Bridging Access To Care, a highly respected nonprofit organization headquartered in Brooklyn, is seeking an outstanding non-profit leader with behavioral healthcare expertise to join its team as Chief Compliance Officer (CPO) to plan and direct programs, policies, and practices ensuring that all BAC’s business units’ activities are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Background: Bridging Access To Care’s (BAC) mission is to provide coordinated health care and supportive housing to help individuals, families, and communities build strength, resilience, achieve wellness, and live healthy, productive lives. Over the past three decades, BAC has served the most underserved populations that experience racial and income inequalities and challenges in accessing health and behavioral health care. To improve this work's impact, BAC began incorporating trauma-informed care in their service delivery in 2012. This approach provides BAC a unique perspective to connect their history to our present. Today, the mission of CAC continues to articulate the deep commitment and serves as a driving force of the work.
The need for supportive services continues to grow as stressors of everyday life increase the demand for mental health, substance use and support to house our homeless in New York City. BAC anticipates continued growth and is looking for someone with strong analytical and leadership skills, as well as a deep commitment to social justice and equity, to become its next Chief Compliance Officer.
The Position: The Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) will serve as an integral member of the executive management team and will be responsible for BAC’s compliance with financial policy and reporting regulations, tracking laws and regulations that might affect the organization’s policies and implementing necessary changes. The CCO must demonstrate expertise in a variety of behavioral health care (mental health/SUD) and nonprofit concepts, practices, and procedures. Reporting to the CEO and working together with her and the CFO, the CCO manages the cooperate functions of departments and develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. The CCO approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments and must have comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. The CCO will also engage the Board of Directors (Staff liaison for the Governance Audit & Risk Committee) under the direction of the CEO.
BAC is seeking a CCO with excellent leadership and communication skills, as well as financial acumen and experience in compliance roles. The CCO should be capable of integrating smoothly into the senior management team, fitting into the organization’s culture.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Leadership and Organizational Strategy
· Oversee BAC’s compliance program, ensuring compliance with the requirements of OMH, OASAS, and 340B; all applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes and regulations; and, BAC’s code of conduct, ethics, and conflict of interest policies.
· Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of internal controls, changing legislation and reporting requirements.
· Monitor policies, procedures, material transactions and proposed transactions for the purpose of avoiding impropriety or the appearance thereof.
· Conduct periodic compliance training and review the quarterly compliance committee presentation.
· Enforce all BAC’s license conditions.
· Supervise due diligence reviews and investigation of Company officers and team members, consultants, and staff; protect against unethical or unlawful behavior by team members.
· Ensure all required reports are submitted to the appropriate enforcement agency in a timely manner.
· Review audit findings and ensure appropriate remedial action is taken.
· Coordinate with the CFO to oversee the annual external audit and prepare the compliance department’s budgets.
· Under the advisement of the Board of Directors and in partnership with the CEO and CFO, implement BAC’s compliance plan, as well as develop and implement new initiatives that reflect changes in business regulations.
· Represent BAC and BAC's CEO on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conference panels and trainings.
Oversight and Evaluation
· Provide oversight, guidance and credible challenge for assigned business compliance programs and regulatory compliance risk management activities.
· Work closely with the finance department to budget and monitor compliance operations ensuring sound fiscal and system management.
· Ensure the delivery of qualitative and quantitative goals and outcomes of BAC’s compliance program.
· Use the existing EHR platform to increase BAC's efficiency, transparency, collaborative efforts among teams and integrity to service models.
· Analyze and assess programs based on data collected and implement corrective measures if required. Adhere to the standards and policies of the Organizational Privacy/Security and Compliance Programs, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations (HIPAA, OSHA, OMH, OASAS, guidelines, and other State and Federal laws).
· Participate in or lead cross agency initiatives to ensure successful implementation of applicable regulatory changes or other required action plans.
· Support cross agency regulatory examinations and audits as needed.
· Respond to internal/external audits and regulatory inquiries/examinations.
· Provide summaries of proposed and final rulemakings to the executive management team and department directors/managers.
· Identify, assess, and manage compliance risks across business activities of the company.
· Proactively development and implement adequate compliance controls to new business initiatives and products.
· Develop, maintain, and update policies and procedures for the company’s compliance program and related activities.
· Support compliance testing, internal and external audits and regulatory exams and inquiries.
· Manage effective due diligence and monitoring program of third parties and vendors.
· Respond to compliance inquiries from both internal and external members, within given time frames and within established policy.
· Provide resources for adequate and on-going training for supervisors and clinicians in the theory and practice of Trauma Informed Care.
· Minimum of eight years’ relevant managerial experience as a senior compliance officer.
· Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field is preferred; advanced degree (JD, MBA, MA/MS) highly preferred.
· Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, organizational structure, budgeting, administrative operations, and fundraising with expertise in one or more of the following service areas: behavioral health/healthcare, health homes, DSRIP, workforce development, employment, or prevention education.
· Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for planning and reporting purposes.
· Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies; experience in making presentations to a variety of audiences.
· Strong leadership skills demonstrated by ownership of issues through their resolution while providing sound guidance to others.
· Thorough knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance requirements surrounding the behavioral healthcare services industry.
· Community awareness and astuteness and a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment.
· Resilient and flexible with the ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven, and entrepreneurial environment.
· Strong attention to detail and the ability to work under deadlines.
· Knowledge of Electronic Medical Record System (EMR); strong familiarity with information technology systems and the ability to keep up to date on new technologies.
· Passion for BAC's mission and purpose and an ability to communicate this passion to others.
This role is based in Brooklyn with a salary in the range of $125k.
Bridging Access To Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, gender identification, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based solely on job-related factors.
For more information about Bridging Access To Care, please visit their website at www.bac-ny.org
Bridging Access To Care has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:
Elly Kirschner, Senior Director
Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search
260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Your application should include a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the role; please put “BAC CCO” in the subject line of your e-mail