Ethics & Compliance: Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Practices

This complimentary one-day workshop, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, is practitioner-directed by industry and academic ethics and compliance experts. The focus is on the key challenges facing Ethics and Compliance Officers and staff members in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and bio-medical science companies operating in global contexts. A critical aspect of this workshop looks at how a company responds to global ethical challenges, such as conflicts of interest, privacy, safety, bribery and corruption in medical science and pharmaceutical business practices. Ethics and Compliance programs support business objectives, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as creating a company culture that fosters the passion for ethical decision-making in business practice.

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Ethics & Compliance: Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals 

When: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Complimentary RSVP via Eventbrite. 

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View the previous Spring 2014 Ethics & Compliance Workshop agenda.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate or individual sponsorships are available. Contact Orlando Harris, Executive Director of Business Development and Marketing at 415-817-4321 or for more information on how to coordinate a sponsorship.


Hosted at San Francisco State University's premier downtown graduate business education campus at Market St. and Powell, in the heart of the vibrant international business community. The April workshop is for Chief E&C Officers, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, HR Directors, SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGERS and their STAFF. Lunch reception opening, three afternoon topic sessions with E&C professionals, and a closing panel on E&C careers with select graduate and undergraduate students of SF State.


Denise Kleinrichert, PhD, College of Business, SF State

Sally Baack, PhD, College of Business, SF State

Spring 2014 Speakers

Abhiroop Gandhi, Compliance Officer, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mia Okinaga, VP Compliance, Fraud Control & Data Analytics, Kaiser Permanente

K.C. Turan, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Shield of California

Rick Judy, Principal, Health Industries Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Chris Schroeder, Manager, Health Industries Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Rani Radhakrishnan, Director, Health Industries Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ongoing Topics-driven Workshop Series

When: Each November and April (Noon to 6 p.m., select Thursdays)

Where: SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street (near Powell St.), San Francisco

For more info, contact Dr. Denise Kleinrichert, Associate Professor of Management and Ethics, Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business, SF State College of Business

Adviser Bios

Denise Kleinrichert, PhD

Associate Professor, Management/Ethics

Photograph of Denise Kleninrichert

Expertise in business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) includes research and teaching at San Francisco State University and University of South Florida, as well as corporate executive experience. Personal mission: “conducting a thorough examination of what is known and unknown in a given field.” Specific research areas include corporate social responsibility, business ethics, social entrepreneurship and women, and supply chain analysis of start-up social entrepreneur endeavors. Earlier corporate endeavors in risk management and human resources management in the banking, health care and property/casualty insurance industries. PhD in Philosophy/Ethics and two Master’s degrees at University of South Florida, and a BA in Economics at Indiana University.

Teaching: management and leadership of ethical business practices, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable, triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) business endeavors in society. Faculty member of the Sustainable Business faculty sub-group in the Management Department of the College of Business. Founding colleague of the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) at SF State University. The Center integrates ethics and sustainable business research with teaching and service to the community and the university.

Photo of Sally BaackSally Baack, Ph.D.

Professor, Management

Sally Baack is a professor in the management department. She is a repeat winner of the Professor of the Year Award for the College of Business, for her outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service. In 2007, Sally Baack was named an "Ascendant Scholar" by the Western Academy of Management—an honor awarded to scholars who have shown outstanding potential in their early careers and who are on track to becoming leaders in their fields.

Professor Baack joined San Francisco State University in the Fall of 2000. She earned her Ph.D. in International Strategic Management from the University of Southern California, and is an honors graduate in Political Science and German Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Georg-August Universitaet, Goettingen, Germany. She is fluent in German.

Professor Baack’s research focuses on strategic management, ethical leadership and international competition. Her work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, the Case Research Journal, the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, the Academy of Management Journal of Learning and Education, the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, the International Trade and Finance Journal, and the International Association for Human Resource Information Management Journal.

For more information about corporate benefits of executive education at the College of Business, please contact:

Photograph of Orlando HarrisOrlando Harris

Executive Director for Business Development and Marketing

San Francisco State University Downtown Campus

835 Market Street, Suite 550

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 817-4321 (o)

Ethics & Compliance: Medical Health & Pharmaceutical Practices is a College of Business Enterprises (COBE) program offered in partnership with the College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University.