Top-performing privacy executive seeking an opportunity to utilize healthcare compliance certification, health industry technology and privacy expertise. Experience with large-scale privacy programs involving paper, electronic and hybrid data environments. Highly proficient in risk-based evaluations and high-impact decision-making that furthers organizational values, mission and vision and prevents privacy issues by designing privacy into operations.
Risk Assessment Tools
Privacy & Security Training
Privacy by Design
Privacy Officer, 07/2011 to Current Sutter Health – Sacramento, CA
Provide systematic guidance on risk assessment and privacy reviews for new information systems and relationships.?
Develop and negotiate Business Associate Agreements.
Manage cross-functional collaboration for improved oversight of development and implementation of uniform, system-wide policies on confidentiality, release of patient information and privacy.?
Collaborate cross-functionally with legal counsel, management and key stakeholders to create and maintain appropriate privacy and confidentiality consent, authorization forms, information notices and materials that reflect current practice and regulatory requirements.?
Implement Sutter Health\'s Incident tracking technology tool to allow data driven decision making and risk reduction by facility, department, incident type, system and individual violators.?
Manage compliance activities for application of federal, state and international privacy laws, as well as appropriate sanctions for noncompliance with privacy policies by HR, ITS, administration and legal counsel.?
Collaborate with data security leadership to develop strategy for risk mitigation; estimate contingent liability and cyber insurance coverage.?
Conduct ongoing system-wide privacy training to new employees and privacy professions across Sutter Health\'s Hospitals and Medical Foundations.
Supervisor/Senior Paralegal, 03/2004 to 06/2011 Hackard & Holt – Gold River, CA
Supervised toxic tort/asbestos injury department including management of personnel and direction of case
flow from inception of litigation through trial.
Performed screening of potential staff, training and
performance reviews for litigation hires. Conducted extensive case analysis including client interviews, investigation, record review
and legal research.
Drafted motions and other pleadings as necessary (ex parte applications, motions for
preference, summary judgment/opposition pleadings, in limine motions and trial briefs, etc.). Participated
in discovery including propounding and responding to written demands as well as organizing document
productions to comply with evidentiary rules.
Coordinated with co-counsel and trial team through
Executive Administrator to General Counsel, 08/1996 to 09/1997 Cadence Design Systems – San Jose, CA
Assisted Vice President and General Counsel in day-to-day operations of corporate legal department.
Organized board of directors\' meetings, prepared board minutes and company
presentations, tracked internal and external budgets, and reviewed contracts.
Served as liaison between
the general counsel\'s office and outside counsel in various transactions including several high profile
company mergers and technology litigation cases.
Litigation Assistant, 04/1991 to 08/1996 Cooley Godward – Palo Alto, CA
Provided litigation and administrative assistance to Managing Partner of litigation department.
Supported attorneys with all aspects of complex intellectual property litigation
and trial preparation in both state and federal court.
organized client presentations, prepared and updated case budgets, arranged travel, and dealt with a wide variety of confidential and time sensitive information on a daily basis.
Litigation Secretarial Coordinator from 1993 to 1994. Determined secretarial staffing
needs, coordinated daily work flow, determined
work priorities if conflicts arose, managed paralegal and secretarial vacation schedules, arranged evening and weekend overtime coverage and coordinated night secretarial assignments.
Bachelor of Arts: Pre-Law/Political Science, 2016 Depaul University, School for New Learning - Chicago, IL