Retha Onitiri


Project Management Consultant and Statewide Coordinator


Retha Onitiri is currently the Project Management Consultant and Statewide Coordinator for the New Jersey Communities Forward , which is an NJISJ initiative focused on building a coalition for change on issues of criminal justice and economic opportunity. She is leading an effort to establish local steering committees in major cities across NJ, launch community forums, identify issues and solutions, create project and implementation plans, and report progress. In the private sector, she has been responsible for New Product Introduction and Readiness Project Management of complex telecommunications High Leverage Networks, Alcatel Lucent Ventures (Bell Labs) and Services Solutions. She led Training and Skills Development projects for a Software Integration organization with 2.2K employees globally. She also led Supply Chain North American Operations for Internet Protocol (IP) Platforms products and was responsible for hardware forecast management, allocation and delivery planning, inventory management, risk mitigation, issue management and reporting. In this role, she managed four internal customer project teams and two Value Added Centers (VAC) in the US and Mexico. Retha is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has a Masters of Science Degree in Management from Stevens Institute of Technologies