Kevin Charest leads the Department of Health and Services (DHHS) Computer Security Incident Response Center based in Atlanta, Georgia and is directly responsible for the DHHS Information Security Technology project portfolio.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.  HHS represents almost a quarter of all federal outlays, and it administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined.

Prior to joining DHHS, Kevin was the Vice President at WiFiMed, a startup technology company focused on delivering healthcare related solutions.  As a member of the WiFiMed senior executive team he was responsible for all areas of the business to ensure growth of the organization and stellar product delivery. 

Early in Kevin’s career he served his country in the US Army as Captain, flying Cobra helicopters on combat missions supporting his troops and as an Instructor Pilot mentoring others through their flight training.  During his Army career, he was awarded the ARCOM medal with an Oak Leaf cluster for his meritorious service and a Purple Heart for his combat injuries received flying high risk missions to protect US troops and citizens in Panama. 

Kevin is currently a PhD candidate at Capella University, and has completed his MBA at the University of West Georgia.  His undergraduate work included earning his BA in Computer Science at the University of Central Arkansas.