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Our Executive Leadership Team

The Leadership Behind Our Sector Council

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Mark Jarrett

Senior Health Advisor for Northwell Health and a Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Mark P. Jarrett MD, MBA, MS, HCISSP currently serves as Senior Health Advisor for Northwell Health and a Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He currently serves as the Chair of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council and the National Healthcare Sector Chief for National InfraGard as well as the Sector Chief for NY Metro InfraGard. He is on the HPH Cyber Working Group Executive Council. His previous position for ten years was as Chief Quality Officer for Northwell Health where he was responsible for system-wide initiatives in quality and safety, and also served as Northwell’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
He previously served as Chief Medical Officer and DIO at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). Prior to that appointment, Dr. Jarrett was Director of Rheumatology at SIUH from 1982-1999. Dr. Jarrett has extensive research experience and has been published on the subjects of immune response in systemic lupus erythematosus, quality, and cybersecurity in health care.
Dr. Jarrett is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology, and past president of the Richmond County Medical Society.
Dr. Jarrett earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and a fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Jarrett also holds an MBA from Wagner College and an MS in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University. He is also a certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP).

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Terry Rice

Vice President, Information Risk Management and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) | Merck

Terry Rice is the Vice President, IT Risk Management and Security, and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  In this role, he is responsible for the IT organization’s risk management and cybersecurity program including IT policy, information security engineering, identity and access management engineering, threat intelligence, security incident response and eDiscovery.  He is a member of the IT Leadership Team.  Terry also serves on the board of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) and is a former-chairman of the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council Cyber Working Group.  He recently served as a member of the Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force.  


Terry began his career as a US Army Officer and served with the 101st Airborne Division, US Forces Korea, the National Security Agency and other units.  Upon leaving military service, Terry worked in the consulting industry in a variety of information security roles.  He then spent four years at Johnson & Johnson as a Director of Global Information Security.  Terry joined Merck in 2007.


Terry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and Master of Science degree from George Washington University.  He is married and has two children

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Nicollette Louissant

Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategic Planning for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA

Dr. Nicolette Louissaint serves as the Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategic Planning for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). In this role, she leads HDA’s efforts to build policies and strategic approaches to bolster supply chain resilience and reinforce the role of healthcare distributors in the healthcare ecosystem.

She previously served as the Executive Director and President of Healthcare Ready, a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on strengthening the United States’ healthcare supply chain preparedness and response before, during and after natural disasters and disease pandemics.

Prior to this, Dr. Louissaint served as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Special Coordinator for Ebola during the height of the 2014 epidemic and as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

Dr. Louissaint chairs the Equity Working Group on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council. In 2020, she was named one of The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans.


She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, a PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

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Jim McCory

Chief Medical Officer | Riverside Medical Group & Medical Center

Dr. McCorry is the Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. He has been involved in Emergency Medicine his entire career and has always had a strong focus on Disaster Preparedness. Dr. McCorry is the Medical Director for Riverside Health System Emergency Management,. Dr. McCorry received his undergraduate degree from Widener University and his Medical Degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McCorry completed his internship at Mount Clemens General Hospital and his residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Emergency Medicine. Dr. McCorry joined Riverside in 2010 and has been at Doctors' Hospital since its opening in May of 2013. Dr. McCorry is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and previously served as an affiliated instructor at Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research & Training teaching Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters courses. He is a current officer of Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council

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Cathy Lester

5G Innovation in Healthcare | Verizon

Recognized as a subject matter expert in virtual care solutions as well as a Health IT solution innovator, Ms. Lester is a frequent innovator on the topics of telehealth and the role of technology in disaster response.  Recognized as a subject matter expert in virtual care solutions as well as a Health IT solution innovator, Ms. Lester is a frequent speaker on the topics of telehealth and the role of technology in disaster response.s-oriented collaborator, they’ve helped to make us what we are today.

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Vice President, Healthcare Continuity Management & Support Services Kaiser Permanente

Skip Skivington

Vice President, Healthcare Continuity Management & Support Services
Kaiser Permanente

For more than 3 decades Skip has worked at Kaiser Permanente in various roles, and is currently the Vice President of Healthcare Continuity and Support Services. Skip has executive responsibility for several key national departments to include: emergency management, business continuity, nutrition services, as well as corporate travel and meeting services. Skip concurrently served as the Interim Vice President of Supply Chain during the period of 2005 to 2009, and from 2015 to 2017 led Kaiser’s national security services program.  Skip provided executive leadership for the supplier diversity program that led to Kaiser’s inclusion in the prestigious Billion Dollar Roundtable in 2014 making Kaiser the first health care provider to spend more than one billion dollars with diverse suppliers.  In 2018 Skip was the team leader of a national cross functional team focused on ending homelessness for the medically frail and elderly, and was on special assignment in 2019 and 2020, to lead the construction team that ensured the successful completion and opening of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson, School of Medicine, in Pasadena, CA.
Skip co-chairs, with a physician leader, Kaiser’s national healthcare continuity management oversight committee which includes senior executives across the enterprise to include operations, pharmacy, membership services, information technology, communications, human resources and enterprise business services.
Skip is a member of the State of California’s Joint Advisory Committee for Public Health Preparedness.  Skip was a member of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) technical evaluation panel which reviewed and evaluated grant proposals for the provisioning of medical treatment for injuries associated with non-emergency responders following the World Trade Center Disaster.  Skip was a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Standing Committee for the Strategic National Stockpile and was a member of the National Academy’s Committee on the Use of Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care.  Skip was named as the Advancing & Redefining Communities for Emergency Management’s 2017 Innovator of the Year.
Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Skip led two Kaiser Permanente volunteer medical response teams consisting of physicians, nurses and mental health providers to the Gulf Region at the request of the US Surgeon General, and was part of the largest medical volunteer response program in the history of the country. Skip holds both a BS in Business Administration, and an MBA.

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