Board of Directors

Chapter Leadership

President - Esther Jones -

Esther Jones has been involved with IIBA Los Angeles since 2010. Currently a business analyst with DirecTV, she has worked for both large and small companies in the course of her career. Esther has a BS in Molecular Biology and an MBA with a focus in Marketing. She is currently pursuing her CBAP certification.

Esther lives in the South Bay with her family and enjoys obstacle races and visits to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Secretary – Jennifer Gross -

Vice-President of Finance – Maricela Corletto -

Maricela Corletto is the Director of Development Information Management at the City of Hope, a Southern California leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. She has more than 15 years of Advancement Services experience and currently oversees a department that provides training services, data quality and maintenance support, and report design and consultation to the Philanthropy & External Relations department. Maricela also directs the Business Process Improvement Initiative and coordinates implementation of Business Analysis and Change Management standards for all new projects and product enhancements.

A graduate of Whittier College, Maricela has a degree in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration. Maricela holds the role of VP of Finance with the IIBA Los Angeles Chapter and is a member of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals.

Vice-President of Marketing & Communications - James Jackson -

James Jackson has over twenty-two years experience as a Business Analyst. He currently works as an IT Manager for a downtown Los Angeles real estate firm. For all projects he has conducted feasibility studies, analyzed budgets, coordinated labor, and directly participated in their successful implementations. After each project he personally conducted user feedback interviews to perform quality assurance.

He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He has also achieved the Certified Business Analysis Professional™, Project Management Professional®, ITIL Foundation Level®, Six Sigma Green Belt, and MCSE certifications.

Throughout the years has as served on the boards of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, USC Marshall Alumni Association, and Project Management Institute Los Angeles chapter. He is proud to serve as the IIBA-LA Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

Vice-President of Professional Development – Jeanette Menon -


Vice-President of Events – Erika Cilengir -

Erika Cilengir, CBAP, is a senior manager in the Strategic Initiatives group at Beachbody, a leader in fitness products and nutritional supplements. In her current role, Erika manages large, complex cross-functional projects. While working as a senior business analyst at Beachbody, Erika led the efforts to define business requirements for a wide variety of projects, including several international expansion projects.

Prior to joining Beachbody in 2012, Erika had a long stint as a lead business analyst at Citigroup, where she was responsible for working with international business partners on Citibank's online banking system. She also worked at AXA Equitable, where she was the lead business analyst on a project that rolled out Salesforce to AXA’s salespeople.

At the 2015 BBC Conference, Erika co-presented on “Moving onto the Global Stage: A Requirements Framework for International Expansion.” She has also presented twice at the Southland Technology Conference - in 2014 and in 2016.

Finally, she is the current President and a founding member of the Beachbody Toastmasters club. Erika earned her BA in English literature at Pomona College and her MA in Communication Arts and Sciences at USC. She also holds a Certificate in Systems Analysis from UCLA Extension.

Vice-President of Technology – Open -