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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 AlaniDirector of University Audit
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 BurrellSenior Process Consultant, Office of University Audit
Alan CzaplickiDeputy to the Provost
Mark CavanaughDirector of Environmental Health and Safety
Robert ClarkDean, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Interim Senior Vice President for Research
Holly CrawfordAssociate Vice President for Budgets and Planning
Rick CrumminsSenior Counsel
Josh FarrelmanDirector of Government Relations
Steve GoldsteinMedical Center Vice President, President and CEO SMH and Highland Hospital
Michael GoonanMedical Center Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Vicky HinesPresident & CEO Visiting Nurse Service
Fred HolderleCompliance Program Officer, Medical Center
Cary JensenDirector of International Services, Senior Counsel
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 Administration
Chuck MurphyAssociate Vice President for Human Resources
Julie MyersChief 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 Director for SMD Finance
Richard PiferAssociate Vice President University Facilities and Services
Mike PinchChief Information Security Officer, URMC
Jerry PowellChief Information Officer, URMC / Strong Health
Mike RitzResearch Compliance Officer
Jeff StevensChief Human Resources Officer, URMC
Suzanne StevensAssociate Professor and Chair, University Committee on Animal Resources
Spence StudwellDirector of Risk Management
Elizabeth TaliaGeneral Counsel and Compliance Officer, FF Thompson
Ted VaczyDirector, Information Systems – Strong Memorial Hospital
Doug WylieUniversity 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.