Cybersecurity is a big word that means a lot of different things to different people. The Sightline Security team breaks down the buzzwords and shows nonprofits a customized, viable path to protecting their data and the data of the people they serve.

Founder and CEO


Kelley Misata, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Kelley’s professional experience has made her an expert in advocacy, policy discussion, and fundraising, but her path to cybersecurity has not been a traditional one. She survived years of cyberstalking, reaching out to nonprofits for help and finding little. But, that experience does not define her. What comes afterwards does. Though she holds a Masters in Marketing, she earned a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue University focusing her dissertation on cybersecurity preparedness of nonprofits working with victims of violence. Today, she is using her 15 years of business leadership and her unique perspective to change how nonprofits understand and address cybersecurity. Sightline Security is her powerful vision for a world in which nonprofits understand what is at stake and know how to protect it. Kelley also serves as the Executive Director of The Open Information Security Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to building open source security technologies.


Team Members

Jennifer Fowler
Director of Marketing

Sacha Treager
Creative Director


Carrie Pallardy

Erik Burns
Director of Product Development and Strategy


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors actively supports the work of Sightline Security and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.

Diana Kelley
CTO and Director (Volunteer)

Diana has more than 18 years of experience in the cybersecurity field. She currently serves as the Cybersecurity Field CTO at Microsoft.

Michael Caputo
CFO and Director

Michael has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and financial services. He is President of Caputo & Co, a certified public accounting firm that was established in 1970.

Eugene H. Spafford, Ph.D.

Eugene is a professor and the founder of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University.

Mike Schultz
Director and Clerk

Mike has been practicing law for more than eight years. He serves as the Associate General Counsel at software company Carbonite.


Bruce Schneier

Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society

James Kean, MBA

Consumer Solutions Integration Executive at Cambia Health Solutions


Our Advocacy and Advisory Council is a volunteer group formed to give advice and support Sightline’s Board of Directors and executive staff.

Kevin Powers  

Founding Director of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Program at Boston College

Jason Kichen  

Vice President of Advanced Security Concepts at eSentire