NICE K12 2017 SPEAKERS K-Z

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by first name. To read speaker biographies, hover over the speaker's photo.

 
 

Kalyna White is a Senior at the Madeira School. She is currently the WHS STEM Youth Ambassador to the Board of Directors, which entails organizing students in leadership positions within the organization and acting as a liaison between the Board of Directors of WHS and WHS STEM. She has been a volunteer for Women in Homeland Security (WHS) since its inception in 2011. Additionally, she has interned for the Government Technology Services Coalition and InfragardNCR, where she developed the website for NCISRM (National Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Month). In 2017, she started LABUkraine, an offset of WHS STEM that works to develop computer labs for underdeveloped schools and orphanages in Ukraine.

Kalyna White

Women in Homeland Security (WHS) STEM Youth Ambassador to the Board of Directors

Presentation Title - STEM in Action: Building a Student Pipeline Toward a Public Service Mission (Yellow Track - Increasing Cybesecurity Career Awareness)

 

Katie Burks

Undergraduate Mathematics Student at Tennessee Tech

Presentation Title - Introducing CyberSecurity with Hands-on Activities: Cyber Defense against the Dark Arts (Blue Track - Stimulate Innovative Educational Approaches)

 

Dr. Kelley Misata combines 15+ years of business experience with a passion for facilitating critical conversations in cyber security, digital safety, and privacy across technical and nontechnical audiences. She brings a unique perspective as a cyberstalking survivor to her professional and research endeavors. Dr. Misata holds a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue University specializing in the information security of organizations working with victims of violence and an MBA in Marketing.

Dr. Kelley Misata

Executive Director at The Open Information Security Foundation

Presentation Title - The Many Faces of Privacy (Purple Track - Increasing Cyber Awareness)

 

Kevin Nolten currently serves as the Deputy Director of the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) the academic division of the Cyber Innovation Center, headquartered in Bossier City, Louisiana. In this role, he is responsible for NICERC operations where he oversees the development and distribution of STEM and Cyber curricula, professional development, and other resources for K-12 educators, school systems, and state departments of education across the country. Kevin is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s in Business Administration. Kevin served as an Assistant Principal of a K-8 school in Louisiana prior to joining the Cyber Innovation Center and is truly passionate about education.

Kevin Nolten

Deputy Director, National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center, Cyber Innovation Center

Presentation Title - Integrating Cybersecurity across all K-12 Disciplines - Foundational Approach for Schools, Districts, and State Departments of Education (Orange Track - Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Education Portfolio)

 

Kim Paradise is Vice President of Global Partnerships for LifeJourney and has been with the company since its inception in 2012. Kim has over 15 years of television, marketing, and business development experience and utilizes her skills and talents to lead LifeJourney’s strategic partnership initiatives both in the U.S. and Australia.
One of her primary responsibilities with LifeJourney is she is the Executive Director on the NSA Day of Cyber initiative.

Kim earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Towson University where she majored in Communications and minored in Theatre Arts. In her previous life, you could find Kim Paradise performing as an Ice Skater in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and a featured skater in Austin Powers Gold Member movie.

Kimberly Paradise

Vice President of Global Partnerships at  LifeJourney

Presentation Title - Cybersecurity Career Exploration Platform - Equips Educators to Prep the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Kim started tinkering with computers on an Apple II, where she discovered that if she coded in machine language she could sneak additional programming instructions into memory addresses that the Apple OS had reserved, but wasn't actually using. From there she has made a career out of programming computers with a focus on management of accurate, secure data warehouses. Today, she is founder and CEO of a global Data Management company, but she still does her own programming and still explores with what's "beyond the obvious" in her spare time. She has worked with the Hacker High School program since its inception and holds a masters degree in the sciences.

Kim Truett

Project Coordinator and Board Member at ISECOM

Presentation Title - Hacker Highschool (Orange Track - Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Education Portfolio

 

Kirsten Manning is an Education Specialist who provides pre-college Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and outreach programs for the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. As an Education Specialist she develops curriculum and content for online aerospace education programs for high school students, educational outreach programs for middle school students, and professional development activities for K-12 teachers and community college faculty. In addition, Kirsten plans and implements a variety of student enrichment programs as well as professional development workshops for teachers in Virginia.   Most recently, through the Hampton Roads Cybersecurity Education, Workforce, and Economic Development Alliance (HRCyber), a program developed with funding provided by NIST, she developed and implemented Cyber Saturdays for local high school students and a Cyber Counselor Workshop for local school counselors and job coaches. In addition, she helped develop the five part video series "Breaking the Code on a Career in Cybersecurity."
She has a BS in Chemistry Education and Physics Education from Louisiana Tech University as well as an MA in Physics Education from the University of Virginia. Kirsten is currently pursuing an Education Specialist degree from Virginia Tech in Integrative STEM Education.

kirsten manning

Education Specialist for the Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Presentation Title - Introducing Big Ideas of Cybersecurity Through Integrated STEM Activities (Orange Track - Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Education Portfolio)

 

Dr. Larry D. Teverbaugh, Ph.D., PE is Founder and CEO of CareerSafe, LLC with a mission to educate young workers on safety, health, and security. As CEO, he directs the compliant online delivery of courses serving over 4,000 schools in all fifty states. Dr. Teverbaugh is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and has degrees in Electrical and Industrial Engineering. His educational background and passion for sharing knowledge has brought him great success in helping others.

Dr. larry teverbaugh

Founder and CEO of CareerSafe, LLC

Presentation Title - Liability for Schools and Administrators Related to the Cyber Security, Cyberbullying, and Student Information (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Laurin Buchanan spent two decades managing IT operations and information security in the corporate sector, most recently for a Fortune 1000 company. She now uses that operational background in her role as Principal Investigator at Secure Decisions, where she leads R&D efforts for new and novel solutions to improve the cybersecurity decision making by humans. She has led a number of cybersecurity education projects, including Comic-BEE, a web application for creating interactive, branching comics for cybersecurity education and evaluation that accommodates diverse age and expertise levels. Her research portfolio includes efforts to automate decision support for network security policy management, documenting and understanding the decision processes of Computer Network Defense analysts, and evaluating the ability of visualizations to improve cyber security decisions. Ms. Buchanan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events.

Laurin Buchanan

Principal Investigator with the Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, Inc

Presentation Title - Exploring the Power of Storytelling for Cybersecurity Education (Green Track - Identify Academic and Career Pathways)

 

Author and award-winning educator, Lemi-Ola Erinkitola is deeply passionate about empowering parents and their children. Her tutoring and consulting practice, The Critical Thinking Child LLC,provides parent coaching and fosters students’ academic achievement through the advancement of cognitive brain development and critical thinking skills. Erinkitola is also the founder and Executive Director of the Children’s Reading Foundation of Greater Chicago. There, she collaborates with community partners to provide literacy support and free books while sharing a love of reading. Additionally, she currently serves as an Ambassador for By Kids For Kids (BKFK), helping to improve educational technology and promote innovation among today’s youth.  Erinkitola is an invited conference speaker at the local, national and international levels on early literacy, gifted education, and critical thinking. Holding a Master’s degree from Rush University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, she is also the proud mother of three gifted children. In her spare time, she enjoys creating puzzles and traveling.

Lemi-ola erinkitola

Educator; Founder/CEO at The Critical Thinking Child, LLC

Presentation Title - Spatial Thinking and Cybersecurity Education in Preschoolers and Early Elementary Students (Orange Track - Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Education Portfolio)

 

Lisa London, PhD is an education and workforce development professional.  She currently serves as the Director of Strategic Alliances for CareerSafe and is engaged in research related to the outcomes of online training for occupational safety and health as well as cyber safety awareness.  Dr. London earned a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy from The University of Texas at Arlington, a Masters of Divinity from Texas Christian University, and a Bachelor of Arts and Science from the College of the Southwest.

Lisa London

Director of Strategic Alliances for CareerSafe

Presentation Title - Liability for Schools and Administrators Related to the Cyber Security, Cyberbullying, and Student Information (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Mrs. Liz Parker is a licensed School Counselor PreK-12 in the state of Virginia and currently serves as the Coordinator of School Counseling Programs for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools. She is the President-elect of the Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA) and also services as an Adjunct Professor in Old Dominion University’s Department of Counseling and Human Services- Distant Learning Program.

In 2015, Mrs. Parker was named one of five finalists for American School Counselor of the Year and was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House celebration. Previously she was recognized as the 2014 Virginia School Counselor of the Year.

Mrs. Parker received her B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from Virginia Tech. She later received her M.Ed in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and was recently recognized as one of VCU’s top ten graduates in the past decade.

Liz Parker

Coordinator of School Counseling Programs for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

Presentation Title - Counselor Panel (Day 2 Lunch Keynote)

 

Lori Gordon is Senior Strategist and Lead for Infrastructure Protection Security and Resilience at HWC, a small, woman-owned business. She brings more than 18 years of experience with federal, state, and local governments, including the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Energy, and non-profits. Ms. Gordon oversees consulting service delivery and performance in strategy development, program design, process improvement, human capital, transformation, and outreach initiatives, advising clients in homeland security, cyber and physical security, emergency management, and public health missions.

Ms. Gordon is also Director of the Women in Homeland Security (WHS) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program, and is coordinator for Infragard National Capital Region’s (NCR) CyberCamp programming. She serves on the Montgomery County Curriculum Advisory Board for Information Technology and Cybersecurity, and the Montgomery County Program Advisory Committee for Law, Government, and Public Safety. She is an advisor to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Advisory Group on TC 268 Sustainable Development in Communities. Ms. Gordon holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

lori gordon

Senior Strategist and Lead for Infrastructure Protection Security and Resilience at HWC

Presentation Title - STEM in Action: Building a Student Pipeline Toward a Public Service Mission (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Dr. Loyce Best Pailen has more than 35 years of experience in information technology, having worked in cybersecurity, software development, project management, telecommunications, risk management, and network and systems security and administration. Currently she is a collegiate professor at UMUC teaching cybersecurity policy and technology courses. She is also the Director for the Center for Security Studies at UMUC.
She has held director-level information technology positions at the Washington Post, Graham Holdings, UMUC, and Computer Sciences Corporation (contracting for the U.S. Department of Defense - Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy). Pailen is a member of the Executive Board of the ISC2-NCR Chapter and the Technical Working Group of FISSEA at NIST. Pailen earned her doctoral degree at UMUC. She is also a Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Pailen is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Loyce pailen

Cybersecurity policy and technology professor, Director for the Center for Security Studies at UMUC

Presentation Title - How "Stop, Drop and Roll" supports the cybersecurity workforce of the future (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Mark S. Loepker is a master practitioner in Information Assurance (IA) and International Partnerships with over 43 years of government experience. He excels at orchestrating dissimilar groups aimed at fostering consensus to solve the toughest cybersecurity challenges. Mr. Loepker held many Executive level leadership positions throughout his career. Mr. Loepker worked closely with Congressional Members and Staff on emerging cybersecurity issues and legislation. He was the Director, National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) established between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and NSA to evaluate Information Technology (IT) product conformance to international standards. He was the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD/CIO), Defense-wide Information Assurance Program (DIAP) Director. He ensured the DoD's vital IT resources were secured and protected by unifying and integrating cybersecurity activities to achieve secure Net-Centric Global Information Grid operations. He served as the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), Secretariat Manager and was responsible for setting National Security Systems (NSS) national- level Information Assurance policies, directives, and instructions and providing a forum for the discussion of policy issues amongst U.S. Government departments and agencies. He served as the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) Executive Subcommittee Chairman leading 27 Nations in product assurance, evaluation, supply chain risk management and managing the CCRA. He served for six years as the NATO Information Security Subcommittee National Co-Chairman and three years as the CNSS Subcommittee Chairman.

Mr. Loepker, working with Dr. Melissa Dark, Purdue’s Professor of Technology in Computer and Information Technology, pioneered the first-ever NSA sponsored class where graduate students used typical NSA technical challenges for their class work with mentorship from NSA Technical Directors. After five years, the effort now spans 14 Universities and 7 government agencies with over 354 alumni.

Mark S. Loepker

Senior Advisor at Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI), Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM)

Presentation Title - CCEI: A ‘New’ Partner in K-12 Cybersecurity Education (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Mr. Wolkow serves as the Director of Academic Outreach for the National Security Agency (NSA).  In this role he is responsible for promoting positive engagements with academic institutions – universities, colleges, K-12 schools, and State and local departments of education, with a focus on encouraging youth to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), cyber, and world languages He has held leadership roles with local and State PTAs, the Harford County Board of Education, and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. He served on the Harford Board for nine years, three of which as President, overseeing a school system of 38,000 students. Mr. Wolkow began his career at Sweetheart Cup Corporation in Owings Mills, MD, where he worked for five years in production planning and systems development. He was with USF&G Insurance in Baltimore for the following eight year, primarily managing a software development area. Prior to his current position, Mark spent 18 years in federal finance. He served for eleven years at the U.S. Department of Labor before joining NSA in 2003. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Science from the Johns Hopkins University, an MBA in Finance from Loyola College, and is a 1994 graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy.

mark wolkow

Director of Academic Outreach for the National Security Agency (NSA)

Presentation Title - NSA does Cyber for K12. Find out how you can benefit! (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute. As a mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. As a pioneer in digital citizenship, she developed and created the first 3-credit digital citizenship course for teachers in the United States. She co-founded the digital citizenship chat in Twitter (2011) and the Digital Citizenship Summit (2015). She chairs the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) digital citizenship PLN and is a researcher, keynote and TEDxYouth speaker.

An entrepreneur and puppeteer at the age of 11, Dr. Curran's experiences include world traveler with particular interest in the creative arts, middle level education, special education, teacher education and educational technology. Dr. Curran is committed to promoting social good using social media and technology. She believes in a community-driven approach to educating and empowering digital citizens to create solutions in local, global and digital communities. Her mission is to turn negatives into positives and help to transform participants into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators, problem solvers and justice-oriented digital citizens.

Dr. Curran has partnered with her ten-year old, Curran Dee, and the two are a recognized professionally as a mother/son digital citizenship team. The dynamic duo model best practices while working with parents, educators, students and community organizations.Find out more at the Digital Citizenship Institute and follow Marialice on Twitter at @mbfxc and @digcitinstitute.

Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran & Curran Dee

Founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute

Presentation Title - Using Connected Learning to Promote STEM and Cyber Awareness in the Classroom (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Megan Banford is the Academic Program Coordinator in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. During summer 2016, she helped found the Cyber Crime Investigators summer program for rising NYC public high school seniors. Megan is a first-generation college graduate from British Columbia. She earned her AA and BA degrees in BC and her Master’s in Forensic Psychology at John Jay, where she conducted research on sex offenders.

megan banford

Academic Program Coordinator in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Presentation Title - Pathways from High School to Cybersecurity Careers for First Generation College-Bound Students (Green Track - Identify Academic & Career Pathways)

 

Private Investigator and social justice advocate, Melissa J Straub is a highly experienced and credentialed professional within the investigative and consulting arena since 1993 and is a licensed Private Detective in the State of New Jersey. In addition, Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre Law and Master’s Degree in Counseling and New Jersey & new York State School Counselors certifications, enabling a deeper understanding of current social justice and child advocacy issues.  Armed with advanced technical certifications, she is able to provide a technical “spin” to a vast array of investigative scenarios.
Melissa’s professional experience is diverse and includes leadership roles within the public, private and corporate sectors.  She is a is a former law enforcement officer and detective with specialized training as a school resource officer and with child advocacy, sex crimes, cybercrime, white-collar crime & fraud issues.  Her experience within corporations includes investigations relevant to background checks, asset allocation, computer forensics, data analysis and audits, as well as insurance fraud related surveillance.  Recently she was employed within a public school district where she provided school counseling and NJ School Based Youth Services, which encompassed direct counseling with students and development of social media oriented programs within the community.
In 2016, Melissa was added to the national team for  Stop it, Melissa will serve as one of our Cyber Security Experts and assist with the implementation and offer support to schools, corporations and businesses throughout the county for our Stop it technology solutions.

melissa straub

Cyber Safety Expert at STOPit; Director of Educational Services at High Impact You Training Solutions; Director of Investigations at Without a Trace Investigations, LLC

Presentation Title - Social Media Awareness, Cyberbullying and the Internet, Navigating in the Digital Age (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in 2008. As NCSA’s chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies—business, government and other nonprofit organizations—in NCSA’s broad public education and outreach efforts to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. Mr. Kaiser leads NCSA in several major awareness initiatives, including National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) each October, Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign. NCSA builds efforts through public-private partnerships that address cybersecurity and privacy issues for a wide array of target audiences, including individuals, families and the education and business communities. In 2009, Mr. Kaiser was named one of SC Magazine’s information security luminaries.

Michael Kaiser

Executive Director at National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

Presentation Title - National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and Stay Safe Online - Gearing Up for 2018 (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Dr. Nicole Cobb has worked in education for 22 years as a teacher, school counselor and administrator at the district and state level.  Her professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to school climate, crisis response, college access and school counselor effectiveness.

 

Before joining the faculty in the school-counseling program at Vanderbilt University, she was the Executive Director of School Counseling for Metro-Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). MNPS is a large urban school district serving 88,000 students from over 140 countries where 93% are economically disadvantaged.  Prior to this position, Nicole was appointed by Governor Bredesen to serve as the Director of School Counseling for the State of Tennessee.

 

She has served nationally on many councils and committees including but not limited to: Michelle O’Bama’s Reach Higher initiative, Southern Regional Education Board’s advisory council, College Board National Ambassador program and as a policy panelist for the Association for Career and Technical Education.  She also facilitated the development of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards school-counseling certificate.

Dr. nicole cobb

Senior Lecturer at Vanderbilt University

Presentation Title - Counselor Panel (Day 2 Lunch Keynote)

 

Nicole Simon is Director of Strategic Initiatives at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  She is responsible for developing pathways from NYC high schools and community colleges into John Jay, and then out into careers.  She currently works with K-16 and industry partners to develop pathways into the field of cybersecurity.  Nicole also founded the John Jay College Success Collaborative, which facilitates collaboration among organizations supporting first-generation college students.  Nicole earned her doctorate in Education from Harvard University, where she was a Presidential Public Service Fellow.  She remains a research affiliate at Harvard’s Project on the Next Generation of Teachers.  She began her career in the NYC public schools and is a fifth generation New Yorker living in Brooklyn.

 

Nicole simon

Director of Strategic Initiatives at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Presentation Title - Pathways from High School to Cybersecurity Careers for First Generation College-Bound Students (Green Track - Identify Academic & Career Pathways)

 

Patrick Craven has 30+ years of experience working within the non-profit industry and has held various C-Level executive leadership roles at notable charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the Boy Scouts of America. As Director for the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, he is responsible for all business operations, supporting the Board of Trustees, service delivery, providing leadership to employees and volunteers, managing multiple income streams, overseeing marketing and business development functions, new program development and liaising with external agencies. Mr. Craven has been successful across the country developing innovative and award-winning marketing, advertising, sales, management and fundraising programs.

Patrick craven

Director for the Center for Cyber Safety and Education

Presentation Title - Cyber Safety in the Classroom (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Patrick Schultz is an instructor of Computer Science at the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center in Bay City, Michigan. In addition to staying on the cutting edge of innovative technology and framework development, Patrick serves on multiple state and national committees, including: Business Professionals of America Board of Trustees, NICE (National Initiative for Cyber Education) K-12 Subgroup, and multiple Michigan CTE curriculum taskforces. Patrick is a founding member of the MICE (Michigan Initiative for Cyber Education) group focusing on the expansion of cyber-security education in Michigan.

patrick schultz

Instructor of Computer Science at the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center

Presentation Title - Workforce skills assessment program (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Patty Bonvallet has a30-year career in DoD software systems development and engineering management working for both small and large aerospace companies in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Leading engineering teams in developing interoperable, multi-domain C4ISR solutions increasing situational awareness and information sharing for the warfighter. Currently, the Innovation Champion and Technology Development Manager at Boecore, Inc., a small woman-owned aerospace and defense engineering company specializing in Cybersecurity, Software Solutions, System Engineering, Enterprise Networks and Mission Operations. Responsible for capability advancement, innovation and R&D activities and technical workforce development initiatives with a focus on cybersecurity. BS in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University. Started career developing wargames on the Star Wars program as part of Missile Defense.

patty Bonvallet

Innovation Champion and Technology Development Manager at Boecore, Inc.

Presentation Title - Academic & Career Cybersecurity Pathways That Work: Pikes Peak, CO case study (Green Track - Identify Academic & Career Pathways)

 

Dr. Paula DeWitte, J.D., P.L.L.C. is an entrepreneur, a software engineer, and a licensed attorney. She has led research and performed consulting for government and commercial entities. She has developed commercially successful products from concept through research, product development, market testing, commercialization, and establishing related services. She obtained a law degree, expanding her technical experience and expertise, to research and write on areas of the law related to technology.

Dr. paula dewitte

Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, Attorney

Presentation Title - Liability for Schools and Administrators Related to the Cyber Security, Cyberbullying, and Student Information (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)

 

Pierrette Renée Dagg-Templeton is an experienced leader and communicator with more than fifteen years in the computer networking and news media industries. In her current role, she serves as the Director of Marketing, Events and Educational Programs at Merit Network.

Pierrette joined Merit from Crain’s Detroit Business, where she held the position of Creative Services Director. She has been the recipient of multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, PRism, the National Academy of Television Officers and Advisors and was also an Emmy nominee.

She graduated from the University of Toledo in Interdisciplinary Studies and earned the Magna Cum Laude distinction. She was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and was named the Distinguished Graduating Scholar by the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning.

 

Pierrette Templeton

Director of Marketing, Events and Educational Programs at Merit Network

Presentation Title - Pinckney Cyber Training Institute and Sentinel Center - serving the CTE and professional communities (Blue track - Integrating Innovative Educational Approaches)

 

Princess Young is currently the Lead Management and Program Analyst for National Awareness Programs in the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s office of Cybersecurity Communications (CS&C).  CE&A strives to promote and advance cybersecurity awareness, outreach, education, training, and workforce development throughout public and private sectors.

Ms. Young holds an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration degree in Information Assurance from Idaho State University. While at ISU, she served as Editor-in-Chief of her collegiate newspaper and was an Information Assurance Analyst at ISU’s National Information Assurance Training & Education Center. Ms. Young is also a CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service alumna.

Princess Young

Lead Management and Program Analyst for National Awareness Programs in the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s office of Cybersecurity Communications (CS&C)

Presentation Title -  Closing the Gap: DHS K-12 Curricula & Resources for Cybersecurity Education (Blue Track - Stimulate Innovative Educational Approaches)

 

Randi Parker focuses on cybersecurity as well as workforce development issues including IT and cybersecurity job training and certification, and immigration reform. She advocates on behalf of the IT industry to members of Congress, the Executive Branch and government agencies. Ms. Parker serves on the Executive Committee for the IT-Sector Coordinating Council and is the Board of Directors of the Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative. Parker also sits on the Advisory Board for the California Cybersecurity Information Sharing Organization.

Prior to joining CompTIA, Parker served as director of counsel of federal government relations for TechAmerica, before it was acquired by CompTIA. In this role, Parker was responsible for issues related to cybersecurity, immigration, smart grid, and STEM education. She managed various association committees while actively lobbying on Capitol Hill.

Randi Parker

Director, Public Advocacy at CompTIA

Presentation Title - Closing the Confidence Gap: Busting the Myths of Cybersecurity Job Skills to Prepare the Next Generation of Workers

 

Randy Yamanuha served 31 years as teacher and school administrator for Hawaii Department of Education. He served as Principal for 10 years at Maui High School and led the redesigning of the high school into Smaller Learning Communities and Academies focusing on STEM. Currently, serves as a NSF Grant recruiter and student support coordinator for University of Hawaii Maui College.

Randy Yamanuha

NSF Grant recruiter and student support coordinator for University of Hawaii Maui College

Presentation Titles - The Emergence of Innovation: Hawaii High School Career and Technical Education Convergence of Cybersecurity Education and Higher Education, Industries and Businesses; State and Local Cybersecurity CTE Session 

 

Rebecca Onuskanich is the founder of Cyber Warrior Princess. She spent eight years in the Air Force as an intelligence analyst working in cybersecurity. She deployed to the Middle East to help safeguard systems in theater and served as the Security Manager for US Central Command. She received the code name “Cyber Warrior Princess” as she was the only female on the team, but was always the one sent in to make things happen!  Rebecca currently specializes in utilizing her cyber intel expertise and her advanced cyber training to help organizations navigate an increasingly threatening cyber world. Her passion is cybersecurity education and she started the Cyber Warrior Princess to educate young females on the skills crucial for being a great security analyst.

rebecca onuskanich

Founder of Cyber Warrior Princess

Presentation Title - CyberSTEAM: Cybersecurity, a career that touches every part of STEAM! (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Rob Honomichl is currently an instructor of computer science in the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, SD.  Before joining DSU, Honomichl was the technology director for the Madison Central School District in Madison, SD.  He served in this role for one year full time and eight years part time.  Prior to serving as the technology director he was a high school computer teacher for Madison High School for eight years.  Honomichl has served on the standards committee for CTE for the State of South Dakota, a Code.org facilitator, and the director of two GenCyber Teachers camps at DSU.  

Rob Honomichl

Instructor of Computer Science at Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences. Dakota State University

Presentation Title - Growing the Cybersecurity Workforce: National Cybersecurity CTE Pilot Program

 

Robert Officer is a 15 year School Counselor at White County Middle School in Sparta Tennessee.  Robert also is an adjunct faculty member at Motlow Community College and is an Alderman for the City of Sparta.  He was in the first group of school counselors who participated in the Gen Cyber Camp at Tennessee Tech University.

Robert Officer

School Counselor at White County Middle School

Presentation Title - School Counselor Panel (Day 2 Lunch Keynote)

 

Sandra Schiavo came to the Virginia Cyber Range in February 2017 following a 27-year career as a naval officer. Her last Navy assignment was on the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet staff as Deputy Director for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence. During her extensive naval career, she led/managed cybersecurity and IT professionals and taught computer science to West Point cadets, teaching web design, networking, operating systems, programming, & computer hardware/software.

sandra schiavo

Lead Courseware Coordinator at Virginia Cyber Range

Presentation Title - The Virginia Cyber Range: Cloud-Based Resources for Cybersecurity Education (Blue Track - Stimulate Innovative Educational Approaches)

 

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science and Engineering Mississippi State University. As the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES project, the Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing (MSAWC), she is studying the factors that influence and motivate female students and African American students in Mississippi to enroll and persist in computing majors. At MSU, Lee is co-investigator on the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program and is the Program Director for the NSF-National Security Agency GenCyber K12 program.  She is director of the Mississippi Computing & Cybersecurity Equitable Education Space (MSuCCEEDS) which houses the Bulldog Bytes computing outreach program that she co-founded in 2013, and serves as a hub for statewide MSAWC activities.

Lee joined the MSU faculty in 2011 after a 19 year career in the information technology division of FedEx Corporation. She holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Memphis.

Dr. sarah lee

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science and Engineering Mississippi State University

Presentation Title - Innovation in STEM education: training teachers to integrate cybersecurity (Orange Track - Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Education Portfolio)

 

Sarah Tennant is the Strategic Advisor – Cyber Initiatives for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Serving as the State’s program expert and advisor to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with regard to cyber initiatives. Sarah focuses on raising awareness and promoting the growth of the cyber initiatives ecosystem within the State of Michigan, with a focus on Cultivating cybersecurity talent through statewide education, and promoting a Comprehensive statewide approach to cybersecurity.

Previous to joining the MEDC Sarah was the DOD OEA Grant coordinator for the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board where she oversaw a $6.7 million dollar Southeast Michigan Defense Industry Adjustment grant, supporting 15 projects intended to identify and diversify Michigan’s defense portfolio, expand educational and workforce training for emerging markets including the cyber range hub expansion in Michigan, and provide opportunities for Michigan companies engaged in the defense economy.

A Michigan transplant, Sarah is a proud graduate of the University of Windsor holding a Bachelor of Arts degree.

sarah tennant

Strategic Advisor – Cyber Initiatives for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Presentation title - Pinckney Cyber Training Institute and Sentinel Center - serving the CTE and professional communities (Blue track - Integrating Innovative Educational Approaches)

 
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Shawn Nakata

Curriculum Coordinator/Coach Leilehua High School

Presentation Title - The Emergence of Innovation: Hawaii High School Career and Technical Education Convergence of Cybersecurity Education and Higher Education, Industries and Businesses; State and Local Cybersecurity CTE Session 2 - CO, HI, NC

 

Terri Tchorzynski is from Battle Creek, Michigan, and is the 2017 National School Counselor of

the Year. Her counseling department has been recognized by the Michigan Department of

Education (MDE) for exemplary practices in college/career readiness and was the second school in Michigan to be honored as a Recognized ASCA Model Program. Terri has been named a Top Presenter for MDE's Career and Technical Education Conference and is Michigan's 2016 School Counselor of the Year.

Terri Tchorzynski

2017 Michigan School Counselor of the Year, school counselor at Calhoun Area Career Center

Presentation Title - Counselor Panel (Day 2 Lunch Keynote)

 

Thomas Scott (Tom) is the Executive Director of SC Cyber. With over 25 years of State Government experience in both Florida and South Carolina, Tom has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in protecting State critical infrastructure and cyber assets.  He currently holds certifications in information security, information auditing, security leadership, and project management – he is also recognized a FEMA Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Practitioner. Tom is a member of the FBI’s InfraGard program and serves as an advisory board member for the Dutch Fork High School Cyber program. He has actively participated in the federal information security community by serving as a member of the MS-ISAC’s Education and Business Continuity workgroups. He was recently elected to the MS-ISAC’s Executive Committee and selected to serve on the Board of the SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA.

thomas scott

Executive Director of SC Cyber

Presentation Title - Using Competitions and School Challenges to Create the Next Cyber Workforce (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 
Tina Ladabouche serves as the GenCyber Program Manager for the National Security Agency (NSA). As the GenCyber Program Manager, she is the liaison between the Government and Academia to promote and influence cybersecurity education and grow the next generation of cybersecurity experts for the Nation. In her 30 year career with the federal government, Mrs. Ladabouche has gained experience working in Human Resources, Security, Foreign Affairs, Mission Elements and the National Cryptologic School.

Tina Ladabouche serves as the GenCyber Program Manager for the National Security Agency (NSA). As the GenCyber Program Manager, she is the liaison between the Government and Academia to promote and influence cybersecurity education and grow the next generation of cybersecurity experts for the Nation. In her 30 year career with the federal government, Mrs. Ladabouche has gained experience working in Human Resources, Security, Foreign Affairs, Mission Elements and the National Cryptologic School.

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GenCyber Program Manager for the National Security Agency (NSA)

Presentation Title - The Cybergen Program (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Dr. Tony Coulson is a professor and the Director of the Cyber Security Center at California State University San Bernardino. He has won numerous awards, grants and accolades for his innovative approaches in education and leadership in the cybersecurity and technology fields. In 2008, he was awarded a national Innovation in Teaching and Learning award. Dr. Coulson believes in an interdisciplinary approach to technology education and has used that passion to make CSUSB a recognized leader in cybersecurity. Dr. Coulson has worked with industry and government to map out opportunities for students and cybersecurity strategies for the nation. Dr. Coulson runs multiple grant programs that provide specialized skills to the federal government. Dr. Coulson is also one of the founders of CyberWatch West, a national Advanced Technology Education Center focusing on cybersecurity in the western United States. CSUSB is also designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the DHS and NSA.

Dr. Tony Coulson

Professor, Director at Cyber Security Center

Presentation Title - The NICE Challenge Project: Cyber workforce experience before the workforce (Orange Track - Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Education Portfolio)

 

Tonya Mead, MBA, MA is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Regular School Administrator, and School-based Psychologist. She is the recipient of the 2014 Cafritz Award for Excellence in Government Service and Public Leadership. She is the author of Fraud in Education: Beyond the Wrong Answer which explores fraud  and computer-assisted crimes in education. She is the president of Shared Knowledge LLC  http://ishareknowledge.com and updates her blog http://edfraud.net regularly.

tonya mead

President of Shared Knowledge LLC

Presentation Title - The Need for Cybersecurity Training for Educators and Administrators (Yellow Track - Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

 

Winn Schwartau, known for his appearances at Defcon as the host of the popular game Hacker Jeopardy, is one of the world’s top experts on security, privacy, infowar, cyber-terrorism, and related topics. He is also the president and founder of The Security Awareness Company.

 

Winn is gifted at making highly technical security subjects understandable and entertaining. In addition to being called “The Civilian Architect of Information Warfare,” he is one of the country’s most sought after experts on information security, infrastructure protection, and electronic privacy. He has authored more than 12 security books including “Internet and Computer Ethics for Kids, Parents, and Teachers Without A Clue”,  and has been the recipient of a host of industry recognitions.

 

Winn schwartau

Founder, The Security Awareness Company, InfowarCon and Securityexperts.com

Presentation Title - Creating a Safe Environment for Students in an Era of Omnipresent Technology (Purple Track - Promoting Cyber Awareness)