ISACA Welcomes 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Schaumburg, Ill. (June 1, 2022)— Global digital trust association ISACA installed its 2022-2023 Board of Directors during its virtual Annual General Meeting today. The new board includes members with diverse backgrounds and a range of expertise from across the globe, including new board chair Pamela Nigro.

Nigro, who most recently served as the ISACA board vice chair and is currently vice president-security with Medecision, is a recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in healthcare information, security, privacy, confidentiality of healthcare systems, healthcare risk, governance and compliance. Nigro is also an adjunct professor at Lewis University in Illinois, USA, where she teaches graduate-level courses on health information security, healthcare data security, privacy, and confidentiality, healthcare informatics, ethics, risk, IT governance and compliance, and management of information systems in the MSIS and MBA programs. A long-time leader of the Chicago Chapter of ISACA, she has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology industry and holds numerous IT certifications.

“I have been privileged to serve ISACA in many ways over the years—at the member, chapter and board level—and I am honored to continue to advance key priorities for our vibrant global community in this new role at this exciting juncture in our association’s evolution,” says Nigro. “I am committed to furthering our efforts to help professionals gain the skills and competencies needed to thrive in a digital trust world and instill the highest level of confidence in their organizations, as well as enhance how we tailor our engagement and offerings to the unique needs of each region where we have a presence worldwide.”

Stepping into the vice chair role on ISACA’s board is John De Santis, a technology executive and a past chairman and CEO of HyTrust. He is a company-builder with experience in the software, networking and information security domains.

One new director joined the ISACA board for the 2022-23 term—Bjørn R. Watne, of Norway. Watne is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Telenor Group. He has more than twenty years of experience working with cyber- and information security and is former president of the ISACA Norway Chapter.

The following 14 leaders were installed on the 2022-2023 ISACA Board of Directors during the meeting:

Pamela Nigro, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CRMA, chair; vice president-security, Medecision
John De Santis
, vice chair; technology executive and past chairman and CEO, HyTrust, Inc.
Niel Harper
, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE, CISSP, director; technology and cybersecurity executive and past CISO at UNOPS
Gabriela Hernández-Cardoso
, director; social entrepreneur and past president and CEO of GE Mexico
Maureen O’Connell
, NACD.DC, director; finance and education executive
Veronica N. Rose
, CISA, CDPSE, director; senior advisor, information systems audit KPMG Uganda, and author
Gerrard Schmid
, director; past president and CEO of Diebold Nixdorf
Bjørn R. Watne
, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, CISSP-ISSMP, director; senior vice president and chief security officer at Telenor Group
Asaf Weisberg
, CSX-P, CISM, CRISC, CISA, CDPSE, CGEIT, director; founder and CEO of introSight
Gregory J. Touhill
, CISM, CISSP, Brigadier General, USAF (ret), director and 2021-2022 board chair; director of the CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute
Tracey Dedrick
, director and 2020-2021 board chair; former chief risk officer, experienced in risk, compliance, treasury, and investor relations
Brennan P. Baybeck
, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, director and 2019-2020 board chair; VP & CISO for Customer Services, Oracle Corporation
Rob Clyde
, CISM, NACD Board Leadership Fellow, NACD.DC, director and 2018-19 board chair; executive chair of the board of directors, White Cloud Security; director, board of directors, Crypto Quantique; and managing director, Clyde Consulting LLC
David Samuelson
, director and ISACA CEO

“I am thrilled to welcome this new ISACA board of directors, which brings with it a high caliber of expertise and leadership, diverse viewpoints and experiences, as well as a deep passion for our members who are the digital trust professionals worldwide,” Samuelson said. “With Pam’s leadership and the combined energy and talents of this group, I am confident this board will accelerate our pursuit of digital trust and help deliver a new level of value to our global community.”

To read a blog post by ISACA Board Chair Pam Nigro, click here, and access board member bios at


For more than 50 years, ISACA® ( has advanced the best talent, expertise and learning in technology. ISACA equips individuals with knowledge, credentials, education and community to progress their careers and transform their organizations, and enables enterprises to train and build quality teams. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the expertise of its more than 165,000 members who work in information security, governance, assurance, risk and privacy to drive innovation through technology. It has a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide. In 2020, ISACA launched One In Tech, a philanthropic foundation that supports IT education and career pathways for under-resourced, under-represented populations.