Patsy joined Hospital Corporation of America as the Director of Information Security Assurance (DISA) at Methodist Healthcare System (MHS) on June 1, 2015. She spent three years in her previous position as the first City of San Antonio Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) following 16 years in private industry and 20 years of naval service. During her career, Patsy has gained experience in management, information security, security center operations, vulnerability and risk assessments, forensics, and information and cyber security operations and services. She has held positions managing information technology and physical security teams as well as delivery for government and commercial clients including Department of Defense (DOD), criminal justice, banking, oil and gas, healthcare, federal, state and local government. She was an Operations Manager responsible for over 150 security engineers and analyst including a 24x7 Security Operations Center and Director of IT Security for a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC and earned her Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.