Board of Directors
Meet the Board of Directors for your IIBA® Calgary Chapter
Paula works in the insurance industry here in Calgary as a Program Director. She holds both her CBAP® and PMI-ACP designations, and has spent over 10 years working for and with IIBA® in a variety of capacities. Her career has taken her all over Canada, as well as overseas, and (aside from work) her passions include training at the local gym, travelling, volunteering, and spending quality time with family and friends. She is motivated the most by building new relationships, solving problems, helping people, and finding ways to add value. Paula is also a frequent speaker at IIBA®/PMI conferences and chapter events, with a special focus on agile practices, project delivery models, and certification.
Trevor achieved his CBAP® in September 2017 and joined our Board in January 2018. He is a results driven Business Analyst who is focused on delivering a high quality product. Trevor is also a conscientious, resourceful, highly loyal and committed worker. In addition to his BA experience, Trevor has an extensive background in a variety of positions of both highly technical and highly functional natures. This helps him understand the full application lifecycle.
Lola holds the CBAP® designation and has over 9 years experience across various roles and geographies. She currently works as a Business Systems Analyst with a Financial Services company in Calgary. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and sampling new cuisines. She is also an avid watcher of soccer games and an ever-optimistic fan of Manchester United! Lola believes Business Analysts make the world a much better place.
Lavina is a strategically minded business analyst who along with being passionate about improving business processes enjoys volunteering with the Calgary Chapter of the IIBA® and has been active in the Calgary Chapter over several years. A skilled communicator and technical writer, this is the first time for Lavina to be working in the communications area for the Chapter but she brings solid visual communication expertise to the role. Friends and family are a priority for Lavina but she does find time to enjoy her hobbies of reading, singing, and playing the flute.
Mike holds a CBAP® and has been active in the Calgary Chapter over several years most notably as a 'Mentor' in the Mentorship program. Mike took up the mantle of Director of Education in January 2018.
Suzan Darwish is a passionate Business Analyst working at an oil & gas company. She recently earned her CBAP® and is constantly working towards developing her BA skills and knowledge.
When Suzan is not at work gathering requirements and facilitating workshops, she is travelling around the world or spending time with her family and friends.
Deepika has over five years experience in business process improvement, project management, people management, process management, strategic planning and change management. She has coordinated, collaborated and lead projects, programs and events at both the National and International level, resulting in operational effectiveness for various organizations.
Deepika has also worked towards the development, implementation and integration of Enterprise Software Systems, mobile applications and an organizational website. She is also a 'Google Certified Innovator" and helps people from across the world with their tech queries.