6th Annual Privacy & Security Forum - Speaker Bios

Patrick Anderson

SVP and Chief Information Officer
Hoag Hospital

 Patrick Anderson is the Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Hoag. He leads the optimization of the IT department/services and Hoag’s clinical and business systems ensuring world-class quality and safe patient care through leadership of systems, staff, and adoption of advanced technology.

Prior, Mr. Anderson served as the SVP and CIO at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, where he was instrumental in the growth and innovation of the health system through population management strategy, telemedicine system development, and deployment of clinical and business systems across a network of 25 hospitals. Mr. Anderson delivered scalability to a fast growing health system with high availability of systems and exceptional customer service.

Prior to Ochsner, Mr. Anderson spent over six years at Sutter Health in Sacramento where he was the Chief Operating Officer, Information Services, leading an IT staff of over 2500 employees. Sutter Health operates 25 hospitals and 250 clinics employing 50,000 employees. Mr. Anderson’s major accomplishments at Sutter include the oversight of clinical and business enterprise systems, Electronic Health Record implementation, and oversight of all IT infrastructures. He deployed Epic Systems and delivered strategic planning, high availability, innovation, optimization, business transformation, compliance, and operations.

Before Sutter Health, Mr. Anderson was the Chief Information Officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Health. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Mr. Anderson’s past experience also includes working at United Healthcare. He has served on multiple boards and advisory committees for major technology organizations and nonprofit community organizations.

Tamer Azmy

Cyber Security Operations Manager
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Tamer Azmy brings 10 years of experience as a cybersecurity industry expert. He has a proven record for developing; running; and continually improving information security strategy, organization, and infrastructure. Tamer is currently the Cybersecurity Operations Manager at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In this role, he is responsible for Incident Response, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and eDiscovery. He has held both technical and leadership roles throughout his career and has served as a Manager of Cyber Security Engineering at Southern California Edison and a Transportation Manager at Maersk Logsistics.

Lisa A. Gallagher

Co-Chair, Federal Health IT Standards Committee
Managing Director, PwC|Health Industries Advisory, Cybersecurity and Privacy

Lisa Gallagher has over 30 years of professional experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and software development, as well as healthcare privacy, security, and public policy. Ms. Gallagher is currently Managing Director in PwC’s Healthcare Industries Advisory Cybersecurity and Privacy practice. She most recently served as Vice President, Technology Solutions for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Ms. Gallagher was recently named co-Chair of the ONC Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) (a Federal Advisory Committee) to the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in a data security expert role.

Nolan Garrett

Chief Information Officer 
Verity Health System

Nolan Garrett is currently serving as the Chief Information Security Officer at Verity Health System. His experience also includes serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Intrinium, where he has partnered with many leading healthcare organizations and acted as Chief Information Officer and/or Chief Information Security Officer for world-wide enterprises. Nolan’s strong technical background and extensive knowledge of security issues enables him to facilitate secure systems management and the development of effective compliance solutions.

Gary Gooden

Chief Information Security Officer
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Gary Gooden is an IT Executive with over 20 years of experience in technology infrastructure and application development. Gary Gooden is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). In this role, Gary drives CHLA’s IT security strategy. He also designed a strategy to modernize the information security footprint within the hospital’s environment and is currently executing this initiative. 

Previous to his current position, Gary served as CHLA’s IT Director of Technology Project Delivery, where he worked with the technology teams to accelerate the implementation of in-house infrastructure solutions. Prior to joining CHLA, Gary held IT executive leadership roles at Amgen, Mattel and The Walt Disney Company. Throughout his career, he has developed a proven track record of successfully delivering large-scale, global technology projects.

Ted Harrington

Executive Partner
Independent Security Evaluators

Ted Harrington drives thought leadership initiatives for Independent Security Evaluators, the elite organization of security researchers and consultants widely known for being the first company to hack the iPhone. Mr. Harrington was recently named Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards, an international body that receives thousands of nominations from around the world.  He has also been named 40 Under 40, where he was both one of the youngest inductees in the class as well as the only honoree from the field of information security. He is one of the organizers of popular hacking concept IoT Village, as well as one of the organizers of SOHOpelessly Broken, the first ever router hacking contest at esteemed security conference DEF CON. Mr. Harrington holds several special appointments, including to the California Governor’s Cyber Security Task Force, University of Southern California, and several others. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Bryan Kissinger

VP, Information Technology Risk Management and Chief Information Security Officer
Sharp HealthCare

Bryan Kissinger is the Vice President, Information Technology Risk Management and Chief Information Security Officer at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego California. He is responsible for the overall IT risk management and information security program at San Diego's largest private employer. He is also the leader of information and asset risk management functions, security architecture and operations, policy development and implementation, and enterprise-wide security training and awareness initiatives. He has implemented robust data loss prevention strategies and security event and incident monitoring (SEIM) capabilities. Prior to Sharp HealthCare, Bryan worked at Kaiser Permanente, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and the Mayo Clinic. He is also a Navy veteran.

Jeanie Larson

Senior Director of Information Security 
City of Hope

Jeanie Larson is the new Senior Director of Information Security at City of Hope. Prior to joining COH worked at the Stanford Health Care as the Associate Information Security Officer.
Jeanie’s professional experience includes over 25 years in both public and private sectors where she served in various leadership roles managing technical and operational information security components. Jeanie’s experience spans various industry sectors and government agencies, including defense, intelligence, energy, telecommunications and healthcare.

Mac McMillan

Chief Executive Officer

Mac McMillan is CEO of CynergisTek, Inc., a top-ranked healthcare IT information security and privacy consulting firm. He is recognized as a HIMSS Fellow and former Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force. McMillan brings nearly 40 years of combined intelligence, information security and consulting experience and has worked in the healthcare industry since his retirement from the federal government in 2000. McMillan is considered a thought leader in compliance, security and privacy issues in healthcare, and has been recognized as a top health information security influencer. 

Marty Miller

Interim CIO
Verity Health System

Marty is currently a managing partner at T2 Tech Group, where he is acting as the interim CTO at Verity Health System. Verity is based in Redwood City, Calif. With facilities spread across Northern and Southern California, the health system comprises five hospitals and an acute care facility. Previously, Marty served as the CIO and CTO at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles from 2006 through 2014.

Monte Ratzlaff

Leader Cyber Risk Program
University of California Office of the President

Monte Ratzlaff manages the systemwide Cyber Risk Program at University of California Office of the President.  In his role, Monte participates with University of California leaders to establish cyber risk strategic plans and objectives. He also leads the UC Health Chief Information Security Officers from each UC Health location in various information security related initiatives. 

In his prior role at UC Davis Health System, Monte managed the IT Security department and also served as the Chief Security Officer.

Mr. Ratzlaff has extensive experience in information security within the banking and health care industries and holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) professional designations.

As an information security leader, Mr. Ratzlaff serves on numerous committees within the University of California and other professional organizations.