participated in school task force community service, organized many local community events and meetings.

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Nicholas Loughran

Coordinator, York

BobRoadcapNick is a Project Engineer for Tekgard in York, PA with over 10 years of experience in Engineering and Project Management.  Starting his career in IT, he comes to us with experience in non-profit leadership having been President of SCROUNGE, a Penn State computer recycling program geared towards helping underfunded groups in education and local government.  Since 2006, Nick has worked his way through the ranks of engineering, starting as a Test Technician for Architectural Testing, and has been advancing his career and knowledge of Project Management since then.  Being that most of his experience has been with new product development, he has an eye for design and continuous improvement which gives him a unique perspective as a project manager.  As a Project Engineer, he specializes in process development, design, team leadership, and financial management.

Nick has served as Quality Manager for PMI Keystone’s York branch prior to taking the role as the York Region Coordinator.  His goal as the York Region Coordinator is to increase the value of PMI meetings and membership to its existing member-base as well as to create lasting relationships with new members, volunteers and organizations to further the practices of PMI and the importance of project management in the York area.

Please contact Nick for more information on how you can be a member of the PMI-Keystone Chapter’s York region.

Myles D. Miller MBA, MCSE

PMI Education Foundation Liaison

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Myles has led corporations and non-profit organizations to new heights and enhanced abilities through online and in classroom professional development training.  His customized online training center solutions have provided developmental skills to thousands of individuals.

Myles has over 20 years experience in the project management field, across multiple industries including retail, defense, state and federal government and most recently hospitality. During his varied career, he has led projects ranging in budgetary size from $100K to $500B. His team leadership has impacted national and international companies and governments.

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Jesse Middaugh, PMP

Immediate Past President

MIDDAUGH-Jesse 87x130Instructor of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Associate, Management Development Programs and Services, The Pennsylvania State University

Director of Professional Education, (Project Management Institute) PMI – Keystone Chapter

Jesse Middaugh, PMP is an instructor of Information Science and Technology (IST), the IST program coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), a faculty member of the Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration (SBA) and a professional associate for Management Development.

Mr. Middaugh earned a B.S. in business administration from Shippensburg University and an M.S. in information systems from Penn State Harrisburg. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

At Penn State, Mr. Middaugh is responsible for developing and conducting undergraduate-level business and  IST classes focusing on project management, database technologies, user interface design, management information systems, algorithmic concepts, and electronic commerce. 

In 2008, Jesse Middaugh was elected to as the Director of Professional Education to the Keystone Chapter of PMI. In this volunteer organization, Mr. Middaugh coordinates the planning and oversight of various PMI conferences and educational endeavors.

Throughout his career, Mr. Middaugh has served in a variety of training and consulting positions. He has gained experience in providing customized computer training, database design and development, and custom analysis and programming to meet his clients’ needs. He also has background in writing proposals, designing and managing project plans, and analyzing customer requirements. 

Prior to teaching at Penn State, Mr. Middaugh was employed by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a project manager.  His client base included state and local governmental entities, military sectors and corporate entities.  He possesses a variety of knowledge and experience working for other companies such as Price Waterhouse /Coopers and IBM.   Also in the summer, Mr. Middaugh manages his own consulting company providing IT consulting, development and training.

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