About Our Chapter 


Welcome to the ISACA Charlotte Chapter. The aim of the Chapter is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the region.

ISACA (previously the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is a world wide association of IS governance professionals. The association currently focuses on assurance, security, and governance and provides globally recognized certification in assurance (Certified Information Systems Auditor), security (Certified Information Security Manager), and  governance (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT).

The association is one of individual members, often the sole practitioner of information systems auditing, security, and/or governance in his or her company. The membership of the ISACA reflects a multiplicity of backgrounds and skills that make the information systems governance field challenging and dynamic. Current ISACA Charlotte Chapter Board of Director Members are:

  • President: Marcela I. Sanchez, CISA (Contact Marcela
  • Vice-President: Deborah L. Troxell, CISA 
  • Secretary: Matt Cochran, CISA
  • Treasurer:  Jackie Caldwell, CISA  (Contact Jackie)
  • Audit Director: Rich Larsen, CISA
  • Event Management: Julia Ward, CISA
  • Programs Chair: Ted Wolff
  • Membership Director: Vaughn Herlong, CISA
  • Academic Relations Coordinator: Donna Sullivan, CISA Communications: Oliver Johnson, CISA
  • Marketing Director: Lera Covington, CISA
  • Webmaster: Mr. Jahanzaib "Jay" Badar, CISA
  • CISA Coordinator: Juli Tessier, CISA 
  • CISM Coordinator: Open
  • CRISC Coordinator: Mr. Rodney F. Davis, CISA

 Other ISACA Charlotte Chapter Board Committee/Volunteer Members:

  • Programs Committee: 
    • James Kidwell, JD, CISA
    • Chad N. Gambrell, CISA
    • Lera Covington, CISA
    • Donna Sullivan, CISA
    • Vaughn Herlong, CISA
    • Zack Hawkins, CISA
    • Susan D. Young, CISA
    • Kyle Conn, CISA
    • Janice Blanks, CISA

This chapter is run by volunteers who are ISACA members nominated through ISACA Annual General Meeting (AGM). ISACA members' participations in running the chapter are highly encouraged. 

To view the ISACA Charlotte Chapter Bylaws, please click the following link: ISACA Charlotte Bylaws