Mark D. Combs
Chief Information Officer
(304) 598-8139
Office: Morgantown
Master of Business Administration West Virginia University
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Mark Combs is the Chief Information Officer of Steptoe & Johnson.  He has expertise in information security, technology, strategy, people and project management.  Mr. Combs has provided leadership for all areas of information technology including networking, telecommunications, PC support, application support, project management, and data center operations and customer service.  For the past year, Mr. Combs worked as Associate Vice President and Assistant Chief Information Officer for West Virginia United Health System.  He has brought his experience in the information technology field to various other health care facilities.  Mr. Combs is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems and a Certified HIPAA Security Specialist. 

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015 Associate Vice President and Assistant CIO, West Virginia United Health System
2014-2015 Interim System Director, IT, University Healthcare
2011-2014 Chief Information Security Officer, West Virginia University Healthcare
2006-2011 Director IT, West Virginia University Healthcare
2000-2006 Manager, IT, West Virginia University Healthcare
1999-2000 IT Training Coordinator, West Virginia University Healthcare
1997-1999 PC and Help Desk Support, West Virginia University Healthcare

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Information Security Officer Roundtable, HIPAA Summit, 2015

“Addressing Insider Threats,” HIMSS 15 Conference, Chicago, IL

“Changing the Tenor of the Conversation,” CIO Review Magazine, Enterprise Security Technology Special Issue, December 2013

“Creating a Culture of Patient Privacy,” Health Information

Memberships & Awards

Certified Professional Health Information and Managment Systems, 2015
Certified HIPAA Security Specialist, 2010
Adjunct Faculty, West Virginia University, 2006