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Our Leadership Team

Tom Walsh, CISSP
Founder and Managing Partner

913-696-1573             email

  • Over 25 years information security experience
  • Founder of the firm in 2003
  • Nationally recognized expert in healthcare information security
  • Co-authored four books published by the American Medical Association, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Presented at the HIMSS Annual Conference for 15 consecutive years
  • Active member and contributor to HIMSS and AHIMA at both a local and a national level
  • Serving as the information security consultant for several healthcare organizations: covered entities and business associates

Kerry McConnell, CISSP
Partner, Principal Consultant

512-484-0223             email

  • Over 30 years of experience in information technology with 15 years focused on healthcare information security IT
  • Experienced consultant providing risk analysis, security officer mentoring, security program development and HIPAA readiness and OCR compliance audits
  • Former - Director of Risk Management for ACS State Healthcare; IT security, HIPAA awareness and readiness, and organizational disaster recovery /business continuity planning; conducted HIPAA compliance assessments in every state where ACS provided Medicaid support services
  • Former - Director of Security at RenewData (an eDiscovery service provider)

Keith Fricke, MBA, CISSP, PMP
Partner, Principal Consultant

216-280-4430             email

  • Over 30 years of experience in information technology with 16 years focused on healthcare information security
  • Former - Mercy Health’s (fka Catholic Health Partners) ISO for 5-1/2 years (CSO - 3 years), created an enterprise Information Security Department and program spanning 24 hospitals across three states
  • Former - Cleveland Clinic’s Community Hospital Information Security Data Supervisor /Administrator - 9 hospitals over 7 years; implemented an innovative hands-on incident response testing program
  • Frequent speaker (over 60 presentations)
  • Adjunct instructor, MIS Department and Department of Graduate Studies, Ursuline College, Cleveland, OH

Mark Dill, CISM, CRISC
Partner, Principal Consultant

440-539-6009             email

  • Over 26 years of IT and technical management experience, with a focus on implementing strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Former - Chief Information Security Officer for The Cleveland Clinic responsible for the deployment of information security and disaster recovery best practices, and compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and Internal Control Effectiveness/SOX regulations and standards
  • Recognized in December 2015 and in December 2016 by Health Data Management magazine as one of the ‘50 Top Healthcare IT Experts’
  • Recognized by as one of the most influential people in healthcare information security in 2014
  • Known for developing a ‘Book of Evidence’ - providing guidance to organizations on how to prepare for and pass an OCR audit
  • Contributes to local, regional and national efforts supporting information security program advancements and discipline

Fran Hunter
Partner, Business Development and CustomerCare

843-705-5758       513-379-5757      email

  • Over 30 years of clinical, business and information technology, and over 14 years’ experience in HIPAA
  • Former - CTG Health Solutions; Director of Opportunity Response, Marketing Analyst, Business Development and HIPAA Client Service Executive
  • Nursing management experience includes program and professional development for over 150 FTE’s
  • Recognized as 2014-2015 Woman of the Year, National Association of Professional Women for industry contribution
  • Memberships include HIMSS, previous Chapter President and Vice President of Central and Southern Ohio HIMSS, and past member of North Carolina Health Information Association (NCHIA) security committee


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