Who We Are

Abdel Fane

Abdel Sy Fane

CEO & Co-founder

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Emily Stamm

COO & Co-founder

Yacine Merdjemak

Executive Administrator

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David Collins

Organizational Director

Rhea Galsim

Communications Director

Andrea Kim

Andrea Kim

Accessibility Director & Co-founder

Charles Peters

Charles Peters

U.S. South Regional Director 

O'Shea Bowens

U.S. East Regional Director 

Paul Lanzi

Paul Lanzi

National Board Advisor

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Jorge Jaramillo

Marketing Manager

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Toni Diaz

Marketing Manager

Khanh Do

Marketing Manager

Eric Evans

President

Kattariya (Kat) Smith

Chapter Lead

Patrick Davis

Chapter Lead

Ahmad Jamil

Ahmad Jamil

President

O'Shea Bowens

President (Acting)

Dakota Kim

Dakota Kim

Chapter Lead

Khanh Do

Chapter Organizer

Corey Woodward

Corey Woodward

President

Eric Viel

Eric Viel

Vice President

Nathan Anderson

Chapter Lead

Abdel Fane

Abdel Sy Fane

President

Micah Johnson

Micah Johnson

Chapter Lead

Tracy Fukuoka

Tracy Fukuoka

Co-Vice President

Rhea Shetty

Rhea Shetty

Co-Vice President

Semira Allen

Semira Allen

Secretary

Chicago Community Outreach

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Emily Stamm

President

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Victoria Kyereme

Outreach Lead

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Andrea Kim

Vice President

Camilla Tyborowski

Camilla Tyborowski

Outreach Lead

Kerin Shah

Kerin Shah

Outreach Lead

Yacine Merdjemak

Outreach Lead

Charles Peters

President

Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris

Chapter Lead

Sean Richards

Sean Richards

Vice President

Sean Bruton

Sean Bruton

Content Chairman

Toni Diaz

Toni Diaz

Secretary

David Diaz

David Diaz

Offensive Sec. Chairman

Ben Allen

Treasurer

Evan Lott

Evan Lott

Technology Chairman

Charles Peters

President (Acting)

Nader Zaveri

Nader Zaveri

Chapter Lead

James Taylor

James Taylor

Chapter Lead

David Lee

David Lee

President

Siggi Bjarnason

Vice President

Amanda Crofton

Chapter Lead

Rhea Galsim

President (Acting)

Kevin Tucker

Chapter Lead

CSNP Board

Abdel Fane

Abdel Sy Fane

President of the Board

Abdel Sy Fane is a Senior Manager of Security & Privacy at Protiviti. Abdel saw the importance of free accessible cybersecurity resources to meet the growing demand of security professionals, so he founded the professional group Chicago CyberSecurity to raise security awareness through education and hands-on training. Abdel received his master’s in Cyber Forensics & Security from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2014 and has worked and consulted for Allstate, Veteran’s Administration, and  Protiviti. As the president of CSNP, Abdel is dedicated to unifying the security community and promoting security education globally. At CSNP, he has acted as many roles including CEO, CFO, Chicago Chapter President, U.S. Midwest Director, and Business Development Vice President.
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Emily Stamm

Vice President of the Board

Emily is a security research engineer at Allstate specializing in cryptography. She graduated from Vassar college in 2018 with a degree in mathematics and published original research papers in number theory. Emily co-founded CSNP because she passionate about promoting practical security awareness and making the security professional field diverse and inclusive. She recently began CSNP Chicago Community Outreach to make security education accessible in the greater Chicago area, and plans to initiate similar programs in chapters globally. At CSNP, she has acted as many roles including COO, Marketing Director, U.S. West Director, Organizational Director, Chicago Outreach President, and Boston Chapter President.

Yacine Merdjemak

Secretary of the Board

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Andrea Kim

Board Member

Charles Peters

Charles Peters

Board Member

Rhea Galsim

Board Member

O'Shea Bowens

Board Member

O'Shea has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity. His background is built upon incident response, network and systems security, security architecture and security analytics. He is the founder of Null Hat Security, co-founder of Intrusion Diversity System, founder of SkiCon Conference, advisor to SANS Blue Team Summit, and advisor to Layer8 Conference. At CSNP, he has acted as U.S. East Director and Boston Chapter president.
Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster

Board Advisor

Sarah is a territory sales manager at Palo Alto Networks. Sarah has 10 years of experience working in the security field and the startup community. Her role focuses on growing CSNP's member base, attracting sponsorships, and developing vehicles to allow our international community to collaborate together.

Paul Lanzi

Paul Lanzi

Board Advisor

Paul is the co-founder and COO of Remediant, is responsible for the day-to-day operations, Customer Success and Industry and Analyst Relations.He previously managed mobile and web-focused full-stack enterprise software development and UX teams at Genentech, Roche and Gilead Sciences. Previously, Paul served in project and program management positions at SBC (now AT&T), Posit Science and Genentech, focusing on IT Infrastructure, Information Security (IAM, encryption, policy implementation and change management), mobility and corporate integration efforts. Paul earned his BS with Honors in Computer Science at UC Davis and has held a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute since 2005.   Through the work of the CSNP, Paul hopes that we can both address the diversity gap in Information Security practitioner population and raise the general level of awareness on privacy and information security topics.