WiCyS

2022 Committees

WICYS 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

General Chair

JANELL STRAACH

WiCyS Chair of the Board, Faculty
Rice University

Program Chair

AMBAREEN SIRAJ

WiCyS Founder, Director/Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center; Professor/CS
Tennessee Tech University

COMMITTEES

Local Host:  Cleveland Consortium led by Cleveland State University

HANNAH FRITZMAN BELSITO

Chief Experience Officer
Destination Cleveland 

JEFFREY BRANCATO

Executive Director,
Northeast Ohio CyberConsortium

COURTNEY DEOREO

Executive Director, RITE / Sr. Director, Tech Talent,
Greater Cleveland Partnership

JAY P. FORAN

Senior Vice President Industry & Innovation
Team NEO

CRYSTAL FRANKLIN

Director, K-12 Computer Science Education, CSforCLE
Cleveland State University

SHILPA KEDAR

Executive Director, CSU T.E.C.H. Hub & Co-Executive Director, IoT Collaborative
Cleveland State University

CHELSEY KOHN

Director, Tech Talent Pipeline
Cleveland Metropolitan School District & Cleveland State University

DR. JANINE SPEARS

CSU Faculty Lead for WiCyS CLE, Assoc. Professor/CyberSecurity
Cleveland State University

Program Co-Leads

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke

Professor/Director of IAC
Hampton University

Jennifer Cheung

Cybersecurity Research Scientist
NWIC Pacific

Meg Layton

Security Architecture and Engineering
Children’s National Hospital

Celeste Matarazzo

Cybersecurity Researcher
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Kelley Misata

Founder and CEO / President
Sightline Security / OISF

Program

Ridhima Agarwal

Attack Analyst
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Md. Ahsan Ayub

Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student
Cybersecurity Education, Research & Outreach Center (CEROC)

Priyam Biswas

Offensive Security Researcher
Intel

Rachael Crowthers

Senior Information Security Engineer
Optum

Melissa Dark

Founder
TeachCyber – DARK Enterprises Inc

Esther Goldstein

Software Engineer, Data Security, Salesforce

Ashley Greeley

K12 Project Lead
NSA

Courtney Hammond

Advanced Cyber Security Architect/Engineer
Honeywell

Judy Hatchett

VP, CISO
Surescripts, LLC

Hanan Hibshi

Assistant Teaching Professor
Carnegie Mellon University, The Information Networking Institute

Iulia Ion

Engineering Manager
Google

Paige Kevnick

Senior Security Analyst
Spectrum Health

Betsy Lundsten

Information Security Consultant
Securian Financial

Evette Maynard-Noel

Associate Chief
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

Elena Peterson

Senior Cyber Security Researcher
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Sarba Roy

Governance Product Security Engineer
Intel Corporation

Miranda Skar

Penetration Tester
Aon – Gotham Digital Science

Shirley Tian

Assistant Professor
Kennesaw State University

Junia Valente

Red Team Consultant
BlackBerry

Shafia Zubair

Manager, Information Security
Morningstar

Maanak Gupta

Tennessee Tech University
Assistant Professor

Operations & Logistics

Lynn Dohm

Executive Director
WiCyS

Peter Baldwin

vCFO
WiCyS

Tia DeBord

Registration Liaison
Globaux Source

Morgan Garland

Operations Manager
WiCyS

Colleen Huber

Creative Director
The Nelly Group

Kimberly Hutcherson

Meeting Space Coordinator
Globaux Source

Pat McCain

Presenter Liaison
Globaux Source

Lana Richardson

Community Care Manager
WiCyS

Jessica Robinson

VCISO
WiCyS

Myrian Saint Jean

Financial Manager
WiCyS

Michele Tomasic

Director of Operations
Software Engineering Institute | CERT

Volunteer

Charquetta McCoy-Penn

Executive Assistant
WiCyS

Cameron Mitchell

 Software Engineering Institute | CERT

Scholarship

Gretchen Bliss

Director of Cybersecurity Programs
UCCS

Stacie Bohanan

President – WiCyS Northern AL Affiliate
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Sharon Finden

Sr. TPM
Microsoft

Sharon Hamilton

Assoc VP Strategic Partnerships
Norwich University

Durba Kabir

Technical Manager
NSA

Sofia Martinez

Pre-College Program Assistant, IT & Cybersecurity Student
Illinois Institute of Technology

Danelle Mattison

Cyber System Security Engineer, SR
Lockheed Martin

Sharon Mireku

Executive Paralegal-Independent Contractor
Law Firms-Both Private and Corporate Environments

Quintana Patterson

Compliance and Security Analyst
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Jeff Pelzer

Assistant Professor
Hillsborough Community College

Elizabeth Rasnick

Faculty
Georgia Southern University

Penelope Rozhkova

Cybersecurity Consultant
Self

Reshma Shahabuddin

Director of Program Management
Sophos

Julie Agnes Sparks

Security Engineer
Cloudflare

Mary Wallingsford

Associate Professor
Anne Arundel Community College

Career Fair

Mary Jane Partain

Career Fair Concierge, Director
UT Dallas

Matthew Knickman

Director, Alumni Relations & Corporate Engagement
Cleveland State University

Career Village

Andrea Frost

Senior Software Security Engineer
Dell EMC

Kim Huynh

Security Program Manager
Research and Threat Intelligence at Microsoft

Michelle Linblom

Security Awareness Manager
Salesforce

Elaine G Suarez

Career Development & Exploration, Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success
Cleveland State University

Poster

CHUTIMA BOONTHUM-DENECKE

Professor/Director of IAC
Hampton University

Susan Jeziorowski

Applied Cybersecurity Engineer
MITRE

Maanak Gupta

Maanak Gupta
Tennessee Tech University, Assistant Professor

Social Media & PR

Aditi Chaudhry

Cybersecurity Engineer
Two Sigma

Maddie Witt

Social Media Specialist
The Nelly Group, WiCyS

CHELSEA CONARD

Consultant for Strategy, Risk, and Compliance
Kudelski Security

MIDORI CONNOLLY

Customer Success Manager
Yubico

ALINA THAI

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Allstate