Senior Vice President Compliance and Risk Management & Compliance Officer
Joseph Ohens is a certified healthcare compliance, privacy, ethics, and risk management professional, with broad experience in developing and implementing an effective compliance program and navigating healthcare administrative and clinical operations through standards development, deployment, and change management.
He joined Open Door Community Health Centers on June 22, 2020 from Clinica Sierra Vista in Bakersfield, where he was Chief Compliance and Risk Officer from January 7 to April 27, 2020. From November 1, 2016 to January 3, 2018, Joseph was Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at Ravenswood Family Health Center. Prior to joining Ravenswood, Joseph worked at Dignity Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, where as Director of Programs and a member of the hospital’s nine-member leadership team (2012 – 2016), he had oversight of Administrative Operations; Regulatory Compliance; Patient Relations & Satisfaction; Physician Relations, Contracts & Payments; Business Development, Strategy & Sales; Telecommunications; Security & Parking Services; and Interpreter Services.
Joseph holds a Juris Scientiae Doctorate (Doctor of the Science of Law, JSD) and Legum Magister (Master of Laws, LL.M) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and a Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B) degree (JD equivalent) from Lagos State University, Nigeria. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Health Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), and the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). Joseph is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC), privacy compliance (CHPC), compliance and ethics (CCEP), and risk management (CPHRM).
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