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Are You Befuddled By HIPAA? We Can Help

IHRSA collaborated with three industry experts to produce an e-book to help demystify HIPAA regulations for health club professionals. The e-book is now available to download and is on site at IHRSA 2015. These three experts will also be available to share their experience with HIPAA and answer questions at the Demystifying HIPAA: Understanding How HIPAA Relates To Your Club Round Table at IHRSA 2015. The round table will be held in the Industry Leader's Club on Thursday, March 12th from 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm


Molly Kemmer is a “thought leader in the health and fitness industry” (LinkedIn), bringing broad experience from multiple leadership roles over the past 20+ years, including sales management, organizational leadership, ancillary revenue program management, new business development, design and development project management, general management of multi-million dollar, multi-purpose clubs, medical integration program design, and client relationship development.

Molly is passionate about fitness, wellness and advocacy, providing innovative program solutions that contribute to sustainable health outcomes as well as enduring business models. In addition to holding a degree in secondary education and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion, Molly continues to learn by collaborating with leaders and wellness professionals from all over the world. She is an international presenter of continuing education and content for multiple industry publications and trade associations, with a goal to teach awareness of “knowing better, doing better” to collectively improve the world’s health in new and sustainable ways.

Molly joined the EXOS|MediFit team in 2012, serving as the opening General Manager for the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center from 2012-2014, ascending into a larger supporting role as Regional Director, Community Services in August of 2014. Molly was integral to the launch of the Resolute Health Wellness and Aquatics Center in New Braunfels, TX, opened on October 1, 2014. Her current professional and industry roles include serving on the IHRSA Board of Directors, as Secretary and Chair for the Public Policy Committee.


Linda Howard, Co-founder/Chief Compliance Intellect Officer for CON4MX compliance software company, and Founder/CEO of Alturnative, is a former healthcare executive, compliance officer and practicing attorney. She is the author of Business Savvy for Today’s Wellness Professional: A Guide to Business, Ethics, Confidentiality and Law, a recognized industry thought-leader, a wellness and healthcare venture and compliance consultant, and an executive board member of National Wellness Institute.

Garrett Felix is Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association and serves as the Privacy Officer and Information Security Officer for MediFit. Garrett is actively involved in the Information Security Industry and is a Member of the CISO Executive Forum Advisory Council and Cybersecurity Lifecycle Task Force for the ISSA.  In addition to regularly speaking at information security events, Garrett has spoken at the NY State Bar Association’s CLE Program on Health, Fitness and Adventure Sports Liability, and has been a frequent speaker at IHRSA’s International Convention.

Garrett has been an advocate for providing mentoring opportunities to those looking to enter information security careers, and has taught college courses in Computer and Information Security. Garrett is from York, Pennsylvania and is married with two girls; and, is also a youth soccer coach, US Soccer Referee and a US Field Hockey Umpire.



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