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PSPMI Holiday Party at the Space Needle and Panel Discussion

December 13, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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Seattle Space Needle
400 Broad Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Come and have fun with your colleagues at the first ever Holiday Party at the Needle!

Reserve your tickets now for food, fun, and a fabulous time!


  • We will have the whole Skyview level and the awesome views from there.
  • Our speaker will be a panel entitled Project Management in the Non-Profit World. Additional information on the panel members is below.
  • DJ Niz and photographer Robert Suh of Suh Events will keep you entertained.
  • We will also be doing a White Elephant gift exchange, so bring a wrapped gift to participate. Maximum budget is $25.
  • Other activities will include dinner, dancing, an ugly Christmas garment contest, a raffle, and lots of networking with great members of PSPMI.
  • Valet parking for $30 is available. Additionally
    • There is street parking nearby.
    • Komo4 Plaza is just across the street with a self-park garage.
    • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is down the street on 5th.
    • Seattle Center has many options for self parking.
    • Best Parking has a great website showing parking areas with costs.
  • End your year right! We hope to see you there!


Project Management in the Nonprofit World Panel Members - 1 PDU

Brian Taliesin; Director of Project Management & Knowledge Management, PATH

Brian Taliesin is the Director of Project Management & Knowledge Management at PATH, an international non-profit organization and leader in global health innovation. In addition to supporting the project management community of practice that reaches half of the organization, he oversees the underlying project life cycle, governing best practices for the enterprise. Previously, Brian helped shape PATH’s approach to business systems analysis based on the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM) and led the product vision for the BID Initiative. A proponent of reducing the burden on data collection, he has been advocating and applying global standards from GS1 and integrating systems with the support of OpenHIE. Mr. Taliesin holds an MSc in Health Informatics and has over 25 years of experience in software design, application development, and implementation, including projects with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, GAVI Alliance, and other nongovernment organizations and multinational firms, such as United Airlines and Microsoft Corporation.


Suzanne Hoza; Senior Director of Implementation & Operations, Global Health Programs, PATH

Suzanne Hoza oversees the operations function of the Global Health Programs division of PATH to enable matrixed health program areas and country teams to achieve high-quality project execution. Ms. Hoza is responsible for building, implementing, and optimizing systems and processes to support and evaluate financial, operational, and knowledge management from start-up through closeout of projects.

Ms. Hoza brings over a decade of global health and operations experience from a wide array of country, regional, and global senior level positions with implementing organizations and with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Before joining PATH, Ms. Hoza served as the Country Director for Nigeria with Chemonics International, where she oversaw a $300 million portfolio of projects focused on global health supply chain and systems-strengthening technical assistance. She has also held leadership positions in health systems strengthening and global operations with Catholic Relief Services, Management Sciences for Health, Research Triangle Institute, and Crown Agents, and served as Deputy Director of the Office of Health with USAID/Russia.

Ms. Hoza transitioned to global health and development following senior management positions at the Boeing Company, Microsoft, and General Electric. From her 20 years of experience in the private sector she brings significant expertise in driving operational excellence, innovation, and business development.

Ms. Hoza graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a bachelors degree in business administration and operations management and is the recipient of high-level government and private sector awards for driving vision, building high performing teams, and delivering results in challenging environments.


Kela Hall; President and Co-Founder, KD Hall Communications

KaKela (Kela) D. Hall, Sr. is a communications strategist and thought leader, executive coach, and a corporate problem solver. She co-founded KD Hall Communications in 2013 and has since been extremely impactful across corporate and government sectors. As a result, Kela and the KD Hall team have been invited to the White House; received 10 proclamations; and successfully guided 24 students through an internship for the Inauguration of Women on the Rise: Season 1 and Women on the Rise Season 2, as well as 2 Women’s History Month conferences. 

With years of experience in higher education, communication management, strategic professional planning, and training, Kela is equipped to handle a copious number of tasks with integrity and poise. She is a visionary, a creator, and a leader in workforce development and women initiatives including sexual harassment prevention. Her high energy and hardworking core keep her motivated while assisting clients to achieve their professional goals. She also serves as an adjunct marketing and communications professor at Bellevue College and holds her own as a professional speaker, moderator, spokesperson, and special interest journalist.

Kela holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Broadcast Journalism, an MBA, and a Masters in Adult Education in Leadership and Training.


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$50.00 Member General Admission
$60.00 after 11:59 pm December 10
$40.00 Earlybird rate before November 30

$55.00 Non-member General Admission
$65.00 after 11:59 pm December 10
$45.00 Earlybird rate before November 30