Senior Privacy Counsel, Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet Company
Kezia is currently a Senior Privacy Counsel at Verily Life Sciences, sister company to Google, and an Alphabet company. Before joining Verily, Kezia was the Head of Compliance and Privacy Officer for Uber Health, and HIPAA Privacy Officer for Uber Technologies, Inc. She has almost 20 years of progressive experience in healthcare privacy and compliance, digital health and health IT, privacy management and data governance.
Her experience includes managing compliance and privacy programs at Centene Corporation; serving 10 years at the Office for Civil Rights, the agency within HHS that oversees HIPAA compliance and enforcement, as a Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist and HIPAA Team Lead; and providing thought leadership to major healthcare and life sciences clients as a consultant at Ernst and Young. Kezia is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Georgia and is registered in-house counsel for the State of California. She is certified in healthcare compliance and healthcare privacy compliance from HCCA and in U.S. privacy law and regulations from IAPP. She also holds a certification as a data privacy solutions engineer with ISACA and she is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society where she obtained a dual certificate in Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Law.