Cyber Proud Team/Board of Directors
A dynamic leader with a passion for expanding opportunities that promote prosperity and collaboration among various stakeholders. Possess an impressive history of successfully launching, managing and completing complex projects working both independently or as part of a team. Primary focus of work is to develop career technical pathways, leveraging partnerships among service provides, LEAs, CBOs industry associations and businesses to serve individuals where they are in their career trajectory and to make available resources where people live.
Over the course of my career in Education and Workforce Development, I have acquired experience in instructional practices, coaching, mentoring and perhaps most importantly, identifying (and implementing) innovative and/or creative solutions to problems. The work I have done over the past ten years, focusing on Apprenticeship and Workforce Development, has required me to act both strategically and tactically.
Joe Collinwood is CEO of CySure and one of its founding members. Joe has an enormous wealth of sales management and business experience in cyber-security and risk management. During his time at Cisco and as a member of the Cisco Global Customer Advisory Board and his work with customers on operational risk management, he was made a member of the Cisco Risk Mitigation Committee. Working with some of the largest and most strategic corporate clients Joe began collaborating with CySure’s co-founder, Nick Denning helping customers identify and mitigate the ever increasing risks of cyber attacks.
I currently hold the position of Campus Director at the Sacramento Valley campus of the Univ. of Phoenix. I serve as the campus market leader and chief executive for the Sacramento metropolitan area. This role encompasses market strategy, community outreach, classroom experience, student success, management of financial resources, and the leadership of campus staff. The bottom line is ensuring the best academic experience possible for our students meeting the rigorous guidelines of the University while being focused on the social and economic development of our local community. Additional, I serve as a Board Member for the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. I reside in the City of Roseville with my beautiful wife Jessica, son Erik, stepdaughter Jaelynn, and dog Max.
Mr. Reese, has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology serving in senior executive positions encompassing security, operations management, project management, process change and development, business development as well as service and product management functions. A leading expert on IT – control and operations, Mr. Reese is a frequent speaker on topics including security breaches, big data analytics, audit and compliance, and IT forensics. A Certified Cybersecurity Specialist, licensed as a Certified Computer Forensics Investigator, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator, Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator, Certified Forensics HiTech Investigator, Certified Counterintelligence Threat Analyst, and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. Mr. Reese has assisted both the DOJ and FBI on several matters, worked with High Tech Crime Units in Portland and Sacramento. Mr. Reese has given expert witness testimony in hearings, depositions and at trial.
Prior to Mr. Reese’s IT career, Mr. Reese spent 11 years in Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff with San Diego County and Riverside County Sheriff Department.
George Usi is founder and CEO of Omnistruct Inc (www.omnistruct.com), a people-centered cyber security management company for the other 98% of businesses designed to build a reasonable blueprint in privacy, security, and risk for CEOs so they can affordably illustrate diligence in cybersecurity governance. Their Omnitrust.ai platform is based on new US guidelines developed by NIST and is used by many mid-market companies grappling with cascading cyber compliance to affiliates, members, and supply chains. The Omnitrust.ai platform measures, illustrates, and helps govern cybersecurity so leaders and technologists can operate knowing their users are doing the right thing when nobody is watching. George is also on the board of advisors for Secure The Village in Los Angeles and chairs the California IPv6 Task Force, a think take of scientists and internet pioneers that are advocating upgrades of the internet numbering system using a people centered movement. Previously he was a CEO of Sactech, a regional security solutions reseller to the State of California, a co-founder of reseller Fusionstorm, SE Manager of NTT America, a Japanese owned service provider, and has founded a number of other startups. George was recognized by his peers as an Internet Pioneer for the Metronet6 project and its mission of designing interoperable first responder networks that help emergency workers respond to disasters.
Ms. Jayne Williams has been advocating for ‘unseen’ young people most of her adult life. Originating from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jayne struck out for California on her own in 1975 at the age of 18 and landed her first job connected with young people – working for the California School Boards Association. As a young mother of two, Jayne actively volunteered within the Sacramento City Unified School District, where she helped establish Leonardo da Vinci K-8 as the first magnet school within the district, designed to reflect and serve a broad demographic. Jayne has worked as a Sacramento Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Chaplain for Grant High School, as a volunteer. From 2013 to 2015, Jayne was employed by the Shoulder-to-Shoulder organization centered in Del Paso Heights, CA, to help develop a mentoring program for fatherless boys. In 2015, Jayne founded ALMS – a wraparound concept of a clubhouse/training center for socially, emotionally, and economically disadvantaged youth that integrates: mentoring, work ethic, business skills training, networking, and community resources. In 2018, Jayne was recognized by Congressman John Garamendi as Woman of the Year for her work in social services.
Woz Enterprise, Pre-Apprenticeship Training Partner
With over 20 years of experience in developing, training, and administering apprenticeship efforts it would be a privilege to assist organizations in increasing apprenticeship opportunities that include but not limited to: student achievement; closing equity gaps; and providing students with the tools and skills that will help them successfully transition to apprenticeship training, post-secondary education, and/or a career.