PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Black Law Students (ABLS) at Rutgers School of Law–Newark recently honored Osato Chitou, ESQ, MPH, Compliance Officer, Gateway Health and a 2010 graduate of the law school, at their 2017 "Jazz for Justice" event on Friday, February 3.
Osato serves as Gateway's Medicare Compliance Officer. In her role, she develops and implements important policies and procedures to protect Gateway's Medicare health plan from fraud, waste and abuse. By maintaining the integrity and transparency of the organization, she helps protect Gateway Medicare members by making sure they receive all the important care they need in a timely and efficient manner.
While relatively new to Gateway and Pittsburgh, Osato has more than 15 years of leadership, service, and experience in and on behalf of the Newark community. She serves on the board and committees of several nonprofit and charitable organizations, including RISE, a national civil rights nonprofit working with multiple state legislatures in all aspects of social justice campaigns, including healthcare.
Osato is a former freelance writer for The National Jurist and an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration and has taught the following courses: Law and Public Health, Leadership and Diversity, and Healthcare Management. Additionally, she serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association for Rutgers School of Law-Newark, as well as on the Executive Board of Directors for the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and is Co-Diversity Officer.
The "Jazz for Justice" event benefits the Wanda Green Memorial Scholarship Fund, established by Donita Judge '03 and ABLS to provide tuition assistance to a law student who in some way was affected by the events of September 11, 2001 or Hurricane Katrina. Wanda Green was a flight attendant on United Flight 93.
About Gateway Health
Gateway Health is a nationally ranked managed care organization that focuses on providing the best possible healthcare to a growing number of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage consumers. A not-for-profit organization, Gateway Health serves the needs of at risk and vulnerable citizens with not only healthcare coverage, but services such as disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care. The organization provides Medicaid services in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia and Medicare coverage in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina. Our commitment to helping our members and their communities get and stay healthy is what keeps members, providers, communities and partners "Good with Gateway." To learn more about Gateway Health, visit us online at www.imgoodwithgateway.com.
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