Audit and Compliance Services

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Our team

Karen Helderman, executive director
Audit and Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-2336
Email: heldermank@vcu.edu 
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Prior to coming to VCU, Karen served as audit director for the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, focusing on institutions in the areas of higher education and information technology, and directing the audits of many Virginia colleges and universities, including VCU. She has extensive experience analyzing complex financial, program, compliance and performance issues and reporting the information and recommendations to the General Assembly.

Karen earned her MBA degree from Virginia Tech and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Christopher Newport University and a master’s certificate in IT project management from George Washington University. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Virginia Society of CPAs, the Information Systems Audit and Compliance Association, and the Project Management Institute. Karen has served on numerous accounting and auditing committees and actively writes auditing and compliance articles for the Virginia Society of CPAs Disclosures magazine.

Kimberly E. Drew, executive assistant and office manager
Audit and Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-7014
Email: kedrew@vcu.edu 
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Talitha D. Jackson, administrative assistant
Audit and Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-2336
Email: jacksontd2@vcu.edu 
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Audit and Management Services

David M. Litton, director
Audit and Management Services, VCU and VCU Health
Phone: (804) 828-2354
Email: dmlitton@vcu.edu 
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Audit and Management Services - University

Vacant, deputy director
University Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-4924
Email: @vcu.edu 
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Janet W. Lutton, audit manager
University Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-1817
Email: jwbishop@vcu.edu 
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Tasha Foster, internal auditor
University Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-2827
Email: s2trfost@vcu.edu 
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David J. Irving, senior auditor
University Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-9334
Email: djirving@vcu.edu 
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Vacant, senior auditor
University Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-2344
Email: @vcu.edu  
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Michael A. Pointer, IT auditor
University Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-9248
Email: mapointer@vcu.edu  
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Donna G. Crawford, special projects & quality assessment coordinator
University Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-2352
Email: crawforddg@vcu.edu  
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Audit and Management Services - VCU Health

Tina Kendall, deputy director
VCU Health Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-8881
Email: kristina.kendall@vcuhealth.org 
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Caitlin P. Carter, senior auditor
VCU Health Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-8545
Email: caitlin.mcnitt@vcuhealth.org  
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David Ferrufino, internal auditor
VCU Health Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-8544
Email: david.ferrufino@vcuhealth.org 
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Lindsey Delano, internal auditor
VCU Health Audit and Management Services
Phone: (804) 828-8542
Email: lindsey.delano@vcuhealth.org 
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Blake Bialkowski, deputy director
IT Audit, VCU and VCU Health
Phone: (804) 828-0142
Email: cbbialkowski@vcu.edu 
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David C. Wright, senior IT auditor
IT Audit, VCU Health
Phone: (804) 828-2355
Email: wrightdc2@vcu.edu  
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Integrity and Compliance Office

Suzanne H. Milton, chief ethics and compliance officer
Integrity and Compliance Office
Phone: (804) 828-2336
Email: @vcu.edu 
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Jacqueline L. Kniska, university compliance officer
Integrity and Compliance Office
Phone: (804) 828-2336
Email: jkniska@vcu.edu 
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Jacqueline Kniska serves as University Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is now active in the compliance and ethics field in higher education and prior in health care. Currently, Ms. Kniska maintains oversight of compliance and integrity activities at VCU, and provides reports of progress and areas for opportunity to the Board of Visitors and other key stakeholders, with the assistance of specialized operational compliance partners. Favorite parts of this role include the people-powered aspect and the pro-active components of the compliance and ethics program.

Ms. Kniska earned her B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and her J.D. from Oklahoma City University and maintains a current CHC (certification in health care compliance).

Jason Block, program manager, policy and regulatory compliance
Integrity and Compliance Office
Phone: (804) 828-3982
Email: blockj2@vcu.edu 
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Vacant, program manager, analytics and investigations
Integrity and Compliance Office
Phone: (804) 828-2801
Email: @vcu.edu 
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Vacant, senior communications and training compliance specialist
Integrity and Compliance Office
Phone: (804)
Email: @vcu.edu 
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VCU Health Compliance Services

Jill M. McCormack, vp, chief compliance and privacy officer
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: jill.mccormack@vcuhealth.org 
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Jill McCormack has served as the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for VCU Health System (VCUHS) since April 2016. Prior to serving in this role, Jill has an additional ten years of experience in Compliance Services at VCUHS. Her professional areas of interest are patient privacy, physician engagement, and organizational dynamics and change.

Prior to coming to the health system, Jill worked in the sports medicine profession as a certified athletic trainer for ten years.

Jill earned her Masters of Science in Health Administration from Medical College of Virginia, Masters of Education from Auburn University, and Bachelors of Arts in Sports Sciences at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  She holds a certification in Healthcare Compliance.

In her spare time, Jill enjoys running, yoga and spending time with her family.

Natalie Powers, administrative services specialist
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: natalie.powers@vcuhealth.org  
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Saundra Brown, director of privacy operations
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: saundra.brown@vcuhealth.org  
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Anita White-Woodley, patient privacy and security coordinator
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: anita.white-woodley@vcuhealth.org  
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Vacant, privacy specialist
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: @vcuhealth.org 
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Toni Burton, director of compliance operations
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: toni.burton@vcuhealth.org  
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Deborah G. Bassett, compliance audit manager
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: deborah.bassett@vcuhealth.org  
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Cylenthia King, compliance education coordinator
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: cylenthia.hundley@vcuhealth.org  
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Brad Cochran, compliance education specialist
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: bradley.cochran@vcuhealth.org 
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Vacant, compliance manager
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: @vcuhealth.org  
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Codi Wacker, compliance auditor
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: codi.wacker@vcuhealth.org 
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Brian C. Stith, senior compliance auditor
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: brian.stith@vcuhealth.org 
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Leah Branch, senior compliance auditor
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: leah.branch@vcuhealth.org 
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Vacant, compliance auditor
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: @vcuhealth.org 
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James Cohen, compliance analyst
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: james.cohen@vcuhealth.org 
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Tomar Hill, compliance and privacy specialist
VCU Health Compliance Services
Phone: (804) 828-0500
Email: tomar.hill@vcuhealth.org 
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