Spring Conference 2019 - Speaker Bios
Lee Pierce, BS, MIS
Healthcare Chief Data Officer
Lee Pierce, BS, MIS, is the Sirius Healthcare Chief Data Officer (CDO). A 22-year healthcare industry veteran, Lee specializes in leading enterprise efforts to leverage data as an enterprise asset with data and analytics strategies and competencies. Over the years, Lee has contributed to the industry by providing guidance to other healthcare organizations on data and analytics. He is a founding member and former chairman of the Healthcare Data and Analytics Association (HDAA), a national non-profit organization with 300+ member healthcare organizations and over 2,000 individual data and analytics professionals. The HDAA’s mission is to provide collaboration opportunities for healthcare data and analytics leaders and practitioners.
Chief Information Security Officer
Nancy Phillips is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for proactively combating data security risks for the evolving digital and health care needs of Centura Health.
Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the data security arena from architecting secure solutions, establishing security programs or running large organizations responsible for security operations delivery. She began her career in the military intelligence community and then transitioned to consulting, where she designed and implemented security technologies and programs including multiple 24x7 security service capabilities for managed services or for organizations. Her most recent role before joining Centura Health was as the CISO for Datavail where Nancy was responsible for the execution of security controls as well as maintaining a strong governance, risk and compliance program.
Nancy holds a bachelor’s in computer information systems management from Colorado Christian University as well as her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate. Nancy is a founding member of a special interest group through Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Denver Chapter called Women in Security, and serves as a Community Outreach Chair.
Associate Chief Information Officer
Developing new and innovative solutions. Providing big-picture plans and strategies. Implementing complex clinical, business, and technical initiatives. These are just some of Scott’s strengths. With almost two decades of healthcare experience ranging from hands-on clinical to strategic operations, Scott possesses the unique ability to understand how healthcare leadership impacts patient care. Scott’s areas of expertise include thinking strategically, planning with vision, leading and managing staff, and spearheading creative and unexpected solutions. Before coming to Centura Scott was the Executive Director of Innovation & Technology for MemorialCare. Scott recently conceived of, developed, and built a 3,500-square-foot innovation and testing lab capable of running a 2,000-bed hospital. Results-focused, he specializes in identifying new and better solutions. Scott provides expertise in contract negotiations, technology, cyber security, and clinical informatics. He’s implemented Epic at six hospitals, held board seats at multiple healthcare and technology companies, and provided clinical expertise to a variety of healthcare start-ups.
Scott holds a Masters degrees in Healthcare Administration and Informatics and holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Scott continues to maintain an active nursing license and is ITIL, Lean Leader, and Facilitative Leadership Certified.
ACIO, Vice President, Information Technology
University of Colorado Health
MariJo is currently the Vice President of Application Services at the University of Colorado Health and has responsibility for the UCHealth Affiliate Program, Ancillary and Clinical Support Applications, Integration and Interface Development, Image Management, Telehealth and Clinical Engineering. MariJo started as a medical technologist in the laboratory (more years ago than she would like to admit). She transitioned into healthcare information technology after realizing she wanted to have a broader impact which resulted in time at Cerner, Pyxis, Cincinnati Children’s, Albany Medical Center and Poudre Valley Health System. Experience includes IT strategy, general management, application implementations, day to day operations and support, vendor relationship management, P&L responsibility, contract negotiations, recruiting and sustaining strong teams. MariJo completed a Masters degree in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University in 2011.