Dean Zarriello appointed Acting Chief Information Officer for Johns Hopkins University, Medicine
Dean Zarriello, who is currently Senior IT Director of Enterprise Technology Services Group and Network Director for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System, has been selected to serve as Acting Vice President and Director of information for JHU and acting CIO. officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, starting this week. Zarriello is taking office after the departure of Dwight Raum, who took over the acting role following the retirement of Stephanie Reel last year.
Zarriello joined Johns Hopkins in 1997 and held his current role in 2013. Since then he has overseen several IT functions including data centers, networks, telecommunications, cloud computing, client technology services, servers, storage, collaboration, messaging and directory services, help desk operations and the infrastructure project management office.
During his tenure, Zarriello focused on standardizing and integrating data and telecommunications networks across the Hopkins organization and created a metropolitan fiber infrastructure that interconnects all major Johns campuses. Hopkins to provide a strong backbone for data and telecommunications systems. He was involved in preparing the infrastructure for Epic’s six commissionings for the Johns Hopkins Healthcare System and was instrumental in the National Science Foundation and state grant initiatives that led to the creation of the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center on the Bayview campus.
Zarriello is chair of the Institutional Computing Standards Committee at Johns Hopkins University, co-chair of the Institutional Computing Standards Committee at Johns Hopkins Health System, and sits on the board of directors of the Maryland Educational Enterprise Consortium.
“We are confident that he will bring his technical expertise, customer service skills and commitment to our mission to this vital role,” said Robert Kasdin, senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Laurent Heller, senior vice president of finance and administration at Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead an executive search for a permanent replacement and convened a search committee with representatives from the university and the healthcare system to identify candidates for the position.