Edward Marchewka is the Vice President of IT and Quality Services, & Strategic Planning for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. In his role, Edward is responsible providing leadership and overseeing Information & Technology Services, Quality & Compliance, Process Improvement, Data & Reporting, Education & Training, and Strategic Planning; responsible for directing the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of 24/7/365 business operations; directs and leads the planning, development and evaluation of quality improvement and employee safety, ensuring adherence with regulatory/compliance standards; oversees all leadership in data analytics, data science and data driven organizational leadership; aligns training and learning experiences for internal and external customers that enable achievement of our business strategies; designs and develops new and existing business models to ensure alignment of finance, operations, administration and other disciplines to achieve breakthrough results.
Serves as the Quality Officer and HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.
Before joining Gift of Hope, Edward was the Enterprise Information Security and Server Operations Manager (CISO) for Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the country. Additionally, his IT background includes experiences ranging from running his own business to performing field service to serving a Fortune 250 company, Thermo Fisher Scientific. Edward holds active certifications from (ISC)2, ITIL, PCI, Microsoft and CompTIA; a designation from the National Security Agency; and legacy certifications from Cisco and HP. He is a member of (ISC)2 and the Association of Information Technology Professionals and is President of InfraGard Chicago Members Alliance. Edward also is involved with ChicagoFIRST and the Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force and is on the governing body for Evanta’s CISO Executive Summit, an annual professional development event for chief information security officers.
Edward holds an MBA and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technologies, both from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. He also holds Certificates in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration at California Southern University.