As the leader of our healthcare cybersecurity practice — and a HIPAA/HITECH security and privacy subject matter expert — I advise health system executives and their organizations on healthcare industry regulations, emerging risks and compliance matters, trends, and cybersecurity best practices. With more than 30 years of experience, I specialize in enterprise risk assessments, IT risk analysis, HIPAA, NIST and HITRUST assessments, CMS meaningful use, compliance, and regulatory audit readiness assessments, as well as cybersecurity assessments for healthcare, financial services, and many other sectors.
I’ve always aspired to be the best business and technology consultant. My multidisciplinary IT career path has enabled me to provide my clients with deep expertise in cybersecurity and to offer valuable insights and perspectives through different IT security frameworks and compliance lenses. They appreciate that I always go the extra distance to provide them with exemplary client service.
I speak frequently to clients, their boards, and at industry conferences (AICPA, LeadingAge, and HIMSS) about current and emerging cybersecurity threats, risk mitigation strategies, and compliance matters, such as cybersecurity and privacy regulations and requirements, including CMS, NIST, NAIC, OCC/FFIEC, and GDPR. I received my B.S. in computer science/systems analysis and an M.B.A. in finance from Miami University–Ohio. I served as a Director/Board Member of the Miami University Alumni Association from 2020 to 2022.
In my free time, I love to travel, enjoy fine dining, do wine tastings, cook, and spend time with my family. My friends know me as “the foodie and wine guy.” I am a wine aficionado and previously served as the Vice Echanson, an officer on the board of the Lake Shore Illinois Bailliage (Chapter) of Chaine des Rotisseurs — the world’s oldest and largest international gastronomic organization established in over 80 countries, devoted to the culinary arts, promoting fine dining and preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table