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2018-2019 Chapter Leadership Team


Josh Shelton

Ascension Health



Josh is an Information Security Officer with Ascension Health and has over 13 years of Accounting, IT & Operational Audit and Information Security experience.

Responsibilities:  Among other responsibilities, the President shall reside at all meetings of the Chapter and the Chapter Board, Appoint, with the approval of the Chapter Board, all committee chairpersons and committee members, and Supervise budgetary matters and proper internal control of finances. 

Vice President

Alicja Foksinska, CISA, CFE 

Protective Life


Bio: Alicja Foksinska is a Lead IT Auditor at Protective Life Insurance Company. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Information Systems and Management from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is currently a member of ISACA, IIA, and IIAG. 

Responsibilities: In the absence of or disability of the President shall perform all the duties of the President. Chairman of the Program Committee. Among other duties, responsible for obtaining, and coordinating, all speaker engagements.


David Hall, CISA, CPA

RSM US Insurance Agency Services


Bio: David is a charter member of the Birmingham Chapter and has previously served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer.  David's prior work history includes Director of IT Audit at Protective Life, 12 years with the IT Audit Services group with Coopers & Lybrand and 12 years as IT Audit Director at SouthTrust Bank.


ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the financial affairs of the chapter, preparing monthly financial statements, collecting, recording, and accounting for all monies of all chapter meetings and socials, and preparing yearly Tax Packages.

Membership Director

Nanette Taylor, CISA

Infinity Insurance Companies


Bio: Nanette has over 20 years experience in the IT Audit profession.  She served as the Birmingham Chapter President in 1994-1995 and has served a total of 17 years in other Board positions.


ResponsibilitiesResponsible for publicizing chapter activities, assisting in supporting and publishing major events and accomplishments of the Association, developing and recommending chapter editorial policies, soliciting articles for the Chapter Website.

Communications Director/Webmaster
Southern Company 

Bio: Neil has over 15 years of experience in IT Audit, IT Security and IT Risk and Compliance.  He has proudly served on the Board of Directors for the ISACA-Birmingham Chapter for 12 years, and has held multiple roles, including President (2008-2010).  

Responsibilities: Shall be responsible for supporting and publishing the Chapter Website and Chapter Communications.

Program Director

Justin Headley

Warren Averett


Bio: Justin is a Technology Consulting Supervisor in Warren Averett's Risk Management Division providing IT assessments and SOC engagements. His past experience also includes Governmental and Financial Services Auditing. 


Responsibilities: Responsible for coordinating the arrangements of facilities and food for each chapter meeting.   Responsible for preparing and recommending the chapter programs for the year, including a schedule of meeting dates. 

Meetings Director
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Bio: Eric is an IT Auditor with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama, and has 8 years of experience working in the financial services and healthcare industries. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Responsibilities: The Meeting Committee shall be responsible for the processing of attendees at each chapter meeting and coordinating all chapter meetings.  

Academic Relations/Research Committee Director

Elaine Arnold, CPA,CISA,CIA

Vulcan Materials


Bio: Elaine is currently Manager of IS Compliance and Security at Vulcan Materials Company and previously held positions in internal and external audit.  She is a CPA, CISA and CIA and is serving her third year on the Board.

Responsibilities: Identifies and encourages academic advocates at local colleges and universities; Acts as liaison to local colleges and universities and/or the university's academic advocate; Creates relationships with university and college contacts; Contacts professors and instructors to promote ISACA and ITGI.

Ascension Health

Bio: Noelle has over 13 years of auditing experience including serving in external audit, internal audit and compliance audit roles. Noelle is a CPA, CISA and CIA.

Responsibilities: Responsible for the legal affairs, chapter reports, and membership records. Shall keep minutes of the proceedings at Chapter Board meetings; shall preserve communications pertaining to the affairs of the chapter. Responsible for coordinating the offering of preparation courses for the various certification exams, i.e. CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC, as well as acquiring the gifts and awards for all applicable chapter meetings.

Certifications Director
Southern Company

Bio: Randy is currently serving as Senior Technology Risk/Compliance Analyst with Southern Company.  He has 20 years of experience in Management, IT Project Management and related Compliance roles in healthcare, education, software, finance, and utility verticals.

Responsibilities: Advocate for ISACA's core certifications and is responsible for coordinating the awards ceremony activities. 
Director at Large
Scott McIntosh, CISA, Security+, Network+
Warren Averett

Bio: Scott is a Supervisor in Warren Averett’s Risk and Controls Division focusing on IT  risk assessments, FFIEC IT examinations, internal controls, and information security-related projects. His past experience also includes providing network support, hardware/network implementations, disaster recovery services and information security audits.

Responsibilities: Support any Board Member needing assistance and growing knowledge of Board Members responsibilities.  

Immediate Past President

Don Strange, MAc

Blue Cross Blue Shield


Bio: Don is an Pharmacy Consultant with Blue Cross Blue Shield.  He is serving his sixth year on the Board of Directors.


ResponsibilitiesShall provide advice and guidance to the new President and Chapter Board and perform other duties as they pertain to this office.   Responsible for coordinating a fiscal year-end audit with an independant Certified Public Accountant.  Shall also be responsible for soliciting suggestions for likely candidates for the next slate of officers and facilitating all nomination/selection activities.