Kathy Jobes
Kathy JobesKathy Jobes, Chief Information Security Officer at Sentara Healthcare

Kathy has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare; beginning her career in hospital operations, she worked in clinical, financial and IT roles before settling in IT security. Ms. Jobes implemented her first IT Security program at Shands HealthCare, a not-for-profit health system with two academic hospitals, five acute care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, one rehabilitation facility, thirty-two homecare and home infusion services, and over one hundred clinics with more than seven thousand employees, in 1999 where she began her career in Security. In 2006 she was recruited to Bon Secours Health System, Inc., a not-for-profit faith based health system, to develop a centralized enterprise IT Security program for twenty-one acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities, fourteen homecare and hospice services and over twenty-two thousand employees across seven states. Eager to once again establish a comprehensive enterprise IT Security program, Ms. Jobes joined one of the nation’s top integrated healthcare systems, Sentara Healthcare, in 2013. As the Chief Information Security Officer at Sentara she is responsible for providing IT Security leadership and vision in the areas of identity and access management (IAM), Security Risk Management, governance, education, assurance and threat management. She is a trusted member of Sentara’s senior leadership team, providing regulatory, operational and technical security guidance to senior executives, the Board and other members of the team.

Ms. Jobes earned her B.S. in Health Sciences / Health Care Administration from the University of West Florida, and holds a certificate in Medical Informatics. Kathy is a skilled and experienced security and risk management executive with proven expertise in developing, implementing and leading effective and efficient security compliance programs. She has published and presented multiple times on the topic of IT Security and privacy in healthcare and the electronic medical record.

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