J.D. Whitlock has 25 years of experience in healthcare IT & analytics, hospital administration, practice management, and health plan management. He started in group practice management and managed care before transitioning into healthcare IT roles, where he has broad experience spanning government, vendor, and private sector provider organizations. J.D. is currently the CIO at Dayton Children’s, where he leads a team of 125 including Infrastructure & Operations, Cybersecurity, Project Management, Workday ERP, and Epic EHR supporting a $600M pediatric integrated delivery network. J.D. is retired from the Air Force Medical Service Corps. He holds an MPH in Health Policy and Management from UCLA, and an MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia.