Advisory Committee

Dr. Eamonn O'Laocha, PH.D, MBA, B.Ed, PMP
Dr. Eamonn O'Laocha, PH.D, MBA, B.Ed, PMPAdvisory Committee Chair

Douglas College
Panel Moderator Dr. Eamonn O'Laocha holds a Ph.D. in business from Warwick Business School in the UK, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP and Prince2 Practitioner). He is a high-level leader who is committed to organizational excellence in the delivery of community-focused services. He is a highly versatile and well-rounded professional leader and manager with extensive experience in strategy formulation and implementation, innovation and technology transfer, multi-party initiatives, financial management and reporting, operations management and organizational and individual capability development. He is a supportive and enabling manager whose approach is based upon positive regard towards others, mutual respect, transparency and clarity. Dr. O'Laocha's research interests include; innovation and technology transfer, professional practice in complex and dynamic contexts, governance in complex organizational and inter-organizational contexts, information systems strategy and operations, and innovative engaged approaches to organizational design , development, leadership and management.
Cindy Laschuk, PMP
Cindy Laschuk, PMPPMI CWCC Board Member, VP, Professional Development

Principal, Click
As the former Chief Operating Officer of an award-winning, family-owned manufacturing business, Cindy led all aspects of operations, including customer service and sales, IT business systems, business process improvements, human resource management, and quality assurance. A mother of 3, Cindy finds joy in volunteering and giving back to the community. She is a dedicated, strong advocate for higher learning and professional development. She sits on the Board of Governors at a university preparatory school, Southpointe Academy in South Delta. As a board member, she has experience in strategic governance that oversees school management, teacher retention, budgets, capital investments, fundraising initiatives, community engagement, and setting policies for the short and long term vision of the school. Prior to being on the board, Cindy managed, branded, marketed, and coordinated several high earning annual events, such as golf tournaments and galas. Now, founder and principal consultant for Click Designs Inc., she provides operational and marketing guidance for companies during their transitional growth periods. Cindy’s profound belief that technology and data are empowering tools for people is at the core for her passion in doing her work. She has been with the Canadian West Coast Chapter since 2016. Her professional memberships include the Project Management Institute (PMI), International Business Analysis Institute (IIBA), and the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Rosmary Conte, PMP
Rosmary Conte, PMPPMI CWCC Board Member, President

The Canadian West Coast Chapter's President plays a dual role - Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. The President is responsible for overall Chapter governance, leading strategic and operational planning, aligning our operations with membership needs, and ensuring our financial sustainability. As CWCC PMI President, I am guided by our strategic plan to realize our chapter vision, mission and objectives envisioned by our Chapter Board. Benefiting from our diverse talent and capabilities, I lead our Board to expand our member programs through their various portfolios. I am committed to successfully meeting Chapter goals and initiatives by presiding over the monthly board meetings, our (AGM) annual general meeting, and our CWCC annual conference. Along with the VP of Finance and the elected CWCC Board, I would ensure the ethical disbursement of our Chapter funds and serve as the primary liaison with PMI®. I am a Project Manager at BGIS, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions working on Construction and Energy Sustainability projects for the Pacific Region. Previously, I worked for over 20 years in broadcast media in post-production management. I also worked at BC Hydro as a Project Cost Analyst in (CIPD) Capital Infrastructure Project Delivery and was part of the team which shared in the success of BC Hydro’s PMI “PMO of the Year 2016” award. In 2017, I was accepted in the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class Program, LIMC2018 with 35 other international Chapter Leaders and continue to build relationships of value and respect with other leaders locally and internationally. As part of the global community of Chapter Leaders, I serve as liaison and ambassador to bring special guests that offer value to our members. A personal and continued goal is to nurture new volunteers that show talent and commitment to our CWCC PMI association, as well as to mentor emerging volunteer leaders for future Board positions.
Carmen Brooks, PMP
Carmen Brooks, PMPProject Manager, BC Hydro

Carmen Brooks is a Project Manager on the BC Hydro Site C Clean Energy Project and in this role leads the planning and implementation of process and technology improvements. The projects are primarily related to enhancing BC Hydro’s Project and Portfolio Management integrated systems and processes which support our Corporate Priorities of “Continue to Improve the Way We Operate and Delivering Capital Projects On Time and on Budget”. Carmen is a PMI certified Project Management Professional.
Leonardo Arbelaez, PBAP, PMP
Leonardo Arbelaez, PBAP, PMPBI Consultant, Visier

Leonardo is a skilled senior consultant he has managed full life-cycle major system implementations, remote matrix team management, across multiple geographies & cultures, delivering to tight deadlines. He also has extensive experience in multiple methodologies, including Agile. Leonardo works at Visier as a BI consultant, managing multiple ongoing enterprise software implementations with applied big data cloud technology and workforce intelligence solutions.
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