Moving the Needle in Healthcare: Advancing Women in STEM

Join WITI, Atlantic Health System and Randstad Technologies as we bring together influencers and decision makers for a collaborative discussion to reframe how we think and what we do about the gender and diversity gap in the tech sector.

We will explore ways to advance women of all levels, backgrounds by addressing leadership and empowerment, creating a culture of diversity and inclusion, and tangible next steps you can take action on.

Men are always welcomed at all WITI events!

Featured Speaker(s)

Deborah Cancilla, CIO Atlantic Health System

Prior to joining the Atlantic Health System, Debbie served as SVP and Chief Information Officer for PinnacleHealth, a $2 billion care delivery system in Central Pennsylvania. There, she oversaw technology services and resources for 162 locations, including three acute care hospitals, 70 ambulatory clinics, 18 imaging centers and 15 outpatient laboratories. With responsibility for 180 IT professionals, Debbie managed numerous programs and a full-scale Epic implementation to ensure sustainability and data security across all new and existing enterprise solutions. She simultaneously developed resources, processes and governance to eliminate unnecessary outsourcing, saving the system $12 million annually and engaging Pinnacle's own, internal IT team to ensure long-term sustainability and growth opportunities. Prior to her departure, Debbie was instrumental in helping to develop IT plans for the acquisition of 4 CHS hospitals as well as the sale of Pinnacle Health to UPMC.

Prior to her role with PinnacleHealth, Debbie served as SVP, Chief Information Officer for Grady Health System in Atlanta, where she completed a wholesale transformation of technology and team to support the fast paced turnaround of the health system. Grady Health System was recognized in 2012 as one of the Most Wired hospitals in the nation as well as propelled from HIMSS level 1 to HIMSS level 6 under Debbie's leadership.

In 2015, she was named as a Top 100 CIO and Top Female CIO by Becker's. Last year, Becker's honored Debbie once again, naming her as one of the Top Hospital and Health Care CIOs to Know and has received NJ CIO (not for profit) award in 2018.

Justin Lahullier, Chief Information Officer, Delta Dental

Justin Lahullier joined Delta Dental of New Jersey in early 2000, has held several key positions in areas including Compliance, Product Development, Strategic Planning, and Informatics. He was previously Assistant Vice President of Strategic Decision Support and Data Services where his focus was on driving value using analytics, data visualization, and storytelling. He was promoted to Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services in April of 2017.

Justin's current focus is on driving value from all areas of IT to the business and external partners with a focus on optimizing IT delivery and support. Key successes include partnering with the business to deliver outcomes aligned with corporate strategy while providing leadership and governance to critical strategic and technical initiatives. Current initiatives include Hi-Trust compliance, improving the customer experience and leveraging data and analytics with a focus on driving efficiencies, reducing risk and enabling the business. Justin also developed the company's first IT focused 18-month professional development program dubbed "CIO University."

Tara Bucchi, Executive Director, Infrastructure Shared Services, CVS Health

Tara's career began at Aetna in 2005 as part of the Information Technology Leadership Development Program. Her experience over the past 15 years spans multiple IT disciplines including release management, quality assurance, governance, program delivery, security, and infrastructure.

Most recently, Tara led the integration with CVS Health for infrastructure; the largest health insurance M&A deal in history. In her current role, she is the head of Infrastructure Shared Services for CVS Health; delivering best-in-class services across the infrastructure organization and IT. This includes driving the strategy for IT service management, ensuring compliance and risk reduction through audit and vulnerability management, mergers & acquisitions, planning, and infrastructure portfolio, finance, and product management. Additionally, Tara leads the overall talent program for the IT organization.

Tara has a strong passion for promoting a positive culture and is a strong advocate for programs that support girls in STEM. She is the chair of Women in Technology at CVS Health, the Hartford network director for Women in Technology International (WITI) and is on the Board of Directors for the Petit Family Foundation. Tara received Bachelors' degrees in both Information Science and Technology and Criminal Justice from the University at Albany in 2004.

Mary Iazzetta, Global VP Sourcing and Procurement, Syngenta

Mary Iazzetta, Esq. has extensive Global Procurement and Strategic Sourcing experience including Verizon Communications as Director, Global Strategic Sourcing and most recently Head Indirect Procurement at Syngenta. Mary has pioneered Centers of Excellence in India, launched Global Workforce Management programs, developed internal training and internship programs and implemented Contractual and Vendor Management organizations.

As an award-winning executive, Mary bridges the crossroads of technology, analysis and strategy to lead business initiatives with insight and empathy by building a collaborative culture that provides creative solutions. Mary is also an attorney who previously taught at Seton Hall University, School of Law, along with a successful litigation career.

Katherine Yacko joined Aetna's Tech Research & Innovation team in 2011, developing deep expertise and enterprise strategy in the emerging tech domains of AI/Cognitive, Immersive Technologies, Behavioral and Advanced Analytics, Blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT). Katherine contributions to Aetna's Technology Foundation Architecture and the Digital Transformation Strategy, have established Aetna's as a leader in the industry.

Katherine is a seasoned IT leader and innovator focused on enterprise-level emerging technology strategy, adoption and transformation. As the Senior Director of Technology Innovation, Katherine currently manages the tech-enabled innovation pipeline for CVS Health, inspiring business transformation through vanguard thinking, exploration, and demonstration of the Art of the Possible. Actively envisioning and inspiring others to find unique, innovative combinations of emerging and existing technologies that will create a new and better reality in Healthcare. Katherine partners with university and vendor research labs as well as start-up communities to bring ground-breaking tech and novel ideas to CVS Health's innovation pipeline.

With 30+ years' experience in healthcare IT, Katherine has led numerous strategic initiatives, consistently delivering leadership, value, transformation and cultural change in a complex environment. Katherine's curiosity, passion for learning, and unconventional style has led her to various roles, forging her own path, while supporting and advising business leaders across numerous domains along the way. She is an innovation activist and inspirational leader, emboldening others to think and act outside the box, to disrupt, reinvent, and achieve.

Katherine graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and holds a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Katherine is the WITI network leader for Philadelphia.

Chris Martin
, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Randstad Technologies

Chris Martin is the key stakeholder in driving business development and oversees the execution of the company's overall sales strategy with a specialized focus on innovation and growth. Chris has been instrumental in the company's initiatives tied to utilizing big data and AI to develop intelligent sales models for the entire organization. As the SVP of Strategy, and Head of the Center of Excellence, he is responsible for strategic innovation throughout the Randstad Technologies Group portfolio.

With over 15 years in the staffing and HR solutions industry, Chris started his career with Randstad back in 2002. He moved up the ranks first as Account Manager, then as a Branch Manager, Regional Manager of Permanent Recruiting overseeing teams in the Mid-Atlantic to the NYC Metro area, and then transitioned to support all of Randstad U.S. by establishing the company's Enterprise Solutions group. In this role, Chris sold across service lines offering new business development and strategic account management to key customers around the country.

Chris graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from the Isenberg School of Management and his SEP, from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.