WiCyS

2021 Committees

WICYS 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE GENERAL CHAIR:

Dr. Janell Straach

Chairman of the Board, WiCyS
Faculty, Rice University

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIR:

Dr. Ambareen Siraj

WiCyS Founder, Director, CEROC, Professor, Computer Science, Tennessee Tech

COMMITTEES

WICYS COLORADO CONFERENCE SUPPORT CONSORTIUM

Gretchen Bliss, Lead

Director Cybersecurity Programs
UCCS

Marian Merritt

Lead for Industry Engagement,
NIST/NICE

Nina Amy

Department Chair
Arapahoe Community College

Joe Murdock

Business School Faculty
University of Colorado Denver

Simi Basu

M.Sc(IT), MBA(IT), Scrum Master, AWS CC, Computer Science Teacher and CyberSecurity Coach and a Former IBMer, STEM School Highlands Ranch

Angela Sims-Ceja, MPA, CISM, PMP

Senior Water Information Technology Project Manager, IT Project Management Office City of Aurora

Bob Bowles

Director of the Center for Information Assurance Studies | Regis University

Patrice Siravo

Director of Commercial Cybersecurity System High Corporation

Terri Johnson

Department Chair – Computer Networking & Cybersecurity | Pikes Peak Community College

Rhonda Spradling

AMERGENT Technologies

Steve Fulton

Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Coleman-Richardson Chair in Computer Science

Chuan Yue

Associate Professor
Colorado School of Mines

Angela Hogaboom

President
Open Sky Networks

Mariyam Zaheer

Security Risk and Compliance Analyst , Governors Office of Information Technology 

PROGRAM:

TBD

SCHOLARSHIP:

TBD

CAREER VILLAGE:

Andrea Frost

Career Fair Village Lead
Senior Software Security Engineer, Dell EMC

Kim Huynh

Cybersecurity Engineer, Premera Blue Cros

Michelle Lindblom

Security Awareness Manager, Salesforce

Colleen R. Murphy

C|CISO, CISSP, CCTA, ITILv3, ISSA Fellow, Past President, ISSA-Colorado Springs Chapter of the Year 2005, 2008, 2017

 

OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS

Michele Tomasic

Operations & Logistical Support
Divisions Operations Manager, 
Carnegie Mellon University 

Lana Richardson, Sponsor Support

Community Care Manager, WiCyS

Colleen Huber, CRM

The Nelly Group

Morgan Garland

Operations Manager, WiCyS

 
 

Rian Sondag

Events Manager, WiCyS

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION:

Cameron Mitchell, Logistical Support

Carnegie Mellon University

CAREER FAIR:

Mary Jane Partain

Career Fair Concierge
Director, University of Texas-Dallas

Kyle Arfsten

Director of Client Relationships
Kforce, Inc.

Patrice Siravo

Director of Commercial Cybersecurity System High Corporation

SOCIAL MEDIA & PR:

Aditi Chaudhry

Cybersecurity Engineer, Two Sigma

Anna Lainfiesta

Security Compliance Analyst, Zendesk

Bonnie Jan

Student at North Dakota State University

Emily Kramer

WiCyS Intern

Maddie Witt

The Nelly Group

POSTER:

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke

Professor in Computer Science at Hampton University

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT WORKING GROUPS

Advancement

Champion: Jenn Henley, Facebook
Student Intern: Shannon McHale, Rochester Institute of Technology

Pipeline

Champion: Prajakta Jagdale, Palo Alto Networks
Student Intern: Maggie Van Nortwick, Northeastern University

Inclusion

Champion: Diana Kelley, Microsoft
Student Intern: Maleesha Perera, University at Albany

Transitioning/Returning

Champion: Dr. Dawn Beyer, Lockheed Martin
Student Intern: Shaina Munoz-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico