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Meet the team

This page is ARCHIVED. Please visit https://www.nist.gov/identity-access-management for current information on NIST’s Identity and Access Management work.

 

Naomi Lefkovitz

Naomi Lefkovitz

Senior Privacy Policy Advisor

Naomi specializes in the impact on privacy from digital identity management, cybersecurity and other information technologies. She previously served as Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity Directorate in the White House and Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Federal Trade Commission.

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David Temoshok

David Temoshok

Senior Advisor

David is the Program Officer for the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) and helps to guide the IDESG in meeting organizational objectives and TIG goals. He has worked in various capacities in federal identity management over the last 25 years including directing Federal Identity Management, PIV card development and testing, and administration of the Federal PKI and the PKI Bridge.

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Barbara Cuthill

Trusted Identities Group Grants Lead

Barbara leads the grant competition-related activities at the Trusted Identities Group. She has over 20 years of experience in grant programs at NIST that focused on making a difference in the marketplace, and has a background in computer science (PhD in 1992) and business issues (MBA in 2009).

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Suzanne Lightman

Suzanne Lightman

Senior  Advisor, Information Security

Suzanne is involved with development of the Cybersecurity Framework and the Privacy Risk Management Framework, cybersecurity in cyber-physical systems, identity management, and cybersecurity policy. She has over a decade of experience in information security policy in government and the private sector.

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Katerina Megas

Katerina Megas

Commercial Adoption Lead, Trusted Identities Group
Program Manager, Cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT)

Katerina has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing and MS in Information Systems. She has over 25 years of experience leading organizations' development and execution of marketing strategies, and deployment of solutions in telecommunications, ERP, and identity and access management technologies.

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Ellen Nadeau

Ellen Nadeau

Privacy Risk Strategist

Ellen plays an integral role in driving various NIST publications from draft to publication and developing and maintaining metrics to assess progress in advancing digital identity. Ellen holds an MPA from New York University, where she was a Scholar for Service at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy. She also worked at a digital rights nonprofit in Santiago, Chile, as a Google Policy Fellow.

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Kristina Rigopoulos

Kristina Rigopoulos

Director of Communications

Kristina has her MA in Communication and has spent the last 10+ years developing communication methods, models, and practices for federal agencies and Fortune 50 clients. She brings a unique perspective to NIST because of her background in crisis communication, public relations, and scientific research.

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Kaitlin Boeckl

Katie Boeckl

Communication Strategist

Katie leads graphics development for publications, the web, and more for the Trusted Identities Group. Kaitlin also supports the team through editorial, design, and a variety of other communication efforts. She has a BA in English from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also studied technology through a digital cultures honors program.

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Michael Fagan

Michael Fagan

Michael joined the TIG team to develop and execute research into user-factors and usability of current digital identity solutions. Active in academic computer science for over 7 years, his expertise lies in the field of usable security, which represents the intersection of cybersecurity and psychology. He earned a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut in December of 2017, and earlier a BA in History and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University in 2011.

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Rae'Chell Finch

Rae'Chell Finch

Administrative Support Assistant

Rae'Chell has over 15 years of experience in administrative work.  She has a wide range of experience acquired from several industries, which include: healthcare, consulting, creative services, and non-profit organizations. 

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Ben Piccarreta

Ben Piccarreta

Trusted Identity Strategist

Ben contributes to a broad range of projects at the Trusted Identities Group, from pilot projects to publications. He is proficient in Chinese, most recently completing the State Department funded Critical Language Scholarship in Xi’an, China. Ben holds a BA in the School of Public Affairs from American University.

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Created May 23, 2017, Updated April 12, 2021