WiCyS

2023 Committees

WICYS 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

General Chair

JANELL STRAACH

WiCyS Chair of the Board, Faculty
Rice University

Program Chair

AMBAREEN SIRAJ

COMMITTEES

Program Co-Leads

Aisha Ali-Gombe

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Louisiana State University

 

Priyam Biswas

Offensive Security Researcher
Intel

Chutima Boonthum

Professsor
Hampton University

Jennifer Cheung

Cybersecurity Research Scientist
NIWC Pacific

Meg Layton

Director of Information Security Architecture and Engineering
Children’s National Hospital

Ida Ngambeki

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland Baltimore County 

Elena Peterson

Senior Cyber Security Researcher
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Program

Monika Akbar

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at El Paso

Safwa Ameer

Postdoctoral Researcher
The Institute for Cyber Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio

Deborah Barnes

Sr. Vulnerability and Threat Analyst
Cradlepoint

Roshni Chandrashekhar

Tech Lead Manager, OAuth Platform
Google

Diara Dankert

Threat Researcher
ConnectWise

Mai Ensmann

Assistant Cybersecurity Program Manager
Cyber Florida

Maria Fanelle

Networking and Security Engineer
MITRE

Kathleen Gibson

Penetration Tester
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Ashley Greeley

National Cryptologic University, NSA
NCAE-C Program Team (K12 Lead)

Rosie Hall

Security Research Engineer
Cisco

Katherine Hutton

Executive Director, UK/Europe Partnerships
Cyber Capital Partners

Arlyssa Jaquez

Network Security Architect
Verizon

Amy Justice

IT Security, Compliance and Privacy Manager Randstad NA

Chris Lemmon

Advanced Security Engineer
Secure Yeti

Angel Liu

Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance
LinkedIn

Dawn McCarty-Jolly

Sr. Info Security Engineer
UHG/Optum

Aleise McGowan

Treasurer, WiCyS Neurodiversity Affiliate
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
The University of Southern Mississippi 

Sharon Mudd

Sr. Cybersecurity Operations Researcher
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

Karen Nemani

President
WiCyS Ontario Affiliate

Jacqueline Ore

Cloud Security Analyst
Citi

Quintana Patterson Nemani

IT Clinical and Compliance Manager
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Elizabeth Rasnick

Dr.
Center for Cybersecurity at University of West Florida

Sarba Roy

Security Researcher
Intel Corporation

Jillian Seabrook

Information System Security Manager
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Amy Starzynski Coddens

Strategic Partnerships Manager
REN-ISAC/Indiana University

Mike Zachman

VP & CSO
Zebra Technologies

Shafia Zubair

Director, Supply Chain Cybersecurity Risk Management
Johnson Controls

Scholarship

Janell Straach

Committee Chair
WiCyS Chair of the Board, Faculty
Rice University

Gretchen Bliss

Director of Cybersecurity Programs
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Jennifer Bush

Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Ramona Codreanu

Security Systems Administrator
University of Michigan

Suzanne Dove

Solutions Architect Sr Stf
Lockheed Martin

Marcie Friedman

Info Sec Technology Analyst
Norfolk Southern

Esther Goldstein

Software Engineer, Data Security
Salesforce

Anne Hall

Cyber Systems Security Engineer Sr Staff
Lockheed Martin

Pushpa Kumar

Professor of Instruction
University of Texas at Dallas

Alex Maestretti

CISO
Remitly

Danelle Mattison

Cyber System Security Engineer, Staff
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Sharon Mireku

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

Lorie Pfannenstein

Program Director, Signals Intelligence Collection Program (SICP) & Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIPST)
NSA

Penelope Rozhkova

Security Consultant
Accenture

Angela Sims-Ceja

Water Technical Operations Superintendent
Aurora Water

Mary Wallingsford

Associate Professor
Anne Arundel Community College

Career Fair

Pat McCain

Lead
Globaux Source

Mary Jane Partain

Career Fair Concierge, Director
UT Dallas

Tara Lewis

Career Coach
Collin College (Frisco)

Career Village

Andrea Frost

Senior Software Security Engineer
Dell Technologies

Stacie Bohanan

Principal Research Scientist III
University of Alabama in Huntsville

TERRI JOHNSON-AKSE

Instructor of Cybersecurity Management
UCCS College of Business

Mayra Paredes

SecOps Manager
Southwire LLC

Operations & Logistics

Lynn Dohm

Lead
Executive Director
WiCyS

Tia DeBord

Registration Liaison
Globaux Source

Peter Baldwin

vCFO
WiCyS

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

Retail Store Management & Executive Assistant to the Conference Chair
WiCyS

Jessica Robinson

VCISO
WiCyS

Myrian Saint Jean

Financial Manager
WiCyS

Tara Sparacino

Operations Manager
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

Michele Tomasic

Director of Operations
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

Laura Villalobos

Community Manager
WiCyS

Poster

CHUTIMA BOONTHUM-DENECKE

Lead
Professor/Director of IAC
Hampton University

Idongesit Mkpong-Ruffin

Director
Florida A&M University Center for Cybersecurity (FCCS)

Retail Store

Reethee Ghafoor

Lana Richardson

Mia Partain

Social Media & PR

Aditi Chaudhry

Cybersecurity Engineer
Two Sigma

CHELSEA CONARD

Consultant for Strategy, Risk, and Compliance
Kudelski Security

MIDORI CONNOLLY

Customer Success Manager
Yubico

ALINA THAI

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Allstate

Maddie Witt

Social Media Specialist
The Nelly Group, WiCyS

Volunteer

Cameron Mitchell

Lead
Operations Coordinator
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

Jamie Glenn

Operations Coordinator
Software Engineering Institute | CERT