Angela M. Alton
Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer
City of Hope
Duarte, CA 91010

Angela Alton is Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer for City of Hope where she is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the daily operations of City of Hope’s systemwide privacy program. Early in her career she worked in direct services with mental health populations for a municipal government. During her tenure with San Mateo County, Angela was the administrative director for a Clinical Trials and Research group that provided access to clinical trial therapies to underserved populations affected by HIV. For the past fifteen years Angela’s work has focused on information privacy, security, and regulatory compliance within healthcare institutions.

Angela brings experience in health care and regulatory compliance in large academic health care institutions. Previously she served as Vice President, Privacy Officer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where she was responsible for the enterprise-wide privacy program of the acute pediatric care hospital, outpatient, and primary care locations as well as the research institute. Angela led the development and implementation of the electronic auditing and monitoring program that monitors access into medical records within Epic, including investigation management, mitigation, and completion of regulatory requirements. She also has served in privacy leadership roles at Sutter Health.

Angela earned a Master of Public Administration from California State University, East Bay, a BA from University of California, Berkeley in Social Work, and holds certifications in health care privacy, cyber security law and healthcare compliance. She has presented on privacy and regulatory compliance at national and international conferences and also is a faculty member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Privacy Academy.