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Kristy Grant-Hart is an an expert at making compliance officers in-demand business assets. She's the author of the highly-acclaimed book, “How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer” and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Compliance Week, and on the cover of Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine. She is Managing Director of Spark Compliance Consulting, and an adjunct professor at Delaware School of Law, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics. Before launching Spark Compliance, Ms. Grant-Hart was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries, where she was shortlisted for the 2015 Chief Compliance Officer of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards.
Margaret Hambleton, MBA, CHC, CHPC is Vice President, Corporate Compliance Officer for Dignity Health (formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West), based in Pasadena, California. Ms. Hambleton responsibilities include managing Compliance operations, with responsibility for ensuring system wide transparency and compliance with all laws and regulations and developing effective, cohesive, and financially prudent compliance strategies with Dignity Health Board of Director’s Audit & Compliance Committee. She was formerly the Senior Vice President Ministry Integrity and Chief Compliance Officer for St. Joseph Health System, based in Irvine, California. Her responsibilities included oversight of the Corporate Responsibility Program throughout the health system and its ministries. Ms. Hambleton reported regularly to the SJHS Board on the effectiveness of the program and materially significant compliance risks to the organization. She ensured that appropriate and effective goals were developed, implemented, and monitored in accordance with governmental standards and requirements, and the organizations mission and values.
Before joining St. Joseph Health System, Ms. Hambleton was System Director of Corporate Compliance at Catholic Healthcare West, where she was responsible for corporate compliance programs for 11 hospitals in California.
Previously, Ms. Hambleton served as Risk Manager, responsible for claims management, risk financing, and loss prevention at two hospitals in Southern California. In addition, she served as a Director of Human Resources, responsible for the direction and execution of all human resources functions, including payroll, policy and procedures, compensation, benefits, recruitment, employment, employee relations, and employee health and safety.
Ms. Hambleton has been an active member in the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) since 2000 and is currently a member of the HCCA Board of Directors. Ms. Hambleton has lectured for HCCA on topics in corporate compliance, risk management, risk assessment processes, and the role of quality in healthcare compliance.
In addition, she has authored articles for professional journals including “Moving beyond the Obvious, Integrating Human Resources in your Compliance Program” for Compliance Today, “Applying Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to our Compliance Programs” for the Journal of Health Care Compliance, and “Los Angeles Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit: Moving from a Sickness to Wellness Model of Compliance” also for the Journal of health Care Compliance.
Ms. Hambleton has been an active member in the Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM) since 1993. She received SCAHRM’s “Greatest Contribution to the Field of Risk Management” award in 2001, the “Greatest Contribution to SCAHRM” award in 1997, and the YWCA’s Women of the Year award in 1993.
Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2004. As IG, Mr. Levinson is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, compliance initiatives, and law enforcement efforts to combat fraud and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and over 300 other public health and human services programs administered by HHS. He leads an independent and objective nationwide organization of over 1700 professional staff members dedicated to promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all HHS programs.
In addition to his IG responsibilities, Mr. Levinson has been designated by President Obama to serve on the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. By statute, Mr. Levinson also is a member of the 2009 Recovery Act’s Accountability and Transparency Board, of which he is Vice Chairman of its Recovery.gov Committee. In support of the Federal IG community, Mr. Levinson sits on the Executive Council of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, where he co-chairs its Committee on Inspection and Evaluation. On behalf of 73 Federal IGs, he also serves as a liaison member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
A lawyer by training, Mr. Levinson spent more than a decade in private practice, specializing in employment law and policy and earning the Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent peer review rating. Most of his career, however, has been devoted to public service. He has been Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has served in State government as a judicial law clerk, and in the U.S. Congress as a chief of staff.
In 1986, Mr. Levinson was appointed by President Reagan to be Chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, a bipartisan quasi-judicial agency that adjudicates Federal civilian personnel appeals. He was first appointed by President George W. Bush to be Inspector General of the U.S. General Services Administration in 2001. There he oversaw the integrity of the Federal civilian procurement process.
Mr. Levinson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences of the University of Southern California. He received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Notes and Comments editor of The American Criminal Law Review. He also holds an LL.M. degree in Labor Law from The George Washington University Law School. His writings have appeared in Washington, DC, area law school law reviews and he has been a law instructor at The American University Law School and the School of Architecture and Engineering of The Catholic University of America. He is admitted to the Bar in California, New York, and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Mr. Levinson is married to Luna Lambert Levinson, and they are the parents of two adult daughters.
Garrett Reisman is responsible for working with NASA to prepare SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts. He was the SpaceX project manager for CCDev2 – a $75 Million partnership with NASA to mature the Dragon Spacecraft launch abort system and crew accommodations. Reisman then became the SpaceX project manager for CCiCap – a $460 Million partnership with NASA to complete the design of the Dragon-Falcon 9 crew vehicle, perform hardware testing, ensure astronaut safety and pave the way for NASA certification of the vehicle. Reisman is currently the Director of Crew Operations, responsible for all vehicle crew interfaces including displays, controls, space suits, human factors and crew health and medical issues.
Reisman came to SpaceX from NASA where he served as an astronaut starting in 1998. He has flown on two space shuttle missions, during which, he logged over 3 months in space including over 21 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA) in 3 spacewalks. Dr. Reisman served with both the Expedition-16 and the Expedition-17 crews as a Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station.
Reisman holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor.
William Shepherd is a trial lawyer in Holland & Knight's West Palm Beach and Washington, D.C., offices. Mr. Shepherd represents clients involved in civil and criminal government investigations. He also assists the general counsel of public and private companies in conducting sensitive internal investigations and compliance matters. In addition to his enforcement practice, Mr. Shepherd handles complex civil litigation in related subject matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shepherd served, at the appointment of the attorney general, as the statewide prosecutor of Florida and earlier in his career, as a prosecutor in Miami, Florida.
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