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Erika Cheung was one of the key whistleblowers who reported Theranos to health regulators in the U.S. Her report subsequently led to the shutdown of Theranos’ clinical lab, which prevented the company from providing false and potentially harmful medical results to thousands of patients. The fraud is covered in the book “Bad Blood” by John Carreryrou, an episode of 60 Minutes, an ABC podcast called “The Dropout” and Alex Gibney’s documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.”
Lisa Walker, Ph.D., MCC
Leadership Psychologist, Lisa Walker Coaching & Consulting
Lisa Walker is a leadership psychologist, helping leaders and teams across industries develop the skills and mindset necessary to navigate challenging people issues, cultivate their expertise, design and
develop their culture, and nurture their people while driving for results. Walker earned her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin; she is a Columbia University Certified Executive Coach, an Emotional Intelligence and Conversational Intelligence Certified Coach®, as well as a Stakeholder Centered Certified Behavioral Coach. She served on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. Walker is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC). This credential represents the highest level of achievement in coaching globally and identifies her as an expert executive coach. She brings more than 30 years of experience in psychology, leadership development, communication, collaborative law, mediation and facilitation to her work with organizations. Her book “Leading Beyond Your Limits” will be published later this year.
Author, TV/Radio Host, Internet of Things Expert
Amber Mac(Arthur) began her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology
Mac left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, with her brother, she started her own digital agency called Konnekt. The company’s first client was world-renowned
business coach, Tony Robbins. Her company’s clients include Microsoft Xbox, Ford Motor Company, Canada Goose, Fast Company, PayPal, Canadian Blood Services and many other leading organizations.
She has keynoted more than 400 events around the world. Topics include business innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT), online safety, artificial intelligence and company growth and adaptation.
She is a regular business host and expert for Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS, BNN, The Marilyn Denis Show and SiriusXM Radio.
CEO & Founder
Over the past three decades, Amber Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Schroader has developed numerous software programs, courses, and guides in the areas of recovering data from smartphones, computer hard drives, cloud, email and gaming systems. Schroader’s established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that has been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. She has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” and “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus on unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of digital evidence. She continues to support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.
Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Amy Chang is the head of client intelligence and strategic engagement at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She is responsible for fostering and strengthening existing and potential client relationships, and identifying opportunities to generate direct business value
from cybersecurity. Based in Washington D.C., Chang also leads strategy for external operational collaboration between the financial sector, U.S. government partners and the intelligence community.
Chang has been with JPMorgan since 2017. Prior to her current position, she was the head of the cybersecurity intelligence group for North America, where she was responsible for monitoring external threats to the financial sector
and for the protection of the firm’s employees and technological infrastructure. She was also responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence to key executives and stakeholders at the firm.
Chang has extensive experience in strategy, cybersecurity, intelligence. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Chang was formerly the Staff Director of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee
on Foreign Affairs. She has also served numerous other roles in government, think tanks, and the private sector in Washington DC. Chang retains an affiliation with Harvard Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project.
Chang is on the Board of Directors for First Generation Harvard Alumni, an organization that assists first-generation and low-income Harvard students and alumni. Chang is currently an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
She received her graduate degree from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her bachelor's from Brown University.
Monica Modi Dalwadi, CFE, CPA, CIA
Baker Tilly US, LLP
Monica Modi Dalwadi is a managing partner for Baker Tilly in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Working primarily with owners and financial officers in the region, she is an advisor on risk, internal audits and cybersecurity. Dalwadi serves on the firm’s
National Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Steering Committee; Core Strategy Committee; D.C. Growth and Retention of Women Committee; and previously served as the co-chair for the firm’s Talent Differentiation Task Force. Dalwadi earned
her bachelor of science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA at Georgetown University. She has contributed to and co-authored numerous anti-fraud publications and speaks regularly
on thought-leading topics for the ACFE, IIA, SCCE and others.
Founder, Owner and Mama Trainer, Break a Sweat
Rachel Campbell, or RLC to friends, is the founder of Break a Sweat — a company birthed after she saw the dire need for a wellness community for moms. RLC has been in the fitness and wellness industry for over a decade, teaching everything from spin classes to sculpting classes and after becoming a mom herself, has dedicated her expertise and coaching to only mothers.
Campbell is a champion for knowing your strength and feeling empowered in your body. Her classes are a mash up of high energy, fun music and the body love pump up we all want! She has won countless awards for her work with moms and within the fitness community and was named "The Mom Trainer," by Austin Woman magazine.
RLC is also a certified health coach with an emphasis is metabolic science and holistic nutrition, and works with women nationwide to figure out their food freedom. When she’s not teaching fitness, you can find her field tripping around town with her little boy, Deuce, or having a living room dance party!
Cynthia Hetherington, CFE
Founder and President
Cynthia Hetherington is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a cyber investigations consulting, publishing and training firm. With more than two decades of expertise, Hetherington is a leader in due diligence, corporate intelligence and cyber investigations. She is the author of three books on conducting cyber investigations and annually trains more than 7,200 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices. She shares her expertise in this increasingly data-intensive, cyber-focused world through the publication of an industry newsletter, an online blog and by hosting the annual OSMOSIS Conference.
Hetherington leads national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, her cyber investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high-profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in U.S. history.
Hetherington shares her experiences and expertise as a keynote speaker and contributor at women-focused technology events and conferences across the U.S. She is an active member in the Women in Security Forum and collaborates with The National Center for Women and Information Technology on drawing young girls into the profession. Hetherington serves as a lecturer and mentor to CybHER.org and RocketGirls at CyberSpace Camps held at the Kennedy Space Center.
In 2012, she was awarded the James Baker Speaker of the Year by the ACFE. Enterprising Women Magazine honored Hetherington with a 2019 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award.
Bethmara Kessler, CFE
Speaker/Advisor, Former ACFE Regent
Bethmara Kessler is a global thought leader, lecturer, consultant and advisor to businesses on the topics of fraud, audit, compliance, enterprise risk management, shared services delivery strategies and process transformation. Kessler is an
ACFE Regent and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Baruch College in New York.
Kessler is the former head of integrated global services (IGS) for the Campbell Soup Company. Her career spans more than 30 years in positions that include Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Executive and Enterprise Risk Management
Head. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information technology and corporate investigations in companies including EY, Avon Products, Nabisco, EMI Group, LBrands, The Fraud and Risk Advisory
Group and Warner Music Group.
Kessler is a passionate fraud fighter and frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to fraud prevention and detection, investigations, auditing, compliance and risk. She is a contributing author to the ACFE's Fraud Examiners
Manual and Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business as well as several articles that have appeared in “Internal Auditor Magazine”, “The Journal of Accountancy” and other specialty publications.
Andi McNeal, CFE, CPA
Director of Research
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Andi McNeal, CFE, CPA, is the Director of Research for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where she oversees the development and production of educational materials related to the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud. McNeal is co-author of the ACFE Report to the Nations, a biennial report on the costs and effects of occupational fraud, as well as the ACFE In-House Fraud Investigation Teams Benchmarking Report and Anti-Fraud Technology Benchmarking Report. She has also authored numerous articles on anti-fraud topics for publications such as the Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal, Internal Auditor, and Fraud Magazine.
Mandy Moody, CFE
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Mandy Moody is the Communications Manager at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She manages and oversees the ACFE’s public relations efforts, social media marketing, the private, online community, the website and video content, as well as assists with events and products content. She is a co-host on the ACFE’s podcast, Fraud Talk, and leads the organization’s initiatives for women in the anti-fraud profession.
Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, CFE, CPA/CFF
Principal Rock Consulting, LLC
Rumbi Petrozzello is the principal of Rock Forensics and a consultant at Aon’s Cyber Solutions. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), CPA and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), with clients that have included investment management companies, hedge
funds and law firms. She has experience leading engagements in financial fraud, due diligence, financial and risk assurance audits, risk assessments, and fraud detection and prevention. Petrozzello always seeks to bring clarity and solutions
to complex financial issues.
Petrozzello co-authored the AICPA’s Practice Aid on Communications in Litigation and Dispute Services and, as a member of the AICPA’s Fraud Task Force, her team produces the FVS Eye on Fraud. She has conducted courses and presentations
and has spoken at many venues, including the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuations Services Conference and several New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) conferences. Petrozzello has provided financial insights to several publications and
media outlets, including CBS News and the New York Daily News, and worked with the NYC Office of the Comptrollerto build financial literacy and banking resources.Petrozzello is the president-elect of the NYSSCPA. She is a member
of the AICPA, a former member of its Litigation Services Committee and a current member of its Fraud Task Force. She also is a member of the NYSSCPA’s Litigation, Career, and Diversity and Inclusion Committees. Petrozzello is also a member
of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Senior Global Inclusion Manager
General Mills, Inc.
Molly Sjostrom is a proud mother of three who aspires to open hearts and minds through storytelling. She’s had a fulfilling 19-year career at General Mills, where she is now serves as senior global inclusion manager. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the management of the cultural and societal inclusion pillars of our global inclusion strategy. Having served as vice president for Betty’s Family Network, General Mills’ LGBTQ+ employee network, she now as the opportunity to lead the strategic vision and oversee operations across all seven employee networks, functional networks, and Inclusion Councils. Sjostrom played a key leadership role the strategy and execution of our 2020 Virtual Employee Network Summit. She also manages our Courageous Conversations platform, the launch of our Allyship efforts, and the global inclusion communications strategy. Sjostrom has a passion for dogs and the elderly and hopes to one day combine the two passions to bring joy to both. She loves spending time with her large family and close friends and feels lucky to be married to her best friend, Ryan.
Speaker and Mindfulness Teacher
After years of working in cultures where stress and burnout were seemingly the only way to success, Tutton suffered a shocking loss and things became clear. Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to dictate our lives.Over a decade of study later, she teaches simple, data-driven mindset and mindfulness techniques that help us live and work happier. She's on a mission to create calmer, happier and more effective workplaces and employees.
Cynthia Cooper, CFE
WorldCom WhistleblowerCEO, CooperGroup
Cynthia Cooper is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant and best-selling author. In 2020,
Cooper was included in 100 Women of the Year, TIME’s list of the most influential women of the last
100 years. In addition, she was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year for her role in
uncovering the fraud at WorldCom and has been featured as one of 25 most influential working mothers in Working Mother magazine.
Along with the late Senator Sarbanes, the late Representative Oxley and Sherron Watkins, Cooper is a
recipient of the Maria & Sidney E. Rolfe Award for her contributions to educating the public about
economics, business and finance. Cooper is the first woman to be inducted into the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Business Hall of Fame. In addition, she is the first woman and an
inaugural inductee of the Institute of Internal Auditors American Hall of Distinguished Audit
Practitioners, and she is the first woman to receive the American Accounting Association’s Accounting
Exemplar Award, given to an accounting educator or practitioner who has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and practice.
Cooper serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
Center for the Public Trust, dedicated to advancing ethical leadership in business, institutions and
organizations. She previously served as Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Association of
Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization with more than 85,000
members. At the request of Charlie Niemeyer, the former Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of
Enforcement, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Cooper served as a
member of the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB, a nonprofit corporation established by
Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public
interest in preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.
Cooper serves on advisory boards for Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University, and
previously served on advisory boards for the University of Alabama and Lehigh University. She has a
passion for working with students and has donated all of the profits from her book Extraordinary
Circumstances to ethics education for students.Cooper served as vice president for MCI where she and her team helped the company move forward and successfully emerge from bankruptcy. She began her career in public accounting and previously worked in Atlanta, Georgia, for Deloitte and Touche and Pricewaterhouse.