Stetson University is proud of our instructors' qualifications. You can be assured of only highly qualified and knowledgeable training personnel teaching our courses. We pride ourselves on adhering to the highest standards while conducting classes that increase your marketability and knowledge.

Virtually all of our instructors are experts in the field of project management; many are authors on the subject, most do consulting work and a number teach for other universities.

Diane Altwies, MBA, PMP


Diane Altwies has a proven track record of delivering completed projects to the marketplace through effective leadership of multi-disciplinary teams with a strong customer focus. She has more than 21 years experience managing software development projects, and over 14 years experience in the insurance, financial services, mortgage lending and healthcare industries. In 2000, she launched OuterCore, Inc., an IT consulting firm, followed by OuterCore Professional Development, LLC in 2001. Her training clients include Citigroup, Deloitte Consulting, Option One Mortgage and Prescription Solutions. Altwies excels in evaluating business processes to determine and quantify the value-added and non-value added processes. She creates achievable plans to eliminate waste in operations taking into consideration the "total cost of delivery" to the customer. Her success can be attributed to her ability to bring together both internal and external resources, including a variety of off-shore and/or international development.

She has worked hand-in-hand with clients such as Option One Mortgage, Wellpoint of California, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Paradigm Technologies, MedNet Connect and HMOnline on similar consulting assignments. Her efforts in delivering rules-based applications have resulted in business improvements such as reducing underwriting time from 45 minutes to 2 minutes while increasing consistency and pricing accuracy.

Altwies has a master's degree in finance and marketing, and a bachelor's degree in management information systems and production management, both from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is an active member of her local P.M.I. chapter and has served as its marketing director.

Dana Holmes-Jenkins, MCT, Project+ Professional


Dana Holmes-Jenkins is the president of D & K Systems Consulting, a firm specializing in helping businesses increase their return on software investments. She has a bachelor's degree in business management and 20 years of corporate experience, which she draws on to match computer technology with business goals and objectives.

She is a Microsoft Office specialist, Microsoft-certified master instructor and CompTIA Project+ Certified Professional. Before starting her company, Dana worked in the financial services industry and began her training career with ExecuTrain, a worldwide leader in IT training.

In the community, Holmes-Jenkins contributes time and talent to a number of non-profit, professional and educational organizations including I CAN Community Education Coalition, Computer Mentors Group, SMPS Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay BPW and FMSDC.

She is a graduate of Hampton University. Her hobbies include ballroom dancing and strategic board games. She and her husband Kevin of 23 years reside in Tampa, Fla.

Linda Iovinelli, PMP


Linda Iovinelli is a P.M.P.-certified project manager with more than 20 years of IT project management through the full project lifecycle from project planning through customer acceptance. She has a bachelor of science in education from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a master of science in computer science from Union College, in Schenectady, N.Y.

Iovinelli is currently a vice president and project manager at JP Morgan Chase, where she manages multiple infrastructure and application development projects for the Treasury Services department. Prior to going to JP Morgan Chase, Iovinelli worked in the professional services groups at Computer Associates, Oracle and Storage Technology. She managed projects for numerous clients in the areas of financial services, healthcare, human resources and telecommunications. She is an experienced trainer in the areas of project management, IT technologies and numerous technical areas.

She received her P.M.P.® certification in 1999 and is active in the P.M.I. Tampa Bay chapter. She teaches the P.M.P. prep class modules for the chapter and is on the Tampa Bay Symposium committee. She also is certified to teach IT Project Management and Risk Management at the University of South Florida and Stetson University in Orlando.

Mitchell Johnson, PMP


Mitch Johnson has solid credentials and experience in project management. More importantly, he brings the unique Caribbean island humor of his childhood in Antigua to his classroom and his work. As a senior project engineer for AVP-SPL, Mitch installs large complex audio-video systems for a diverse clientele of government, nonprofit and commercial organizations. He manages to maintain his cool and deliver projects under extremely limiting conditions. While teaching Project Risk Management, he pioneered MJ's Risk Management Playlist, which encourages students to find popular music that expresses their attitudes about risk. "Livin' on a Prayer" is a perennial favorite.

Prior to joining AVP-SPL, Johnson spent eight years as a project manager and senior systems analyst with IKON Office Solutions and worked in a wide range of industries. He is a member of the P.M.I. Tampa Bay Chapter. Mitch earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and holds multiple technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (M.C.S.E.) and IBM Certified Solutions Engineer for content manager.

John F. Sage, PMP

John Sage has more than 30 years of project management experience within information technology. He has been a member of the Project Management Institute (P.M.I.) since 1997. He earned a P.M.P. certification in 2004 and an O.P.M.3 (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model) certified consultant certification in 2009. He was a project team member of P.M.I.'s O.P.M.3 next version (2008) project. In 2009, John was invited to P.M.I. headquarters in Pennsylvania to participate in the first O.P.M.3 consultant certification training and testing.

He earned a degree in computer science and accounting from St. Petersburg College. He received a master's certificate in project management from George Washington University in 2000 and an advanced master's certificate in project management from George Washington University in May 2005. He is president of SAGE PM, Inc.