Privacy and Security Committee

Join the Privacy and Security Committee!

The HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers is open January 16 - March 13, 2017

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By applying to be a committee volunteer, you can play an instrumental part in the transformation and advancement of Health IT. Committee volunteers help to execute the strategic initiatives of HIMSS, while benefitting from professional development opportunities.

To learn more about how you can contribute to one of our committees please contact Carrie Subelsky. Leaders who have maintained active membership for at least the past 12 consecutive months and are not currently serving in another leadership position are highly encouraged to submit an application and make an impact today!


The Privacy and Security Committee guides implementation of strategic initiatives that promote the privacy and security of healthcare information and management systems. 

The Committee also provides oversight for several volunteer task forces and work groups. Further information about these task forces and work groups is listed below. 

Privacy and Security Committee

Committee Members

Joshua C. Black

Joshua C. Black
Manager, IT Security Administration
Information Risk Officer
Assistant HIPAA Security Officer
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Bayardo Alvarez

Bayardo Alvarez
Director, Information Technology
Boston PainCare Center

Mark Ford

Mark Ford
Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
National Industry Leader, Life Sciences & Health Care - Cyber Risk Services

David L. Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CHPS, CISSP

David L. Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CHPS, CISSP
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Information Management
Texas State University

Aaron Hayden, GSNA, HCISPP

Aaron Hayden, GSNA, HCISSP, CISA
CynergisTek, Inc.

David L. Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CISSP

John Hummel
MIS Data Security and Assurance
Chief Information Security Officer
Holy Cross Hospital

Carrie McGlaughlin, CISM, CCEP

Carrie McGlaughlin, CISM, CCEP
Director of Information Technology
HIPAA Security Officer
The Buckeye Ranch

Ron Mehring, MBA, CISSP

Ron Mehring, MBA, CISSP
Vice President, Technology & Security
Texas Health Resources


Peter Mercuri, MBA, HCISPP, CHSA, CHSP
Practice Transformation Specialist
Quality Insights of Pennsylvania

Catherine M. Petrozzino, CIPP/G/US/IT

Catherine M. Petrozzino, CIPP/G/US/IT
Principal, Cybersecurity Partnerships and Information Privacy
MITRE Corporation

Meredith R. Phillips, MHSA, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP

Meredith R. Harper, MHSA, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP
Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer
Henry Ford Health System


Vice President – CRP Privacy and Information Security and EHR Oversight
Corporate Responsibility Program
Catholic Health Initiatives