2019-2020 Board of Directors

John Parent: President



John has been working in the Data Management for 20+ years data management in a number of industries including Finance, Marketing, High Tech and currently in Health Care as Vice President of Customer Data Management for Medecision.  John has been certified as a  data management professional (CDMP) with specialization in Data Quality and as a business intelligence professional (CBIP).
John strongly believes in the value of high quality, trustworthy data as a foundation for building data driven insights and models.  He is committed to evangelizing this belief and raising the awareness that before you use the data you have to ensure that it is actually usable. 

Jeff Johnson: Past President


Jeff has 20+ years data management experience, including at Starbucks, Experian Information Solutions, World Vision, Sila Solutions Group and DeepData. He holds a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) Practitioner certificate from DAMA International. Jeff has a desire to lead the strategic direction of DAMA-PS with a team of committed members in order to proactively grow DAMA-Puget Sound's presence in the Puget Sound area.

ChaiJen To: Vice President of Operations

ChaiJen is a consultant on both traditional and Cloud data architecture,  for Global 1000 companies and mid-size organizations. He has designed or helped design and implemented CRM and data warehouse projects with Big Data or in a SOA environment for cyber security, banking, telecommunication, retail, workforce, and manufacturing industries. ChaiJen has written over 1000 db objects and design scalable solution on Cloud MPP with data integrity for enterprise data management and business intelligence systems. He is a CDP, CDMP, CBIP, and is active in TDWI, ISSA and AI events.

Doris Ho: Vice President of Finance


Doris has been working in the data management field over 20 years, specializing in Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solution architecture design.  She designed data solutions for many business domains including insurance, aerospace, telecom, utility and transit systems.  She has been passionate in promoting the value of data and architecture to both business stakeholders and technical teams.  Most recently, she has been working on Azure cloud architecture and data compliance & security projects.  Doris is also a program manager on data products.  She is very experienced in SDLC and agile development, is a certified PMP and a certified Scrum Master.  Doris has been participating in DAMA for many years and have been benefiting from it.  Has the desire to work with other DAMA-PS board members to bring more practical and latest data management topics to the Puget Sound data professionals


Sumedha Singhai:  Co-Vice President of Communications

Sumedha is a Data and Application manager with over 15 years of experience across business development and Operations and delivery of high-quality business products. She is adept at stakeholder and people management and at getting things done. She has extensive experience planning, designing, developing, architecting and maintaining multiple scalable software products. She got her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at Puna University in India and her MBA at Seattle University.  She is adept at Technical Program management with experience in software development and maintenance, strategic planning and recruiting and team fostering, including mentoring and coaching.


Michael Stillings: Co-Vice President of Communications

Michael has been working in Data Management and Analytics for 14 years and been a member of DAMA-PS for seven years. He has also developed engineering, database and web applications, consulted external and internal customers, taught classes and been a team, project and technical leader and mentor. He enjoys technical writing and other forms of disseminating information and knowledge. He worked in the aerospace industry for 36 years. Michael has architected and designed the end-to-end process for taking in value-added data on one side and performing all of the steps required to release cleansed and integrated data out the other side for data scientists and engineers. He has also facilitated decision support via Data Warehouse-based Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics products.

Uzma Khan: President of Membership


Uzma has over 20 years of experience in IT with 15+ years of experience working in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, and has most recently been working with the Boeing Enterprise Data Lake. She has proven ability to work with business leaders to create data architecture that provide metrics based on relevant and actionable data. Uzma is adept at developing reliable proof of concepts and clearly articulating recommendations to leadership. Uzma has been recognized by her peers and leadership for her technical expertise and ability to mentor others. Uzma also has specialized expertise in data analytics, validation and test with significant successes in cross-functional collaboration.  She holds the following certifications: CDP, CDMP, CBIP & CITA-F 

Jessica Tjhin Southworth: Co-VP of Special Events


Jessica has 10+ years of finance, data and analytics experience, including at the Boeing Company, Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile and more recently at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has a wide breadth of consulting at large enterprises in finance, revenue management and reporting programs as a developer, analyst and program manager. She attained her Master's of Business Administration from the University of Washington, is a certified Tableau Desktop associate and as well as a certified Scrum Master. She has worked the Microsoft data platform Product Marketing team to develop developer content and educational materials, developed a cost estimate and analysis process at Boeing for the 787 program and more recently has created a release management process for all foundation reports at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Jessica is passionate about growing the DAMA-PS chapter fellow data enthusiasts and building alliances with other data groups in the Puget Sound area.


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