2020 Phoenix Chapter Officers


Christopher Mendoza

Mr. Mendoza is an IT professional with 18+ years of experience working as an individual contributor and manager designing, implementing, and maintaining enterprise systems and networks. Chris’ goals with (ISC)2 are to create educational opportunities for the Chapter members, to provide members with CPE eligible events and to facilitate the success of the Chapter’s Board members. Chris has been CISSP certified since 2016.





The Chapter's Secretary chair is open.



Walter Opaska

A CISSP and member of (ISC)2 since 1994, Walter has had over thirty five years work and management experience in cybersecurity and IT audit with Federal government agencies, Inspectors General, and contractors. Besides being a CISSP, he is also a CISA, an MBA, and a CPA licensed in two states, Virginia and North Carolina. Previously, Walter was Treasurer of the Quantico, Virginia (ISC)2 Chapter. In addition to Treasurer, he served as Quantico’s Membership Chair. An experienced presenter, Walter spoke at meetings for the Quantico and Richmond, Virginia (ISC)2 Chapters on The Default Password Conundrum.


VP Membership

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Wayne Salas 

The Chapter's Vice President of Membership has been filled. 


Vice President




The Chapter's Vice President chair is open.

VP Programs


 Celia Savidge

Mrs. Savidge is a Senior IT Leader with 20+ years of experience in Information Technology, Project Management and Information Security. She has held roles as People leader, Consulting Practice leader, Program/Project Manager, QA, and Business Analyst. She has extensive experience in leading remote and global teams in executing and delivering security programs, software systems, and infrastructure installations for Enterprise Organizations and Startups. Celia is a member of Infraguard, ISC2, and PMI. She also holds various certifications: CISSP, GIAC GISP, PMP, and PMI-ACP.

VP Communications


Brian Tomasetti

My name is Brian Tomasetti, I was born and raised on the East coast. I moved to the southwest in 1993 after an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps. I originally entered the Information Technology field in 2000 as call center support for the HP Pavilion. During that time, I earned several certifications that led me to new, more challenging positions. Throughout my career, I have worn many hats, Systems Administrator, Network Engineer and Security and Compliance Operations Manager. In each of those positions, I always tried to take on a leadership role, regardless of my title. I have always enjoyed trying to find new, more efficient ways to accomplish tasks that gave additional value to the organization for which I was working. In my last two roles, I worked as the Security and Compliance Manager for two international hospitality companies that has given me the opportunity to leverage my knowledge and unique skill sets in the security and compliance domains. After earning the CISSP certification, and joining the local (ISC)2. Chapter. I see an opportunity for me to give back to the security community and help grow the chapter and my own skill sets. As the chapter Vice President of Membership, I would like to work with the other board members to give the best value possible to our chapter members by collaborating on local chapter events providing additional value for our members.

VP Educational Programs & Board Chair


Dustin Buschow

Mr. Buschow has practiced for 15 years in software development and information management leadership roles.  He has extensive experience working in the Healthcare and Non-Profit industries as a leader and independent consultant.  He is self-taught, holds various industry certifications, and his primary driver is to contribute back to the cybersecurity community and profession.  Dustin earned his Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) in July of 2017 and participates as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).

VP External Relations


Debbie Christofferson

Ms. Christofferson has 20 years of security association board volunteer leadership experience in the security field for ISSA, CSA and teaching the CISM locally as a volunteer for ISACA Phoenix. Actively engaged and respected in our community. 30 years in the cyber security field. Strong leader who influences thru relationships, people and hard work.




The Chapter's Director-at-Large is open.


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