Our Committees

The WiCyS Presence, Hard at Work

Our commitment begins with the hard work of more than 500 volunteers, each playing a pivotal role in the success of our organization and our members.

STUDENT CHAPTER

This committee drives the efforts of the WiCyS Student Chapters by working with the student chapter leadership and faculty advisors to inspire and engage future cybersecurity professionals at college campuses. See the leaders below:

Vitaly Ford

Student Chapter Lead
Assistant Professor
Arcadia University Computer Science and Math Department

Pauline Mosley

Student Chapter Lead
Assistant Professor
Pace University

Professional Affiliates

The two affiliate leads assist the WiCyS Professional Affiliate Program and enhance the mission through outreach, awareness, networking, sharing, mentoring, and engagement.

Lynn Dohm

Executive Director
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)

Lana Richardson

Community Care Manager
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)

Mission Support Team

The WiCyS Mission Support Team is an elite group consisting of our Strategic Partner representatives who support the mission of WiCyS by providing guidance to the executive committee and board of directors.

Jenn Henley

Vice President, Infrastructure
Meta

Valerie Jane Chua

Program Manager, Security Learning & Awareness
Meta

Josh Dembling

Senior Director
Intel Product Assurance and Security

Sarah Morales

Outreach Program Manager, Security and Privacy
Google

Ashley Smyk

Principal Technical Program Manager
AWS

Val Miller

Growth Strategies, Security Events
AWS

Allie Decrastro

Program Manager, Global Enablement
AWS

Divya Ghatak

Chief People Officer
SentinelOne

Felice Ajlouny

VP, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion
SentinelOne

Mariana Gardinali

Software Engineer
Cisco

Dr. Dawn Beyer

Senior Fellow
Lockheed Martin

Noelle Warburton

Director, Security and Trust Communications
Cisco

Allison Miller

Chief Information Security Officer and Senior VP
UnitedHealth Group/Optum

Kari Plagge

Sr. Manager, Information Security
Optum

Debra Hamer

Sr. Director, Information Security
Optum

Michele A. Tomasic

Director of Operations
Software Engineering Institute| CERT
Carnegie Mellon University

Cameron Mitchell

Operations Coordinator
Carnegie Mellon University- Software Engineering Institute

Ann Johnson

Corporate Vice President
Microsoft

Dasha Zenkovich

Marketing Manager
Microsoft

Melonia Da Gama

Director of Marketing
Fortinet

Al Nasturzio

Director, Training and Education Partners
Fortinet

Erin Chandler

Recruiting Specialist
Sandia National Laboratories

Cindy Veitch

R&D Senior Manager, Information Security Sciences
Sandia National Laboratories

Equity Advocacy

The Equity Advocacy Committee focuses on WiCyS mission while ensuring that inclusion, equity and allyship is the heart and soul of all things WiCyS.

 

Jessica Robinson

Founder
Pure Point International

Sofia Martinez

STEAM Facilitator
Illinois Tech AMP/Co-Terminal Undergrad

Quintana Patterson

Compliance and Security Analyst
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus

Alyssa Miller

Application Security Advocate
Snyk

Jennifer Munoz

Student
Indiana University

Mona-Lisa Pinkney

Senior Director, Governance, Risk, Compliance & Engagement Management  Corporate Information Security
Nike, Inc.

Noureen Njoroge

Director of Global Cyber Threat Intelligence
Nike, Inc.

Mentor/Mentee

The mentor/mentee leaders drives the effort of the unique WiCyS Mentor/Mentee Program. This program is developed with 12-month structured framework. Click here to learn more

Archana Ramamoorthy

Mentor/Mentee Lead
Director, Cloud Security Product Manager
Google

Deborah Kariuki

Mentor/Mentee Co-Lead
Faculty -Computer Science Ed
UMBC

Karen Nemani

Mentor/Mentee Resource Lead
WiCyS Ontario Affiliate President

SOCIAL MEDIA

Aditi Chaudhry

Cybersecurity Engineer
Two Sigma

Maddie Witt

Social Media Specialist
WiCyS

Chelsea Conard

Consultant for Strategy, Risk, and Compliance
Kudelski Security

Alina Thai

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Allstate

Midori Connolly

Customer Success Manager
Yubico

Resources committee

Lisa Ellrodt

Resources Lead
Faculty Advisor
Pace University

WiCyS CyberSecurity Steering Committee

Dr. Ambareen Siraj

WiCyS Founder, Director, Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center
Tennessee Tech University

Allison Miller

Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President
UnitedHealth Group/Optum

Diana Kelley

Founder and CEO
SecurityCurve

Jessica Robinson

vCISO
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)

Kelley Misata

Founder and CEO
Sightline Security

Noureen Njoroge

Director of Global Cyber Threat Intelligence
Nike, INC.

PJ Jagdale

Senior Manager, Information Security
Palo Alto Networks

Quintana Patterson

Compliance and Security Analyst
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

WiCyS Finance committee

DR. COSTIS TOREGAS

Director, Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute, George Washington University

dR. DAWN M. BEYER

Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin Space

Noureen Njoroge

Director of Global Cyber Threat Intelligence
Nike, INC.

Myriam Saint Jean

Financial Manager
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)

Peter Baldwin

vCFO
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)

Conference Committees

 

CONFERENCE GENERAL CHAIR

Dr. Janell Straach

Chairman of the Board, WiCyS
Faculty, Rice University

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIR

Dr. Ambareen Siraj 

WiCyS Founder, Director, Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center, Professor, Computer Science, Tennessee Tech

View 2022 Conference Committees Here