About

About Our Chapter
ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter

Our Mission: As a leading ISACA chapter, our mission is to serve our membership by providing world-class training, networking opportunities, and guidance while contributing to the profession both locally and internationally.

Our History:In early 1975, the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the EDP Auditors Association (EDPAA) was founded by Richard Hirschfield and sixteen fellow EDP Audit pioneers. After being chartered at the 3rd National EDPAA Conference in Philadelphia, informal monthly meetings were held, and within seven months attendance grew to 60 people.
In 1994, the Association name was changed to Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Today, ISACA is a worldwide organization with over 200 chapters and the New York Metropolitan Chapter has grown to be one of the largest ISACA chapters in the world.

Our Membership: The New York Metropolitan Chapter has over 3,908 members, from the information systems audit/assurance, information security, IT risk management, and governance professions. Our members represent a wide array of industries including financial services, accounting and consulting, legal services, education, entertainment, health care, retail, public utilities, and government/regulatory entities – and hold positions ranging from entry level staff to senior management. Our members constantly enhance their skills and expand their professional credentials by obtaining certifications. As a group, our members hold over 3,000 ISACA certifications comprising approximately 2,004 CISA, 676 CRISC, 701 CISM, and 155 CGEIT. Of ISACA’s new cutting-edge Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) certifications 75 CSX-Fundamentals, 9 CSX-P , 126 CDPSE, and 20 Cybersecurity Audit, have received the Cybersecurity Certificate.

Our Board and Committees: The New York Metropolitan Chapter Board of Directors consists of 20 Board Directors plus the most recent past president, who are charged with fulfilling ISACA’s mission and meeting the needs of our Chapter’s members. The Board of Directors is supported by Committees comprising both Board Directors and volunteers, like you, who meet regularly to plan educational and networking events. Board Directors and volunteers work as a team, and in the course of executing the Chapter’s mission, they develop skills and rewarding relationships, while at the same time influencing and helping to shape the direction of the profession. Board Directors and volunteers enjoy peer recognition with ISACA chapter leaders around the world and the chance to have an impact in the largest ISACA chapter.

We currently have ten standing committees: Academic, Audit, Bylaws, Certification, Corporate Relations, Education, Finance, Membership, Strategic Planning, and Technology. The objectives of these ten standing committees, and other ad hoc committees, are described on the right. Contact information is included for your convenience for public-facing committees. Members are encouraged to contact the Membership Committee Chair at membership@isacany.org or the Chapter President at president@isacany.org if you have questions or comments.

How can you become a Board Director? At the beginning of each year, Chapter members interested in making a difference and participating on the Board of Directors are encouraged to nominate themselves or someone else by submitting the Nomination form to the Nominating Committee at nominations@isacany.org. Notifications are posted on the Chapter website and emailed to all Chapter members. Voting typically takes place in May and the new Board of Directors is introduced at the Annual Gala, typically in June.

How can you volunteer for a Committee? Email volunteer@isacany.org.
For a list of our past presidents please see here.


Chapter Leaders
   

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Ms. Karen V. Alexander

President

Mr. Farid Abdelkader
CISA, CRISC,CSXP

First Vice President

Mr. Wei Tschang
CISA,CISM,CGEIT

Second Vice President

Mr. Jotham Nyamari
CISA

Corresponding Secretary

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Timothy Martin John
Mortimer, CISA

Recording Secretary,
Content Author

Mr. Mike Shanahan
CISA, CRISC

Treasurer

  Ms. Teena Denise Bacchus
CISA, CISM, CRISC

Director

Mr. Joseph Tso
CISM

Director

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Sanjeev Vohra
CISA, CISM

Director

Ms. Kwongmei To
CRISC

Director

Mr. Alex Bazay

Director


Director

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Barry Dynkin

Director

Mr. Yevgeniy Levin
CISM, CRISC

Director

Mr. Keith Bowie

Director

Ms. Christina Cruz

Director

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Michael Newman

Director

Mr. David E. Nickles

Director

Mr. Ankit Parikh

Director

Mr. James M. Powers
CISA, CRISC

Director

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Mr. Emanuell James

Director

Ms. Megan Soriano

Director

Mr. Lance Flocco

Director

Mr. Alexander E. Abramov
CISA, CGEIT, CRISC

Immediate Past President

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Ms. Hemavathy Loganathan

Administrator,
Content Author