Charlie Tupitza

 Board of Directors – Acting CEO

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Charlie Tupitza

Charlie Tupitza was the US Head of Cyber Resilience Best practices of RESILIA for AXELOS LLC for the past two years. AXELOS is the intellectual property owner of ITIL the defacto global IT service management best practice framework in both the private and public sectors.  Charlie established relationships in both the private and public sector at the C level around cyber resilience enabling mission driven IT Service Management. He has had the opportunity to speak publicly, and participate in collaborative sessions promoting the sharing of lessons learned across both selectors with a focus on the financial, health, utility, supply chain, defense, defense industrial, as well as federal and state government.

He was a charter member of the Presidential Policy Directive-21 working group to identify cyber security training across the entire federal procurement community headed by the DHS.

Charlie has been responsible for providing enterprise solutions including for the maintenance repair and operation of the Space Shuttle program along with same support for facilities at Kennedy Space Center, Patrick AFB, and Cape Canaveral, ground based FAA equipment, all dams in the US, and Navy facilities while at MRO Inc.

Charlie has extensive experience in physical security with video surveillance at all land based points of entry into the US while at NTMI, providing gunshot detection systems of ShotSpotter in support of the Violent Crime Task Force of the FBI.  He provided Software to automate the development of buffer zone protection plans for the DHS when they first identified Critical Infrastructure Sectors. His unique experience with both physical and cyber risk brings great value to the Forum.

He provided Enterprise Architecture software (Popkin) to the DHS as they DHS brought the agencies together making it up.

Other experience includes being an active participant in the Software and Supply Chain Assurance Forum sponsored by the DHS, GSA, DoD, and NIST.  He is a current working group member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).  He participates in working sessions for the Cyber Security Framework (NIST) and the Incident Response and Recovery Working Group (DHS). He was the introducing member for the OASIS-Open Cloud Application Management for Platforms Technical Committee. He was a member of the DoD working groups of Environmental Data Standards, Collaboration, and Maintenance Repair and Operation.

Joan Coolidge

Board of Directors – Chief Strategy Officer

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Joan Coolidge

Joan Coolidge, Chief Strategy Officer of the Global Forum to Advance Cyber Resilience. Joan brings a wealth of knowledge to the Forum, with an exceptional track record in the consumer goods and information technology sectors. Joan led the globalization of Procter & Gamble‘s Global Information Systems, directed IT Service Management Strategy, Design, Transition, Operations and Continual Improvement, and established new IT business operations in Asia, integrated with the Americas and European systems.

With HP for P&G, Joan directed Service Portfolio, Catalog and Asset Management, and participated in the design of the highly successful innovative multi-supplier integration service delivery model used today. Joan founded Initiate Impact LLC to help organizations deliver transformational change. Joan was awarded the itSMF USA 2015 Member of the Year Award for delivering experiential learning in organizational change management to IT Professionals. Joan’s experience as an Organizational Development Expert, certified IT Service Management ITIL V3 Expert, and Business Executive bring great value to the Forum.

Karen Gomez

Board of Advisors

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Karen Gomez

Karen Gomez,  Deputy Chief, Operations Center Mission Support, DISA and was the Chief Strategist for ITSM. She has embraced many aspects of Information Technology over a 20+ year career, including international and executive consulting, process engineering, strategic and global

deployment, full life cycle application design/development, organizational redesign and change, resource utilization and management, and ITIL/ITSM thought leadership and training. She draws from the breadth of experience gained in working within diverse industries, and government, including city, county, state and federal.

In the Service Operations realm, Ms. Gomez has led such initiatives as convergence of national disparate multi-location, multi-tool, widely distributed support skill sets into a single concept of operations implementation of a Virtual Service Desk model.  Additionally, she spear-headed national and international efforts to establish a new organizational structure, set new standards and operations guidelines, and develop communications, training, transition and implementation plans to merge 79 global Help Desks.

In recent years, Ms. Gomez has also focused on bringing the vision and evolution of the Department of Defense Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF) to its’ current status. The DESMF is a confluence of industry best practices, standards and frameworks and is the culmination of broad participation inside and outside the Department of Defense.

Ms. Gomez holds Business Management undergrad with an MBA in Industrial Management and is Master Certified in ITIL v2 and v3 Expert along with the PMP.  She has led training and spoken at various venues including the Acropolis, Nice, France the Long Beach Convention center and other national and international forums.

Karen has been active with the Forum since its inception in 2015.

Larry Wilson

Board of Advisors

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Larry Wilson UMASS

Larry Wilson is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the UMASS President’s office and is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the University of Massachusetts Information Security Policy and Written Information Security Program (WISP). The University program is based on a “Controls Factory” approach Larry created to help organizations operationalize the NIST Cyber Security Framework and its industry best practices (ISO 27001, SANS 20 Critical Controls etc.) across an enterprise and its supply chain. Larry’s approach has been implemented consistently across all five UMASS campuses plus six other universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining UMASS, Larry was the Vice President, Network Security Manager at State Street Bank. Larry’s industry experience includes IT audit manager for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) consulting practice. In this role he managed a staff responsible for developing and completing a Sarbanes Oxley compliance audit for MasterCard International.

Larry holds a Master of Science degree in Civil / Structural Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His industry certifications include CISSP, CISA and ISA (PCI Internal Security Assessor). He serves on the Advisory Board for Middlesex Community College and CISO Advisory Board for Oracle. He co-chairs the Massachusetts State University and Community College Information Security Council, and serves as Certification Director for ISACA New England. Larry has been teaching CISA certification training for ISACA for 5 years
His major accomplishments include Finalist for Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year for both the Northeast Region and North America; the SANS People who made a difference in Cybersecurity award in 2013 and one of the top two most influential people in cyber security as selected by Security Magazine in 2016.

 

Deborah Kobza

Board of Advisers

Deb Kobza CEO Health ISACPresident/CEO, The Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research (GICSR), NASA/Kennedy Space Center. Co Founder of the Forum.

30+ years of business, technology, and workforce development leadership, management and consulting expertise in economic development, establishment of public/private partnerships, applied R&D, quality assurance, IV&V, and implementation of leading practice principles to meet national critical infrastructure protection and enterprise organizational strategic goals and objectives.

National Healthcare & Public Health Critical Infrastructure Resilience – Serve on the National Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council (CIPAC); US Dept. of Homeland Security Cyber Unified Coordinating Group, the National Council of ISACs, and the US HHS Health Sector Coordinating Council – SCC (SCC member, SCC Executive Committee).

The National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC, Inc.). For the nation’s health sector, leading nationwide implementation of health sector and cross-sector cybersecurity situational awareness intelligence, two-way information sharing, and coordinated incident response. Advancing health sector cybersecurity protection and the ability to prepare for and respond to threats and vulnerabilities.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Supporting development of the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) – National Cybersecurity Education Framework; and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. – Working with the private sector to support adoption.

US Department of Homeland Security – Supporting development and implementation of the US DHS IT Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK). Led nationwide development of a State Government IT Security Workforce Development Framework for US DHS – leveraging the US DHS IT Security EBK as a foundational baseline.

Establishment of a global platform (public/private partnership) for cybersecurity research and education

Steve Cooper

Board of Advisors

Former CIO of the Department of Commerce. Tasked with leading the department’s and bureaus’

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Steve Cooper

information technology components to be more collaborative and more effective in information sharing and the modernization and enterprise-wide use of information technology in support of the department’s strategic plan: America – Open for Business.

As the CIO of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, crafted the vision and strategy, and then led the two year successful transformation of the ATO’s IT organization, resulting in measured improvement via a customer focused, operationally excellent of service delivery model.

As the CIO of the American Red Cross during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, led the introduction and use of a call center for service delivery, introduced a governance model for IT, guided the outsourcing of the primary national data center.

As the first CIO of the US Department of Homeland Security, led the development of the IT Strategy for Homeland Security, guided the implementation of the unclassified and classified networks of the new department, oversaw the creation of the department’s enterprise architecture, and provided the vision for the use of IT across the department.

As the CIO for Corporate Staffs at Corning, Inc., led the automation of supply chain management, manufacturing, distribution, back office functions via a Peoplesoft ERP implementation.

Robert Mayer

Board of Advisors

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Robert Mayer

Vice President of Industry and State Affairs, USTelecom Association.

Robert Mayer is Vice-President of Industry and State Affairs with the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) with responsibility for leading cyber and national security policy, state relations and coordinating various regulatory initiatives for the wireline broadband industry.

He is the Chair of the Communications Sector Coordinating Council and currently chairs the CSCC Cybersecurity Committee. In June 2015, Mayer was appointed to the FCC Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council after having led a 100-person team of cybersecurity professionals who produced a landmark report on adapting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to five industry segments within the sector.
Mayer serves as a “senior” industry official on the U.S. government’s Unified Cyber Coordination Group.  He lead the national security and cybersecurity industry efforts, state regulatory NARUC relations, and support policy advocacy in areas including Universal Service funding, IP transition, and regulatory reform. Chair of the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) Cybersecurity Committee and CSCC Executive Committee and Past Chair of the (CSCC).
Current member of the Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC V) and past co-chair of the FCC CSRIC IV Working Group 4 Sector Risk Management Framework.

Stuart Rance

Board of Advisers

stuart ranceAs the founder and owner of Optimal Service Management Ltd., in the United Kingdom Stuart helps clients improve how they create value for themselves and their customers.

He is the author of the 2011 edition of ITIL® Service Transition and lead author of RESILIA™ Cyber Resilience Best Practice (published in June 2015). He has also written many service management pocket guides and he regularly presents at major public events.

Stuart is a Chartered Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT (FBCS CITP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Specialties:
All areas of IT Service Management, specializing in developing strategy, and planning and implementing improvements to processes and capabilities.
All areas of Information Security Management.

Lisa Hodges

 Board of Advisers

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Lisa Hodges

Owner and principal consultant of Cornerstone Service Management.
Service Management consultant; process improvement evangelist with a passion for training, coaching, and mentoring. Cornerstone delivers consulting, mentoring, accredited certification training, and custom workshops to organizations seeking to improve competitive advantage through superior delivery of technology based services. Industry experience includes higher education, manufacturing, retail, financial services, engineering, and government.

Specialties:
Service Management – ITIL based best practice implementation planning and execution, process maturity assessments, process design and re-engineering, accredited training and certification, custom workshops.

Project management – establishing a PMO, process design and implementation, traditional or Agile/Scrum approach, adopting/adapting to Agile, effective integration of service management and project management practices, training, custom workshops.

Jon Braley

Board of Advisors

Jon Braley
Jonathan Braley

Jonathan is currently the lead Google Apps Deployment Specialist for ValleyApps, while working to complete his degree from Liberty University.  He is studying for a bachelor’s degree in IT: Data Networking and Security and will be graduation in May 2017. He is currently an intern for us at the Foundation for Public Private Collaboration.

After multiple semesters on the Dean’s list, Jonathan is looking forward to an exciting career in network security.  While working with ValleyApps, Jonathan founded a security division of the company titled VA Security Services, which uses penetration testing techniques to prevent social engineering attacks against the company’s clientele.  Jonathan brings extensive knowledge of email systems and a fresh take on information security practices.  Jonathan is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn.