Vice President, Programs
E-mail: VP Programs
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanisha-townsend-44309929/
Tanisha has over 15 years of experience working in program and project management in both the government and private sectors. She has managed a variety of projects and programs ranging from large scale IT project implementations to business process improvement projects. Tanisha served in the United States Air Force and in 2000, she was honorably discharged. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Project Management and Information Systems. In 2007, she earned a Master of Business Administration. She is certified in Agile methodology, in Prosci ADKAR Change Management and she is also a certified Scrum Master. She currently works for Micron Technology as the Manager of the Global Supply Chain Program Management Department.
Tanisha enjoys giving back to the community. She has held board positions serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Black History Museum; and as a governor appointed commission member on Serve Idaho – Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
In her free time, Tanisha enjoys writing and spending time with her family. She is excited for an opportunity to couple her experience in project management with her love for community service and volunteerism!
Vice President, Membership
E-mail: VP Membership
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craighardesty/
Before joining the team at St. Luke’s, Craig spent 16 years in project and program management at HP and 6 years of IT management and project management prior to that. Craig has also volunteered on numerous projects at schools and churches in the Boise area. Craig has a BA in History from the University of Arizona, and an MBA from Boise State University. He also holds an Idaho secondary (6-12) teaching certificate with endorsements in History, Humanities, and
Music. Craig moved to Boise in 1990. He enjoys playing music, reading, and spending time with his wife and two (mostly-grown) children. He previously held the VP of Programs position for two years, before offering to step into the recently vacated VP of Membership position.
Vice President, Publicity
E-mail: VP Publicity
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-hardesty-pmp-76a35253/
Karen Hardesty earned her PMP credentials in 2009. She recently retired from HP Inc. after almost 30 years, where she was a Senior Project Manager. She worked the majority of those years managing projects in a variety of functions, including Accounting/Finance, R&D/Manufacturing, Call Center Operations, eCommerce, and Managed Services Sales & Service Delivery.
Karen is also an entrepreneur, mentoring a team of women in setting and achieving goals, while building their own businesses.
Karen received her BSBA from the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!), with concentrations in Accounting and Management Information Systems. She is married with two children in college (Go Vandals!), two granddaughters (twins!) and a dog.