ANN ARBOR, MI, Jan. 6, 2021 – The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) is delighted to announce the names of five new CIO members and two new Foundation member representatives who will join the AEHIS Board of Trustees in January 2022.

“AEHIS is growing at this crucial time when cybersecurity issues have taken center stage in healthcare and all sectors globally, and we are delighted to expand our Board with these outstanding new members,” said David Finn, vice president of AEHIS. “Their combined expertise will be of immense help as we continue our service to senior IT security leaders in healthcare and our industry partners. Security is a strategic function of any business today. In healthcare, information security is an absolute must to keep patients safe, keep data available and provide care. Our Board Members are highly experienced and dedicated security professionals, and their work will be of great importance as AEHIS advocates for better cybersecurity on a national level and works to strengthen leaders across the industry to meet new challenges.”

Effective immediately, the newly elected members of the AEHIS Board of Trustees are:

Saad Chaudhry, CIO, Luminis Health
Dan Dodson, CEO, Fortified Health
Keith Duemling, Director, Cybersecurity Technology, Cleveland Clinic
Vikas Khosla, Chief Digital Health Officer, Intraprise Health
Jackie Mattingly, CISO, Owensboro Health
Teresa Tonthat, VP, IT & CISO, Texas Children’s Hospital
Dee Young, CISO, UNC Health

Continuing in service to the Board and assuming a new role as Board Chair:

Sri Bharadwaj, VP, Digital Innovation & Applications, Franciscan Health.

Other AEHIS Board Members who will continue to serve in 2022/2023 are:

Vikrant Arora, CISO, Hospital for Special Surgery
Jeff Bontsas, VP, Information Security & CISO – Ascension Technologies
Scott Breece, CISO, Cerner
Will Long, CISO, First Health Advisory
Wes Wright, CTO, Imprivata

In 2022, AEHIS will bring back in-person CISO Boot Camps, which were on hold during the pre-vaccination phase of the pandemic. AEHIS will also expand collaborations such as the recently announced partnership with CyberRisk Alliance that will offer enriched resources to AEHIS members. New digital media initiatives and solutions for C-suite and other executive/leadership level professionals will expand participation and engagement in the Digital Health Community.

The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) launched in 2014 as the first professional organization serving healthcare’s senior IT security leaders. AEHIS offers CISOs and other top-ranking information security leaders the professional development and networking opportunities critical for their success. Members have access to educational resources and support for addressing key industry-specific privacy and security issues.

Formed under the auspices of CHIME, the premier executive organization dedicated to supporting Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders, AEHIS benefits its members as it upholds CHIME’s 30-year history of delivering relevant, high-quality executive education and networking opportunities.


Rosslyn Elliott
Editor, Communications & Media Relations
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