The one-day workshop 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.
When: Thursday, April 24th, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
Early Bird Registration (Ends March 21st, 2014): $445
Regular Registration: $495
Multiple Attendees & Sponsorship Opportunities
There is a 10% discount for multiple attendee registration and corporate or individual sponsorships are available. Contact Orlando Harris, Executive Director of Business Development and Marketing at 415-817-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register multiple attendees or to coordinate a sponsorship.
SF State Community Pricing
COBE offers a 10% discount for SFSU faculty members, staff, current students and alumni. For more information on how to apply this discount to your purchase, please contact Nguyen "Win" Pham at 415-817-4315 or email@example.com.
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 University
Sally Baack, PhD, College of Business, SF State University
Abhiroop Gandhi, Compliance Officer, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Fabiana Lacerca-Allen, Chief Compliance Officer, Elan Pharmaceuticals
Mia Okinaga, VP Compliance, Fraud Control & Data Analytics, Kaiser Permanente
K.C. Turan, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Shield of California
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Kleinrichert, PhD
Associate Professor, Management/Ethics
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.
Abhiroop Gandhi (Compliance Officer)
Abhiroop Gandhi, Compliance Officer at Questcor Pharmaceuticals, is responsible for implementing and managing the company’s corporate ethics and healthcare compliance program and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This program includes development, implementation and oversight of compliance policies and procedures, employee training, audits, monitoring, incident management & investigations, transparency initiatives and providing day-to-day advice to business partners.
Prior to joining Actelion, Abhiroop was Director of Commercial Compliance at Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he established and managed the healthcare compliance program. Previously, he was at Genentech in the Commercial Business Practices group, where he was involved with initiating and managing various cross-functional compliance and commercialization initiatives. Prior to Genentech, Abhiroop was a management consultant with Razorfish and advised clients in the life sciences and high-tech industries.
Abhiroop serves as a panelist for the US-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund, an initiative sponsored by the governments of both countries to promote joint activities that would lead to innovation, techno-preneurship and public good through the application of science and technology.
Abhiroop holds a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from FMS, Delhi University and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Birla Institute of Technology.
Mia S. Okinaga (Vice President, Compliance)
Mia Okinaga is the vice president of Reimbursement Compliance, Fraud Control and Compliance Information and Analytics at Kaiser Permanente. She is responsible for enhancing national and regional programs that:
- Facilitate accurate and complete government reimbursement
- Minimize losses to fraud, waste and abuse
- Assure appropriate response to allegations of misconduct
Mia’s team proactively uses data and analyses to prioritize compliance risks. Analytical studies are deployed to focus compliance resources and initiatives. Tools are developed to facilitate integrated risk management such as risk assessment, work plans, investigations, and corrective action plans across risk management units. Mia also serves as the compliance officer for Program Offices, functions and departments that do not have a dedicated compliance officer.
Mia joined Kaiser Permanente in 1997. Prior to this role, Mia served in director roles for Compliance Operations and Compliance Audit in NCO. She also served as a manager in the Internal Audit department and directed operational reviews of health plan and care delivery functions. Mia has also participated in systems implementations (data migration, user acceptance testing, internal controls) for Membership Accounting, Retirement Plans, Payroll and E-Commerce.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Mia worked at Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers or PwC). She facilitated implementation of a corporate compliance program for an integrated health care system and performed due diligence procedures on a durable medical equipment vendor. She also performed financial statement audits and prepared corporate tax returns.
Mia holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Hawaii. Mia is a Certified Public Accountant in California. She has taught finance and accounting courses at the University of Hawaii and University of Phoenix.
K.C. Turan, (Chief Risk Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Shield of California)
K.C. Turan is Blue Shield of California’s Chief Risk Officer & Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, he is responsible for building and leading Blue Shield’s Compliance & Ethics, Privacy, Medicare Compliance, Special Investigations (Fraud) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs across the enterprise. This encompasses regulatory compliance, corporate risk management, Code of Conduct, corporate ethics, corporate investigations, privacy, fraud, anti-corruption, records management and Medicare regulatory matters, among others.
Prior to joining Blue Shield, K.C. was Dun & Bradstreet’s Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Privacy Officer. K.C. previously worked for Countrywide Financial Corporation (now Bank of America), Ford Motor Company and Graham & James. K.C. has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s “Top Compliance & Ethics Officers” and he has been named to Computerworld’s “Best Privacy Advisers” list. Blue Shield of California and Dun & Bradstreet have been named to Ethisphere’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list in each of K.C.’s years with both companies.
K.C. received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Loyola Marymount University and an M.B.A. from UCLA. K.C. lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, daughter, son and two dogs.
For more information about corporate benefits of executive education at the College of Business, please contact:
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San Francisco State University Downtown Campus
835 Market Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94103
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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.