Leadership

  • Vincent Bennekers
    Vincent Bennekers
    Vincent Bennekers

    Vice President of Quality

    Vincent leads the HITRUST Compliance Program. He is responsible for overseeing the integrity of the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program, which provides centralized reporting and oversight for all HITRUST CSF Assessments and reports. He is also responsible for championing continued improvements to the integrity, transparency, and ultimately the rely-ability of HITRUST reporting. Vincent has spent a significant portion of his career in the Netherlands and Belgium, supporting clients to achieve their IT assurance and cybersecurity goals.

    Vincent Bennekers Vice President of Quality
  • Dominic Boamah, Ph.D.
    Dominic Boamah, Ph.D.
    Dominic Boamah, Ph.D.

    Director, Office of Research & Analysis

    Dominic Boamah, Ph.D. Director, Office of Research & Analysis
  • KC Chewning
    KC Chewning
    KC Chewning

    Sr Director of Operations and Process Improvement

    KC Chewning Sr Director of Operations and Process Improvement
  • Bryan Cline Ph.D.
    Bryan Cline Ph.D.
    Bryan Cline Ph.D.

    Chief Research Officer

    Bryan provides thought leadership on risk management and compliance and develops the methodologies used in various components of the HITRUST Approach. This includes a focus on the design of the HITRUST CSF and the assessment and certification models used in the HITRUST CSF Assurance Programs, for which he provides technical direction and oversight. He’s also responsible for addressing emerging trends impacting risk management and compliance to ensure the HITRUST Approach sets the bar for organizations seeking the most comprehensive privacy and security frameworks available. Bryan previously served as HITRUST’s Vice President of Standards and Analysis.

    Bryan Cline Ph.D. Chief Research Officer
  • Maria Christina Comas
    Maria Christina Comas
    Maria Christina Comas

    Director of Project Management

    Maria Christina Comas Director of Project Management
  • Matthew Datel
    Matthew Datel
    Matthew Datel

    Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Matthew Datel Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Gladys Evans
    Gladys Evans
    Gladys Evans

    Chief of Staff

    Gladys Evans Chief of Staff
  • Marc Fitzpatrick
    Marc Fitzpatrick
    Marc Fitzpatrick

    Director of Product Marketing and Corporate Communications

    Marc Fitzpatrick Director of Product Marketing and Corporate Communications
  • Michael Frederick
    Michael Frederick
    Michael Frederick

    Director of Professional Services

    Michael Frederick Director of Professional Services
  • Pat Long
    Pat Long
    Pat Long

    Director of Information Technology

    Pat Long Director of Information Technology
  • Iddah Mwaniki
    Iddah Mwaniki
    Iddah Mwaniki

    Director of IT Audit

    Iddah Mwaniki Director of IT Audit
  • James Nutkis
    James Nutkis
    James Nutkis

    Sr. Director, Product Management

    James Nutkis Sr. Director, Product Management
  • Dennis Palmer
    Dennis Palmer
    Dennis Palmer

    Director of Customer Experience

    As the HITRUST Director of Customer Experience, Dennis engages as a customer advocate, ensuring that HITRUST products and services provide the best quality to the end-user. He has been at HITRUST since 2014. Dennis has over 25 years of commercial, military, and government experience in various aspects of information system design, installation, operation, maintenance, and security.

    Dennis Palmer Director of Customer Experience
  • Michael Parisi
    Michael Parisi
    Michael Parisi

    Vice President of Adoption

    Michael Parisi has led over 500 controls-related engagements primarily in the healthcare and financial services industries. He has extensive experience with third-party assurance reporting including HITRUST readiness, HITRUST certification, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Agreed Upon Procedure and customized AT-101 engagements. He also has several years’ experience implementing large Oracle ERP systems specializing in the General Ledger and Governance Risk and Compliance modules. He has extensive knowledge of financial reporting and regulatory standards through his external audit and consulting experience, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, NIST, CMS and state specific standards. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from Quinnipiac University. He is an active member of ISACA and IAPP.

    Michael Parisi Vice President of Adoption
  • Ryan Patrick
    Ryan Patrick
    Ryan Patrick

    Vice President of Adoption

    Ryan Patrick Vice President of Adoption
  • Joshua Perlow
    Joshua Perlow
    Joshua Perlow

    Vice President, Business Development & Adoption

    Joshua Perlow Vice President, Business Development & Adoption
  • Classie Pierre
    Classie Pierre
    Classie Pierre

    Director of HR

    Classie Pierre Director of HR
  • Eric Rozier
    Eric Rozier
    Eric Rozier

    Director of Client Development

    Eric Rozier Director of Client Development
  • Andrew Russell
    Andrew Russell
    Andrew Russell

    Vice President of Standards

    Andrew leads the HITRUST Standards group. With deep levels of expertise in information security controls mapping, controls testing, automation, and data analytics. Andrew is responsible for development enhancements and ongoing maintenance of the HITRUST CSF framework. Andrew has a decade of “Big 4” audit experience covering a wide range of standards and a diverse mixture of projects.

    Andrew Russell Vice President of Standards
  • Fernando Sarife
    Fernando Sarife
    Fernando Sarife

    Director of Sales Operations

    Fernando Sarife Director of Sales Operations
  • Becky Swain
    Becky Swain
    Becky Swain

    Director of Cloud Assurance Innovation

    With extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy supply chain assurance, and GRC frameworks, Becky Swain, Director of Cloud Assurance Innovation, leads the HITRUST Shared Responsibility and Inheritance Program. Previously, she held leadership roles in cybersecurity and IT audit and compliance, working for the Big Four and Silicon Valley technology companies. As a leading contributor to cloud standards development, Swain was a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), co-founder and author of the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), project co-editor of ISO/IEC 27036-1:2014, and a founding member of the exam writing committee for (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). Swain has been invited to speak at top tech conferences and has received numerous industry security recognitions while holding professional credentials in (ISC)2 CISSP, IAPP CIPT and CIPP/US, the AICPA CISA, and HITRUST CCSFP.

    Becky Swain Director of Cloud Assurance Innovation

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