Faculty

Jennings Aske, JD

VP & Chief Security Officer, New York Presbyterian Hospital

He previously served as VP and CISO for Nuance Communications, and as CISO for Partners Healthcare, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and the Massachusetts HHS Office. He earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law.

Craig Barber, MS

Lead Systems Security Architect, Duke Medicine

Craig has worked for Duke University Health System since 1998, previously serving as Senior Manager of Client Technologies and as Information Security Officer for Duke University Hospital. He earned his MS and BA degrees from NC State University.

William Barnett

William Barnett

Chief Research Informatics Officer, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

William provides biomedical informatics services and leads the research and data analytics services. He also serves as a Regenstrief Investigator, and is a Visiting Associate Research Professor in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the IU School of Medicine.

Judith Beach, PhD, Esq.

Judith Beach, PhD, Esq.

Sr. VP, Sr. Counsel for Regulatory & Government Affairs & Global Chief Privacy Officer, Quintiles

Judy chairs Quintile’s Council on Data Protection and the Carolina Privacy Officials Network. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University and PhD in Physiology & Pharmacology from Duke University.

Adam Bennett

Founder & VP, Cloudburst Security

Adam has over 15 years of Cyber Security experience. He has over six years of experience dealing with Advanced Persistent Threat and classified intrusion set activity within both DoD and civilian government agencies, and has deep operational knowledge of attacker tactics, techniques, procedures and tradecraft.

Michael Berwanger, JD

Michael Berwanger, JD

Director of Quality Management & Compliance, MedCost

Prior to joining MedCost, Michael served as Compliance Manager for Cornerstone Health Care. He earned his law degree from New England School of Law in Boston.

Richard Biever

Chief Information Security Officer, Duke University

Richard is responsible for coordinating the information security efforts and initiatives across Duke University, working closely with partners in the academic, administrative and research units. He has over 20 years of IT industry experience in the higher education, public and private sectors.

Adam Brown, MBA

Adam Brown, MBA

Associate Director, Mount Sinai Health System

Adam has over 15 years of experience in project management and enterprise systems architecture in both the healthcare and manufacturing industries. He focuses on overall IT Governance processes, including IT strategy development and Enterprise Architecture planning and oversight.

Lucy Cannizzaro, RPH

Lucy Cannizzaro, RPH

Associate Director of Administration & Director of Pharmacy, Mount Sinai Brooklyn

Lucy chairs a system-wide pharmacy workgroup dedicated to the prevention of narcotic diversion and has assisted in the development and implementation of a Diversion Prevention Rounding program. She is a graduate of The Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and serves as an Affiliate Clinical Faculty of St. John’s University.

John Conley, JD, PhD

John Conley, JD, PhD

Attorney, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson

John’s practice focuses on U.S. and international intellectual property and privacy law. He also serves as the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Law at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he teaches civil procedure, intellectual property, biotechnology, and law and social science. He earned his law degree and PhD in Anthropology from Duke University.

Patricia Corn, MSN

Privacy Program Manager, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Pat coordinates privacy-related functions and responses for the health system. She has over 20 years of experience in risk management, case management and staff nursing with academic medical centers. She is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in Nursing, and also holds certification in case management.

Kaali Dass

Kaali Dass

Program Manager, Cisco Systems

Kaali  has over 30 years of information technology experience. He also serves as VP of IT & Communications for the North Carolina Project Management Institute, and is an Adjunct Professor of IT & Project Management at Strayer University.

Zachariah DeMeola, JD

Zachariah DeMeola, JD

Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Zack’s practice focuses on privacy and data breach issues, class action litigation defense, and complex commercial matters. He advises clients on industry and regulatory trends regarding privacy and social media legal issues. He earned his law degree from William & Mary Law School.

Mike Dockery, CISSP, CISA

Mike Dockery, CISSP, CISA

Information Security Officer & Assistant VP, Cincinnati Insurance Companies

At CIC, Mike manages a security team in support of security/privacy, insurance claims investigation, and cyber underwriting. His 34 years in the security field include a tour with the U.S. Air Force and 14 years as a Special Agent with the Defense Department.

Colleen Ebel

Chief Information Security Officer, UNC Health Care

Prior to joining UNC Health Care in 2012, Colleen served as IT Director and CISO for the University of Florida’s Health Science Center and as IT Director at the University of Michigan Health System.

Helen Egger, PhD

Helen Egger, PhD

Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center

Helen is a child psychiatrist and epidemiologist and serves as Director of the Duke Early Childhood Research Program. She developed a ResearchKit app called Autism & Beyond that collects data about children’s social and emotional behavior. She earned her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine.

Cory Ennis, MS

Assistant Dean for IT, Duke School of Medicine

Cory also serves as Associate Director of the Office of Research Informatics. He is responsible for engagement, research support and product management for all research systems developed, implemented and supported by ORI. Prior to this, he worked for the Duke Office of Clinical Research, Duke Translational Medicine Institute, and Duke Clinical Research Institute. He holds a master’s degree in Digital Technology.

Shelly Epps

Shelly Epps

Information Security Analyst, Duke Medicine

Shelly provides evaluation, guidance and education for the Duke research community. She has over 16 years of experience in research coordination, data management, and regulatory oversight. She is board certified in Genetic Counseling and is a member of the Society for Clinical Data Management and the Research Electronic Data Capture Consortium.

Marissa Gordon-Nguyen, JD, MPH

Marissa Gordon-Nguyen, JD, MPH

Senior HIPAA Policy Specialist, HHS Office for Civil Rights

Marissa is a senior member of the policy team that is responsible for HIPAA rulemaking initiatives and the development of HIPAA guidance materials. She has worked on the HIPAA program for HHS since August 2009. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

 

Clyde Hewitt, CISSP, CHS

Clyde Hewitt, CISSP, CHS

VP & Chief Security Officer, Allscripts Healthcare

Clyde is responsible for managing a global Information Security Management System supporting clients on four continents. He is accountable for all aspects of security operations and administration, compliance and IT audit, and vendor compliance management. He is the immediate Past President of NCHICA. His credentials include ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and Level III Program Manager.

Mark Hiller, JD

Mark Hiller, JD

Attorney, Ribonson, Bradshaw & Hinson, PA

Mark litigates commercial and appellate cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, and has a special interest in cyber security matters. He graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Angel Hoffman, RN, MSN

Angel Hoffman, RN, MSN

Principal, Advanced Partners in Health Care Compliance, LLC

Angel has over 30 years of experience in health care with expertise in compliance, risk management, legal nurse consulting, development of education and training programs, and multiple clinical specialties. She earned her MSN with a concentration in Health Care Management from La Roche College.

Sissy Holloman, JD

Vice President, Divisional Counseling, LabCorp

Sissy also serves as Chair of the Health Law Section of the NC Bar Association. She received her law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree from Davidson College.

David Holtzman, JD

David Holtzman, JD

VP, Privacy & Security Compliance Services, CynergisTek

David has over ten years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health information privacy and security compliance programs from both government and private sector positions. He earned his law degree at the Western New England College of Law and is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Illinois.

Elizabeth Johnson, JD

Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Elizabeth leads the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice Group, and her practice addresses all aspects of privacy and data security law. She also helps clients with government agency inquiries pertaining to privacy and data security, such as HIPAA compliance reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She earned her law degree from Duke University.

Jigar Kadakia, MBA

Jigar Kadakia, MBA

CISO & Privacy Officer, Partners HealthCare

Jigar has over 17 years of experience in information security. He previously worked for Deloitte, Accenture and Dow Chemical. He earned his  MBA in Finance from Xavier University. He also holds  CISSP, CIPP and CRISC credentials.

Chuck Kesler, MBA

Chuck Kesler, MBA

Chief Information Security Officer, Duke Medicine

Chuck is responsible for establishing the enterprise-level strategy and coordinating operational efforts for information security across all Duke Medicine entities, including three major hospitals, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and associated organizations. He has over 22 years of IT industry experience, and earned his MBA from NC State University.

David Kirby, MS

David Kirby, MS

Principal, Kirby Information Management Consulting LLC

Dave has spent over 30 years developing innovative uses of health IT with a variety of public, private, state, national and international organizations. He has authored a commercial security toolkit for small medical practices and presents regularly at healthcare and IT industry conferences.

Kevin Lanning, MS, CISSP

Chief Information Security Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill

Kevin has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill since 1999. Before that, he spent 13 years with NORCAL Insurance Company as a Risk Manager. He earned his MS in Information Sciences from UNC-Chapel Hill, and holds Certified CISO credentials.

Colleen Lawrence, PhD, CCRP

Colleen Lawrence, PhD, CCRP

Research Services Consultant, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Colleen also serves as a project manager with the national CTSA Consortium Coordinating Center. She specializes in building tools to support the research enterprise. She earned her PhD in Biochemistry from Cornell University.

Ken Lobenstein, JD

Ken Lobenstein, JD

Cyber Risk Specialist, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ken has implemented and advised clients on security management programs. His previous employment includes serving as Information Security Director for Phillips, as IT Governance Secretariat in the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Director of Program Integration for Siemens Enterprise Communications. He earned his law degree from the University of Oregon.

John Maser, MS

Special Agent, FBI

John is currently assigned to investigate cyber intrusion matters, both criminal and national security. He is a member of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team and is an Emergency Medical Technician with the FBI’s Operational Medical Program. He is a CPA and earned his Master’s degree in Accounting from NC State University.

Jeremy Maxwell, PhD

Jeremy Maxwell, PhD

IT Security Specialist, ONC

Jeremy works in the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. He is responsible for ensuring electronic health information is secure and protected in the interoperable learning health system. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from NC State University.

Mac McMillan, MA

Mac McMillan, MA

CEO, CynergisTek

Mac has nearly 40 years of experience in intelligence, security countermeasures and consulting in both the government and private sectors, including 15 years in the healthcare industry. He holds an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is a HIMSS Fellow and serves as Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force.

Tatiana Melnik, JD

Tatiana Melnik, JD

Managing Attorney, Melnik Legal PLLC

Tatiana concentrates her practice on data privacy and security, information technology and regulatory compliance. She is a standing contributor to the journal Health Care Compliance, and a managing editor of the Nanotechnology Law and Business Journal. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Susan Miller, JD

Attorney

Susan is an independent consultant and attorney with over 35 years of experience in teaching, biochemistry research and law. Her clients have included the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Hospital Association and CMS. She received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Alan Mitchell, CISSP

CISO, Hanger, Inc.

Alan’s responsibilities include setting policy, defining security technical architecture, investigations, managing and responding to Cybersecurity events and incidents. Prior to this, he worked for IBM for 20 years in various roles, including Director of IBM Cyber Defense.

Alan Moorhead, CPA, CISA

Vice President, Audit Services, Hanger, Inc.

Alan has over 30 years of consulting and auditing experience in the financial services, manufacturing and health care industries. Much of his experience is focused on the development of new systems and processes which required close collaboration of IT, operational and financial resources. He also holds CFE, CFSA and FLMI credentials.

JT Moser

Compliance Director & Chief Privacy Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health

JT has served as a Privacy Officer for 15 years, and before that served in a Risk Management capacity for 18 years. He co-chaired the NCHICA Privacy & Security Officials workgroup and has participated in the development of the NCHICA Breach Tool, BA templates and Privacy Notice.

Lawrence Muhlbaier, PhD

Lawrence Muhlbaier, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Duke University Medical Center

Doc also serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and is a faculty statistician with the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a member of the Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board and research advisor to the HIPAA Privacy Officer.

Christine Nelson

Christine Nelson

Director, Office of Clinical Trials, UNC-Chapel Hill

Before joining UNC, Christine worked for Hawaii Pacific Health. Her background is ER, trauma and flight nursing. In 2007 she moved onto research, becoming director of the Hawaii Pacific Health Research Institute. She also served as liaison to the Hawaii Cancer Consortium.

Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson

Security Engineer, WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Peter has six years of experience in the security industry, and specializes in malware research. He works as part of a team managing the SIEM/Firewalls/IPS, performing malware analysis, policy reviews and performing server hardening and penetration testing.

Kimberly New, JD, RN

Kimberly New, JD, RN

Executive Director, International Health Facility Diversion Association

Kim is also the founder of Diversion Specialists, a consulting firm specializing in the prevention, detection and response to drug diversion by healthcare personnel. She worked for many years as a healthcare lawyer and Compliance Officer for a long-term care company and an AMC.

Jessica Nye, MS

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Jessica is the current supervisor of the FBI Cyber Squad in Raleigh. She spent eight years working in the Baltimore Field Office in their Cyber Squad and two years at FBI Cyber Division Headquarters in Washington, DC. Her background has focused on cyber-related matters including computer intrusion investigations, intellectual property right violations, theft of trade secrets and economic espionage. She earned her MS in Information Systems from Pace University.

Lee Olson, CISSP, CISM

Lee Olson, CISSP, CISM

Office of Information Security, Mayo Clinic

Lee serves the medical, education and research departments throughout the organization and across business lines. His 33 years of experience include public sector work for the Department of Defense as an industrial security specialist and as a regional computer security specialist.

Karen Pagliaro-Meyer

Karen Pagliaro-Meyer

Privacy Officer, Columbia University Medical Center

Karen has over 25 years of experience in privacy, research, compliance, regulatory affairs, safety quality improvement and health care operations at large medical centers. She was previously Director of Corporate Compliance & Privacy Officer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

 

Robert Parisi, Jr., JD

Robert Parisi, Jr., JD

Managing Director & National Cyber Product Leader, Marsh

Robert’s responsibilities include advising clients on issues related to intellectual property, technology, privacy, and cyber related risks and coordinating Marsh’s Global Cyber Network. He earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

John Parmigiani, MS

John Parmigiani, MS

President, John C. Parmigiani & Associates, LLC

John has over 40 years of experience in information systems management in both the public and private sectors. He focuses on helping organizations become compliant with healthcare regulations, particularly HIPAA and HITECH. He earned his MS in Management Science and Operations Research from George Washington University.

Phyllis Patrick, MBA

Phyllis Patrick, MBA

Founder & President, Phyllis A. Patrick & Associates LLC

Phyllis provides strategic planning, security and privacy to health care and related industries. Her clients include AMCs, community hospitals, physician groups, vendors and subcontractors, health information exchanges, long term care providers, and pharmaceutical companies. She also holds FACHE, CHC and CISM credentials.

Alex Pearce, JD

Alex Pearce, JD

Privacy Counsel, SAS Institute

Alex’s practice focuses on data privacy and information security issues that arise in connection with the company’s global operations.  Before joining SAS in 2010 he worked for the law firm Ellis & Winters LLP, where his practice focused on civil litigation. He earned his law degree from Stanford Law School and BA in Political Science from Wake Forest University.

Dickson Phillips, JD

Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw

Dickson has represented companies and individuals in litigation and negotiation for over 35 years. He has litigated a broad range of business and commercial matters in state and federal courts, including contract enforcement and breach, ethical business practices, trade secret misappropriation, copyright, trademark, land use and corporate governance. He received his law degree from UNC-Chapel  Hill.

Jody Power, MBA, CIP

Executive Director, Duke University Health System IRB

Jody has been with Duke for 18 years, serving in her current role for the past 13 years. Prior to this, she was in research administration at Glaxo Welcome in both the US and UK, and served as an X-ray Crystallographer at Merck.

Bruce Sackman

Bruce Sackman

President, Society of Professional Investigators

Bruce is a licensed private investigator specializing in healthcare-related matters. He served as Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General for 32 years, where he was responsible for all major criminal investigations involving the VA from West Virginia to Maine.

Sandra “SAM” Sather, MS, CCRA, CCRC

Sandra “SAM” Sather, MS, CCRA, CCRC

Vice President, Clinical Pathways

SAM has over 30 years of clinical experience working with research institutions, CROs, IRBs, industry and academic sponsors. She specializes in quality system gap analysis and performance management in relation to regulatory compliance and clinical trials. She is the primary author of HIPAA and U.S. Clinical Trials: A Question & Answer Reference Guide 2014.

Maureen Saxon-Gioia, RN

Maureen Saxon-Gioia, RN

Director of Quality Improvement & Compliance, OSPTA Home Health Care

Maureen Saxon-Gioia has more than 25 years of nursing experience in an acute care, participating in quality improvement initiatives at the point of care. She is currently applying her experience with health care and quality to enhance the compliance program within a home health agency.  She earned her BSN from Pennsylvania State University.

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA

Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships, FDA

Suzanne works in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. She also serves as the Center’s Emergency Operations coordinator, and chairs the Cybersecurity Working Group. She earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Anurag Shankar, PhD

Anurag Shankar, PhD

Senior Security Analyst, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University

Anurag’s expertise includes regulatory compliance and cyber security risk management. He is responsible for developing a NIST-based risk management framework and using it to align IU’s central IT cyber infrastructure with HIPAA. He earned his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Illinois.

Raymond Shelton

Raymond Shelton

HIPAA Security Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

Ray has been actively involved within the AMC Security & Privacy Conference community for over eight years, as speaker, panel leader and member of the Conference Planning Committee.  Ray is a US Navy veteran and alumnus of The University of Missouri at Rolla, and has twenty years of health care information technology experience.

Patricia Skarulis

Patricia Skarulis

Senior VP & CIO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pat oversees all computing and communications for the clinical and research enterprise. She previously worked for Rush University Medical Center, Duke University, Princeton University, Rutgers University and Bell Laboratories.

Denise Snyder

Denise Snyder

Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Duke University School of Medicine

Denise created a small, a customer-service focused, research trained data and coordinator team in the School of Nursing. This team joined a support office in the School of Medicine to form the Duke Office of Clinical Research in 2012, which supports the navigation, tools, and training for the Duke clinical research community.

Lindsey Spangler, JD

Lindsey Spangler, JD

Director, Clinical Research Operations, Duke Office of Clinical Research

Lindsey works with study teams and stakeholders within the School of Medicine and Health System to facilitate the research process, particularly focusing on the contracting process.  She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her law degree from Campbell University School of Law.

Jon Sternstein, CISSP, GPEN, CCNA, CEH

Jon Sternstein, CISSP, GPEN, CCNA, CEH

Founder & Principal Consultant, Stern Security

Jon has over 13 years of experience in the security industry, helping clients in the education, finance, healthcare, law and government industries. He teaches a class on Network Penetration and Ethical Hacking through the SANS Institute, and serves as co-chair of NCHICA’s Technology Resources Workgroup. He holds numerous security certifications.

Edwin Taliaferro, CPA, CFE, CRMA

Edwin Taliaferro, CPA, CFE, CRMA

VP, Internal Audit & Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Ed has over 30 years of experience in audit, including four years at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He holds the following certifications: CPA, CFE, CRMA, Series 7 and 66, and Life and Health Insurance Producer licenses.

Campbell Tucker, JD

Director of Privacy Office, Novant Health

Campbell manages Novant Health’s privacy program. Prior to this, he worked for GMAC, Wells Fargo and Wachovia. He earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law.

Franklin Witter, MBA

Franklin Witter, MBA

Product Manager, Cisco

Franklin has over 15 years of experience in designing, building and operating high-performing information security programs. Before joining Cisco, he worked for SAS, Symantec and BB&T. He earned his MBA from Auburn University.

Jeremy Wittkop, CISSP

Jeremy Wittkop, CISSP

Chief Technology Officer, InteliSecure

Jeremy joined InteliSecure in 2011. He previously worked for General Dynamics and served in the US Army. He holds numerous IT certifications.

This continues to be an excellent conference, well planned and implemented. Great value, great information, and great networking.

—2014 Conference Attendee

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