Geisinger has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Information Security Officer.

Geisinger, a nationally recognized, world-class healthcare system that is leading healthcare change, is an integrated health system that is widely recognized for its innovative use of electronic health records and the development of innovative care delivery models. 

Geisinger is comprised of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, a college of medicine and a nearly 600,000-member health plan serving more than three million residents in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and beyond.

Geisinger’s key initiatives include:

  • Geisinger Health Plan is known for its high-quality, affordable healthcare benefits.
  • 65 Forward, senior-focused primary care centers that combine smaller panel sizes and wellness programming to provide a concierge experience.
  • Geisinger at Home, their team-based care that makes it easier to improve health for their sickest patients by meeting them where they are at home.
  • Precision Health/MyCode Community Health Initiative leverages multiple generations of data and genetic sequencing to generate insights that make anticipatory changes in patients’ care plans.
  • Mail-order pharmacy that auto-refills every 90 days for enrolled patients at a lower cost and bypasses the need for a retail pharmacy.
  • Primary care expansion provides patients with providers that act as a trusted resource they can turn to partner with for all their health needs.
  • Telemedicine that makes it easier for patients to connect with providers from wherever they are located.
  • Employee engagement and retention that invests in employees’ development with opportunities for mentorship, professional growth, and career advancement.
  • Top patient satisfaction with providers that consistently rank in the top 10 percent in patient experience nationally.
  • The Geisinger Academy provides a continuum of learning opportunities with a focus on teaching and learning, communication, management and leadership, scholarly activity, and precision medicine. 

Chief Information Security Officer Position Overview

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is primarily responsible for risk management including advising senior management of risks to the business due to the implementation of technology used for business operation. 

This advisory position includes maturing and innovating an information security program and management infrastructure to ensure that technology risks are identified and managed according to the risk culture of the enterprise.

The CISO reports to the Chief Assurance Officer at Geisinger who reports to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors. The CISO also provides updates to the Committee on a quarterly basis. The CISO works closely with peers in information technology, privacy, legal and internal audit. 

Some other key projects:

  • Integrating an academic institution’s technology platform into the System’s information technology infrastructure
  • Developing a security strategy to support various joint venture information technology requirements

The CISO will provide leadership to the security team of approximately 20 staff, which includes security operations, incident response, cloud security, and security communications. 

The CISO will continue to build a robust security program based on the NIST framework.  Some of the key projects in which the CISO will play an integral role will be: 

  • Partnering with information technology to provide information security recommendations during Geisinger’s digital transformation/cloud modernization 
  • Maturing the information security program, policies and tools to support a hybrid-cloud model 
  • Improving security awareness 


Education: Bachelor’s Degree required

Leadership Experience: Minimum of seven years

Related Work Experience: Minimum of seven years

Healthcare Experience: Preferred

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.

Geisinger has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for Chief Privacy Officer job candidates.

Geisinger is one of the nation’s largest health service organizations with 13 hospital campuses and two research centers. As an integrated health system, Geisinger is widely recognized for its innovative use of electronic health records and the development of innovative care delivery models.

Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey. In all, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on these economies and has received national recognition for its integration, quality, and service.


Chief Privacy Officer Job Overview

The Chief Privacy Officer at Geisinger is an incredible opportunity for an experienced leader seeking a collaborative, financially healthy, and prestigious organization. The Chief Privacy Officer will champion patient and data privacy, continue to build organizational awareness around privacy and consult with internal and external stakeholders. The Privacy Officer is responsible for the organization’s Privacy Program including but not limited to:

  • Daily operations of the program
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures
  • Monitoring program compliance
  • Investigation and tracking of incidents and breaches
  • Ensuring patients’ rights in compliance with federal and state laws



Geisinger seeks a proven leader with excellent project management skills. To be successful the Chief Privacy Officer must be a strong communicator with the ability to independently and self-sufficiently identify and navigate various privacy-related issues, with reliable judgment and discretion.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of ten years of privacy legal, healthcare information management and/or compliance experience required, preferably in healthcare or health insurance privacy.
  • Strong subject matter expertise and knowledge of all relevant privacy laws, regulations, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Relevant knowledge about information security and the inherent interplay between privacy and cybersecurity required.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as problem-solving capabilities to ensure that business plans and strategies do not subject the organization to any legal or regulatory violations and/or undue risk or exposure.
  • Knowledge and experience related to information access, release of information, and release control technologies; knowledge in and the ability to apply the principles of privacy, project management, and change management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant graduate degree (e.g. Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in a related field)
  • Certified in Health Care Information Privacy and Security (CHPS) or equivalent credential such as RHIA


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Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters.  If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.

Organization Overview

Lifespan, Rhode Island’s first health system was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A comprehensive, integrated, academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Lifespan’s present partners also include Rhode Island Hospital’s pediatric division, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Bradley Hospital, Newport Hospital, and Gateway Healthcare. A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by its mission to improve the health status of the people it serves in Rhode Island and New England through the provision of customer friendly, geographically accessible and high value services.

Position Highlights

Under the general direction of the Senior VP/CIO, the Chief Information Security Officer directs development, implementation, and oversight of Lifespan’s information technology security infrastructure in compliance with industry best practices and federal and state regulations. Responsibilities include developing information security strategy and implementation plans, as well as polices and procedures related to patient health information and all other confidential information in electronic form. The CISO provides leadership in development, management, control, and security assessment of all Lifespan systems include legacy applications, new applications, data centers, local area networks, wide area networks, firewall/proxy servers, telecommunications systems, service desk, technology centers and facility infrastructure.