HHS Announces Former DHS Official Lisa J. Pino as New OCR Director

HHS Announces Former DHS Official Lisa J. Pino as New OCR Director

September 28, 2021 -HHS has appointed Lisa J. Pino as director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR oversees civil rights enforcements, HIPAA regulations, security, privacy, and breach notification rules.Most recently, Pino served as the executive deputy commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, where she led New Yorks COVID-19 operational response along with Medicaid, Medicare, AIDS Institute, and the Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), among others.Pino previously served as a senior executive service official at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), appointed by President Barack Obama. At DHS, Pino led cyber breach mitigation efforts surrounding the largest breach in federal history by establishing new cybersecurity regulations and renegotiating vendor procurements.

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