Peter Ahearn, Jr.
Special Agent, FBI
Special Agent Ahearn has been with the FBI since February 2009. He is assigned to the Cyber Crimes Squad in the Charlotte Division, Raleigh Resident Agency and is currently investigating Cyber Crimes involving both criminal and national security related network intrusion events in and around North Carolina.
Principal, Learning Health Strategies
Holt is chair of the Governance & Policy Framework Initiative of the Learning Health System. He serves as an Advisory Member of the HIMSS Board of Directors and on the Steering Committee of the Learning Health Community. He previously served as Executive Director of NCHICA from 1995-2014 and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.
Jennifer Archie, JD
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Jennifer possesses broad litigation and counseling experience in matters involving computer fraud and cybercrime, privacy/data security issues, advertising and marketing practices, spyware, phishing, consumer fraud, employment and trade secrets. She earned her law degree from Cornell Law School.
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.
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.
Director, Science Community Tools, Indiana University
William oversees the life sciences research IT practice at Indiana University (IU), where he serves as an adjunct associate professor in Medical and Molecular Genetics in the IU School of Medicine. He is Director of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support and oversees the Grid Operations Center for the Open Science Grid.
Chief Security Architect, MCNC
Chris is responsible for directing efforts to secure MCNC’s assets, and for developing security services that will benefit MCNC’s constituents in North Carolina. He has worked as an information security professional for nearly 20 years.
Michael Berwanger, JD
Compliance Manager, Cornerstone Health Care
Michael also serves as the Compliance Manager for CHESS, a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization. He earned his law degree from New England Law in Boston.
Senior Systems Engineer, Vidant Health
James has been involved in health care for over 20 years. His job responsibilities include health information exchange, medical device integration and other integration and interoperability efforts throughout Vidant Health. He holds an MS in Computer Information Systems.
Ricky Bloomfield, MD
Director, Mobile Technology Strategy, Duke University Health System
Ricky also serves as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center and as Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Duke Regional Hospital. He received his medical degree from ECU Brody School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at UNC Hospitals.
Debra Bruemmer, MBA, CISSP
Principal Information Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic
Debra works in the Office of Information Security, where her primary focus is on Clinical Information Security and assessing and improving the security of medical devices. She earned her MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.
Senior Security Analyst, Duke Medicine
As the Service Owner for the Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance system, Kim has implemented the GRC system for Policies, Vendor Management and IT Security Risk Management. She has worked for the Duke Health System for 29 years.
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.
Jason Cox, CISSP, CISM
Information Security, UNC Health Care System
Jason has served as Information Security Officer for High Point Regional Health and became part of the system information security team after their merger with UNC Health Care. Prior to that, he worked in IT for 11 years for North State, one of the nation’s last remaining independent telecommunications companies. He also serves as co-chair of NCHICA’s Privacy and Security Officials Workgroup.
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.
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.
Rebecca Fayed, JD, MPH
Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer, The Advisory Board Company
Rebecca has extensive experience developing and implementing health information privacy and security compliance programs, and representing covered entities and business associates. She received her law degree from George Washington University and MPH from Boston University.
Charles Friedman, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School
Dr. Friedman is also the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education. Prior to joining the University, he held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, where he was involved in the development of a Learning Health System. He earned his MS in Physics from MIT and PhD in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Joel Garmon, CISSP
CISO, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Joel is responsible for information security for both Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Prior to this, worked for NextEra Energy, Aflac, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TASC, and the Air Force Information Warfare Center. He earned his MS in Computer Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.
Adam Greene, JD, MPH
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Adam is co-chair of the firm’s health information practice group. He primarily counsels health care providers, technology companies and financial institutions on compliance with the federal and state privacy, security and breach notification rules. He earned his law degree and MPH from George Washington University.
Todd Greene, CISSP
Manager, Information Services Governance, Risk & Compliance Team, Carolinas HealthCare System
Todd has been with CHS for over 15 years, and is a founding member of the CHS IS Security Team. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science concentrating in Electrical Engineering.
Joy Hardee, RHIA, CHPS, CHRC, CPHQ
Administrator/Privacy Officer and Research Compliance Official, Vidant Health
Joy has worked in the healthcare field for 28 years, in the Office of Audit and Compliance and as Manager of Quality Management. She is a member of HCCA, AHIMA and NCHICA.
Dir. of Security Practice & Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant, Agio
Ray has over 14 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, focusing on providing firms a realistic and comprehensive security strategy. He has a diverse technical background with a blended foundation in military and corporate cybersecurity. He holds CISSP, PCI QSA and HITRUST certifications.
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
Associate VP, 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
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.
Paul Howell, CISSP, CISM
Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer, Internet2
Paul oversees and coordinates all security efforts across the Internet2 infrastructure and is responsible for setting organizational policies and approaches while engaging with the Internet2 member community. He earned his MS in Information Security from Eastern Michigan University.
Senior VP & CIO, Internet2
Florence focuses on organizing new technology-driven initiatives across and beyond advanced networking and infrastructure, federated identity management and cloud services. She also serves as an IBM Corporate Strategy Executive, where she has worked in various roles since 1981.
Jigar Kadakia, CISSP, CIPP, CRISC
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.
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
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.
Dori Ledford, MBA, MSHCA
Meaningful Use Program Manager, Vidant Health
Dori has over 20 years of healthcare technical and clinical industry experience. Her work focuses on Meaningful Use program adherence, data integrity and process mapping to improve accuracy, efficiency and ease of workflow within the electronic health record and throughout the health system.
Amy Leopard, JD
Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Amy’s practice focuses on healthcare regulatory issues, with a special interest in technology development and licensing and privacy issues associated with health information. She earned her MS in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her law degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Patricia Markus, JD
Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Trish represents health care providers and related organizations on regulatory compliance and operational matters, with a focus on health information privacy, security and technology issues. She serves as Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Health Information and Technology Practice Group. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School.
Debora Marsden, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT
Compliance and Privacy Officer, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Debora formerly served as a privacy and security consultant, supporting clients in their responses to data privacy breaches, security incidents and regulatory investigations. She has developed and conducted a range of educational programs on privacy and security for healthcare organizations and global financial service firms.
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 from NC State University.
Christopher Mayhorn, PhD
Professor, NC State University
Dr. Mayhorn’s current research interests include everyday memory, decision-making, human-computer interaction, safety and risk communication. He earned his PhD from the University of Georgia and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Deven McGraw, JD, MPH
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Deven provides legal, regulatory and strategic policy and business counsel in HIPAA/privacy advice and compliance, data security, data governance, research and health data analytics, health IT policy, and patient engagement. She previously was Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
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
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.
Dale Nordenberg, MD
Co-founder & Executive Director, MDISS
Dr. Nordenberg is co-founder of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS) and CEO of Novasano Health and Science. He previously worked for the CDC and for Emory School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University and is a board certified pediatrician.
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.
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.
Sr. Privacy & Compliance Administrator, Weill Cornell Medical College
Susanna has overseen the physician billing compliance program since 2001 and assumed the additional oversight responsibility for the Medical College’s privacy compliance program in 20134. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, highly concentrated in financial management and information systems operations.
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.
Linda Sanches, MPH
Senior Advisory for Health Information Privacy, HHS Office for Civil Rights
Linda leads the health information privacy, security and breach notification audit program mandated by the HITECH Act. She coordinates enforcement, policy and outreach initiatives. She received MPH in health policy and administration from UC-Berkeley and an AB in human biology from Brown University.
Sandra “SAM” Sather, MS, CCRA, CCRC
Vice President, Clinical Pathways
SAM promotes clinical quality systems for Sponsors/ CROs and Investigators/Research Institutions. She has over 25 years of clinical experience and is dual certified by the Association for Clinical Research Professionals. She earned her MS in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement.
Dennis Schmidt, MS, CISSP
Assistant Dean for IT & HIPAA Security Officer, UNC School of Medicine
Dennis has over 25 years of experience in leading IT teams in academic and military organizations. He is a retired naval officer with 24 years of service as a pilot of the P-3C Orion antisubmarine warfare aircraft. He holds an MS in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School.
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.
Chief Data Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Martin is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership for the enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Management program. Prior to this, he worked for Perficient, Edgewater Technology, Keane, iWork Software, System Software Associates, Professional Software Consultants and Labconco.
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
Associate Director of 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.
Founder & Principal Consultant, Stern Security
Jon has years of experience in the security industry and has been a lead contributor to securing a variety of industries from education to finance and healthcare. He earned a BA in Computer Science, and holds GPEN, CISSP, CCNA, CEH, and many other security certifications.
Kelli Tarala, CISSP, CGEIT, PMP
Principal Consultant & Co-owner, Enclave Security
Kelli is a security architect and project manager specializing in information assurance policies, governance, and cyber risk strategies. Her career began in 1994 as a system administrator and technical editor at a pharmaceutical research organization, after graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
John Trinckes, Jr., CISSP, CISM, CRISC, NSA-IAM/IEM
Sr. Practice Lead - Healthcare, Coalfire
Jay brings a wealth of knowledge in information security through his experience in performing risk assessments and vulnerability/penetration tests, developing information security management programs, and as a former law enforcement officer. He holds a BA in Business Administration/MIS.
Brian Vick, JD
Associate Counsel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
Brian provides primary legal support to BCBSNC’s government-sponsored health plans, including Medicare Advantage plans, Part D plans, Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, and North Carolina State Health Plan. Prior to joining BCBSNC, Brian was a Partner with Williams Mullen. He received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Michael Yaeger, JD
Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Michael’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and investigations, securities enforcement, internal investigations, accounting fraud, cybercrime and data security matters, as well as related civil litigation. He spent six years serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted cases in the Criminal Division and the Business and Securities Fraud Section He earned his law degree from Yale Law School.
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