CHIME Speakers - Dallas

Adrienne Edens, LCHIME, FCHIME, CHCIO, VP, Education, CHIME
Adrienne Edens, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO is Vice President of Education for CHIME. Her career in healthcare information systems extends over 40 years including experience in HIT consulting and 25 years as a CIO.
As the Vice President and CIO for the Valley Area of Sutter Health Adrienne lead the consolidation of the IS organizations of 2 previous regions into an integrated operational unit supporting 10 hospitals and 2000 foundation physicians. While at Sutter she was involved in a number of strategic initiatives to improve operational performance and completed the Rona Certified Lean Workshop Leader program.
As the CIO for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, she engaged the organization in developing a physician led strategy for the electronic medical record to consolidate EHRs from 14 to one. This approach provided the means to integrate a widely distributed system of hospitals, physician offices, clinics and rural critical access hospitals.  While at St. Luke’s she served as a member of the board of the state wide HIE, the Idaho Health Data Exchange.
As the Information Officer for National Health Plan systems for Kaiser Permanente she led the program to achieve compliance with Medicare Part D for the Kaiser regions and developed the first deductible plan capabilities for the California regions.
As Regional CIO for the Sacramento Region and Information Officer, Northern California for Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West), Adrienne managed the process of integrating systems for hospitals joining the region. She also developed and implemented IT governance, strategic plans and shared systems for multiple regions within the organization.
Prior to these positions she served as Practice Director, Pacific Northwest, for First Consulting Group where she led a number of strategic IT planning engagements, vendor selections, contract negotiations and application implementation projects for healthcare financial and clinical systems.
Her background includes experience as a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co. and as Product Manager for clinical systems development and Director of Implementation for system projects to support 90 hospitals and associated divisional and corporate users at American Medical International.
Adrienne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California at Davis, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  She is a charter member and past Board member of CHIME and a past Board of HIMSS and HIMSS Analytics.
Chani Cordero, CHCIO, FACHE, CIO, Medical Education Training Campus, Defense Health Agency
MAJOR Chani A. Cordero is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the Information Management Division (IMD), Medical Education Training Campus (METC).  All Department of Defense (DoD) enlisted medical personnel train at METC, and as the CIO/G6 for METC, she provides IT support for the 48 training programs, 1,200 faculty/staff & 24,000 students annually.  She is the senior IT executive and advisor to the command on all information management (IM) and information technology (IT) policy, plans, and governance processes.  MAJ Cordero leads a staff of 65 IT professionals in IT Project Management, System Development, Network Operations, and IT and Audio Visual Support Services.  She is responsible for the IM Strategic Pan and IT sustainment plan for over 10,000 IT capital devices valued at $40M across 14 campus buildings totaling 2.9M square feet.  Additionally, she serves as a liaison with the Fort Sam Houston Network Enterprise Center, the Army Medical Department Center & School, the Air Education & Training Command, and the 502nd Communications Squadron.  She is serving as the principle advisor to the training program directors to assess and support clinical information training systems, usability, data analysis and related medical device integration projects.

MAJ Cordero entered active duty in 2000 as a Second Lieutenant.  Throughout her career as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the US Army, she has served in various leadership positions.  MAJ Cordero has worked in several operational and healthcare delivery roles in medical and executive management including three previous roles as a leader in Information Technology.  She has served as a Company Commander, a Director of Human Resources and as the Director of Managed Care and Payer Operations. She deployed to Iraq and conducted health care operations during the initial invasion. MAJ Cordero has also served as the career liaison for US Army Medical Service Corps Officers who are dedicated to the IT career field.  She is a functional expert in healthcare IT.  

MAJ Cordero is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO), and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Mary’s University, holds a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Troy University and along with a Master of Healthcare Administration from Baylor University.  She also Level 3 certified in Acquisition Information Technology.
Significant awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leafs), Army Achievement Medal (with 3 oak leafs).
John Delano, CISSP, CISM, AVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Cook Children’s Health System
John Delano is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Cook Children’s in Ft. Worth, TX.  John is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security strategy and framework to optimize the security posture of the organization.  He leads the development and implementation of a security program that leverages collaboration, facilitates information security governance, advises senior leadership on security direction and resource investments, and designs appropriate policies to manage information security risk.
John has spent over twenty three years in Information Technology roles in the Finance, Transportation, and Healthcare sectors.  Prior to joining Cook Children’s, John spent fourteen years at Integris Health in Oklahoma City where he served as the CISO and most recently the Chief Information Officer.
John holds a Master’s degree in IT Management from Oklahoma State University and is an active member of CHIME, HIMSS, ISACA and (ISC).²
Wayne Keatts, Director, Enterprise Security and Architecture, Methodist Health System
Wayne serves as the information security officer for Methodist Health System.  He has 20+ years of IT experience in various functions such as project management, system architecture, disaster recovery, and business continuance.  However, the last 15 years have been dedicated to data and information security.  Wayne’s current responsibilities include all aspects of the enterprise security program including policies, technology risk management, architecture, regulatory compliance, vulnerability and threat management, identity and access management, forensics, and operational responsibility for all security technologies.  Wayne is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he received his BS in Accounting Information Systems.
Will Long, CISSP, CPHIMS, Vice President & Chief information Security Officer, Children’s Health
As VP & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Children’s Health System of Texas, Will Long has responsibility for development and oversight of the organization’s corporate information security program. As leader of the information security program, he monitors new and emerging threats and regularly adjusts the organization’s security programs to mitigate risks. He oversees the development of information security policies, cyber incident response, security operations, risk assurance, and other security functions.  In addition to securing traditional information systems, he also directs the efforts to secure the many connected medical devices used across hospital operations.  Long also oversees the IS operations including Healthcare Technology management functions.

Long has spent 30 years in information technology working both in the payor and provider sectors of the healthcare industry for 28 of those years.  During his career, he has held a number of information technology and security leadership roles.  Prior to Children’s, Long was the VP of Technology an Infrastructure at Baylor Scott & White Health, where he was responsible for all technology supporting the hospitals and clinics, including the biomedical and imaging technologies.  In prior roles, Long has held security leadership positions where he developed security functions from the ground up.

Long has holds and B.S. Electronic Engineering Technology degree, and a M.S in Information Systems Management.  In addition, Long also holds a CISSP, CPHIMS certifications.
Mac McMillan, FHIMSS, CISM, Co-founder and CEO, CynergisTek
Mac McMillan is co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek, Inc., a top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm. He is a member of CHIME’s AEHIS Advisory Board, Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force and recognized as a HIMSS Fellow. McMillan brings nearly 40 years of combined intelligence, security countermeasures and consulting experience from positions within the government and private sector and has worked in the healthcare industry since his retirement from the federal government in 2000.
McMillan is a thought leader in compliance, security and privacy issues in healthcare, contributing to several industry trade publications, blogs and newsletters. He was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review lists of influential healthcare IT leaders by both its writers and readers in 2015, and was named one of the top ten health information security influencers of 2013. He currently sits on several other advisory boards, including HIT Exchange HealthTech Industry, HCPro Editorial Advisory Board and HealthCare’s Most Wired™ Survey Advisory Board. McMillan has contributed to more than 300 articles and postings in Healthcare IT magazines, blogs and other industry publications. He also presents regularly at industry association events, such as CHIME, HCCA, HIMSS and AHIMA, and was a contributing author to the HIMSS book, “Information Security in Healthcare: Managing Risk.”
McMillan served as Director of Security for two separate Defense Agencies, and sat on numerous interagency intelligence and security countermeasures committees while serving in the U.S. government. He holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of the Senior Officials in National Security program at the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a 1993/4 Excellence in Government Fellow.
David Mendenhall, Chief Technology Officer, JPS Health Network
Ronald Mehring, CISO, Texas Health Resources
Ron Mehring serves as the vice president of Technology & Security for Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. The system's primary service area includes 16 counties in north-central Texas, home to more than 6.2 million people.
At Texas health Resources, Ron leads Technology Operations, IT Risk Management & Assurance, IT BC DR program and Technology & Security Performance and Standards teams.
Ron began his career in technology for the United States Marine Corps. After 21 years of military service, Ron retired from the Marine Corps and joined the Department of Veteran Affairs where he led Compliance Assessment teams within the newly formed Oversight & Compliance group. He also served as the Department of Veterans Affairs' Deputy Director for Network & Security Operations.
Ron holds a Master of Business Administration in Risk Management from NYIT and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Sumit Sehgal, CISSP, CISA, CTO, Healthcare Security, Intel Security
Mike Smith, Vice President, Financial & Services, KLAS Research
As the Vice President of Financial and Services research, Mike monitors all KLAS conducted research in the financial and revenue cycle software and HIT services fields. Under Mike’s leadership, KLAS has published in-depth research on IT outsourcing, business intelligence, cloud computing, ICD-10, computer assisted coding, human capital management, revenue cycle services, Epic consulting  services, revenue cycle perception, community HIS, Meditech consulting services, staff scheduling, meaningful use consulting services, interface engines, and HIE consulting services. Mike has also authored two featured articles in HFM Magazine for IT Outsourcing and Revenue Cycle Consulting and an article for Advance on Transcriptions Services.
In 2011 Mike testified to the Adoption/Certification Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee regarding usability.
Mike has been with KLAS for 11 years and has over 20 years of experience in the High Tech industry with experience in project management, product development, business development, and market research.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University and currently resides in Draper, Utah with his wife Mischele and 6 children.
Drew Williams, Senior Security Engineer, Leidos Health
U.S. Navy Veteran and Author Drew Williams has been involved in information risk management since the mid-1980s, and has contributed to developing Information Security standards and guidelines since the end of the Cold War. 
During the late 1990's, Drew helped re-tool security policies for some of the largest financial institutions in the world, and worked on early adoption of GRC standards and frameworks (SOX, ITIL, ISO27799, CObIT). An original contributor to the HIPAA Security Policy (1995-1996), Drew wrote one of the early security policy guides, "HIPAA Code Blue." As former product manager for what was the world's first host-based Intrusion Detection System (AXENT/Intruder Alert), Drew also  worked with the IETF and MITRE to build the Common Vulnerabilities Enumeration (CVE) framework. He also served on the President's Council on Critical Infrastructure Security (precursor to DHS), and worked on the NIST's "Common Criteria" and 800-Series directives.
Author of one of the multi-million copy best-selling “Complete Idiots Guides,” and a past contributor to news and editorials on matters of cyber security on CNN, MSNBC and throughout Europe and the Asian-Pacific region, Drew writes about cyber security issues in his CSO Online Blog, “InfoRisk-360.”
Drew Williams is a member of the FBI Infragard, and is a member of the National DHS/HHS Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HPH SCC). He  has a Master’s degree in Safety and Security Leadership from the George Washington University, is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Liverpool, and is on faculty and administrative boards, where he has designed post-graduate programs in cyber security at two universities in his home state of Utah.
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