Jothi Dugar is a multidimensional executive, business owner, and entrepreneur, whose diverse career to-date has included key roles in Cybersecurity, IT management, project management, defense, finance and training, as well as in dance, performing arts, music and holistic wellness. An expert in the field of healthcare cybersecurity, she has been Chief Information Security Officer at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center for the past 8 years.
In addition to her role at the NIH, Jothi is Director of the BollyNatyam Masala School of Dance, a community-focused fusion dance company and school. The school offers classes in Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip hop, Break Dance, and Jothi’s own signature style called BollyNatyam, which is the fusion of Indian Classical Dance Styles and remixed Indian and American music. The company follows a mission of community service, and regularly performs for charitable and private events, as well as at assisted living homes, religious organizations and community events.
With a lifelong commitment to helping women in terms of wellness and health, Jothi Is also the owner and principal practitioner of The Power of Healing 360, a holistic healing practice that helps clients’ bodies to heal themselves through natural and alternative medicine therapies, treatments, and cures. One area of the healing practice that Jothi is passionate about is in educating and helping new moms prepare their bodies for birth, and postpartum moms in recovering from childbirth, rehabilitating their core and pelvic muscles, and healing any abdominal muscle separation (Diastasis Recti) or Hernias naturally.
Jothi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Her professional certifications and credentials are vast, and include: GSEC, HCISPP, CISS-PMP, CISSP, and CCISO in the Cybersecurity arena. She also holds certifications and has vast training and personal experience with various natural/alternative healing & wellness practices and therapies.
A dynamic public speaker, she has given numerous international and national keynote addresses, talks, participated on board panels, radio interviews, and written in several leading journals and magazines. Jothi is dedicated to mentoring young professionals, and women at-large to become self-empowered self-advocates, and find their voice to succeed and break the glass ceiling in technical fields.
Outside of her many professional pursuits, Jothi is a dedicated wife and mother of three. She and her family reside in Great Falls, Virginia.
International Society of Female Professionals Member Jothi Dugar, CCISO, CISSP, HCISPP can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.