Chief Information and Ancillary Officer
Kent earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Security from Western Governor’s University. He is currently pursing graduate studies for a Master’s degree in Integrated Healthcare Management, also from WGU. At the hospital, Kent oversees the Cardiopulmonary, Information Technology, Laboratory, Medical Imaging, and Rehab Departments.
Kent currently holds several professional certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), Healthcare Certified Information Security and Privacy Practictioner (HCISPP), and other industry certifications from Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft.
Kent is a member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Association for Computing Machines, and Microsoft IT Advisory Board. He currently chairs the UP Healthcare Solutions IT Committee. Kent has been active in CBC for over 10 years, helps mentor the Manistique High School Robotics team, and is a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge #632.
Kent is a native of Manistique and lives here with his wife (Tara). They have three kids (James, Juletta and Livia) with one more on the way.