Who We Are
We are project management professionals from around the world coming together to do some amazing things using project management as a tool to improve ourselves and our world. We follow the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).
Initially, we will use Oakland, CA, USA as our pilot to collaborate with other industries and group interested in helping children and non-profits better manage projects using the various tools, skills and methods affiliated with project management.
Will you join us?
Meet the Team
Sonja C. Stewart, PMP Founder and Initial Project / Program Manager
Since 2009, Sonja (a native of Oakland, CA) has wanted to bring Project Management Professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world together to Network, Develop Professional, Business, Leadership and Personal skills. For over 20 years, she has volunteered for many organizations in the San Francisco / Bay Area. Finally, in August 2016 she took the leap and started the group PJMan & The StarGazers (PJMan stands for Project Manager). Our first project began immediately in December 2016 partnering with the MADE (Museum of Art & Digital Entertainment) to teach kids ages 8-15 yrs. old beginning Project Management, Leadership and Video Game Coding/Programming skills.
Sonja is responsible for developing our Project Management Methodology, tools and the Program for Kids. She also teaches the lessons.
Sonja, first began her Project Management career in 1998 while working for Kaiser Permanente at the Oakland and Richmond Medical Centers. She received her Certificate of Completion in Project Management from UC Berkeley Extension in 2000 and became Project Management Professional (PMP) certified in 2006. She served on the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute (PMI San Francisco / Bay Area Chapter) from 2007 – 2009 and served as a teller for the Board of Directors for the global/headquarters of PMI from 2007 to 2009 as well.
She is a mother of one (Asia Stewart Washington).
Donna Jacobs, Quality Assurance / Control Lead & The Voice
Donna is one of the original members of our group. She, Brooke and Sonja are responsible for developing our QA processes, guide and leading the team for testing of the kids games. In addition to being the QA lead, Donna is the voice behind our Mission Impossible style self detonating audio message with instructions for the kids project (SHhhhhh…… they don’t know it’s her).
Donna’s background includes over 20 years experience in the Telcom industry as a Program Manager. Prior to that, she serviced our county n the US Navy.
Brooke Dawson, PMP, Program Content Expert
Brooke is one of the original members of our group. She, Donna and Sonja are responsible for developing our QA processes, guide and leading the team for testing of the kids games. Brooke also assisted in 2 of the 3 initial classes in December 2016. She also contributes to the program content.
Brooke’s background includes currently helping veterans access their benefits, Business Coaching, extensive experiences in Implementation leading to a role as a Director of Implementation as well as serving our country in the Navy.