Health care compliance professional with significant experience as a health care regulatory attorney. Additional professional experience as a certified nurse midwife lends compliance and regulatory work additional depth.
08/2015 to Current
Corporate Director of Compliance Shriners Hospitals for Children － Tampa, Florida
Responsible for implementation and maintenance of
corporate compliance program and for regulatory compliance for the twenty-two
hospitals in a hospital system specializing in pediatric burn and orthopedic
care provided to patients regardless of ability to pay. Report directly to
chief compliance officer and served as interim while chief compliance officer
was on medical leave. Manage and supervise a team of employees with regional
responsibilities. Spearheaded compliance initiatives at Mexico City hospital
06/2012 to 07/2015
ShareholderAllen Dell, P.A. － Tampa, Florida
Partner in full service law firm. Representation of wide range of healthcare clients on legal issues primarily in the administrative forum including regulatory compliance; transactions
including mergers and acquisitions of practices and other healthcare entities; licensure and permitting for entities and individuals including
physicians, nurses, pharmacies, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities; Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements; audits, overpayments, and civil money penalties; HIPAA; fraud and abuse including Stark and anti-kickback analysis; physician contracting; employment issues including contracting,
restrictive covenants, and terminations as well as other general healthcare
practice issues. Supervised associate
attorneys and served as Chair of Associates Development Committee. Handled litigation in state and federal administrative courts and circuit civil court.
01/2015 to 12/2015
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Tampa, Department of Nursing － Tampa, FloridaTaught Contemporary Issues in Nursing to undergraduates in nursing department
04/2012 to 06/2012
Vice President and General CounselConsulate Management Company － Maitland , Florida
Representation of long-term-care management company which merged with previous employer to have a portfolio of 200 facilities. Provided legal advice on regulatory, compliance, risk management, negligence, and general operating decisions. Supervised regional management teams in risk and
compliance investigations. Represented client in administrative courts.
06/2011 to 03/2012
Assistant General Counsel of Regulatory Affairs/ Interim Chief Compliance Officer LaVie Health Care Centers － Tampa, Florida
Representation of long-term-care management company in wide variety of regulatory matters including prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse and ZPIC audits as well as nursing home negligence. Worked in conjunction with Risk
Management, Quality, and Compliance Departments. Served as Interim Chief
Compliance Officer. Lead attorney in administrative cases. Supervised
regional management teams in compliance and risk management issues and
investigations. Supervised legal support staff.
09/2007 to 05/2011
Of CounselBroad and Cassel － Tallahassee, Florida
Member of Health Law Group. Legislative Counsel to Florida Nurses Association and Florida Council of Nurse Midwives. Extensive representation of health care facilities in regulatory and survey matters including state licensure and permitting.
10/2005 to 09/2007
Associate AttorneyAndrews Crabtree Knox & Andrews － Tallahassee, Florida
Trial practice focusing on medical malpractice defense, nursing home defense and general insurance defense.
05/2005 to 10/2005
Registered NurseTallahassee Memorial Hospital, Family Care Unit － Tallahassee, Florida
Nursing care of mother-baby dyads on postpartum unit
12/2004 to 01/2005
Law ClerkAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers － Tallahassee, Florida
Summarized Legislative history of state constitutional amendment in preparation for litigation challenging the amendment.
04/2004 to 06/2005
Law ClerkHinkle & Foran － Tallahassee, Florida
Plaintiffs' medical malpractice litigation.
10/2003 to 08/2004
Law ClerkLewis Longman & Walker － Tallahassee, Florida
Focus on Administrative Law. Clerk to Legislative Counsel of Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
07/2002 to 07/2003
Nurse PractitionerNorth Florida Women's Health and Counseling Services － Tallahassee, Florida
Provided women's health care services.
03/2000 to 09/2003
Nurse PractitionerPlanned Parenthood of North Central Florida － Tallahassee, Florida
Per diem provider of gynecological care to young women.
03/1999 to 01/2003
Certified Nurse MidwifeNorth Florida Women's Care － Tallahassee, Florida
Delivered healthcare to women throughout life-cycle. Delivered 1500 babies.
11/1997 to 02/1999
Certified Nurse MidwifeMinal Krishnamurthy, MD P.A. － Tallahassee, Florida
Provided obstetrical and gynecological care to women of all ages
J.D.Florida State University College of Law － Tallahassee, Florida
Masters of Science of Nursing: MidwiferyColumbia University College of Nursing － New York, New York
Bachelor of Science: NursingColumbia University School of Nursing － New York, New York
Bachelor of Arts: AnthropologySwarthmore College － Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Florida International Volunteer Corps- Nicaragua, Central America
Taught course to Spanish speaking healthcare providers in remote area.
Visiting Instructor- 6/2011
Haiti Nurses Foundation- Léogâne, Haiti
Taught Maternal Newborn Nursing to Haitian undergraduates at Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l'Université Episcopale d'Haïti. Semester long course condensed into two week period. Lectures in French and English.
Fluent Dutch. Proficient Spanish, French and German.
ARNP Controlled Substance Prescribing Is 2009 the Year? (January 2009) South Florida Hospital News
Small. A. Legal and Ethical Issues for Critical Care Nurse Practitioners, Critical Care: Concepts, Role and Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
M. Wyckoff and D. Houghton eds. (Springer, June 2009) Small, A. Legal Issues in Women's Health Care, Women's Health Care in the
Advanced Practice Nursing. I. Alexander and V. Johnson-Mallard eds. 2nd
Ed. (Springer, August 2016)
How a Bill Becomes a Law: A Summary of the 2006 Florida Legislative Session (October 2006): Florida Council of Nurse Midwives Annual Conference
How to Effectively Lobby the Relevant Issues during the 2007 Session (March 2007): Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses
Speaking with a United Voice (June 2007) Flagler Volusia County Advanced Practice Nurse Sunshine Conference
2007 Legislative Update (September 2007) Florida Nurses Association Annual Conference
What's In Your Nurse Practice Act? (September 2007) FNA Annual Conference What every CNM Needs to Know: Recent Legislative Developments (October 2007) Florida Council of Nurse Midwives Annual Conference
Legal Issues of Controlled Substance Prescribing for Advanced Practice Nurses (November 2007) The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Annual Conference
2008 Legislative Update, (September 2008) Polk County Advanced Practice Nurses Conference
Protecting your Nursing License, Florida Public Health Institute, online continuing education course for Florida's public health nurses. (September, 2008)
Political Action for Nurses, (October, 2008) Keiser College Nursing Program.
• Documentation Pitfalls, (July 2009) Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Conference.
Is Our Trade Restrained? Is an Anti-trust Lawsuit the Answer for Florida's ARNPs? (September 2009) Florida Nurses Association Annual Conference Political Action for Nurses (September 2009) Florida State University College of Nursing
2010 Legislative Update (March, 2010) Florida Nurses Association's Lobby Days
Legal Issues for APNs (April 2010) Capital Area Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference
Advocacy for Nurses (May 2010) South Florida Nursing Consortium Defending your Facility after an Adverse Survey (July 2010) Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Conference
How Nurses can get Engaged in Political Advocacy (September 2010) FNA Conference
Legislative Update for Nurses (October 2010) Florida Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses
Health Reform Initiatives: How Nursing's Expanded Role Will Positively Effect Patient Outcomes (October 2010) American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians, Quality Nursing Symposium
Key Legislative Issues for Nurses on the State and Federal Levels (November 2010) Health Foundation of South Florida and Health Council of South Florida Joint Board Retreat
Legal and Legislative Update for LPNs and LPN Educators, (August 2011) Florida Council of Practical Nurse Educators
Standing Protocols as a Regulatory Compliance Tool, (August 2011) Florida Health Care Association Annual Conference
Building Bridges in Haiti, (September 2012), Florida Nurses Association Annual Conference
Legal Issues in Nursing for State Employees (September 2013), FNA Annual Conference
Nursing Licensure and Licensure Defense, (October 2013), Florida Student Nurses Association Annual Conference
Quality as Compliance, (November 2013) Florida Bar Health Law Section Conference
Laws and Rules, (January 2014) Florida Association of Perioperative Nurses
• Laws and Rules, (February 2014), Florida Nurses Association Legal Nurse Symposium
Everything Nurse Practitioners Need to Know about Employment Law, (October, 2014), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Specialty Conference
Everything Nurse Practitioners Need to
Know about Employment Law, (September
2015), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Specialty Conference
Laws and Rules, (August 2016), Florida Association of Perioperative