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Faculty & Advisory Board

Meet the faculty and advisory board for the Master of Studies in Law program.

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Elizabeth H. Bradley

Associate General Counsel
University of South Carolina

From 1998 until 2022, Ms. Bradley served as Senior Associate General Counsel for Prisma Health developing an expertise in HIPPA, EMTALA, HITECH, and other health care regulations. She was heavily involved in corporate compliance, medical information security, and telemedicine. Ms. Bradley also supported outside counsel in medical malpractice litigation. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

Carrie Cherveny

Carrie B. Cherveny, Esq.

Senior VP, Client Solutions
Chief Compliance Officer, South Region
HUB International

Ms. Cherveny has over 20 years’ experience as an HR professional, an employment law defense attorney, and in-house counsel for a national Professional Employer Organization (PEO). Currently, she works closely with HUB clients to identify compliance risks and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. This includes providing customized training and education programs. Her diverse corporate clientele includes members of the hospitality/restaurant, medical/hospital, and manufacturing industries. Prior to HUB, Ms. Cherveny was the General Counsel and Vice President for a national PEO where she designed client compliance strategies and solutions. While a partner at a West Palm Beach employment law firm, she focused on representing employers in litigation under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the LFSA, the FMLA, and the Florida Civil Rights and Whistle Blower Acts. Ms. Cherveny holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of South Florida and a J.D. from Stetson University. She is a member of the Florida Bar.

Laura Evans

Laura Johnson Evans

Equity Partner, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
Charleston, South Carolina

Ms. Evans chairs the firm’s Health Care Service and Business Sector and acts as outside general counsel for hospital systems and other health care providers.  As such, she provides health care -related regulatory, compliance, and risk management advice.  From 2000 to 2005, Ms. Evans served as the Director of Legal Services for Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Chairs the South Carolina Bar’s Health Care Section Executive Counsel.  Evans graduated with a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received her JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law. 

Jacqueline Fox

Jacqueline Fox

Professor of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, South Carolina

Professor Fox teaches Health Care Law and Policy, Public Health Law, Bioethics, and Torts. She has published numerous articles on health law, health care financing and regulation, and health care reform in publications. Her current work closely examines the newly created Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is tasked with capping the costs of the Medicare program. She has published op-ed pieces in The State newspaper and appeared on local and regional news shows speaking about health law. Her work on Medicare has been cited in several scholarly publications and one of her contributions to the Hastings Center health reform publications has been the subject of an article in the New York Times. She has also been an invited speaker at universities including Oxford University, the University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins University, and Yale University. Fox received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and JD and LL.M. from Georgetown University. She was a Fellow at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, and a Scholar of Research Ethics at Yale University.

Felicia Heimer

Felicia Heimer

Senior Attorney
United State Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General

Felicia Heimer is a senior attorney with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) where she represents the agency on a wide range of healthcare fraud and compliance matters including the settlement of cases arising under the civil False Claims Act, the resolution of matters under the Self-Disclosure Protocol, and the negotiation and monitoring of Corporate Integrity Agreements. She also serves as OIG's coordinator for quality of care and patient safety matters and advises colleagues on cases involving allegations of patient harm, abuse, and neglect, and the provision of worthless services and substandard care. Prior to entering government service, Ms. Heimer worked for a global litigation advisory firm assisting health systems, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and their boards of directors in responding to government investigations and conducting internal compliance reviews. She began her legal career at an academic medical center and research institute in Southern California. 

Ms. Heimer is an adjunct professor and a frequent speaker at national conferences on healthcare fraud and compliance issues. She received her B.A, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago, her M.P.H. from University of California Los Angeles, and her J.D. from Whittier College. She is a member of the California Bar.

Adam Kuenning

Adam Kuenning

Senior Counsel
CommonSpirit Health

Adam Kuenning teaches courses in Health Systems Law. He's taught courses on health law, regulation, and policy for both master’s degree and law degree programs throughout his career. Adam even helps create and interpret health policy as an appointed member of the Nebraska Board of Medicine & Surgery, and the Nebraska Center for Nursing. Professionally Mr. Kuenning serves as in-house counsel for one of the largest health care providers in the United States. There he serves as a resource and counselor to physicians, hospital, executive, and board leadership on a litany of issues. He also serves on the organization's ethics committees as a subject matter expert. Adam brings a unique perspective to the program. Not only has he previously taught substantive courses on topics such as accounting and finance, but his professional background stems from aerospace. Mr. Kuenning previously served as an air traffic controller, air medical transport dispatch supervisor, and in contract administration with the Department of Defense. He has proven experience navigating the complex rules and regulations governing some of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Mr. Kuenning holds a B.S. in Aeronautics from the University of North Dakota, a J.D. from the Creighton University School of Law, and an LL.M. from Loyola University Chicago.

Sara McCartha

Sara McCartha

Associate General Counsel
Lexington Medical Center

Sara McCartha is Associate General Counsel at Lexington Medical Center, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina. As in-house counsel for Lexington Medical Center, Sara works with healthcare leaders in the acute care setting, as well as the physician network, and skilled nursing facilities. Sara is experienced in many areas of healthcare law, including corporate transactions, governance, revenue cycle, medical staff, EMTALA, ethics, risk management, employment, privacy issues, and physician, vendor and payor contracting. Prior to Lexington Medical Center, Sara worked at Prisma Health and Palmetto Health as an attorney. She also served as Advice Counsel and a legislative liaison for many professional and occupational boards at the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Sara is also a former Assistant Attorney General, where she specialized in Medicaid Fraud prosecution. Sara is a two-time recipient of the Office of Inspector General’s Integrity Award for her work in joint state-federal investigations. Sara serves on the adjunct faculty for the Masters in Health Administration program in the Arnold School of Public Health at USC, where she teaches HSPM 724 – Health Law. Sara graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Psychology and received her J.D. from the USC School of Law in 2006. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Ken Nanney

Ken M. Nanney

Senior Associate General Counsel
Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina

Since 2008, Mr. Nanney has served as the Senior Associate General Counsel for Atrium Health. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he teaches Health Law & Ethics in the Master’s in Health Care Administration program. Headquartered in Charlotte, Atrium Health, is one of the nation’s largest hospitals systems operating more than 40 hospitals, as well as freestanding emergency departments, urgent care centers, and medical practices. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, The South Carolina Bar, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Ted Rogers

Ted Rogers

Chief Nursing Officer
Broughton Hospital
Morganton, NC

Ted Rogers is an experienced attorney, healthcare risk and compliance professional, educator, nurse and health care leader. Ted began his legal career in 2002 in private practice focusing on medical malpractice litigation.  Additionally, Ted served as State Director of Risk Management and Compliance for Kindred Healthcare for eleven years, managing all aspects of enterprise risk, quality and patient safety, organizational ethics, compliance as well as malpractice claims for hospitals, skilled nursing centers and home health/hospices in five states. Currently, Ted serves as Chief Nursing Officer at Broughton Hospital, a large state-operated psychiatric facility in Morganton, NC.  Ted also provides independent comprehensive risk management and compliance consultation and services for health care organizations and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) by the American Hospital Association.  Ted developed and taught online legal, risk and compliance classes for health care providers and health care leaders with Northwest Area Health Education Center at Wake Forest Baptist University in Winston-Salem, NC. Ted also serves as adjunct faculty for Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Emory University School of Law, University of Denver Masters in Healthcare Management Program and Western Carolina University Masters in Nursing Leadership Program.

Western Piedmont Community College, AND (1991)
Winston-Salem State University, BSN (1999)
Florida Coastal School of Law, JD (2002)
Western Carolina University, MSN – Nursing Leadership (2011)

Brad Rostolsky

Brad Rostolsky

Member, GreenbergTraurig
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brad is a member of the Health Care & FDA Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office. As a health care regulatory and transactional attorney, Brad represents a range of clients in the health sector including hospitals, health plans, medical practices, pharmacies, long term care facilities, electronic health records providers, management companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical device companies, among others. He regularly advises clients on virtually all aspects of health information privacy and security compliance under HIPAA and state law, and spends considerable time helping clients navigate the multi-specialty realm of digital health, including providing business structuring advice to facilitate pursuing desired operational outcomes without running afoul of regulatory constraints. Brad also has deep experience guiding clients through significant privacy and security incident response and associated investigations.

Brad’s experience also includes assisting hospitals on arrangements with physicians, such as joint ventures, physician recruitment, practice acquisitions, and employment arrangements, as well as compliance with federal and state laws governing referrals among health care providers, such as the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. Brad also advises clients in a variety of areas including the corporate practice of medicine, facility licensing, hospital/medical staff relationships, informed consent, and regulatory compliance in the operation of Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement programs.

Denise O. Simpson

Denise O. Simpson

Attorney Advisor
United States Department of Justice

Denise O. Simpson has accumulated a wealth of health care knowledge in her 29 nine years as an attorney. She spent 13 years as an Assistant United States Attorney specializing in health care fraud prosecutions. From 2015 to 2017, as a member of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, she served as the national Healthcare Fraud Coordinator over all 94 United States Attorneys’ Offices.

From 2019 to 2021, while assigned to the National Advocacy Center (NAC), DOJ’s national training academy, Ms. Simpson lead the Medicaid Integrity Institute (MII), a training team funded by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare-Medicaid Services (CMS), that developed and executed online and in-person training for all 50 states.

Before joining the United States Department of Justice, Ms. Simpson spent time working with the Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecuting health care fraud cases, and as the legal advisor to the Texas Medicaid Fraud Unit. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and Stetson University College of Law. 

Beth C. Warren

Beth C. Warren

Assistant United States Attorney
District of South Carolina

Beth is an Assistant United States Attorney and is primarily responsible for prosecuting health care fraud cases under the False Claims Act. These cases typically involve fraudulent billing of Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare payors through the provision of medically unnecessary services, upcoding, billing for services not provided, or billing for goods or services that violate the Anti-Kickback Statute. She is the Coordinator for the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Division in the District of South Carolina. Since joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2012, Beth has handled several high-profile False Claims Act cases and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in money fraudulently obtained from the United States. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Beth was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Jean H. Toal. In her former career, Beth worked in the healthcare industry as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Beth is a graduate of University of South Carolina School of Law where she was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, served on the editorial board of the South Carolina Law Review, and as Chair of the Honor Council. Beth received her undergraduate degree from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia in 2001. 

Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffery S. Wilson

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Lexington Medical Center, Lexington, South Carolina

Since 2005, Mr. Wilson has provided legal guidance to numerous heath care organizations including contracting, risk assessment, managing claims with litigation potential, and managing ongoing complex litigation. Mr. Wilson previously served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health where he taught health law in the Master of Public Health program. He holds a Juris Doctorate and Master’s, (Microbiology) and Bachelor’s (Microbiology) degrees from Michigan State University. Prior to law school, Mr. Wilson worked as a certified EMT, research biologist, and orthopedic surgery technician. He is honorably discharged (with Distinguished Honors) from the United States Marine Corps. The Lexington Medical Center ranks as the second-best hospital in South Carolina according to U.S. News & World Report.

Mark Yancey

Mark A. Yancey

Director of Graduate Programs
Professor of Practice

Prior to joining USC School of Law, Yancey served as a member of the United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Senior Executive Service (SES) where he operated the National Advocacy Center (NAC) as its Chief Learning Officer. Before being named Chief Learning Officer in 2018, Yancey spent 32 years as a DOJ investigator and attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma. Yancey first worked as an FBI Special Agent and then as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). In 1995, as an AUSA in Oklahoma City, Yancey worked on the investigation of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols immediately following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Yancey’s kidnapping prosecution of Franklin Delano Floyd was highlighted in the book “A Beautiful Child,” and the Netflix documentary entitled “Girl in the Picture.” From 2016 to 2018, Yancey was the Acting and Attorney General appointed United States Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma. Yancey specializes in federal criminal practice and national security law. He is admitted to practice in Florida (retired), Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C.


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