Celebrating APP Volunteers

APP Volunteers
are AWESOME!

There is a new sense of excitement and renewed optimism in the air at APP lately. We have YOU to thank for it. We can say that it is not just post-COVID euphoria – it is because of our amazing volunteers. 

Our accomplishments are the story written by our volunteers. APP is fortunate to have had a great core of volunteers that grew the organization from nothing to what it is today.  We remain committed to inclusivity, personal growth for members, and our mission. 

In addition to the contents of this page, we have additional volunteer recognition programs in the works, including conference perks for volunteers and some other future surprises.  We welcome feedback, suggestions, and (of course) your involvement to continue making our volunteer experiences rewarding and impactful.

THANK YOU to ALL APP Volunteers!  

As we continue to develop our volunteer recognition programs, we will add more details and stories to this website and other resources.  

See also our awards page as we recognize volunteers through our awards program which started in 2022!

Volunteer Spotlights

Each month APP celebrates a different volunteer on our home page as part of our Volunteer Spotlight. These individuals are nominated by other APP members. They may be volunteers who have served APP in leadership roles for a long time or new APP volunteers. We seek to celebrate the diversity of contributions, both big and small, by members across our community. If you would like to nominate a volunteer to be included in a spotlight, please contact us.
Noelle Parise
Noelle Parise
Fraud & Risk Investigator North American Bancard (248)269-6000
January 2024
Bill Glass
Bill Glass
Chief Operating Officer AltruPay LLC (214)556-8370
January 2024
Starr Eamigh
Starr Eamigh
VP Operations Manager Chesapeake Bank (757)941-1315
December 2023
Jordan Bennett
Jordan Bennett
ACH Network Risk Management Nacha (703)561-3968
November 2023
Javier Fernandez
Javier Fernandez
CFO Salus Payments (805)813-5135
October 2023
Ruben Pizana
Ruben Pizana
SVP Risk & Compliance Tidal Commerce (844)200-8996
September 2023
Samantha Cotton
Samantha Cotton
Director of Payment Operations Vantage Card Services (800)397-2380
August 2023
Eric Woods
Eric Woods
Vice President Elavon (865)403-8712
July 2023
Marcie Lewis
Marcie Lewis
Risk Strategist Platinum Relations
June 2023
David Sundman
David Sundman
Enterprise Account Executive LegitScript
May 2023
Dinah Suppes
Dinah Suppes
VP, Risk Management TouchSuite (561)295-4926
April 2023
Ellen Berge
Ellen Berge
Attorney Partner Venable (202)344-4704
March 2023
Lance Rich
Lance Rich
VP, Underwriting EBizCharge
February 2023
Maya Barkay
Maya Barkay
VP marketing EverC
January 2023
Brady Jacobsen
Brady Jacobsen
Senior Director of Sales Interim Member (605)202-1420
December 2022
Elizabeth Pike
Elizabeth Pike
President Green Rhino Recruitment (602)421-5059
November 2022
David H Press
David H Press
Global Head of Card Brand Relationships/Global Card Compliance Paysafe 281-583-4486
October 2022
Deborah Brown
Deborah Brown
EVP and COO (563)359-9564
September 2022
Andrew Bigart
Andrew Bigart
Partner Venable (202)344-4323
August 2022
Jennifer Maddux
Jennifer Maddux
Technical Compliance Manager Intuit Inc. (805)952-3655
July 2022
Jim Bibles
Jim Bibles
SVP Risk Aperia Solutions (214)458-4811
May 2022
Chris Geron
Chris Geron
PCIP VP, Global Client Security Elavon (865)403-8852
April 2022
Joe Pickett
Joe Pickett
VP, Risk & Compliance IPPay
March 2022
Barrie VanBrackle
Barrie VanBrackle
Partner Latham & Watkins (202)654-7108
February 2022
Vadeene Sisk
Vadeene Sisk
VP of Global Disputes Interim Member (865)403-8140
January 2022
Beth Chambo
Beth Chambo
Risk Analyst North American Bancard (248)269-6000
December 2021
Wendy Fuentes
Wendy Fuentes
Risk Team Lead 18666932000
October 2021
Eric Thomson
Eric Thomson
MBA Priciple KYC Site Scan (650)283-7189
September 2021
Edward Marshall
Edward Marshall
Partner Arnall, Golden, Gregory (404)873-8536
August 2021
Daena Sprafka
Daena Sprafka
COO Celero Commerce (859)442-8100x370
July 2021
Tony Ogden
Tony Ogden
Electronic Payments Counsel BankCardLaw.com (310)888-7746
June 2021
Adrienne Gray
Adrienne Gray
CPP SVP, Payments Risk & Compliance Commercial Bank of California (818)274-7658
May 2021