Board of Directors

Joel Ohringer, MSBA, CBAP®, IIBA®-ACC, President


Joel is a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience. This includes performing analysis work on digital transformation initiatives, managing process automation for an international software company, modeling UX/UI design, and acting as Business Analyst for IT projects for an international law firm. He has served on the Board as VP of Professional Development. He has been involved with IIBA since 2011.

Varsha Khanna, VP Finance
Varsha has many years of work experience in the financial services industry, with deep expertise in financial analysis and managing complex projects. She holds a Masters degree in Finance and Public Affairs. She has worked ground up on building successful startup projects: global multi-million dollar outsourcing project with a big corporation and a virtual (offsite) client accounting business for a nonprofit. She enjoys helping people make sense of their data and make informed decisions.

Jordan Levine, Board Secretary
Jordan Levine is a tactical product driver and business analyst with start-up experience, a database applications development background, and HR domain knowledge. She earned an MBA and a Computer Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She has broad experience collaborating with stakeholders, articulating issues and requirements, and designing technical solutions. She is a Certified Scrum Master, a web development boot camp graduate, and a participant in the IIBA Seattle chapter CBAP study group. Jordan loves handling details and tying projects up with a bow. As an IIBA member, Jordan is excited to learn business analysis and product ownership best practices and to meet other IIBA members along the way.
Eric Schwager, VP of Sponsorship
Eric is a Business Analyst and Project Manager with nearly 20 years of experience.   After his undergraduate years, Eric started working in the federal government with an interest in technology policy, but then went and got an MBA and found himself working for Cisco Systems at the very tail end of the good ol' days. Since then, Eric has filled a variety of Business Analysis, project management and program management roles both in Seattle and in the Bay Area. In the past several years, Eric has had a chance to roll around in Scrum Master and Product Owner roles, too, and is excited about using Agile methodologies to help client cut through the noise to focus on what matters most and deliver high value software solutions.  As VP of Sponsorship, Eric looks forward to building awareness of the IIBA among local companies and creating opportunities for both the IIBA and local companies to support each other.

April Sun, VP of Professional Development
I am currently working as a Lead Business Analyst in the Product Business Unit at Boston Consulting Group. I have 13 years of professional work experience with job roles as a Business Consultant, Program/Project Manager, Business Architect and Business Analyst in IT service and software industry and management consulting fields. Developing business driven IT solutions in the path of enterprise digital transformation is always my passion and this gives me deep appreciation on the importance of business analysis capabilities.

Brian Mitchell, VP Communications


Brian is an accomplished Business Systems Analyst and Program Manager with 10+ years of experience leading projects in the areas of software development, business systems improvement, data management,product releases, and Agile transformation. He has extensive experience in Business Systems Analysis, Business Process Mapping, and Project Management, Brian has worked at companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Seagate Technologies.