Nicole Karkoska

Manager of Information Security GRC

Joined VBA: 2021

Professional History

As the Information Security GRC Manager, Nicole is responsible for overseeing VBA’s Information Security Program, which entails everything that it takes to become HITRUST certified, including ongoing ownership of relevant policies and procedures, documentation, training and third-party relations as it pertains to security. Nicole is also responsible for developing and managing the governance, risk and compliance solution to streamline all compliance activities across multiple standards and regulations.

Before joining VBA, Nicole worked as an Information Security and Risk Engineer for Cardinal Health. She managed the HITRUST Validation Audit to Certification for seven years.

Her skillset is comprised of knowledge and expertise garnered throughout her career as a Web Developer, Business Analyst, and Project Manager/Scrum Master in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Healthcare industries. Projects she has engaged in range from managing interfaces with third-party software vendors, to building an application from scratch in SalesForce and everything in between.

Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Akron.

Personal History

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys anything and everything related to the outdoors and traveling with her family.