CHIME Speakers - Nashville

David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC,
Health Information Technology Officer,
Arny Epstein,
Chief Architect,
Ryan Edwards,
Security Solutions
Architect – Healthcare,
George W. McCulloch, Jr, MA, MBA, FCHIME, CHCIO, EVP, Professional Development and Membership, CHIME
Gib Sorebo,
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Leidos Health
Scott Augenbaum, Supervisory Special Agent; Federal Bureau of Investigation - Memphis Division
Mac McMillan, FHIMSS, CISM, Co-founder and CEO, CynergisTek
Boyd Stewart,
Research Director –
Revenue Cycle,
KLAS Enterprises
Bill Spooner,
Retired CIO and Healthcare IT Advisor
Shane Pilcher, Administrative Director Information Services,
Siskin Hospital
Patricia A. Lavely,
SVP & CIO,  Gwinnett Health System
Gene Fernandez, FACHE, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Keith Perry, CHCIO,
Senior Vice President and CIO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Scott Augenbaum, Supervisory Special Agent; Federal Bureau of Investigation - Memphis Division
Special Agent (SA), Scott E. Augenbaum, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), started his career with the FBI in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee. In 1994 he became a Special Agent in 1994 and was assigned to the Syracuse, New York Office, where he worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes, and all computer crime investigations. In October 2003, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C in the Cyber Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit and was responsible for managing the FBI's Cyber Task Force Program and Intellectual Property Rights Program. In 2006, he was transferred to Nashville, TN and managed the FBI Memphis Division Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence Squad in Nashville, TN. Over the past ten years, he provided hundreds of computer intrusion threat briefings with the goal of educating the community on emerging computer intrusion threats and how to not to be the victim of a data breach. SA Augenbaum obtained an MBA at American Sentinel University in Information Technology and a Masters Certificate in Information Security Management from Villanova University and holds numerous General Information Assurance Certifications.
Rachael Britt-McGraw, CHCIO, CIO, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
Rachael Britt-McGraw is entering her fifth year seated as the Chief Information Officer for Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance. In this role, Ms. Britt-McGraw serves as an innovative change agent and thought leader for the sprawling surgical practice with 20 locations and over 100 providers.   Believing that IT projects and goals must at all times be aligned with business strategy and articulated to executives in business terms,  Ms. Britt-McGraw has over two decades of proven IT and business success across a wide variety of industries.
Among her other accomplishments in the project management, software development, network redesign, and IT turnaround spaces, Ms. Britt-McGraw has designed and overseen the implementation of a robust security infrastructure yielding a superior security posture for her organization.   Her current projects are focused on leveraging technology to increase productivity for the surgeons while strengthening security posture. 
Ms. Britt-McGraw holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Science - Systems Analysis and Design, and a second BS in Management, both earned from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  She currently resides in the Nashville, TN area, is a member of HIMSS and the Nashville Technology Council, and holds the CHCIO certification from the College of Health Information Management Executives.
Ryan Edwards, Security Solutions Architect – Healthcare, Fortinet
Ryan Edwards has over 20 years experience in the design, integration and management of storage, security, virtualization and cloud solutions within the healthcare, financial and government verticals.  In his current role as Security Solutions Architect at Fortinet, Ryan works with a wide variety of customers and partners to raise security awareness and help foster better security solutions to a patient centric community.  Prior to Fortinet, Ryan served as a Sr. Project Engineer with Fuji Medical systems for nearly ten years. His work focused within the DoD to help integrate PACS and RIS systems in most major Naval, Air Force, and Army hospital systems, including coordinating efforts with DISA to build solutions that drove tighter security standards within the Fuji products.  Ryan has also worked for Rolta|AdvizeX with a focus on building distributed enterprise solutions and spent nearly five years as a Network Operations Supervisor at Aspen Valley Hospital.   Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from Colorado Technical University.
Arny Epstein, Chief Architect, Imprivata
Arny Epstein brings over 30 years of software leadership experience concentrated on large scale infrastructure for content management and security, web applications and mobile applications. Arny has a track record of driving innovation in organizations and managing multi-product architecture.
Prior to joining Imprivata, Arny was CTO at Verivo Software responsible for product management and product development. Prior to that, he was CTO at Liquid Machines, responsible for product evangelism and overall product-line architecture. Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of SilverStream Software, where he evaluated and managed the company’s technical opportunities, investments and strategic partnerships and also led architectural consistency across products. He was CTO at Watermark Software, and chief architect at Lotus Development Corporation for 1-2-3/G, the product that transitioned Lotus from the DOS world into the GUI world. Epstein holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Gene Fernandez, FACHE, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Eugenio “Gene” Fernández is chief technology officer (CTO) at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) in Memphis, TN.  As CTO, Gene is responsible for developing the information technology infrastructure strategy, including smart devices, mobility, wireless network and information security.  He is also responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation and governance of MLH’s information systems and technology infrastructure domains.
Fernández has extensive experiences with health care information technology (IT) systems implementation, business process reengineering, IT strategic planning, IT outsourcing and project management. He has more than 20 years of experience as a health care information management bilingual executive. Fernández earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University and holds a Master of Science degree from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Prior to joining MLH, Gene served as chief information officer at L.A. Care Health Plan in Los Angeles where he was responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation and governance of the organization’s information systems and technology infrastructure. Previously, he served as CIO at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. His career includes information technology leadership positions with the Department of Defense as an active duty commissioned officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps. His private sector experience includes serving as CIO and chief technology officer for Sparrow Health System in Lansing, MI, Vice President of Information Services for Accident Fund Insurance Company of America in Lansing, MI and a senior IT consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Healthcare Consulting Practice in Washington, DC.
Fernández is board certified in health care management as a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).  Fernández is also former member of the Healthcare Executives of Southern California (2010) and served as a former member of the Board of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (2007-2012).  He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology (a collaborative of the Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association - LISTA) and the Advisory Council . 
David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC, Health Information Technology Officer, Symantec

David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC is the Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec.  Prior to that role he was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services for Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric integrated delivery systems in the United States.  He also served as the Privacy and Security Officer for Texas Children’s.  Prior to that Mr. Finn spent 7 years as a healthcare consultant with IMG/Healthlink and PwC, serving last as the EVP of Operations for Healthlink.

Mr. Finn has more than 30 years’ experience in the planning, management and control of information technology and business processes.  He is focused on creating and maintaining trust in and value from information and information systems.  Mr. Finn’s key skills include IT Governance and Control, Project Management, Systems Selection and Implementation, Business and IT Partnering, and IT Audit, Control and Security.

Mr. Finn has presented nationally and internationally on such topics as project management, professional leadership and staff development, and privacy and security. He has contributed to or written articles on IT Management, Disaster Recovery and Security for such as journals as CIO Digest and Baseline.

Finn holds a BA degree from the University of North Dakota and an MA from Angelo State University. He currently serves on the CHIME Board of Trustees and on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA’s) Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee (PIAC).  During 2014, Mr. Finn worked closely with CHIME management to create and initiate the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS).  In the past, he served on the national Board of HIMSS. He also is a long-time Board member of Healthcare for the Homeless - - Houston (2 FQHCs) and is Vice President of the Primary Care Innovation Center in Houston.

Dave Kythe, CISSP, CISM, VP, Security Services and Strategy, Redspin, An Auxilio Company
and Strategy leads the security services and delivery team for Redspin. He has over 25 years of professional experience leading information security teams, advising clients, and assessing risk. Dave’s experience includes helping complex organizations mature their information security programs and identify strategic security investments aligned with business strategy to help manage risk. Prior to joining Redspin, Dave previously held security leadership positions at PwC, Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley and Zurich Financial Services.  He has advised major healthcare clients in their security strategy and roadmap, developed security policies, assessed the risk of major IT programs, and led the rollout of several key programs such as the global process for secure software development and endpoint encryption technology. Dave has consistently focused on presenting a clear and holistic view of risk to facilitate executive decision making.
Dave holds an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tulane University. He also holds the CISSP and CISM security certifications.
Patricia A. Lavely, SVP & CIO,  Gwinnett Health System
Patty, Sr. Vice President and CIO for Gwinnett Health System is a leader in healthcare information technology with more than 25 years of experience in the industry.  She has served as Chief Information Officer for several regional health systems in Georgia and as an interim in New Jersey, developing each organization’s IT strategy and implementing operational improvements and technology-related regulatory compliance policies.   Her experience includes, but is not limited to, developing IT governance, implementing EMRs, relocating data centers, major system selections and implementations and long-range planning.

Patty has participated in the planning and development of both statewide and local health information exchanges, serving as Chair of both the Georgia Health Information Technology and Transparency Advisory Board and the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council’s IT Consortium.  She has maintained memberships and industry involvement in national organizations, such as VHA, HIMSS, ACHE and CHIME.  Patty holds an MBA from Florida State University, is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer.
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.
George W. McCulloch, Jr, MA, MBA, FCHIME, CHCIO, EVP, Professional Development and Membership, CHIME


An accomplished IT leader, McCulloch comes to CHIME with more than 24 years of healthcare experience, and most recently as Deputy Chief Information Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Before joining Vanderbilt, he held CIO and senior IT titles in organizations ranging in size and complexity from a 200 bed hospital in Northern Illinois, to 800 bed organizations in Western Michigan and central North Carolina.

McCulloch has been an active member of CHIME since joining in 2005. Most notably he served as a member the CHIME Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2014 and was instrumental in guiding the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO program as a member of the CHCIO Governing Board. He is a certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and CHIME Fellow.

McCulloch’s education includes B.A., M.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Delaware, Northern Illinois University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Keith Perry, CHCIO, Senior Vice President and CIO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Keith Perry, CHCIO is the senior vice president and chief information officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In this role, he oversees all aspects of delivering a technology strategy that aligns with the institutional mission to saving children and finding cures.
Prior to his current position, he was associate vice president and deputy chief information officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center responsible for executive leadership for a portfolio of information services that support the institutional mission to eliminate the burden of cancer.
Perry also served as director of enterprise technology and director of business line applications for U.S. Oncology where he oversaw a team responsible for all technology infrastructure services and clinical research technology.  He started his healthcare career with Columbia/HCA Healthcare as director of application technology and architecture.
Perry completed his Bachelor of Science in computer science at Harding University and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Shane Pilcher, Administrative Director Information Services, Siskin Hospital
Shane Pilcher is the Administrative Director of Information Systems at Siskin Hospital.
Shane has over 25 years of healthcare and healthcare IT experience. He brings his military experience leading teams into the healthcare and corporate environment while aligning IS strategy with corporate strategic plans for Siskin Hospital.
Shane became a Registered Respiratory Therapist in 1995 while in the United States Navy where he served as an EMT, Navy Corpsman and Respiratory Therapist. In 2003, he converted to an Intelligence Specialist where he served time in Iraq and was the leading Chief over the Naval Intelligence Reserve Region Southeast’s Intelligence Training program. Shane retired as a Chief from the United States Navy with over 20 years of active and reserve service. His diverse healthcare IT experience has given him the unique opportunity to understand the landscape from system implementation and support to leading IT departments and driving their strategic vision to positively affect their organization and ultimately patient outcomes. He has also received his Fellowship designation from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and holds a BS in Business Administration.
Gib Sorebo, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Leidos Health
Gib Sorebo has been working in the information technology industry for more than twenty years in both the public and private sector. In addition to federal and state governments, Gib has done security consulting in the financial services, healthcare, and energy sectors. He is currently responsible for coordinating cybersecurity strategy and activities in the healthcare and energy sectors for Leidos. He co-authored a book on Smart Grid Security that was published in December 2011. He is also a frequent speaker at major conferences where he has given talks on the Internet of Things, information security liability, Sarbanes-Oxley, E-Discovery, smart grid security, incident response, breach notification, and several other topics. Gib holds a law degree from the Catholic University of America, a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Bill Spooner, Retired CIO and Healthcare IT Advisor
William A. Spooner, LFCHIME, LHIMSS, CHCIO  has  40  years  healthcare experience, having recently retired after 18 years as CIO of San Diego‐based Sharp HealthCare. He now serves as advisor to healthcare systems and vendor firms on strategy, innovation, and performance improvement. He is a founding Advisor of Next Wave Health Advisors. He is particularly interested in the emerging fee-for-value payment models and analytics around population health.
During his time at Sharp, Bill led an aggressive IT effort that placed Sharp on the Hospitals and Health Networks Most Wired list for 14 of its first 16 years. Numerous IT advances in both the business and patient care arenas supported Sharp’s development as the leading San Diego integrated delivery network in a highly competitive managed care environment. IT was cited for its contributions to Sharp’s 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Sharp placed  high  on numerous  “best  places to work” rankings, including #6 and #7 on Computerworld’s 2013 and 2014, respectively, Best Places to Work in IT rankings.
Recipient of the 2009 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award, Bill is a member the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives which he served as Chair in 2006. In 2013 he received CHIME’s inaugural Public Policy Award for his H.I.T. advocacy work. In 2011 he was named by Information Week as one of the 25 leaders driving the healthcare I.T. revolution. He serves on the Boards of the Blue Ridge Medical Management Corporation and the Tennessee HIMSS chapter.   He previously served on the Boards of the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), Digital Pathology Association, San Diego‐based Community Clinics Health Network and San Diego HealthConnect regional HIE, as well as the Healthcare IT News Editorial Board. He is a past member of the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Boyd Stewart, Research Director – Revenue Cycle, KLAS Enterprises
As a Research Director of Financial and Services research for the last three years, Boyd oversees KLAS conducted research in the enterprise revenue cycle and medical records departments and conducts research within financial, revenue cycle software and HIT services fields.
Boyd is currently leading report research in the areas of Patient Accounting Solutions, Revenue Cycle Services, Outsourced Coding, Computer-Assisted Coding, Speech Recognition, Clinical Documentation Improvement and NLP.
Prior to his time with KLAS, Boyd spent over ten years in the pharmaceutical industry working with hospitals, clinics, and indigent patient outreach programs.
Boyd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Weber State University and currently resides in Lindon, Utah with his wife Shelly and 7 children.
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