Lisa A. Martinelli

Vice President, Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer
Highmark Health
Lisa Martinelli is Vice President and Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer for Highmark Health. Lisa joined Highmark in 2002.As Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer, Ms. Martinelli oversees privacy, information management and data policy for the enterprise – an integrated delivery and financing health system, consisting of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Allegheny Health Network. She ensures that executive management and the Board of Directors are aware of significant privacy concerns and that the behavior within organization meets the standards of all relevant laws, rules and regulations, and best practices. She also develops policies and procedures, corporate-wide training and educational programs and works closely with Highmark Health customers, IT and security areas. She sets strategic direction and analyzes issues related to information privacy, ethical use of data, cyber laws and policies. She is the chair of Highmark Health’s Data Governance Council. Ms. Martinelli earned her bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and political science from the University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude. She also received her Juris Doctor in healthcare law from the University of Pittsburgh. More recently, Ms. Martinelli has earned a master's degree in the theology from Duquesne University, and she is a Ph.D. candidate in health care ethics at the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University, with a concentrated focus on organizational and stakeholder ethics. In 2009, Ms. Martinelli received the Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work with children with autism. She serves as a member of the University of Pittsburgh Honors College Board of Visitors, is an adjunct professor of information privacy law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is on the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum, serves on the Board of the Information Accountability Foundation, and is member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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