2022 Summit Speakers & Moderators

Alexander Abawi

Alex Abawi Mr. Abawi serves as a Director at the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) Office of Recovery Programs (ORP). Mr. Abawi supports a broad portfolio of multi-billion-dollar Treasury programs, including, the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the grants office for the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust Fund. Previously, Mr. Abawi was a Program Director supporting Treasury’s implementation and wind down (more…)

Dr. Justin L. Abold-LaBreche

Dr. Justin Abloh-LaBreche Dr. Justin L. Abold-LaBreche was sworn in as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Performance Management, Office of Enterprise Integration, Department of Veterans Affairs on March 14, 2022. He is responsible for leading the Department’s strategic planning, enterprise risk management, performance management, and enterprise governance. As part of these responsibilities, he serves as the Department’s Performance Improvement Officer and as VA’s Evaluation Officer. Dr. (more…)

John Basso

John Basso John is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory Government & Public Services practice more specifically a leader of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practice. In this role he helps his clients integrate ERM fundamentals into their strategic-level risk and management functions. Before joining Deloitte, John served as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Planning and Performance Management for the (more…)

Mike Batlogg

Mike Batlogg Mike serves in KPMG’s National Office as a Director in Risk Management Policy and Enterprise Risk since 2022 to support the design and implementation of the firm’s enterprise risk management program. A primary focus includes generating and delivering high-quality enterprise risk management reporting to the firm’s Management Committee and Board of Directors in order to enhance the understanding, mitigation, and monitoring of the firm’s greatest (more…)

Brenda Boultwood

Brenda Boultwood Brenda Boultwood is the Chief Risk Officer and Director of the Office of Risk Management at the International Monetary Fund. She is the former senior vice president and chief risk officer at Constellation Energy, and has served as a board member at both the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO) and GARP. Currently, she serves on the board of directors at the Anne Arundel Workforce (more…)

Tracy Davis Bradley

Dr. Bradley Tracy Davis Bradley, Ph.D. is Executive Director for VHA’s Office of Integrity and Compliance (OIC) and serves as VHA’s Deputy Designated Ethics Official.  Dr. Davis-Bradley’s office also manages VHA’s Enterprise Risk Management function and the VA Healthcare GAO High Risk List efforts.  She is a tenured executive with 25+ years of experience leading, supporting, and advising organizations, government agencies, companies, and higher education institutions on (more…)

Danielle Bradley

Danielle Bradley Danielle Bradley serves as the Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Manager at Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR), providing oversight and leadership in the planning and execution of Financial Statement Audit and Integrated Risk Management activities, sustaining audit readiness and compliance.  She led the NAVWAR IT FIAR team for Internal Controls Over Financial Systems and coordination of IT audit efforts.  Ms. Bradley worked at (more…)

Thomas (Tom) Brandt

Tom Brandt Tom Brandt is a risk management practitioner in the federal government. With nearly three decades of federal service, he is currently the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Director of Planning and Risk for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. He previously served as CRO for the IRS. He is a fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration, a past president of the Association for (more…)

Jason Bruno

Jason Bruno The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) oversees the fiduciary trust funds held on behalf of Indian tribes and Individual Indian Money accounts, which includes an investment corpus of over $6 Billion. Mr. Bruno, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), and is the Director of the Office of Trust Risk, Evaluation, and Compliance (OTREC) at BTFA, and also BTFA’s (more…)

Dan Carayiannis

Dan Carayannis Dan Carayiannis currently serves as a Director for Archer. With a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Carayiannis has held several executive leadership positions within information technology, IT security, geospatial and services companies servicing commercial and government enterprise customers.  Mr. Carayiannis has been with RSA for 13 years and had held multiple positions, currently he is responsible for Archer’s Go-To-Market initiatives in the commercial, federal, (more…)

Willys Obuba Chache

Willys Obuba Chache Dr. Willys Obuba Chache is a Risk Management professional and a researcher with over 11 years’ experience both in the Insurance Industry and the Energy Sector. He is proficient in strategic development and implementation, training and enforcing internal and external compliance requirements; and Senior Management and Board engagement on matters risk and compliance. He has further experience in engaging regulators and handling areas of improvements (more…)

Danielle Christensen

Danielle Christensen Ms. Christensen serves as the Deputy Program Director and Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). Ms. Christensen worked on the first iteration of the SSBCI program as a compliance manager before stepping into a Director role with the Treasury Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Previously, she was an auditor with the Defense Logistics Agency (more…)

Daniella Datskovska

Daniella Datskovska Daniella Datskovska is Strategy and Growth Advisor for Amazon Web Services (AWS) World Wide Public Sector. She is responsible for developing and executing portfolio strategy across industry sectors and guiding customer and mission transformation with strategic foresight into the mega trends and think big ideas that have the greatest impact to AWS customers and partners. Daniella has 20 years of experience in establishing and directing (more…)

Chris de Wolfe

Chris de Wolfe Chris de Wolfe is the Global Director of Risk Management at Mars Incorporated, a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $40 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, (more…)

Debra S. Del Mar

Debra S Del Mar Ms. Del Mar is a leader in government business transformation and agile information technology application. With over 35 years of experience, her comprehensive knowledge and experience in management consulting, systems consolidation/modernization and business reform distinguishes her as a outcome-driven industry thought-leader in financial improvement.  A former business executive, her relationships are expansive and collaborative, spanning both government and private sectors – enabling her to be (more…)

Christopher Dove

Chris Dove Mr. Dove is the Director of Homeownership Operations for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) within the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) Office of Financial Stability (OFS). As the Director, Mr. Dove oversees the day-to-day operations for TARP’s foreclosure prevention programs among participating servicers, key state stakeholders, and trusted advisors, including monitoring borrower and program performance. In addition, Mr. Dove coordinates with OFS program staff, internal stakeholders, (more…)

Jack Downes

Jack Downes Jack Downes is the COO of Elevate Government Solutions. He is a veteran, leader and program manager with over 27 years of experience building and leading teams from small businesses to large organizations with thousands of personnel in the execution of highly complex operations. He has personally advised senior government officials and served on a Presidential Directive Sub-committee.  He has implemented numerous operational risk management (more…)

Ozoemezia Ebo

Ozo Ebo Ozo Ebo is an Enterprise Risk Management Director at Independence Blue Cross. She brings to her current role, over 20 years of risk management experience with consulting and industry perspectives. While in consulting, her clients included major international banks, leading global custodian banks, and investment banks. Ozo specialized as a trusted advisor in assessing, designing, implementing, and optimizing institutions’ finance, operational risk and enterprise risk (more…)

Femila Ervin

Femila Ervin Femila Ervin is a Supervising Attorney from the Department of Solicitor’s Indian Trust Litigation Office. She has worked within the Department for approximately nine years helping to provide legal support to executives. Prior to her public service, she spent time as a Law Clerk for the Loyola University – New Orleans. She is a graduate of Loyola University – New Orleans’ College of Law. (more…)

Jackie Greening

Jackie Greening Jackie Greening serves as the Technical Advisor on TIGTA/GAO audits to the IRS Chief Risk Officer. She currently supports the IRS Inflation Reduction Act Transformation and Implementation Office in managing audit activity. She also serves as a risk advisor, providing risk insights to the Director, ERM and CRO. Prior to becoming the Technical Advisor, she was instrumental in establishing an enterprise-wide Audit Management function in (more…)

Ed Hau

Ed Hau Ed Hau is a professional project risk manager, holding active certifications as a CPA, CISA, RIMS-CRMP, RIMS-CRMP-FED Micro-Credential, and PMP, as well as testing certificates of completion for training in Lean Six Sigma and ITIL Foundation concepts. For the past nine years, he has led risk analytics, compliance, process analysis, and continuous process improvement contracts with ASR Analytics. Previously, Mr. Hau was a Managing Director (more…)

Heather Hill

Heather Hill Heather Hill has over twenty years of experience in public sector oversight, including over fifteen years conducting federal performance audits, inspections, and evaluations. She is currently the Deputy Inspector General for Audit at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). Prior to joining TIGTA in 2011, Heather worked at the Government Accountability Office for seven years and for the Texas House of Representatives. (more…)

Thomas Holland

Thomas Holland Thomas Holland is a Manager at Guidehouse focused on helping entities enable their missions through enhanced enterprise risk management. Thomas has also played a key role in multiple program stand-up or transformation engagements, contributing mainly in the areas of organizational and operational design, governance, risk, compliance, and process improvement. (more…)

Elliott Johnson

Elliott Johnson Elliott Johnson has improved the lives of vulnerable Americans through a long career of designing, funding, developing and managing low-income housing and community revitalization projects. He has done so as an executive in government positions at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as the private sector.  An architect and Certified Fraud Examiner, he has built a distinguished 30-plus year career on his belief (more…)

Asif Khan

Asif Khan Asif Khan is a Director in GAO’s Financial Management and Assurance team. He focuses on financial management issue areas on GAO’s High Risk List. His current focus is on improving financial management at the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. He supports oversight of these departments’ financial management transformation efforts through financial and performance audits and recommendations for removing impediments to financial (more…)

Denise Leung

Denise Leung Denise Leung is the Acting Chief Risk Officer at the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). She provides leadership across the agency to further its Enterprise Risk Management program and enhance its risk culture.  She focuses on identifying and addressing risks, and maximizing opportunities from all perspectives. Denise previously worked in risk management for the City of Seattle. She also worked on environmental and social (more…)

Sarah (SJ) Lynch

Sarah (SJ) Lynch Sarah (SJ) Lynch currently serves as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Enterprise Risk Management Director. Since 2011, she has held cross-cutting senior manager and executive roles at the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services. Prior to these roles, she led and conducted studies at GAO and worked briefly on the Hill. She earned her MPP at the U of Minnesota (more…)

Mita Majethia

Mita Majethia Mrs. Mita Majethia is an Archer Advisory Systems Engineer who has been with Archer for 9 years.  She supports the civilian agencies and DoD when needed and is brought in as an advisor to private sector customers when warranted.  Mrs. Majethia’s background and knowledge spans the fields of risk and Information Assurance including performing risk management and continuous monitoring activities. Mrs. Majethia has received her (more…)

Alice McNutt Miller

Alice McNutt Miller is the former first Chief Risk Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, where she was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive process for identifying, monitoring and managing risks to DFC.  Prior to joining DFC, Alice was the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s first Chief Risk Officer. As CRO, she was responsible for guiding and overseeing the agency’s approach to assessing (more…)

Ardavan Mobasheri

Ardavan Mobasheri Ardavan Mobasheri is a lecturer in Finance and faculty lead of the Chief Risk Officer program at the George Mason University School of Business, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where he leads the Global Competitions Program. He is a former Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist at the American International Group, where he led a team of (more…)

Ann Murdoch

Ann Murdoch Prior to becoming the project lead for Risk University 2.0, Ann led the enterprise risk management and internal controls reporting team at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). There she developed a comprehensive ERM program launching VBA on a path from a nearly nonexistent ERM program to one that is one of the best in the Department of Veterans Affairs She was also instrumental in developing (more…)

Andria Nichols

Andria Nichols Serves as a Compliance Auditor in VHA Office of Integrity and Compliance (OIC) within the Risk Management team. Work closely with each VA Medical Center to help identify, assess and mitigate potential risks. Prior positions include serving as the Integrity & Compliance Office / IntegratedEthics Officer at the local VHA Medical Center as well as serving as the Health System Specialist in the Nursing Department. (more…)

Bert Nuehring

Bert Nuehring Mr. Nuehring is a partner with the public accounting, consulting, and technology firm of Crowe LLP.  Mr. Nuehring is a leader in Crowe’s public sector regulatory compliance practice.  Mr. Nuehring has assisted public sector entities with technical accounting, auditing, risk management, and consulting services.  He has assisted governmental agencies with the design, development, and implementation of Enterprise Risk Management programs.  Mr. Nuehring has also chaired (more…)

Lydia Nylander

Lydia Nylander Ms. Nylander is the Division Director in the Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls Division in USAID’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, leading multiple teams providing technical advice and policy guidance on risk management to national, sub-national and cross sectoral programs, and supporting the monitoring of critical risks at the Agency level. Prior to her tenure at USAID, Ms. Nylander assumed senior program development (more…)

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj Bobbi-Jo Pankaj is an Enterprise Risk Management and Controls Subject Matter Expert at Guidehouse. Ms. Pankaj supports federal government clients with risk, compliance, and controls activities which encompasses Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-123 assessments, Internal Audit, and Grants Management.  Since 2004, Ms. Pankaj has led ERM, risk management and internal control engagements for public-sector organizations, assisting them in improving (more…)

Angela Patel

Angela Patel Angela Patel leads the enterprise risk management program at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Her teams drive the adoption and optimization of cross-organizational mechanisms that ensure AWS continues to make informed, risk-informed decisions and build, innovate, and scale at pace. Her focus is sustaining a culture of risk transparency that empowers employees to generate and protect value for AWS’s customers, employees, and partners. Angela has held (more…)

Nicole Puri

Nicole Puri Nicole Puri is Chief Risk Officer at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service.  Ms. Puri has over 20 years of experience in the fields of enterprise risk management, law, finance, and real estate. She has worked in and with the federal government for over 15 years, (more…)

Nandini Rao

Nandini Rao Nandini Rao currently serves the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a senior enterprise risk management analyst. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to working with HUD’s Departmental Chief Risk Officer, Nandini Rao, spent several years working in housing and mortgage risk. (more…)

NS Rao

NS Rao NS Rao brings a 15 years of Risk & Compliance experience helping customers with business process change management, and GRC tool implementations. Currently NS Rao serves as an Integrated Risk Management Principal at Workiva. In this role NS is responsible to drive revenue growth for Workiva in the IR space by launching new solutions into the market and building state of the art IR/GRC solutions/products. (more…)

Melissa Reynard

Melissa Reynard Melissa Reynard serves as the IRS Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Director. She leads day-to-day operation of the agency’s ERM program enabling the identification, prioritization, evaluation, and mitigation of top risks to achieving the IRS mission. Prior to accepting the ERM Director position, Melissa served as Senior Risk Advisor with the Office of the Chief Risk Officer. She worked with a small team in 2014 to (more…)

Caitlin Rogalski

Photo Not Available Caitlin Rogalski is the inaugural Chief of the Accountability Office, reporting directly to the Deputy Director for Management and Administration.  The Accountability Office (AO) was established in 2019 to consolidate related oversight and risk analysis programs into one office that could ensure data and trend analysis was available for informed leadership decision making. Specifically, the AO oversees: OIG hotline referral management OIG and GAO audit (more…)

Marianne Roth

Marianne Roth is the first Chief Risk Officer for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and is standing up its ERM program. Marianne served as the Branch Manager for ERM at the Transportation Security Administration. She oversaw all ERM activities at TSA and led the agency’s efforts to significantly mature its ERM program. Marianne was the Director of the DHS Efficiency Review in the Office (more…)

Ariel Shalin

Ariel Shalin Ariel Shalin is a Manager in Deloitte’s Cyber & Strategic Risk practice. Her specialty is maturing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs for government entities, including advising clients on risk and strategy and training stakeholders on the value and mechanics of ERM. Prior to joining Deloitte, Ariel held several positions at ExxonMobil, which included co-building the company’s geopolitical risk function. Before ExxonMobil, Ariel taught high school (more…)

Stephen Skardon

Stephen Skardon Stephen Skardon is the Chief Risk Officer at the City of Chicago. Prior to his current role, Stephen Skardon served on Mayor Lightfoot’s campaign as its policy director and joined her administration as a senior advisor and counsel, where he worked on major initiatives including workers’ compensation reform, establishing the Chief Risk Officer position, and bringing a casino to Chicago. In addition, Skardon also served (more…)

John Skober

John Skober Mr. Skober is the Comptroller of Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC), US Navy where he leads a community accountable for $1B.  He was Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness branch head at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command where he managed the people, processes and tools to meet full financial statement audit objectives. Mr. Skober began as an accountant at Lockheed Martin Corporate Shared Services where (more…)

Judy Smith

Judy Smith For more than 25 years, Ms. Smith has counseled presidents and world leaders through global crises, advised Fortune 50 CEOs through complex challenges, and helped manage the reputations of some of the world’s highest-profile individuals. In 1993, she founded Smith & Company, a strategic advisory firm considered to be one of the top crisis firms in the world, that has offices in Washington D.C., Los (more…)

Angelina Sulaka

Angelina Sulaka Angelina Sulaka serves as the Deputy Director in the Enterprise Risk Management Division (ERMD) at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In her role, Angelina shapes the overall ERM strategy and processes as well as advises on all ERMD’s functions, including internal controls, GAO/OIG Audit, FOIA, and Government Ethics. Before she (more…)

Kate Sylvis

Kate Sylvis Kate, a Director in Guidehouse’s Risk Consulting Practice and the Enterprise Risk Management Solution Leader, has over 19 years of experience advising clients on complex governance, risk, compliance, internal control and operations challenges coupled with high transparency and regulatory scrutiny. She advises clients across a range of industries including: financial services, government, technology, healthcare, energy and consumer products. Her expertise and experience cover a range (more…)

Charles Tapp

Charles Tapp Charles Tapp II was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) on April 28, 2019. As a key member of VBA’s Senior Leadership team, Charles provides expert advice and counsel in all financial management matters related to the $157.6 billion budget. The budget supports operations for more than 25,300 employees focused on providing benefits and services to Veterans, Servicemembers, (more…)

Mel Thomson

Mel Thomson Mel Thomson leads Enterprise Risk Management at the City of Phoenix.  She is responsible for balancing insurable and uninsurable risks by providing consultations to improve risk-based decision making and strategy throughout the departments. She has worked with various teams on Enterprise Risk Management at city and state levels. Mel began in the benefits consulting arena and later transitioned into property and casualty at the State (more…)

Cynthia Vitters

Cynthia VItters Cynthia Vitters is a Managing Director in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Advisory practice, and leads Deloitte’s Government & Public Services Enterprise Risk Management practice.  In this role, she and her team support clients across the federal, state and local governments as well as higher education institutions, helping them to identify, interpret, and prepare for risks that can impact business as usual as well as lead, (more…)

Karen Weber

Karen Weber is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Risk Management at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She has worked for the Treasury for 17 years in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management and Federal credit policy (more…)

Doug Webster

Doug Webster The Honorable Doug Webster is a retired Air Force officer with a subsequent quarter century working both in and consulting to the federal government. He has served as Director of Government-to-Government Risk Management at the USAID and Deputy Director of the DoD Business Transformation Agency.  As a Senate-confirmed Presidential appointee, he has served as CFO of both the Department of Labor and the Department of (more…)

Bob Young

Bob Young With a federal career spanning 27 years, Dr. Robert Alan Young is the senior advisor for strategy, risk, and engagement in the Security & Hazardous Materials Safety organization at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC. Bob’s applied doctorate (Ed.D.) in the Leadership & Professional Practice track focused on public sector organizational development and evidence-based management. He was recently appointed as a research adviser in (more…)

Ashley Morrison Zink

Ashley Zink Ashley Morrison Zink is the Chief Risk Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where she is responsible for implementing enterprise risk management throughout the commonwealth, and leveraging the synergies between risk, continuous improvement, performance management, and resource allocation. Ashley graduated from York Country Day School in York, Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York where she dual (more…)