MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) the nation's leading association for health care compliance and ethics professionals, announced today its 2011-2012 HCCA Executive Committee, elected by the HCCA Board of Directors on April 9, 2011.
"The HCCA has always been fortunate to attract a talented group of dedicated compliance and ethics professionals who make up our Board of Directors. Our Board is why we are so successful," said HCCA Chief Executive Officer Roy Snell
Frank Sheeder, JD, CCEP, a Partner in Jones Day's Health Care Law practice in Dallas, Texas will serve as President of the HCCA for a one-year term, commencing on May 1, 2011. Mr. Sheeder has been a member of HCCA Board of Directors since 2005 and previously served as the association's Vice President and 2nd Vice President.
Serving with Mr. Sheeder on the Executive Committee are:
--HCCA Vice President Shawn Y. DeGroot, CHC-F, CHRC, CCEP. Ms. DeGroot is Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Regional Health located in Rapid City, South Dakota.
--HCCA 2nd Vice President John C. Falcetano, CHC-F, CCEP-F, CHRC, CHPC, CIA. Mr. Falcetano is the Chief Audit & Compliance Officer for University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina located in Greenville, North Carolina.
--HCCA Treasurer Gabriel Imperato, JD, CHC. Mr. Imperato is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel.
--HCCA Secretary Sara Kay Wheeler, JD. Ms. Wheeler is Partner, King & Spaulding, Atlanta, Georgia.
-- Immediate Past President Jennifer M. O'Brien, JD, CHC, CHPC. Ms. O'Brien is the Chief Medicare Compliance Officer and responsible for the oversight and compliance strategy for the UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement.
-- Non-Officer Board Member of the Executive Committee Sheryl Vacca, CHC-F, CHRC, CCEP, CHPC. Ms. Vacca is Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance and Audit Officer for the University of California.
Newly Elected Members of the HCCA Board of Directors
Earlier this year, the HCCA membership elected the following individuals to serve
on the HCCA Board of Directors beginning May 1, 2011:
--Deann M. Baker, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, Chief Corporate Compliance Officer, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
-- Robert A. Hussar, JD, JD, MS, CHC, Senior Manager, Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services located in New York, New York.
--Robert Ossoff, DMD, M.D., CHC, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Compliance & Corporate Integrity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, located in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition, Mr. Imperato was elected and Ms. Vacca was re-elected to the HCCA Board of Directors.
About the HCCA
The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), established in 1996 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is a non-profit professional membership organization made up of compliance and ethics professionals working in the health care industry. It's mission: HCCA exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles. The HCCA and its affiliated Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics have over 9,200 members. Visit HCCA's Web site at www.hcca-info.org. Tel: 888/580-8373.
SOURCE Health Care Compliance Association