About Our Chapter


The New England Chapter of ISACA was founded in 1976. From the modest beginnings of its first meeting -- which was held at Valle's Steak House on Route 9 in Newton, Massachusetts.

Since, the New England Chapter has grown to over 2000 members across four states (MA, NH, ME, VT).

Chapter Leaders

Natasha Wheatley, CISA, CRISC
ISACA New England President
Managing Director
 Ernst & Young

Robert Doherty, CISA, CISM
ISACA New England Past President
General Manager
Vosity Consultants, LLC

Karthikeswar Ivaturi
ISACA New England EVP
Information Security Advisor

Chloe Andre, CISA
ISACA New England AVP
Senior Consultant

Toast, Inc.

Laurie McDonald, CISA, CISM, CRISC
ISACA New England Treasurer
Global Head of IT & InfoSec Audit

Elena Izotova, CISA
ISACA New England Secretary
Senior Manager
Grant Thornton, LLP 

Cindy Baxter, CISA
ISACA New England Compliance and Operations Manager
What's the Risk, LLC


Chapter Objective

The primary objective of the New England Chapter of ISACA ® is to provide quality Information Systems audit and security-related education to support its members and their professional certifications.

The Information Systems audit profession is based and dependent on a combination of skilled certified professionals (PEOPLE), with defined and detailed practices and methods (PROCESS) and an understanding of applied tools and technological expertise (TECHNOLOGIES).

The ISACA New England Chapter is focused on keeping its members abreast of the increased changes in regulatory requirements the ever-increasing cyber-threats affecting information systems and business resiliencies. To keep abreast of the latest trends and to satisfy the needs of our members, throughout the year and after each seminar, members are surveyed to collect feedback and insights on the seminars and their preferences for additional seminar content for the Chapter to offer. The Chapter offers an educational program with a variety of evening and full-day seminars covering the latest topics, presented by professional presenters, with the information and knowledge needed for members to maintain their effectiveness in their profession.

Peer-to-Peer Networking

In addition to its educational agenda, another objective of the Chapter is to provide a peer forum where information security professionals can regularly meet and exchange ideas and experiences. Through the Chapters seminar program and events, the opportunity for peer interaction and exchanging of ideas, provides a means for personal and professional growth and development.

Member Certifications

Another of the Chapter's goals is to provide the business community with a highly trained cadre of certified information security professionals. To help ensure the technical caliber of members of the profession, ISACA International now provides online training and review materials for members to acquires certification in CISA® , CISM®, CGEIT®, CRISC®, and CSX® .

Academic Support

A further objective of Chapter is to promote information security as a career path for students. Through its Academic Relations Committee, the Chapter has endeavored to promote the information security career path interest among college and university students throughout the region. For the past several years, the Chapter has sponsored presentations, tables and booths on an ad-hoc basis and at various career day seminars.

Finally, a major Chapter goal is to inform its members of current Chapter events, and other relevant matters. The Chapter's bi-monthly newsletter provides a means by which the members are kept current on Chapter activities, and provides a means to distribute articles on topics of general and technical interest to members.   


ISACA Global

ISACA New England is a member chapter of the global organization, ISACA (isaca.org), which is now into its’ 50th year as a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of securely operating and managing Information Systems in highly regulated business environments. Today’s world is powered by ever-advancing software technologies, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations accordingly.

ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 95 countries, including more than 220 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.

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ISACA New England Board Strategy for 2022-2023

To provide full transparency for ISACA New England members, the chapter has defined and set strategic goals for each board member to achieve. In addition, depending on how each executive board member performs and achieves or exceeds their goals, their opportunity for receiving the John Beveridge award will be assessed based on their performance and contributions to the Chapter.

Please refer to the chapter bylaws for more information on roles and responsibilities.