Compliance Advisory Committee

System Compliance Advisory Committee

The President of the University of Illinois established the University-Wide Compliance Advisory Committee (“Advisory Committee”) in October 2014.  The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to identify and implement the best model for oversight of university-wide compliance programs at the University of Illinois.

Advisory Committee Responsibilities

The Advisory Committee provides advice and counsel to the University Ethics and Compliance Office based upon the members’ expertise and knowledge of activities across the University of Illinois system.  The Advisory Committee meets at least quarterly to:

  • Assess compliance risks and requirements
  • Review policies across the University
  • Review new compliance policies
  • Recommend the implementation of corrective action, when necessary
  • Present organizational and operational recommendations regarding regulatory compliance and mandatory training requirements for consideration by campus and the University of Illinois System Offices
  • Other tasks and functions as directed by the Office of the President  

 Advisory Committee Membership

The University-Wide Compliance Advisory Committee includes the following members, each bringing unique insight and experience to the compliance function:


  • John Alsterda, Interim Executive Director of University Ethics and Compliance (Chair)
  • Scott Rice, Deputy University Counsel
  • Jami Painter, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Julie Zemaitis, Executive Director of University Audits
  • Matthew J. Ballinger, UIUC Deputy Chief, Division of Public Safety
  • Ryan Squire, UIUC Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Chief Integrity Officer
  • Caryn Bills-Windt, UIC Associate Chancellor and Director for the Office of Access and Equity
  • Joe Barnes, Chief Digital Risk Officer, Office of the Executive Vice President & Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Matt Riley, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and CIO, and Interim HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer
  • Patti Pfister, UIC Export Controls Compliance Officer and Chair, UIC Compliance Committee
  • Crystal Singleton, UI Health Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ginger Velazquez, Executive Director of Business & Finance, OBFS
  • Rick Lane, UIS Director of International Student Services
  • Nizam Arain, UIUC Associate Vice Chancellor for Access and Equity
  • Laci Engelbrecht, UIS Director for the Office of Financial Aid
  • Kiely Fletcher, UIC Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Michelle Trame, UIUC Director for the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Mairéad Martin, UIUC Chief Information Officer
  • Elaine Fluder, UIC Director for the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
  • Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, UIUC Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies
  • Patty Jones, UIUC Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation in Compliance
  • Mark Owens, UIS Assistant Director Labor & Employee Relations

More Information

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