Team

Director

Stephanie Helm

Stephanie Helm

Director
MassCyberCenter at MassTech

Stephanie Helm was appointed to be the first director of the MassCyberCenter at MassTech in September 2018. A career U.S. Navy officer, Helm brings to the role deep expertise developed in her senior leadership roles and over her nearly 30 year career as cryptologic/information warfare officer, roles which included positions where she oversaw long-term program development and time-sensitive operations.

Cyber Team

Alison Kennedy

Alison Kennedy

Outreach Program Manager
MassCyberCenter at MassTech

Alison Kennedy is the Outreach Manager at the MassCyberCenter at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). Ms. Kennedy is charged with engaging MassCyberCenter public and private stakeholders to strengthen cybersecurity awareness, to promote collaboration within the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem, and to champion innovation and to grow the workforce. 

Ms. Kennedy brings an enthusiasm for technology and resiliency to the MassCyberCenter and is excited to help build the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Deputy Director, MassTech and Director, Innovation Institute
Innovation Institute

Patrick Larkin is Founder and Director of the Innovation Institute, the economic development division of the MassTech Collaborative (MassTech), one of the nation's first state agencies to focus on innovation-based economic development.  The Innovation Institute at MassTech collaborates across sectors and regions to support the Commonwealth’s Innovation Economy, which drives jobs, startups, and business growth. Mr.

Meg Speranza

Meg Speranza

Resiliency Program Manager
MassCyberCenter at MassTech

Meg Speranza is the Resiliency Program Manager at the MassCyberCenter at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). She is responsible for improving the collaboration, transparency, and effectiveness of the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem in order to foster ‘cyber resiliency’ across the Commonwealth’s key institutions and systems, including municipalities, businesses, critical infrastructure, and non-profit organizations.