SVP Information Technology at City of Hope

Gary Ahwah joined City of Hope (COH) in 2016 as the senior vice president, enterprise systems and applications. Gary provides strategic direction to ensure that all enterprise solutions meet COH’s immediate and long-term needs for growth. Gary has over 26 years of leadership expertise in information technology within healthcare environments. Most recently from Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon, where he served as vice president, business information officer for four years. In that role, he sponsored and directed the regional evolution of their Epic electronic health system and drove their virtual care and consumer digital strategies. Earlier in his career, he held a number of senior leadership roles in information technology at Southern California Edison, United HealthGroup, PacifiCare Health Systems and The Walt Disney Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science/mathematics and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.