Compliance Advisory Committee


The purpose of the Compliance Advisory Committee is to foster a culture of ethics and compliance by contributing to the effectiveness of the universitywide ethics and compliance program through leading by example; bringing awareness to ethics and compliance initiatives; monitoring and continually assessing requirements and risks in respective disciplines; promoting ethical behavior; and sharing information and best practices.

CAC Member Commitment includes:

  • Maintaining understanding and oversight of governmental regulations and other compliance requirements in respective areas, including tracking emerging issues in the regulatory environment
  • Participating in the development and implementation of universitywide ethics and compliance policies 
  • Effectively communicating universitywide policies and ethics and compliance initiatives
  • Provide compliance training and education to the university community
  • Appropriately addressing and resolving - or help others to - ethics and compliance issues that arise, including enforcement and implementation of corrective action plans
  • Being prepared for, and participating in, internal and external audits and investigations
  • Informing the university’s risk management processes
  • Communicating and promoting a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Providing feedback to and consulting with the Integrity and Compliance Office in order to contribute to a continuous, comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of the university’s ethics and compliance program

Questions regarding this group should be directed to the University Integrity & Compliance Officer, Jacqueline Kniska, at jkniska@vcu.edu


Click here to view the Accountability Matrix. The Matrix contains a list of departments/offices and the compliance issues each of these areas represent.



Members

Jacqueline Kniska (Chair)
university chief ethics and compliance officer
Audit and Compliance Services, Integrity and Compliance Office

Administration

Tom Briggs
assistant vice president
Safety and Risk Management

Michael Cimis
director, environmental health and safety
Safety and Risk Management

Dan Han
chief information security officer, technology services
Information Security

Jessica Laux
director, insurance and risk management 
Safety and Risk Management

Ishneila Moore
director of employee relations and performance management 
Human Resources

Rich Sliwoski
associate vice president
Facilities Management

Joshua Stone
associate director, parking and transportation
Parking and Transportation

John A. Venuti
associate vice president for public safety
VCU Police

Rebecca Westfall
accreditation and compliance coordinator
VCU Police

Audit and Compliance Services

Ashley Green
program manager, analytics & investigations
Integrity and Compliance Office

David Litton
director, audit and management services
Audit and Management Services

Anne Sorensen
deputy director, university audit and management services
Audit and Management Services

Athletics Office

Makonnen Afework
deputy director of athletics
Athletics Office

Noah Strebler
associate athletic director for compliance and student services
Athletics Office

Equity and Access Services

Emily Caputo
director of civil rights investigations and title IX coordinator
Equity and Access Services

Crystal Coombes
university accessibility administrator, serving as the ADA/Section 504 coordinator
Equity and Access Services

Paula Gentius
interim executive director
Equity and Access Services

Faculty Senate

Vacant

Finance and Budget

Winifred Campbell
contracts manager
Procurement Services

Angela Davis
senior budget analyst
University Controller’s Office

Presepine Fleming
associate director, grants, contracts and accounting
Grants and Contracts and Effort Reporting

Patricia R. Perkins
associate vice president for finance and budget, foundation services/payroll
University Controller’s Office

David Rekas
university controller
University Controller’s Office

Mark Roberts
director of procurement services
Procurement Services

Helen Sennett
senior accountant, ARMICS coordinator
University Controller’s Office

Health Sciences

Cindy Cull
director, budgets and financial reporting
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Kevin Harris
associate vice president for strategic initiatives and engagement
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Human Resources

Cathleen C. Burke
associate vice president of human resources
Human Resources

Kathy Oliveri
senior consultant, employee relations, compliance and leave administration
Human Resources

The Office of the Provost

Paul Babitts
associate director, international student and scholar programs
Global Education Office

Norm Bedford
assistant vice provost for strategic enrollment management, enrollment services 
Division of Strategic Enrollment Management

Valerie Clem-Brown
associate director, compliance and reporting 
Financial Aid

Bernard Hamm
university registrar and director, records and registration
Division of Strategic Enrollment Management

William King 
university ombudsperson
Ombudsperson Office

Yeimarie Lopez
compliance administrator
Academic Learning Transformation Lab

William Nelson
executive director, academic finance and administration
Academic Finance Administration

Monal Patel
assistant vice provost institutional research and planning support
Institutional Research and Decision Support

The Office of the Vice President

Monika S. Markowitz
director, research integrity and ethics
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Office of Research Integrity and Ethics

Susan Robb
senior associate vice president for research administration and compliance
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Office of Research Innovation

Staff Senate

Nick Fetzer
director, sponsored programs, life sciences
Staff Senate

Technology Services

Barry Lanneau Jr.
university records officer, technology services
Records and Document Management

University Counsel

Sarah Johns
associate university counsel
University Counsel

University Relations

Kasey Odom
division administrative coordinator 
University Relations

Michael Porter
associate vice president for public affairs 
University Public Affairs

University School of Dentistry

Kim Isringhausen
assistant dean for community and collaborative partnership
School of Dentistry

University Treasury Services

Jessica Cheatham
senior director of treasury services
Treasury Services

VCU School of Medicine

Tricia Gibson
executive director, research administration, school of medicine
Research Administration