Biographies of 2017-2018 Board Nominations


President – Nelson Gibbs (CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC)
Nelson is a First Vice President of Internal Audit at East West Bank. He has over 23 years of experience in IT, encompassing roles with operational, professional services, consulting, and auditing responsibilities. He is a frequent industry publication contributor and a regular speaker at local, national and international technology conferences and seminars for ISACA, The IIA, ISSA, and MISTI. He received his MBA in Information Technology from UC Irvine, and his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from UC Santa Barbara. He has volunteered for several ISACA chapter roles including instructing the CISA review course. Nelson is currently serving his first term as President, and previously served as a Director on the board.

Vice President – Jonathan Chan (CISA)
Jonathan is a senior manager with Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services practice with over 10 years of management consulting and information technology experience. His most recent work include large-scale ERP security implementations, security and controls assessments, and deploying enterprise-wide GRC solutions to help clients address operational, financial, and regulatory risk. Outside of work, Jonathan volunteers by delivering a cyber safety awareness program to schools, youth centers, and other community events with the goal of helping kids protect themselves online. He has presented this program to over 2,000 kids across the nation. Jonathan was appointed as the chapter Vice President in February 2017, and previously served as a Director on the chapter board.

Secretary – Josh Chin (CNSSI-4012, NSTISSI-4011)
Josh Chin is Director of Net Force, a security and risk management firm. He is also the Past President of the Southern California (SoCal) Chapter of HTCIA.

Treasurer – Karen Lin 
Karen is a junior at California State University, Fullerton where she is majoring in Business Administration with dual concentrations in Accounting and Finance. She took the role of Assistant Registrar in September 2016 and was appointed as the Treasurer in February 2017.

Director – Amanda Xu (CISA, CISM) 
Amanda is the FVP, Enterprise Risk Manager at East West Bank. Amanda has over 25 years of experience in Operational Risk, IT Risk, IT Governance and Compliance, PMO, Vendor Management, Information Security, and Audit. Amanda received a Master’s of Science Degree in Business Administration/Information Systems Auditing and a Bachelor Degree from Cal Poly Pomona. She has held various positions in the LA Chapter including President, Vice President, Secretary, Academic Relations Chair, and a volunteer for the 2002 to 2012 Spring Conferences. She is currently serving the chapter as a Director and Membership Chair.

Director – Anna Carlin (CISA)
Anna is a CIS Instructor at Fullerton College. She teaches Introduction to Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Personal Computer Security, and Introduction to Information Systems in the Business and CIS Division, Computer Information Systems Department. Anna leads the internship efforts for CyberWatch West, a National Science Foundation grant to support workforce, curriculum and professional development in cyber security. She also has over 15 years of experience in IT audit, software development, and operations management. Anna is currently serving the chapter as a Director and Academic Relations Chair.

Director – Prasad Kodukulla (CGEIT, CISA, CSM, MBA, PhD, PMP)
Prasad Kodukulla currently works as a Director, Research Informatics and Systems at City of Hope, CA. Prasad is responsible for supporting informatics, high performance computing (HPC), and systems infrastructure needs of the following functions: Discovery Research Informatics, Biospecimen and Pathology Informatics, Laboratory Informatics, Clinical Manufacturing Informatics, BioInformatics, and Imaging informatics spanning across biological, clinical, and medical research.

Earlier (1998-2016), Prasad KodukulIa worked at Amgen Inc. Prasad was a Principal Business Analyst, and Operations Information Systems (OIS) IS Lead at Amgen Inc (2005-2016). Prasad has been serving on ISACA Los Angeles Chapter as a volunteer since 2007 and leading the Chapter marketing activities as the Chair of Marketing. Prasad also serves on the Chapter’s Annual Spring Conference Committee.

Director – Kelly Lin 
Kelly was a Senior IT Auditor with KPMG, and was previously a Financial Auditor. She received her Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from California State University, Los Angeles. She currently serves the chapter as a Director, Program Chair, and Spring Conference Registrar, and previously served two terms as the Treasurer.

Director – Aaron Tinkham (CPA, PMP)
Aaron is a Manager in PwC’s Risk Assurance practice where he is responsible for executing IT audits and data analytics projects, and was previously a business analyst and software developer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He has over 10 years of experience in IT audit, business process controls, project management, business intelligence, and software development. Aaron received a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in Mathematics/Applied Science in Accounting as well as a specialization in Computing.

Director – Eric Read (CISA, CISM, CGEIT)
Eric Read began his IT career in 1974 as a software developer (C, C++). Mr. Read moved into network operations in 1992, and later, as a network and security architect, provided the design and project management for many of the world’s largest Hotel/Casinos.

Mr. Read was recruited to provide IT audit services in 2002, and managed the 2004 Sarbanes-Oxley testing for a major pharmaceutical distribution company. In 2005, Eric moved to UnitedHealth Care where he spent the next 10 years as an Associate Director of Audit, Risk Management and Compliance.

Eric currently works as a GRC lead at Honda North America in Torrance, CA.

Immediate Past-President – David Alexander (CISM, CISSP) 
David Alexander is the Director of Information Security at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility. He continues to enhance and has implemented a comprehensive Information Security Program. David is also responsible for the development and coordination of LADWP’s strategic and tactical IT security planning initiatives to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure to liability that may result in financial and image loss to the utility. David recently served as President for two terms and was previously a Director on the board.