Mitch Thornbrugh

Job Title: IHS Chief Information Officer & Director of the Office of Technology
Organization: Indian Health Service

Mitchell Thornbrugh is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Director for the Office of Information for the Indian Health Service. The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care advocate and provider for American Indians and Alaska Natives. He is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. The IHS CIO is responsible for advising senior IHS leadership on all aspects of information resource management and technology and ensures IHS compliance with information technology laws, regulations, and policies. Under his leadership, OIT designs, develops, implements, and maintains policies, budgets, standards, architecture, and systems for IHS information technology, including the IHS information technology security program that protects IHS resources. Mr. Thornbrugh holds a Master’s of Business Administration and Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.