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 Coordinator

Assistant Professor 
Arcadia University Computer Science and Math Department

Pauline Mosley

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
WiCyS

Lana Richardson

Community Care Manager
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
Facebook

Valerie Jane Chua

Program Manager, Security Learning & Awareness
Facebook

Tracey Hilton

Senior Program Manager
Facebook

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

Noelle Warburton

Director, Security and Trust Communications
Cisco

Mariana Gardinali

Software Engineer
Cisco

Katrina Mouquin

Security Architect
Bloomberg

Dr. Dawn Beyer

Senior Fellow
Lockheed Martin

Allison Miller

Chief Information Security Officer and Senior VP
UnitedHealth Group/Optum

Jodi Schaubschlager

Director, Information Security
Optum

Susan Bullwinkel

Director, Business Delivery Enablement, Enterprise Information Security
Optum

Greg Connell

Project Engineer Sr. Stf, Corporate Information Security
Lockheed Martin

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

RACIAL EQUITY

The Racial Equity 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

Kelli Hudson

Associate, Capability Architect
Booz Allen Hamilton

Sofia Martinez

STEAM Facilitator
Illinois Tech AMP/Co-Terminal Undergrad

Alyssa Miller

Application Security Advocate
Snyk

Jennifer Munoz

Student
Indiana University

Quintana Patterson

Compliance and Security Analyst
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus

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

This committee 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

Director, Cloud Security Product Manager
Google

Julie Sparks

Security Engineer
Cloudflare

Karen Nemani

President
WiCyS Ontario Affiliate

Lauren Provost

Ethical Hacker, Author, Computer Science Professor
Simmons University

Joanna Grama

Associate Vice President
Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Cat Goodfellow

Director, Continuous Monitoring & Improvement
Cyber Development & Engineering EIS
UnitedHealth Group

Deborah Kariuki

Faculty -Computer Science Ed
UMBC

Susan Bullwinkel

Director, Business Delivery Enablement, Enterprise Information Security
Optum

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT WORKING GROUPS

Our working groups are vital for addressing challenges of a gender balanced cybersecurity workforce. Thank you to all the dedicated members of these important teams managed by:

Advancement Champion

Jenn Henley, Facebook

Student Intern: Shannon McHale, Rochester Institute of Technology

Inclusion Champion

Diana Kelley, Microsoft

Student Intern: Maleesha Perera, University at Albany

Pipeline Champion

Prajakta Jagdale, Palo Alto Networks

Student Intern: Maggie Van Nortwick, Northeastern University

Transitioning/Returning Champion

Dr. Dawn Beyer, Lockheed Martin

Student Intern: Shaina Munoz-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico

SOCIAL MEDIA

Aditi Chaudhry

Cybersecurity Engineer
Two Sigma

Maddie Witt

Social Media Specialist
WiCyS

Drenusha Salihu

Linux System Administrator
BVM

Alina Thai

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Allstate

Midori Connolly

Customer Success Manager
Yubico

Resources comittee

Lisa Ellrodt

Faculty Advisor
Pace University

Sri Bhamidipati

Technical Staff, Verizon Wireless

Catherine Wairachu

AIT Security and Assurance
Towson University

Anna Yap

Director of Service Delivery
Defense Trade Solutions

Meghan Jacquot

Cybersecurity Student and Specialist
University of Maryland Global Campus and George Washington University

Maxine Franks

Application Security Agent
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Madeline Estey

Student
Kent Place School

Catherine Miri

Student
Savio High School

Conference Committees and Working Groups

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

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