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Dr. Dennis Anderson, Ph.D.

Board Chairman

Chairman and Professor of Management and Information Technology at St. Francis College, New York City. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean at Pace University. He also served as Director of the University’s Center for Advanced Media. He is a strong advocate of technology-enhanced learning, emerging technologies, sustainable technologies, and knowledge entrepreneurship. He has taught at NYU Courant Institute, City University of New York, and Pace University.

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Nannette Cutliff, M.S.

Board Director, Acting President

Currently working as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Pacific Service in Northern California providing strategic direction and oversight for all eBusiness related activities and delivery channels including security, audit/compliance, enterprise risk management and system integration projects.  Nannette has provided leadership for system design, operational efficiency, and integration projects in aerospace, financial services and education sectors. Prior to Pacific Service, she was Vice President of Information Systems and Technology in Business Operations and Technology Management for Northrop Grumman in El Segundo, California.  Nannette is a strong advocate of technology access and educational parity for all and has served on the several youth-focused organizations Boards.  She holds a Masters of Science in Business Continuity, Security, and Risk Management, from Boston University, Bachelor of Science degrees in eMarketing and Global Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

Robert Wu, J.D./M.B.A.

Board Director, Legal

Started his career as a staff accountant for Ernst & Young, LLP, and then transitioned into the product control group supporting the high-yield fixed income trading desk within Deutsche Bank. Rob’s legal career started as a judicial extern to a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court (New York County), as a legal assistant to Office of the Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement.  Professor Wu was later appointed Assistant District Attorney within the Office of the Kings County District Attorney, Money Laundering & Revenue Crimes Bureau.  He is licensed to practice law in New York, before the United States Tax Court, and in all matters of U.S. immigration law.

Torsten Kracht, J.D.

Board Director

A litigation and intellectual property partner in the Washington, D.C. office, Torsten’s practice and experience includes litigation and arbitration of commercial, patent, fraud, antitrust, class action, unfair competition, false advertising and other matters. Torsten also serves as the outside general counsel to the not-for-profit Fulbright Association, where he, together with his partners in various disciplines, advise the Association and its board on a wide range of business and governance issues.

Katja Schroeder, M.S.

Board Director, Secretary

A global communications consultant and strategist, Katja has led award-winning communications campaigns for clients in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Her passion is to create a dialogue about how technology enables socioeconomic development. To help innovative companies gain market traction, Schroeder founded the Public Relations agency, Expedition PR. Schroeder holds both a Master in Information and Communication Sciences from Sorbonne in Paris, France, and a Master of Arts in Communication from Free University in Berlin, Germany. She is certified as a CSR practitioner (CSR-P) by the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Schroeder teaches Marketing and PR at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and sits on the board of the College’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

Peter Morales, D.P.S

Board Director

Currently working with NYU in various roles with the Law School, the Global University and the CIO Council. Previous roles include Polytechnic Institute CIO as it joined NYU’s Engineering School.   Peter holds a Doctorate in Computer Science and Information Systems from Pace University, a Masters of Science in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Peter also consults for the City of New York teaching project management to a broad group of managers in city government including the departments of Fire, Police, Corrections, Office of the Budget, DCAS, Parks and others.  Prior to NYU, Peter worked in the financial services industry leading technology projects for the American and New York Stock Exchanges. Peter started his career in the Defense world developing Navy avionics diagnostic and information management systems for various platforms including the F18.

Robert Niewiadomski, M.S.

Board Director

Graduated from Columbia University and Fordham University with degrees in Philosophy and Education, respectively. He is also an alumnus of Teach for America. Currently, he works as an educator with the NYC Department of Education. Robert’s areas of interest include Educational Policy, Emerging Technologies, Philosophy and History of Science, and Bioethics.

Joseph Rousseau, M.S.

Chief Technology Officer

Having been educated both in the United States (Bentley University, Waltham) and in Europe (Netherlands, France, Finland and Spain) in the field of information management, Joseph holds two bachelor degrees, three master degrees and has lived in 5 different countries. Currently Joseph is an entrepreneur focusing his efforts on using technology to empower organizations and its users, not to replace them.

Juliana Kagami, B.A.

Representative