Sherry Harrison is the Chief Compliance Officer for the Centerstone enterprise and has worked in health care compliance for nearly a decade. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance, (CHC), Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) and Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) through the HealthCare Compliance Association.
Sherry reports to the Chief Financial Officer of Centerstone and is accountable to the Centerstone of America Board of Directors. She administers and oversees the Centerstone Compliance Program which includes privacy and security. The Compliance/Privacy Officers in the various states, as well as the regulatory security officer, report to her.
Under Sherry’s direction, the Compliance staff work to detect and prevent improper conduct and to promote adherence to the organization’s legal and ethical obligations. Minimizing Centerstone’s financial and reputational risk is the primary focus of the Compliance department. Centerstone’s Compliance policies include the seven elements of an effective compliance program as specified by the Office of Inspector General.
Prior to joining Centerstone, Sherry had an extensive career in Tennessee State Government. Her career spanned more than 30 years and included leadership positions in the Tennessee Department of Human Services, the TennCare Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Sherry graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a master’s in social work.