Hacking The Workforce

Safi Mojidi, Founder

Safi Mojidi (he/him) is a cybersecurity professional almost two decades of experience in the industry. He is the Head of Information Security at FOLX Health. As the executive responsible for establishing and maintaining the organization’s vision, strategy, and information security program he is driven to ensure that FOLX Health member data, information assets, and technology are effectively protected. He leads  personnel in identifying, creating, implementing, and managing processes that decrease information and information technology (IT) risks throughout the organization.

As a doctoral student, his research focuses on privacy and data security and the effects of both by the advancement in smartphone technology. Safi serves as board member, and the Director of Partnerships of Trans Tech Social Enterprises. He played D1 NCAA basketball, represented his native country on the Nigerian National Basketball team, and retired as a semi-pro Hall of Fame football player with the D.C. Divas.

Nicole Patton, Executive Director

Nicole is an accomplished IT leader and Founder of DrivePark Consulting, a career coaching practice dedicated to supporting client’s career transition or advancement in IT. She started her career as a Helpdesk Specialist with Lockheed Martin and currently works for Dell Technologies as a Solutions Principal. For over ten years, she led global IT teams within the public and private sector. Her diverse experience makes her an expert in driving innovation, cultivating new business, and recognizing talent. She is a champion for the advancement of underrepresented groups in technology and is on a mission to create a pipeline of minority talent for generations to come.

Charles Britt, Board Member

Charles is the founder of CyberJedi, LLC, a career development and consulting services firm focused on the growth of and increased diversity within the IT and cybersecurity workforce. He has over 20 years of IT, cybersecurity, and project management experience across government, academia, and nonprofit organizations.  He began his tech career with the Central Intelligence Agency supporting several high-profile projects as an IT support specialist, cybersecurity analyst, and assistant project manager.  Charles is a volunteer and advisor to both local and national organizations in his role as Partnerships Manager for the Out in Tech U Mentorship Program, Volunteer Manager for TEDxTysons in Northern Virginia, and Coordinating Council Member for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.  

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