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Compliance at the University

Committee Structure and Mission


The University Compliance Committee was established in 2005 in order to provide a pro-active structure for addressing compliance and associated risk management issues at the University. The Committee membership is drawn from the following units of the University, outlined in the structure below.


Committee Membership

Committee MembersTitle / Department
Salim AlaniExecutive Director of University Audit
Bruce BashwinerAssociate Vice President University Facilities and Services
Pat BeatoChief Privacy Officer, Medical Center
Cindy BeckerVice President and Chief Operating Officer, Highland Hospital
Christine BurkeAssociate Vice President for the Medical Center Office of Counsel
Donald Burrell Process Consultant, Office of University Audit
Mark CavanaughDirector of Environmental Health and Safety
Robert ClarkDean, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Senior Vice President for Research
Holly Crawford Associate Vice President Budgeting and Planning, Deputy to Senior Vice President and CFO
Rick CrumminsSenior Counsel
Alan CzaplickiDeputy to the Provost
Josh FarrelmanAssociate Vice President, Government and Community Relations
Steve GoldsteinMedical Center Vice President, President and CEO SMH and Highland Hospital
Fred HolderleCompliance Program Officer, Medical Center
Cary JensenDirector of International Services Office, Senior Counsel
David KirshnerMedical Center Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Paul Levy, M.D.Compliance Program Medical Director, URMC; Professor and Chairman, Dept of Medicine
Peter LennieProvost and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering
David LewisVice President and Chief Information Officer
Gunta LidersAssociate Vice President for Research and Project Administration
Jennifer MartinCompliance Officer, VNS
Jonathan MaurerChief Information Security Officer, University IT
Gail NorrisVice President and General Counsel
Kelley O'DonoghueDirector, Office for Human Subject Protection
Ronald PaprockiSenior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Kathy ParrinelloAssociate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, SMH
Bill PassalacquaSenior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, SMD
Mike PinchChief Information Security Officer, URMC
Jerry PowellChief Information Officer, URMC / Strong Health
Mike RitzResearch Compliance Officer
Jane ShukitisPresident & CEO Visiting Nurse Service
Jeff StevensChief Human Resources Officer, URMC
Suzanne StevensAssociate Professor and Chair, University Committee on Animal Resources
Spence StudwellMedical Center Associate Vice President & Associate General Counsel Risk Management
Elizabeth TaliaGeneral Counsel and Compliance Officer, Thompson Health System
Ted VaczyDirector Planning and Academic IT
Doug WylieAssociate Vice President Financial Operations & University Controller

Committee Mission

The mission of the University Compliance Committee is to provide leadership and ensure accountability concerning University compliance and associated risk management to the University senior administration, the Board of Trustees and the Medical Center Board.