Board of Directors

IIBA Sacramento Valley Chapter (SVC) - 2019 Board of Directors


Please feel free to contact any of the Board of Directors via the above email links or utilize the Contact Us form!

Biographies of the Board of Directors

Bob Guarino, President

Bob Guarino has served on the IIBA SVC board since 2016. He lives in El Dorado Hills and has worked at Blue Shield of California (BSC) for 7 years. Prior to that, he worked an Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for 26 years. At Anthem, Bob held a wide variety of roles, starting as a programmer, progressing through various analyst positions and eventually managing an IT staff.

At BSC, Bob lead a team of Business Analysts working on a major system replacement effort.  Most recently, Bob is performing analytical and requirements gathering efforts for within the Product Development Management team.

When he was working with PeopleSoft products, Bob led a PeopleSoft Northeast Regional Users Group for 10 years.

Bob holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and has a Six Sigma Green Belt.


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Tony Oliver, Treasurer

Tony S Oliver is a Senior Continuous Improvement Business Process Analyst with VSP Vision Care. He has over 15 years of experience in business process improvement, supply chain/demand planning, pricing, marketing, product development, and project management with stints at Intel, Cisco Systems, AMS (now CGI), and as a project management consultant.   

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Georgetown University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute® (PMI), the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance®, the Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) certification from the American Society for Quality® (ASQ), and the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP™) certification from the Association of Change Management Professionals® (ACMP).

He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French, Catalonian and Portuguese and teaches the “Fundamentals of Project Management” and “Managing Project Risk and Integration” courses at the University of California-Davis Extension.  Tony lives in Folsom, CA with his wife Kristine and their daughter Penny, and enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and all things baseball. He traces his inquisitive mind to an early love for reading, a flame which has yet to extinguish.


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Susan Hufford, Secretary

Susan served as VP of Membership on the IIBA SVC Board in 2018. She is originally from the Chicago area, and earned a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She has worked for 9 years in Information Systems Consulting, as a Consultant for Accenture, and as a Consulting Manager for Deloitte Consulting.  She also has 15 years of experience as a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager, in positions for Nike, Inc., The Clorox Company, XPO Logistics, Blue Shield of California, and Health Net Federal Services.  She is currently serving on the Board of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

Susan thoroughly enjoys both business and personal travel and has traveled extensively in the U.S. and internationally.  Her favorite activities outside of work include alpine and cross-country skiing, waterskiing, scuba diving, camping, horseback riding, and tennis.  Susan lives in El Dorado Hills with her partner Ross and their three cats.


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Jenny Iskandar, VP Events

Jenny Iskandar has a degree in Business Administration and has been working at Vision Service Plan (VSP) for almost 12 years in various roles. Her current position is a Business Analyst for Sales Technology team.

Jenny is a lifelong learner and enjoys exploring new things inside and outside of the company. She has successfully coordinated some events at VSP and finds enjoyment in doing so.

Jenny has 2 teenage kids, a Freshman in college and a Sophomore in high school. She loves to run, exercise and spend time outdoors. She travels to run marathons in different cities, states, and countries. Running has taught her to be perseverant, resilient, committed and self-disciplined. Jenny also likes to volunteer at various charity organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, The Upper Room and CA Council for the Blind.


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Geron Landavora, VP Education & Certification

Geron Landavora is an IT and BA professional specializing in ERP implementations and customizations. He is currently employed at GL Mezzetta (over 5 years) as Sr Business Systems Analyst/Project Manager, he's SME focusing on LOB manufacturing/supply chain systems, EDI, Office 365/SharePoint, SQL Server, Power BI, and vendor management.

After earning his BS degree in Computer Engineering, he started his career as an IBM mainframe developer for a bank; then migrated to the IBM AS/400 platform where he climbed the corporate ladder from being a software developer to project manager to IT Operations Director managing multiple data centers of the 2nd largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. 

Prior to Y2K, Geron migrated to San Francisco bay area and worked as IT Manager for a semiconductor company for 7 years while completing his Certificate Program in Project Management at San Jose State University.  During his 6 years at Copart, Geron led a team of Business Analysts supporting both Java-based frontend e-commerce systems, and AS400-based backend systems.  Here he acquired his SME-level expertise in online auctions and PCI online payment systems. This is his first encounter with formal 'Business Analysis' and immediately fell in love with it that we completed his Certificate Program in Business Analysis at UC Davis, and later got his CBAP certification.


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Uma Karthikeyan, VP Membership

Uma Karthikeyan is an IT Healthcare Business Analyst and holds a master’s degree in Applied Sciences.

As a Certified Scrum Master, actively participates in the Scrum processes to optimize solutions and develop best practices for project delivery.

She started her career as a College lecturer in an engineering college and went on to work at Aerojet as a Quality Control Analyst.

Uma has also previously served as Secretary of IIBA Sacramento Valley Chapter in 2017 and 2018.

Uma resides in Folsom for the past 18 years with her husband and two sons. She also actively explores opportunities to help and contribute to the growing community.


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Bobbi Hekkanen, VP Marketing & Sponsorship

Bobbi Hekkanen is a Senior Business Development manager at Experis IT in Rancho Cordova, CA. She has 19 years of experience with Experis working with clients and delivering projects on time and within budget. She has supported the Sacramento market since 2001 by providing excellent customer service and relationship management for clients and consultants.

Bobbi enjoys supporting her children in their Cross Country and Soccer activities. She resides in El Dorado Hills with her husband and two children.


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Biographies of Volunteers

Turab Saleh Fatakdawala, Webmaster/Technology - Volunteer

Turab is a Senior Product Manager with PowerSchool. He has been volunteering for the IIBA as the Webmaster and handling the Technology for the past few years.

He is an Engineer and MBA, and loves the Education industry where all his work experience lies.

He actively supports Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scout Master and regularly donates with BloodSource.


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