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Kathleen Ojala

Kathleen Ojala is the Administrative Director of Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer for the Wexner
Medical Center at The Ohio State University. Kathleen has more than 15 years of experience as a
health care compliance officer in academic medicine settings.


Kathleen earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond, and was admitted to the Virginia Bar. She
earned her B.S. in Nursing from Florida State University and a Masters of Health Administration from
Florida International University. She is a certified professional coder (CPC) from the American
Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) and a CHC, certified in healthcare compliance Health Care
Compliance Association (HCCA). She has been a speaker at local and regional professional
associations on compliance and privacy matters. Kathleen is a member of the American Health
Lawyers Association, Health Care Compliance Association and American Association of Professional
Coders. She is an Ohio Registered Nurse and holds a Virginia law license.

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