Chief Operating Officer/Compliance Officer

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Nathaniel Spieker
Syracuse, NY

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Job Preferences: 

Desired job title: 
Chief Operating Officer/Compliance Officer
Desired occupation: 
Chief Operating Officer
Employment type: 
Full time
Career status: 
Active job seeker
Available to start: 
Additional notes: 
Highly analytical, performance-driven, and results-oriented professional, offering broad-based experience in program development; complemented with knowledge of regulatory compliance.


Keuka College
Science in Management, 
Keuka Park, NY
Keuka College
Arts in Sociology, with Concentration in Criminal Justice, 
Keuka Park, NY

Work Experience: 

Chief Quality Officer
Cayuga Centers
* Spearheaded all facets of the company's Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Department which covered coordinating compliance, incidents and investigations, filing, electronic medical record, data, and policies, while administering risk management activities
* Drove efforts in acquiring, establishing, accrediting, and upholding Council on Accreditation (COA); as well as in developing and executing yearly CQI plan
* Acted as the agency's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy officer
* Maintained active communication with the board of directors regarding internal and external audit results, high profile incidents and investigations, board compliance requirements, and risk management activities
* Led and guided a team of managers, directors, assistant vice president, and a general counsel, along with a total staff of 30 Career Highlights:
* Expanded the CQI Department from 2 to more than 25 staff members, thus enabling the agency to support various company programs
* Served as driving force behind the execution of agency-wide electronic health record in 2018
* Strategically directed three successful accreditation cycles with two leading to expedited accreditation acknowledging no deficiencies in identified agency practice
Vice President of Continuous Quality Improvement
Cayuga Centers, 
Auburn, NY 13021
* Initiated the execution of agency-wide accreditation process while formulating new policies and procedures
* Directly reported to the board of directors on a scheduled basis
* Collaborated with the data analyst and chief executive officer (CEO) in creating research agenda
* Managed the CQI Team comprising five members on day-to-day operations
* Took part in the development of risk management initiatives, as well as the execution of CQI plan
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) Home Finder/Recruiter-Trainer
Cayuga Centers, 
Auburn, NY 13021
* Promoted the MTFC program at several community events through foster parent recruitment advertisements
* Presided over presentations to various individuals and families interested in becoming foster parents
* Mentored incoming foster parents in the MTFC evidence-based model and certified foster homes based on MTFC and Office of Children and Families (OCFS) regulations
* Evaluated prospective foster parents on their strengths and needs through a scheduled meeting
* Functioned as a member of MTFC Leadership Team, responsible for setting recruitment targets for foster parent recruitment, addressing foster parent concerns, and identifying growth opportunities

Language Skills: 



analytical, performance-driven, results-oriented, Staff Supervision and Training, Risk Management, Activities Planning, Conflict Resolution Process Implementation, Quality Improvement, Organizational Development
electronic medical record, electronic health record