Health Sciences Compliance Committee


The Health Sciences Compliance (HSCC) Committee is formally charged with advising the Compliance Committee and University Leaders on matters relating to the University’s compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, as well as University polices and guidance regarding health sciences and use of protected health information including, but not limited to compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules (45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and E of Part 164) and WSU Executive Policy 40


The University’s Compliance Committee appoints members to this committee upon the recommendation of the University’s Associate Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, based on the departments listed on the Health Care Component chart on the WSU Executive Policy 40 (Hybrid Entity).  Membership shall include representation from the WSU Division of the Attorney General’s Office.


  • HIPAA compliance program governance as well as additional state and federal laws and regulations regarding health and medical services, sciences and programs.
  • Policies: Reviews recommendations as a group for new policies and also reviews current policies relating to health science compliance.
  • Incident Response: Reviews and edits procedure(s) for incident response.
  • Training: Analysis of current training programs and makes recommendations for new programs.
  • Risk Assessment: Review departmental and University wide risk regarding protected health information.


Bethany Loomis, Administrative Support

Program Coordinator, Health Sciences Compliance
Compliance and Civil Rights

Andrew Schillinger, ex officio

Assistant Attorney General

Sally Makamson, Co-Chair

Assistant Director Health Sciences Compliance
Compliance and Civil Rights

Michael Walters, Co-Chair

Chief Information Security Officer
Information Technology Services

Holly Ashkannejhad

Director, Compliance and Civil Rights

Shanna McGuire

ITS Data Management, WSU Spokane

Francis Benjamin

Information Systems Coordinator, Psychology

Daniel Nordquist

Deputy Vice President for Research for Operations & Office of Research Support and Operations

Anjie Bertramson

Experiential Services Director, Pharmacy

Amanda Owen

Associate Director of Real Estate and Business Operations

Aaron Brumbaugh

Director of Info Tech, WSU Tri Cities

Justin Petersen

Quality Assurance & Compliance Coordinator, Cougar Health Services

Michael Case

Director, ASIS

Jonell Peterson

Director of Operations, Athletic Medicine

Joanie Christian

Clinical Placement Coordinator, Nursing

Eric Rogers

Director, Purchasing

Heather Davidson

Contracts Manager, REBO

Keela Ruppenthall

Information Technologies Consultant

Chuck Harrsch

Information Security Officer, WSU Vancouver

Joel Schwartzkopf

Executive Director, Cougar Health Services

Sunday Henry

Director of Medical Services

Walt Scott

Director, Psychology Clinic

Jerry Hindberg

Endpoint and Data Security Manager

David Search

Info Tech System Administrator, WSU Tri Cities

Sharyl Kammerzell

Associate Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Rachelle Simons

Program Specialist, Psychology Clinic

Mike Kluzik

Director, Office of Research Assurances

Jim Spooner

Football Head Athletic Trainer, Athletics

Chris Lange

Associate Athletic Trainer, Athletics

Bryan Valley

Info Sys Tech Assistant Director, WSU Spokane

Rocky Lucas

Counselor/Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling and Wellness Center

Morgan Williams

Info Tech Consultant, ASIS

Patience McGinnis

Student Wellness Center Manager, WSU Vancouver

David Whelchel

Director, Information Services