Welcome to the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a professional organization that provides a forum for the exchange of information and experiences for business continuity leaders. We serve the greater Boston area, including Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire. Meetings are currently held on a quarterly basis. Please come back regularly as we continue to update our calendar of events. We invite you to attend our next meeting. Visit our Events section for more details!
The Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Continuity Planners was created in November 2005. Our mission is to provide a forum for a network of Business Continuity professionals to foster, advance and master the practice of business continuity through education, information exchange and professional relationships.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - Lori Adamo CBCP
Ms. Adamo is founder and president of Code Red Business Continuity Services, LLC beginning operations in 2003. Code Red’s clients range from large corporations to guiding many businesses in the country to become resilient and better prepared for a disaster.
Ms. Adamo is currently the President of the Greater Boston ACP Chapter and also serves on the National Board of Directors for ACP. Ms. Adamo served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northeast Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (NEDRIX) as the Vice President and the Director of the Private/Public Sector Initiative for over seven years. She left to establish a Private Public Business Alliance in the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island.
Ms. Adamo has been published in the Providence Business News, National Industry Periodicals, and the Disaster Resource Guide covering many business continuity and disaster planning disciplines. She has also presented on various topics for industry and public sector conferences. A notable presentation was speaking at FEMA’s first annual conference held in Washington DC, titled “Building Resiliency through Public Private Partnerships”.
Ms. Adamo is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with DRII. She is certified in NIMS 100 and 300.
Education: Johnson & Wales University , Retail Marketing/ Merchandising Management, BS
Johnson & Wales University, Advertising, BS
Certifications: Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), NIMS 200 and 300
Secretary - Debbie Reddish CBCP
Debra Reddish is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). She practices as a senior business continuity and risk management consultant. Debra is owner of Readysmith Advisers, a business continuity consulting service. She has over 25 years’ experience in the areas of business continuity planning, information technology audit and consulting, and operational risk management assessment. Debra was formerly Vice President and Senior Consultant with Marsh Risk Consulting. Prior to Marsh, Debra was a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her professional membership organizations include: Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) and the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP). Debra is Secretary for the Greater Boston Chapter of ACP. Debra is a graduate of Florida State University.
Dean Matsuno is Director of Technology Controls Governance for the Corporate division of Manulife Financial, leading teams focused on IT SOX and Identity & Access Management (IAM). In this role he has also managed Vendor Information Risk Assessments and IT Asset management.
Previously Dean held progressively responsible roles in Business Continuity Management at Manulife (BCP, DR, BCM Director) and consulted at two Boston based investment management firms. Prior to that he held IT systems, Project Management, and IT Management positions. He began his career in IT in a technical support call center in Silicon Valley.
Education: University of California at Berkeley BA , Anthropology
Certifications: GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), DRII
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Membership Director - Tracy Hall MBCP, CHPCP
Tracy is a Senior Manager in Wolf’s Advisory Group and leads the Firm’s Business Continuity Planning Team. As one of the leading business continuity planning (BCP) experts in the country, she assists clients with BCP audits and assessments, business impact analyses, plan development and maintenance, training and awareness, disaster recovery tests, and simulation exercises. Tracy has over 20 years of experience in the field, and helps clients across multiple industries increase their resiliency and recover following disruptions or disasters. She’s also a popular speaker both regionally and nationally, and has authored articles on pertinent topics related to BCP.
Education: Southern Connecticut State University, Bachelor of Science
Certifications: Master of Business Continuity Planning (MBCP) , DRII
Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP), DRII
Program Director - Elizabeth Borza CBCP.MBA
Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Borza is an operational resiliency leader with over 15 years of experience gained in a variety of roles including developing and leading programs related to risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery, and incident management. She is known for consistently driving the process of program design and implementation by applying risk domain expertise and regulatory knowledge.
Liz is currently employed as a Senior Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Fortune 500 Company, and leads the Corporate Infrastructure & Security IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Program. Prior to Thermo Fisher, Liz served as the Director of Enterprise Business Continuity at Santander Holdings, USA and Assistant Vice President, Continuity Planning Manager at State Street Corporation. Her experience was gained primarily with financial institutions operating under strict regulatory environments requiring compliance from the OCC, FDIC, FINRA, and the FRB. This included designing and implementing remediation programs to satisfy bank regulatory requirements.
Liz is a Certified Business Continuity Professional, currently a Board Member and Program Director of the Association of Continuity Planners Greater Boston Chapter and was formerly a Board Member and Program Director of the Northeast Disaster Recovery Exchange.
Education: BSBA/MBA from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management in Boston, MA
Certifications: Certified Business Continuity Professional
IT Director- Michael Woodson CDPSE, CISM, C|CISO,CLP
Michael Woodson is Sonesta’s Director of Information Security and Privacy and was formally the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the public agency responsible for operating most of the transportation services in Greater Boston, Massachusetts. He was responsible for the MBTA’s total information security needs and the development and delivery of their comprehensive information security strategy to optimize the security posture of the organization.
Mr. Woodson is an IT information security professional with over 25 years of experience and has a deep understanding of operational and information technology processes, the implementation of cost -effective controls and security safeguards to monitor and mitigate risks.
Mr. Woodson has an extensive background in Network and Information Security, Data Privacy, Fraud Management, Technical Investigations, Regulatory Compliance and Policy Development, Litigation Preparedness, Enterprise Governance, Risk Management, Computer Forensics, Law Enforcement Technologies, and Application Security Threats and Countermeasures.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Cambridge College and Northeastern University and has served as a lecturer at Curry College , Endicott College , and served as a visiting Adjunct Professor at Stimik Perbanas in Jakarta Indonesia.
Education: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth BS, Communications
Utica University - Economic Crime Management, MS
Boston University - Criminal Justice, MS
Cyber Leadership Institute , CLP
Certifications: Certified Data Privacy Solution Engineer (CDPSE)
Certified Information Security Manager
Certified Chief Information Security Officer C|CISO