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November 30, 2016 — Executive Web Briefing Exclusively For Members Of The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services

If your organization accepts government funding, you can, at any time, be subjected to financial audits resulting in fraud accusations. Given this knowledge, provider organizations have become acutely aware of the importance of compliance and risk management programs designed to protect an organization from possible financial and reputation ruin. Creating, implementing, and improving risk management programs is essential for today’s community providers to protect against negative consequences to both financial resources and reputation.

Of prime importance is the role of an organization’s Board of Directors in assuring an organization is operating within compliance regulations. The Board is ultimately responsible for promoting and instilling a “culture of compliance” within their organization that encourages a commitment to all government rules and regulations, thereby addressing risk-areas that could lead to a “hit” on the organization’s reputation or finances. Boards need to:

  • Ensure that corporate information and reporting systems are designed to prevent and detect violations of the law exist
  • Be knowledgeable about the content and operation of those information and reporting systems
  • Exercise reasonable oversight with respect to the implementation and effectiveness of such systems
  • Ensure that legally appropriate document retention policies and procedures are in place
  • Ensure that “non-retaliation” protections are operational for employees who disclose potential legal violations under the reporting system

You are invited to join OPEN MINDS senior associate, Howard Shiffman and Vicki Rodgers, Chief Operating Officer & Compliance Officer of Mental Health Partners for this informative, case study-oriented web briefing on November 30, 2016 at 2:00pm ET. Our experts will discuss how to develop and improve your organization’s corporate compliance and risk management program, and the on-going role that Board members must play to safeguard against areas that could have lasting consequences for your organization.


During this 90-minute web briefing, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of corporate compliance and risk management
  • Learn how corporate compliance has changed since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)
  • Explore the Board of Directors’ role in compliance and risk management
  • Identify essential aspects of corporate compliance and risk management programs
  • Case Study: An in-depth look into Mental Health Partner’s corporate compliance program including the challenges and lessons learned

This web briefing is an exclusive event for members of The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services. If you are not a member and would like more information on The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services and how to become a member, please contact Brittney Shindledecker at OPEN MINDS at

Featured Speakers

Vicki Rodgers, MS, LPC,Chief Operating Officer & Compliance Officer, Mental Health Partners — Vicki Rodgers leads the center-wide ethics and compliance function and is the staff lead for the MHP Board of Directors regarding compliance. She provides oversight, management and guidance to ensure MHP’s operations, policies and procedures reflect a culture of integrity. She oversees compliance/risk management, legal counsel, client records, client advocacy, and quality and project management. She joined MHP in 2015.
Prior to joining MHP, Rodgers served most recently as the Vice President of Clinical Systems Administration and Corporate Integrity at Jefferson Center for Mental Health and worked there for nearly 15 years. Prior to that she served as the Manager of Long Term Care at Community Reach Center, working there for 4 years.

Rodgers attended the University of Texas at Tyler and received her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She also is nationally certified in Healthcare Compliance and Healthcare Privacy Compliance.

Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS — Mr. Shiffman has over 30 years of successful organizational and business experience in human service fields including expertise in executive management, strategic planning, business development, finance, marketing, market intelligence research, fundraising, and board development. He has hands-on expertise that comes from successful management and consulting with a number of programs. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS Mr. Shiffman served as Chief Executive Officer of Griffith Centers for Children, a COA-accredited, full-service treatment program for severely troubled youth and their families. He also developed one of the first offense-specific sex offender program in the United States.

Registration for this executive web briefing is exclusively for members of The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services.

Unable to attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides — regardless of attendance.

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