We have two great speakers! Dr. Boucard will share his thoughts on CISSP, certifications in general, and careers in Cyber. Mr. Gralewski will share his wisdom, experience, and career path to his leadership roles.
Dr. Boucard is an experienced CyberSecurity Professional who has been supporting US Army, US Navy, US Airforce, and NATO CyberSecurity efforts for the last two decades. The recipient of three master’s degrees, a Doctorate, and multiple IT certifications, Dr. Boucard leverages his academic and professional experiences teaching a wide range of topics such as Financial Management, Project Management, IT Security, Database Security, cybersecurity, and Network Security at different Universities. Dr. Boucard can be reached at email@example.com
Steve Gralewski started at the VA in 2011 as a Facility Chief Information Officer for the Central Iowa Healthcare System in Des Moines, IA. In 2013, he was selected as the Division Chief for Emergency Preparedness for Region 2, now the OIT Office of Emergency Management. Steve led successful efforts in the department to include contingency planning, Inspector General surveys, response to natural disasters and outages, deployment of IT personnel, and management of emergency communications equipment.
Steve served as a senior consultant to the CIO for the Air Force Medical Service for seven years prior to the VA where he led the reorganization efforts for the Surgeon General’s Modernization Office. During his consulting role, he also fielded this new system and gained user acceptance. This large Medical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for the DOD modernized manpower/personnel across all the military services.
His Federal service began in the United States Air Force, where he served 22 years with assignments that included: Texas; Panama; Germany; Nebraska; and California. He deployed twice while assigned to HQ European Command. First to Bosnia with the Army on the advance team and later to Saudi Arabia as the lead patient regulator after the Khobar Towers bombing. While serving in the Healthcare Management field, Steve’s roles included information systems, air-evacuation, medical readiness, First Sergeant, budget, manpower, and personnel.
Formal education includes the following: Master’s in Public Administration (Emergency Management) from Jacksonville State University, AL; Master’s in Business Administration (Information Technology) from Trident University; Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Mountain State University; and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from College of West Virginia. Executive training includes the following: Leadership Veterans Administration, OIT Future Executive Leadership Academy, Executive Potential Program (Graduate School USA), and UMUC’s National Leadership Institute.