The Care Software Providers Association (CASPA) has announced the appointment of Taffy Gatawa to the Board of Directors.
Gatawa, chief information and compliance officer at everyLIFE Technologies, expands the Board to six directors and brings expertise in data protection, information governance and security within the social care and software sector.
CASPA was launched in March to represent the views and interests of social care software providers whilst promoting advances in the flow of digital information across social care, to allow more openness and transparency.
Founded by Person Centred Software, everyLIFE Technologies and Nourish Care, the association is independent and not-for-profit.
A former registered nurse, with experience of working in both mental health and general medicine in the NHS and the private sector, Gatawa has gone on to establish expertise in the area of data protection and compliance, becoming a Certified Information Privacy Professional, a European recognised qualification held by experts in Data Protection and GDPR.
In her current role at eveyLIFE, she advises the Board on compliance and regulatory matters for a number of healthcare software products.
Commenting on her appointment, founding partner of CASPA, Robin Wells said: “CASPA is delighted that Taffy has joined the Board. We have already been working with Taffy closely over the past year and she has supported us on many matters surrounding data protection within the Association and the wider health and social care sector.
“It’s therefore been a natural progression to bring Taffy on as a Director of CASPA and her expertise and knowledge should be of significant value to our members and the Board alike.”
Gatawa joins CASPA to manage GDPR compliance and data privacy matters and overseeing how the association interacts with the wider sector.
She will also represent the views and concerns of the wider members over these matters.
“I think it’s great that CASPA is giving a collective voice to software providers in the social care space. It’s important that we promote better integration between the health and care sector. The advances in digital technology provides a real opportunity to drive this forward,” said Gatawa.
“CASPA represents a centralised, positive community of members who are passionate about improving the industry we work in, and I’m very excited to be on board and I look forward to being able to make a difference in optimising the benefits of digital.”