Kathryn Marchesini Appointed ONC Chief Privacy Officer

Kathryn Marchesini

The Department of Health and Human Services has appointed Kathryn Marchesini, former senior health information technology and privacy adviser at HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, as chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Healthcare IT News reported Wednesday.

Marchesini served as the ONC’s acting chief privacy officer for five months in 2014.

She joined the agency in 2010 and managed the agency’s privacy team that works to develop policy, guidance and education programs.

Before HHS, she worked for the North Carolina Justice Department as a legal extern focused on consumer protection, as well as held positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte.

Marchesini holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics and finance from The Catholic University of America, and a juris doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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