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Barry Grosse named chief compliance officer and vice president for ACERM

Barry Grosse has been named chief compliance officer and vice president for Audit, Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management at Augusta University, effective Nov. 17.

Grosse has more than 12 years’ experience in health care compliance, most recently as chief compliance officer for the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine Compliance Program. In his new role at AU, he will be responsible for developing, enhancing and overseeing execution of a compliance program that supports the mission and strategic goals of the AU enterprise. This includes leadership of the Offices of Internal Audit, Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management, and AU Environmental Health and Safety.

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“We’re excited to welcome Mr. Grosse to this important role and look forward to his work to capitalize on our current compliance initiatives to build a robust program that ensures all employees have access to the support, knowledge and guidance to conduct their work in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD. “I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication the search committee provided throughout this important process.”

The search committee was comprised of the following:

Russell Keen, EdD
Chair, Search Committee
Executive Vice President for External Relations
Chief of Staff to the President
Augusta University

Wesley Horne
Director of Ethics & Compliance
University System of Georgia

Anthony Hightower, JD
Senior Legal Advisor
Augusta University

Zach Kelehear, EdD
Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Augusta University

Mallary Myers, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
Augusta University Health System

Michele Reed, MS
Title IX Coordinator
Augusta University

Tiffany G. Townsend, PhD
Chief Diversity Officer
Augusta University

Diego R. Vazquez, MPA, CRA
Executive Director, Augusta University Research Institute, Inc.
Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs Administration
Augusta University

Maggie Witherington
Business Operations Manager
Augusta University

Angel Lovett
External Relations Liaison
Augusta University

Grosse received a bachelor of business administration from The Citadel in 1981 and served 10 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Army Reserve and Alabama National Guard. In 1992, he received a juris doctor, cum laude, from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

His professional experience also includes roles as chief compliance officer for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare, North American Post-Acute Care and Healogistics.

Grosse is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Health Care Compliance Association, American Health Lawyers Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges and serves as an advisory board member at the Cumberland School of Law and PracticeWise, LLC.

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