Kathleen D. Timmons
Chief of Healthcare Security and Strategy
Kathleen Timmons serves as the Chief of Healthcare Security and Strategy for KGH. She began her career as a police officer in Michigan for 5 years. Then, she received an appointment as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), retiring at the Executive management level. Kathleen spent 25 years as an FBI Special Agent. Highlights from her FBI career include several years as Chief of the FBI’s Civil Rights Division, where the use of excessive force was the focus; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Newark FBI; and Special Assistant to the Assistant Director Office of Law Enforcement Coordination directly from Director Mueller’s Office, creating opportunities for the Bureau’s post-9/11 expansion of intelligence and national security coordination with State and Local Law Enforcement across the United States.
Kathleen also has 10 years of Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness leadership in large hospitals and healthcare systems. She has also served as the Corporate Director of Security and Emergency Management for Adventist HealthCare, where the oversight of workplace violence was critical. In these roles, Kathleen implemented trainings, security structures, drafted policies, procedures, and protocols, and held all responsibilities for Emergency Preparedness management. Kathleen has held contractual leadership roles with the Department of Homeland Security’s Training Division - Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) and FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program. In these roles, Kathleen’s responsibilities involved extensive leadership of large numbers of professionals, budget, policy, public speaking, presentations, training, and exercise experience. She was also responsible for conducting all tasks for Emergency Preparedness management and continuity of operations of several large security and Emergency Management departments on-site at our several hospitals and psychiatric treatment campuses in Maryland’s Washington DC suburban counties and in New Jersey.
Kathleen also recently served as the Director of Public Safety at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. In the wake of a serious safety event involving Security, she created and implemented significant successful change: replacing the structure of the former Protective Services department; drafted, implemented and trained 70 plus Special Police Officers to new policies and protocols; created a career ladder structure for the Officers for enhanced recruitment and retention, and created a new culture of Hospital First within our now Public Safety Department. She was also responsible for the Joint Commission CMS, reaccreditation process and led her staff through many recertification surveys.