About the Board of Directors
The ISACA® Greater Washington D.C. (GWDC) Chapter Board of Directors is comprised of Officers and Directors and supported by Associate Directors and volunteers. The Chapter Board positions and responsibilities are outlined in the Chapter Bylaws.
Officer positions are established by the Chapter Bylaws and are elected every two years by the Chapter Membership. Officers provide strategic direction of oversight of chapter operations and finances. Officers are voting members of the Chapter Board.
Directors oversee the operation and strategic direction of their committee. Article VIII of the Chapter Bylaws describes Chapter Committees and Director Responsibilities. Directors are appointed by the Chapter Board. Directors are voting members of the Chapter Board.
Associate Directors oversee and manage specific areas of operation within a Committee. Associate Directors are appointed by their Committee Director.
Volunteers assist the Chapter Board and its Committees. Volunteers are assigned to a specific committee for specific tasks based on their interests and availability. Assignments are overseen by the Membership Director and the Volunteer Associate Director. Members that would like to volunteer should visit the Volunteer page for additional information.
Contacting the Board of Directors
Please use the Contact Us page to communicate with the Board of Directors based on your area of inquiry. If you have event related questions, please use either the Registration Questions or CPE Questions contact forms as appropriate.
The Officers below serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2024.
Jermaine Stanley, President
Sushila Nair, Vice President
Katherine Scott, Secretary
Jose Torres, Treasurer
Alok Kakker, Past President
Officer Support Positions
Mickey Gandhi, Immediate Past Treasurer (Treasurer)
Vicky Pham, Budget (Treasurer)
Directors and Associate Directors by Committee
Ruchi Shewaramani, Director
Nicole Flanagan, Associate Director for University Outreach
Kavian Soufi, Associate Director for University Student Group (GMU)
Anthony Avens, Director
Linda Rookery, Associate Director for Audit
Clifton Persaud, Director
Ahmed Ahmed, Associate Director for Certifications (CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT)
Samantha Lee, Director
Conferences and Panels
Avneet Sabharwal, Director
Troy McNeil, Director
Mike Howard, Associate Director for Web Development
Jason Yakencheck, Associate Director for Cvent Administration
Nirali Chawli, Director
Steffany Hurtarte, Director
Magali Velazquez, Associate Director for CPE Management
Camilo Deza, Associate Director for Registration
Outreach and Professional Development
Annan Sijercic, Director
Yea Jin Cho, Associate Director for Young Professionals
Public Relations and Media
Simon Merchant-Dest, Director
Bonita Patillo, Director
Yehuda Schmidt, Associate Director for Annual General Meeting
Sarah Abedin, Associate Director for SheLeadsTech