Meet Our
Team

Our Program Directors are deeply involved in the day-to-day aspects of the program, while our Advisory Board Members provide invaluable guidance and input on a regular basis, and our Career Services team works with students on getting them ready for internships and full time employment).

Program Directors

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Beverly Brooks

CIS Department Chair
Merritt College

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Jim Cates

President
LOBI Group LLC

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Mark Egan

Partner
StrataFusion

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Advisory Board

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Selim Aissi

Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer
Ellie Mae

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Todd Barnum

CISO
GoPro Inc.

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Jorge Mario Barrantes Alvarez

Chief Information Security Officer
Viamericas Corporation

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Ethan Berry

CEO
Ethan Berry Inc.

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Eddie Borrero

CISO
Blue Shield

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Husam Brohi

Partner
Cybersecurity & Privacy at PwC

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Bruce Burroughs

EVP, Chief Technology Officer
AAA Northern California

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Natasha Ellis

Director
PwC Advisory

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Abbas Faiq

CIO
PTC

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Kwame Fields

SVP, CISO
Federal Home Loan Bank

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Satish Gannu

SVP, CISO
ABB Digital

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Ed Glover

VP, CISO
Five9

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Nikhil Gupta

CEO, Co-Founder
ArmorCode

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David Hahn

CISO
CDK Global

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Mike Hallinan

Founder
Mission Finance

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Lance Harris

SVP, CISO
Everi Holdings, Inc.

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Chris Houlder

CISO
Clarivate Analytics

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Tolgay Kizilelma

Chief Information Security Officer
University of California Merced

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Nate Lee

CIO, Head of Technical Operations
Tradeshift

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Dr. Sarah Lewis Cortes

Privacy Assurance & Engineering
Netflix

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Shokie Lopez

CIO
Basic American Foods

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Etay Maor

Chief Information Security Officer
IntSights

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Tim Mather

Chief Security Strategist
Fortium Partners

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Michael McAlphen

CISO
8x8

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Michael Montoya

CISO
Equinix

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Rand Morimoto

President
Convergent Computing

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Izak Mutlu

ex-CISO Salesforce (ret.)

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Mary Nakahara

President
Deep Mountain Consulting

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Tim O'Neil

Information Security and Risk Management Executive
Amazon

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Tom Pankey

Consultant
PRO Unlimited

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Vitaliy Panych

CISO
State of California

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Ralph Pyne

Head of Security
NextRol

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William Rowe

Principle
William Rowe Design

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Terence Runge

Chief Information and Security Officer
Reltio

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Jimmy Sanders

President
SF Bay ISSSA

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Art Scott

Advisor

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Justin Somaini

Chief Security Officer
Unity Technologies

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Walt Thinfen

CEO
Visioneer Inc.

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David Tsao

VP Security Engineering
Marqeta

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Ravi Varma

CIO
Platform 9

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Patrick Wilson

CIO, CISO
Contra Costa County Health Services

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Lokesh Yamasani

Former CISO
Satellite Healthcare

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Career Services

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Armen Abnous

GTM Cybersecurity Advisor
TechPosite

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Tom Alcock

Co-Founder & Partner
Code Red Partners

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Dan Carrol

Regional Sales Manager
Anitan

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Sham Chatterjee

Chief Information and Technology Officer
Satellite Healthcare

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Jim Stoch

Business Liaison Consultant
Stoch Consulting

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Betty Szeto

Director of Human Resources
Horsley Bridge Partners

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Frank Tawil

COO/CTO
Kaisen Technology Partners

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Bao Vo

Account Manager
CrowdStrike

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