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

Jason Kichen
Title TBD


Board of Directors

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

Diana Kelley
CTO and Director

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

Michael Caputo
Acting CFO and Director

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.



Our advisory board is a volunteer group formed to give advice and support to Sightline’s board of directors or executive staff.

James Kean, MBA

Consumer Solutions Integration Executive at Cambia Health Solutions

Jason Kichen  

Director of Security Operations and Research at Versive