WISP Board

Kenesa Ahmad, JD, LLM, CIPP/US

Board Member | Chair, Community Initiatives Project Director

  • Partner, Aleada Consulting
  • Privacy Associate, Promontory Financial Group
  • 2010-2012 Legal & Policy Fellow at Future of Privacy Forum
  • Co-author, principal textbooks for the IAPP CIPP program

Elena Elkina, JD, LLM, CIPP/US, CIPT, CIPM
Board Member | Vice Chair, Chief Evangelist

  • Partner, Aleada Consulting
  • Global Privacy Office, McKesson
  • Board Member, Leading Women in Technology
  • Former VP of Legal & Compliance at several large banks
  • Former roles at Rocket Software, WilmerHale
  • In-house Counsel at LUKoil

Alya Gennaro, CIPT, CISA, CRISC, PMP
Board Member | Treasurer, Webmaster

  • Partner, Aleada Consulting
  • Former West Coast Director of Privacy and Technology Risk Consulting at Focal Point Data Risk (fka Sunera LLC)
  • Former Director of Risk Consulting & IT Advisory Services at KPMG

K. Anna Vaccari, LLM, CIPP/US
Board Member | Tandem Mentoring and WISP Volunteer Outreach Lead

  • Privacy Program Manager at Facebook
  • Former Senior Privacy Consultant at Sunera LLC
  • Licensed Attorney in California and Germany

Kate Black, Esq., CIPP/US
Board Member | Program Development Co-Lead

  • Privacy Officer and Corporate Counsel, 23andMe
  • Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Former Policy Advisor at the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Health Privacy Counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)

Rachel Faber Tobac
Board Member | Creative Lead

  • Senior Community Manager, Course Hero
  • Course Hero Security Task Force Employee Training Lead
  • DEFCON 24 Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) 2nd Place Winner
  • Social Engineering Pentest Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Report Writer

Irina Ridley
Board Member

  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Counsyl
  • Board Member, Albany Law School
  • Former Compliance and Privacy Officer at Omada Health, Inc.
  • Member of the Bar, New York and New Jersey
  • Registered In-House Counsel, California

Melanie Ensign

Board Member | Social Media & Public Relations Co-Lead

  • Head of Security + Privacy Communications, Uber
  • Press Department Lead, DEF CON
  • Former Security Communications Manager, Facebook




Audrey Nahrvar

Board Member | Program Development Co-Lead

  • Information Security Engineer, Autodesk
  • Frequent speaker on penetration testing, red team exercises, and third-party risk
  • Former Chemist, Receptos



  • VP, Business Development, NotSoSecure
  • Former Sr. Director, Global Public Policy (Security & Privacy), Visa
  • Advisor to BigID

Fatima Khan, JD, CIPP/US

  • Vice President, Legal at Airpush, Inc.
  • Tech Startup Advisor
  • Frequent speaker on technology law, privacy, and startups
  • Published on privacy and technology in various journals
  • Licensed attorney in California and Texas



Julia Hoffmann

  • Former Legal Counsel at Yapstone Inc. 
  • Former German antitrust attorney
  • Licensed Attorney in Germany and California