Leadership Team at Fortified

Dan Dodson Fortified Health Security Photo

Dan has led Fortified since 2016 and brings 17+ experience leading healthcare and insurance organizations. He’s held pivotal leadership roles at Santa Rosa Consulting, Dell Services, Covenant Health System, The Parker Group, and Hooper Holmes.

Dan L. Dodson

Chief Executive Officer

William Crank Fortified Health Security Photo

William, a retired Navy veteran, has 27 years of Information Security experience, including 17 in healthcare. He has led the successful execution of cybersecurity strategies and tactics for healthcare organizations, including leading the ISRM team at HCA Healthcare and serving as CISO at MEDHOST.

William Crank

Chief Operating Officer

Greg brings three decades of financial leadership to Fortified, including serving as fractional and full-time CFO for cybersecurity and healthcare companies such as Avertium, Valera Health, and eMedApps.

Greg Breetz

Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Headshot

Jessica brings more than 20+ years of experience in HR & benefits management to Fortified, including 12 years in cybersecurity, healthcare, and IT. Her approach to associate engagement drives the recruitment, retention and engagement initiatives that power our industry-leading client solutions.

Jessica Marshall

EVP, People and Culture

Julia brings more than 19 years of experience to her role, 8 of which have been in healthcare cybersecurity. Throughout her career, she’s held key roles in sales, marketing, product management, global channel distribution, business development, and operations at organizations including Ingersoll Rand and Dentsply Sirona. 

Julia White

EVP, Sales and Marketing

Russell’s three decades in Infosec span Healthcare, Pharma, Financial, & Tech sectors. A U.S. Army Intelligence veteran and former CSO/CTO at cybersecurity firms such as Mandiant, CyberTrust, & IBM, he’s also contributed his expertise to the White House National Cybersecurity Healthcare Strategy.

Russell Teague

Chief Information Security Officer

Preston Duren VP Threat Defense Services at Fortified Health Security

Preston brings 16 years of IT/security expertise, spanning threat & vulnerability management, security engineering, security program development, digital forensics, and SOC. Previous roles include engineering/architecture at Community Health Systems & Information Security Officer at RCCH Health.

Preston Duren

VP, Threat Defense Services

Jason brings 20+ years in Healthcare, IT Operations, and Cybersecurity to Fortified. He was the Head of IT Central Services at Amazon; his leadership positions at MEDHOST include serving as Chief Information Officer.

Jason Myers

VP, Advisory Services

Eliud Rosario Fortified Health Security Photo

Eliud Rosario is an Executive Sales Leader with over 18 years of experience in Healthcare, Higher Education, and State and Local Government. From startups to multinational publicly traded companies, Eliud’s driven sales growth for companies across LATAM and the Americas, including Beyond Trust, Imperva, and Bomgar.

Eliud Rosario

VP, Sales

With 27 years of leadership experience, Craig’s focus is security across the entire Software Engineering realm. He’s advanced strategic initiatives to drive growth and innovation within multiple healthcare companies, including Medhost, Softserve, West, and FLEETCOR. Key technical areas include Data, Analytics, AI/ML, Cloud Architecture, DevOps, and SDLC. 

Craig Badcock

VP, Product Development

A veteran of the US Army, Kate brings more than 13 years of experience in cybersecurity and 30+ in healthcare. She’s held several CIO & CISO roles for health systems and works with the HSCC CWG & 405(d) program to build recommendations and guidance for the health sector.

Kate Pierce

Executive Director, Subsidy Programs

T.J. Ramsey Fortified Health Security

T.J. Ramsey is an IT security professional with 18 years of experience in healthcare and defense intelligence. He served as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Analyst for the Department of Defense and held security roles at Obsidian Solutions Group and SAIC/Leidos.

T.J. Ramsey

Senior Director, Threat Operations

David has 20+ years of leadership experience in IT & security, and has worked in multiple critical access and community hospitals overseeing business-critical projects, company integrations, and client-facing operations. At Fortified, he manages risk and compliance-related cybersecurity services.

David Munden

Director, Assessment Services

Jake has 5+ years in Infosec and cybersecurity, including 3 years at Community Health Systems. His career has been dedicated to supporting healthcare environments, most recently focusing his operational and technical experience on overseeing the strategic operations of Fortified’s SOC Center.

Jake Bice

Director, Threat Defense Services

Over his 16 years in healthcare information security, Don has developed and directed cybersecurity awareness & training programs, security strategic planning, IR programs, risk analysis, and business impact assessments. He possesses the SACP, GISP, GSTRT, GCCC, and CISSP certifications.

Don Kelly

Director, vCISO & EOD Services

Over her 20 years in healthcare information security compliance, Melissa’s experience includes auditing and consulting within major healthcare organizations and individual healthcare entities such as HCA Healthcare, Ascension, and Community Health Systems.

Melissa Adams

Director, TPRM & HITRUST

Spencer’s IT engineering and security career began 16 years ago at Apple. Since then, he’s applied his engineering, architecture, and platform development expertise in fields ranging from network engineering in the United States Marine Corps to healthcare as a security engineer at MEDHOST.

Spencer Bales

Director, Platforms & Engineering

Tamra is an accomplished CISO with more than 25 years in information security, compliance, regulatory risk, strategy, innovation, and technology transformation. For the past 8 years, she’s specialized in healthcare cybersecurity and building risk-based medical device information security programs.

Tamra Durfee


Jason’s 25 years in cybersecurity, IT, and information security spans the healthcare, tech, manufacturing, and for the past 19 years, healthcare sectors. He’s held pivotal leadership roles at several hospitals and at Cerner, including CIO, CISO, Program Director, and Director of Operations.

Jason Stewart

Manager, vCISO

Deanna Kerrigan headshot

Deanna brings more than 25+ years in healthcare and healthcare technology to her Controller role at Fortified. Throughout her career, she has held key financial leadership roles with Currie Medical Specialties, Qualifacts, and Spheris (now 3M HIS).

Deanna Kerrigan


Summer brings 8 years of experience in Revenue Operations, Sales, and Client Success to Fortified. Her role involves optimizing sales processes, maximizing lead generation efforts, overseeing Fortified’s partnership program, and aligning business operations.

Summer Body

Director, Revenue Operations

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