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.

Malu Septien Milan: Co-Vice President of Programs and Education

Malu brings extensive experience in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Enterprise Data Management, Digital Quality, Process Automation, Enterprise Architecture and IT Management.  She is currently CTO of Focal Pointe Group’s where she is building its clients capabilities in the emerging technology space. Prior to this role she led Privacy GDPR/CCPA/GRC Cybersecurity Go to Market Operations for Capgemini North America, also spent six years at Microsoft as General Manager of Quality Business Excellence solving very complex operational, process and data problems that permeated product and services across the enterprise. She led the Microsoft Quality Academy that trained more than 1500 employees globally and drove delivery of LEAN Six Sigma, Change Management and Data Analytics Projects.

Malu has driven the engendering of data driven decisions for a couple of decades and continues to define tomorrow’s best practices in the use of data to solve business problems that add significant value and scale. Her career includes 25 years of experience and seasoned Senior Leadership Roles across Fortune 100’s:  AT&T, Motorola, PepsiCo, Microsoft, NASA, Three Start-ups, Capgemini Consulting and volunteerism in Operational Excellence, Technology and Minority boards. Malu has two children and loves dogs.

Doris Ho: Co-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

Michael Stillings: Co-Vice President of Communications

Mike has been working in Data Management and Analytics for 14 years and been a member of Puget Sound DAMA for five 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 has worked in the aerospace industry for 32 years. Mike has architected and designed the end-to-end process for taking in value-added data on one end and performing all the steps required to release cleansed and integrated data out the other end for data scientists and engineers. He has also facilitated Decision Support via Data Warehouse-based Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics products.

Uzma Khan: Co-Vice 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.

Serik Smagulov: Co-VP of Marketing


Serik is an award-winning IT entrepreneur and was named as an Entrepreneur of the Year. Serik has 10+ years of management experience and consults IT startups and Fortune 100 companies focusing on digital experience, strategy, cybersecurity, product management, and data analytics.

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