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 Meet our Founder and Board of Directors

Amanda Wick

Founder and CEO

The Association's founder and chief executive officer is Amanda Wick, a former federal prosecutor and champion of women who believes that women in business and investing need an organization dedicated to enhancing their access – and success - in the predominantly male-dominated industries of cryptocurrency and other digital assets, blockchain, web3, and related technology and services.

During a distinguished career that includes roles as the Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis, Inc., as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), she has learned firsthand that the playing field is not level for women in tech, and much more needs to be done to ensure their equal inclusion in the future of digital finance.

Ms. Wick and other women in crypto and crypto-adjacent ecosystems agree that a new support network of advisors, mentors and other professionals is needed to increase the inclusion and advancement of women in the cryptocurrency industry through mentoring/sponsor relationships, training, and educational programs.

They also believe that we need to increase women's awareness of, and participation in venture capital investment opportunities and increase access to investment and funding opportunities for women-owned and women-operated crypto and crypto-adjacent companies.

Jane Khodarkovsky is the General Counsel at Celo Foundation, where she helps the Foundation and Celo ecosystem achieve its mission of building conditions of prosperity and financial inclusion for all.

Prior to Celo, Jane was a Trial Attorney and Human Trafficking Finance Specialist with the DOJ where she investigated and prosecuted multi-jurisdictional and international money laundering and financial crimes, including those involving virtual currency and exchanges, focused on human rights, human trafficking, corporate supply chains, and child exploitation.

She provided subject matter expertise, guidance and training to DOJ litigating components, U.S. Attorney's Offices, and international, federal, state, and local law enforcement.

While at the University of Michigan Law School, Jane represented victims of human trafficking in the Human Trafficking Clinic, presented at the United Nations Office on Drug Crimes (UNODC), and provided subject matter expertise to the U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Jane is passionate about supporting and empowering women and girls to achieve their dreams, including in web3, blockchain technology, finance and science, and to ensure their voices are heard and respected.

Jane Khodarkovsky

Board Member

Our
Staff

Amanda Wick

Founder and CEO

Samantha Pelosi, JD

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Yari Farias

Director of Operations

Margaret Hyde

Director of Communications

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Amanda Wick

Founder and CEO

The Association's founder and chief executive officer is Amanda Wick, a former federal prosecutor and champion of women who believes that women in business and investing need an organization dedicated to enhancing their access – and success - in the predominantly male-dominated industries of cryptocurrency and other digital assets, blockchain, web3, and related technology and services.

During a distinguished career that includes roles as the Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis, Inc., as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), she has learned firsthand that the playing field is not level for women in tech, and much more needs to be done to ensure their equal inclusion in the future of digital finance.

Ms. Wick and other women in crypto and crypto-adjacent ecosystems agree that a new support network of advisors, mentors and other professionals is needed to increase the inclusion and advancement of women in the cryptocurrency industry through mentoring/sponsor relationships, training, and educational programs.

They also believe that we need to increase women's awareness of, and participation in venture capital investment opportunities and increase access to investment and funding opportunities for women-owned and women-operated crypto and crypto-adjacent companies.

Our
Board

Alex Pellin

Board Member

Ayana Murphy

Board Member

Beth Bisbee

Board Member

Gabriella Kusz

Board Member

Jane Khodarkovsky

Board Member

Michelle O’Connor

Board Member

Mike Carter

Board Member

Steve Vallas

Board Member

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Alex Pellin

Board Member

Originally from Moldova, Alex has been living in California since 2010.  He combines legal and publishing expertise, having obtained a Masters Degree in Criminal Law and Editorial Logistics from the State University of Moldova.

Alex has spent 8 years in proptech, building two real estate startups and launching a real estate technology and innovation conference. Following his success, he transitioned into Financial Services by launching Fintech Retreat - a Chatham House rule gathering for government agencies, VCs, fintechs, academics and financial institutions.

Currently, Alex serves as the founder of TET Events, hosting gatherings such as the International Fintech and DeFi Retreats that promote collaboration and responsible innovation in the financial services space globally. Alex has worked with some of the largest financial institutions, reputable VC firms, regulators, policy makers, law enforcement agencies and innovative fintech companies from the US and Europe.

TET Events also operates The Financial Club, a diverse community of leaders in financial services and The Financial Columnist, a financial services publication featuring critical pieces by thought leaders in the space.

A self-taught SAAS product manager, ex-drummer and casual DJ, Alex’s interests extend beyond his professional pursuits.

Our
Ambassadors

coming soon...
Ana Leticia De Azevedo Cajazeira

Ana Leticia De Azevedo Cajazeira

OneKey Payments
Latin America
Brazil
Ayana Murphy

Ayana Murphy

Refine Intelligence
North America
Mid-Atlantic US
Carmen Corbin

Carmen Corbin

Africa
Kenya
Charlene Sebastian

Charlene Sebastian

Minerva
North America
Canada
Charu Sethi

Charu Sethi

Unique Network/Polkadot
Asia
Singapore
Dani Haston

Dani Haston

Chainalysis
Europe
United Kingdom
Dawn Crew

Dawn Crew

Trulioo
North America
Canada
Dina Ellis Rochkind

Dina Ellis Rochkind

Paul Hastings
North America
Mid-Atlantic US
Dr. Magdalena Ramada

Dr. Magdalena Ramada

Willis Towers Watson
Europe
Spain
Elise Soucie

Elise Soucie

GBBC Digital Finance (GDF)
Europe
United Kingdom
Elizabeth Boison

Elizabeth Boison

Hogan Lovells
North America
Mid-Atlantic US
Erin West

Erin West

Santa Clara County, DA’s Office
North America
San Jose
Fiona Murray

Fiona Murray

Asia
Singapore
Hanis Harmiles

Hanis Harmiles

Reinvent DAO
Asia
Hong Kong
Hannah Glass

Hannah Glass

King & Wood Mallesons
Aus/Nz
Sydney, Australia
Helen Ye

Helen Ye

Qubit Underwriting Ltd
Asia
Hong Kong
Insia Fatima

Insia Fatima

Formerly PwC
North America
NY/NJ
Isabell Wermescher

Isabell Wermescher

CLC & Partners
Europe
Germany
Isabella Chase

Isabella Chase

TRM Labs
Europe
United Kingdom
Janine Grainger

Janine Grainger

Easy Crypto
Aus/Nz
Auckland, New Zealand
Joanna Summers

Joanna Summers

Asset Reality
North America
Mid-Atlantic US
Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell

Coinbase
Asia
Singapore
Kayla Izenman

Kayla Izenman

Coinbase
North America
NY/NJ
Kelly Moffatt

Kelly Moffatt

Citi
Europe
Ireland
Kyla Curley

Kyla Curley

StoneTurn Group LLP
North America
Boston
Laura Estefania

Laura Estefania

Marketing & Communications lead at Restake (Lian Group)
Europe
Portugal
Leila Khazaneh

Leila Khazaneh

CN Labs, Founder, Web3 Advisory
Europe
Switzerland
Lilita (Lili) Infante

Lilita (Lili) Infante

CAT Labs
North America
Southeast
Lindsay Danas Cohen

Lindsay Danas Cohen

Nillion
North America
Midwest
Lynette Mapp

Lynette Mapp

Asset Reality
Europe
United Kingdom
Magdalena Idzik

Magdalena Idzik

CrypTegridy Blockchain Security
Europe
United Kingdom
Marzena Golinska

Marzena Golinska

W3bCloud
Europe
Ireland
Meagan Griffin

Meagan Griffin

Paul Hastings
North America
Southeast
Meredith Fitzpatrick

Meredith Fitzpatrick

Forensic Risk Alliance
North America
Mid-Atlantic US
Michelle O’Connor

Michelle O’Connor

TaxBit
North America
San Francisco
Minakshi “Minu” Yerra

Minakshi “Minu” Yerra

Ripple
North America
San Francisco
Nadenza McKenzie

Nadenza McKenzie

StrategyBRIX
North America
Southeast
Olta Andoni

Olta Andoni

Enclave
North America
Midwest
Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

Talos
Asia
Singapore
Polina Nezlobina

Polina Nezlobina

BDO
North America
San Jose
Samantha Pelosi, JD

Samantha Pelosi, JD

Unconventional Consulting LLC
North America
Mid-Atlantic US
Sarah Leon

Sarah Leon

Evertas
North America
Midwest
Shivon Kershaw

Shivon Kershaw

U.S. CFTC Innovation Advisor
North America
Mid-Atlantic US
Sorcha Mulligan

Sorcha Mulligan

The SMEChain
Europe
Ireland
Tania Sibree

Tania Sibree

Ernst & Young (EY)
Aus/Nz
Melbourne, Australia
Tiana Whitehouse

Tiana Whitehouse

SWOT Team Consulting
Europe
Germany
Tiena Sekharan

Tiena Sekharan

JP Morgan Onyx
Asia
Hong Kong
Wadeeha Jackson

Wadeeha Jackson

Hummingbird
North America
NY/NJ
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Alexandra D. Comolli

Alice Nawfal

Notabene, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Alma Angotti

Guidehouse, Partner, Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk Leader Financial Services

Amanda Tuminelli

DeFi Education Fund, Chief Legal Officer

Ana Leticia de Azevedo Cajazeira

CloudWalk, Inc., Senior Regulatory Counsel

Ayana Murphy

Ankura Consulting, Managing Director

Beth Bisbee

Chainalysis Government Solutions, Director of Investigation Solutions

Brynly Llyr

Former cLabs & Celo Foundation, General Counsel & Founding Team; Former Ripple, General Counsel; Former PayPal & eBay

Carmen F. Corbin

Cybercrime Prosecutor and International Law Trainer

Carol R. Van Cleef

Luminous Group LLC, CEO

Carole House

Former National Security Council, Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation

Chitra Ragavan

Goodstory Strategies, CEO & Founder

Claire Xie

Women In Crypto Club, Co-Founder

Cleve Mesidor

Blockchain Foundation, Executive Director

Dani Haston

Chainalysis, Head of Global Asset Management

Dawn Crew

Trulioo, Chief Marketing Officer

Emma Joyce

GBBC Digital Finance, CEO

Erin West

Santa Clara County, Deputy District Attorney

Fennie Wang

Humanity Cash, Founder & CEO

Gabriella Kusz

Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association, CEO

Hannah Glass

King & Wood Mallesons, Senior Associate

Irina Marinescu

Supermodular (formerly Gitcoin), General Counsel

Isabella Chase

TRM Labs, Senior Policy Advisor

Isla Perfito

Sator.io, Co-Founder & CEO

Jessica Renier

Institute of International Finance, Managing Director, Digital Finance

Kathy Kraninger

Solidus Labs, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Leila Khazaneh

Metaverse & Web3 Advisory, Legal/Strategy Advisor

Liat Shetret

Elliptic, Director of Global Policy & Regulation

Linda Jeng

Crypto Council for Innovation, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory Officer

Lindsay Danas Cohen

Nillion, General Counsel

Liz Boison

Hogan Lovells US LLP, Partner

Maggie Love

W3bCloud, Co-Founder; SheFi, Founder

Maggie Sklar

Davis Wright Tremaine, Partner

Marta Belcher

Filecoin Foundation, President & Chair; Protocol Labs, General Counsel & Head of Policy; Electronic Frontier Foundation, Special Counsel

Michelle Ann Gitlitz

Flexa Network Inc., General Counsel

Morgan Dann

Wintermute, General Counsel

Nisa Amoils

A100x Ventures, Managing Partner; Dragonfly Capital, Advisor

Olayinka Odeniran

Black Women Blockchain Council (BWBC), Founder; Black Women in Blockchain, Executive Director

Rebecca Rettig

Polygon Labs, Chief Policy Officer

Regan Oelze

Minted Mojito, Founder

Sandra Ro

Global Blockchain Business Council, CEO

Sarah Downey

Lockton Companies, Managing Director, Blockchain Advisory Leader/Global LEAP (Lockton’s Emerging Asset Protection) Team Leader

Sheila Warren

Crypto Council for Innovation, CEO

Shelley Schachter-Cahm

CEX.IO, Global Chief Compliance Officer

Sherifah Tumusiime

Zimba Women, CEO

Shira Brezis

Redefine, CEO & Co-Founder

Shivon Kershaw

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Senior Innovation Advisor

Wadeeha Jackson

Hummingbird Co., Regulatory Solutions Architecture