Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Washington State University Compliance and Civil Rights

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.


Sally Makamson, Co-Chair
Assistant Director Health Sciences, Compliance
Compliance and Civil Rights

Thomas Ambrosi, Co-Chair
Assistant Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Information Technology Services

Andrew Schillinger, ex officio
Assistant Attorney General

Holly Ashkannejhad
Director, Compliance and Civil Rights

Timothy Baszler
Executive Director, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory & Associate Director Disease Surveillance, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Francis Benjamin
Information Systems Coordinator, Psychology

Dan Brown
Information Systems Coordinator, ASIS

Aaron Brumbaugh
Director of Info Tech, WSU Tri Cities

Michael Case
Director, ASIS

Heather Davison
Contracts Manager, REBO

Chuck Harrsch
Information Security Officer, WSU Vancouver

Annabel Hellekson
Compliance Specialist, ESFCOM

Sunday Henry
Senior Associate Director of Athletics & Chief Medical Officer

James Hupp
Senior Associate Dean for Policy and Compliance, ESFCOM

Sharyl Kammerzell
Associate Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Mike Kluzik
Director, Office of Research Assurances

Patience McGinnis
Student Wellness Center Manager, WSU Vancouver

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

Brian Norton
Assistant Director of Athletics, Athletic Medicine

Jonell Peterson
Director of Operations, Athletic Medicine

Eric Rogers
Director, Purchasing

Joel Schwartzkopf
Executive Director, Cougar Health Services

Walt Scott
Director, Psychology Clinic

David Search
Info Tech System Administrator, WSU Tri Cities

Rachelle Simons
Program Specialist, Psychology Clinic

Bryan Valley
Info Sys Tech Assistant Director, WSU Spokane

David Whelchel
Director, Information Services

Morgan Williams
Info Tech Consultant, ASIS