Sam Coppersmith Extends Decades of Helping Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center by Joining Board of Directors

Sam Coppersmith Extends Decades of Helping Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center by Joining Board of Directors

Already a fixture in the Arizona nonprofit community, Sam Coppersmith expanded his involvement by accepting an invitation to join the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) Board of Directors. Sam is deeply passionate about conservation and proud to support the nonprofit’s mission to protect and rehabilitate the region’s native animals.  Sam and Coppersmith Brockelman have a longstanding relationship with SWCC, helping the organization with zoning issues, permits, concession agreements, litigation, and contract negotiation since 1998. Established in 1994, SWCC is the state’s leading sanctuary and veterinary science facility for injured or displaced wild animals. They played a prominent role in the recovery of the endangered Mexican gray wolf. In addition, the Center serves a valuable educational resource for the community.  Sam has more than three decades of experience providing counsel to nonprofit...

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Mel Soliz Continues Legacy of Community Involvement by Joining Rosie’s House Board

Mel Soliz Continues Legacy of Community Involvement by Joining Rosie’s House Board

Committed to making a difference in the community, Mel Soliz recently joined the board of directors of Rosie’s House, a nonprofit organization that provides a free music academy and mentorship for kids in downtown Phoenix. Helping children is a priority for Mel, a mother who previously served for three years on the board of young professionals for Gabriel’s Angel’s, a nonprofit focused on providing pet therapy for at-risk children. Her passion and legal expertise will be especially helpful as Rosie’s House embarks on a capital campaign for a new campus. In addition to her nonprofit service, Mel is also involved with a number of professional organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA) and ADHS Human Subjects Research Board. She also is...

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Sam Coppersmith Covers the Complexities of Private Foundations During National Business Institute Webinar

Sam Coppersmith Educates National Business Institute Members About Nonprofit Board Oversight

Advising a nonprofit board requires extensive knowledge about duties, risks, and compliance obligations. During a recent National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, “Nonprofit Board Governance: Overcoming Common Challenges,” Sam Coppersmith led two one-hour sessions to help nonprofits set goals, monitor progress, and ensure bylaws and policies remain up to date.  Specifically, Sam offered guidance on identifying who is responsible for oversight, tasks that can and can’t be delegated, important questions to ask when reviewing finances, pitfalls to avoid, and the variety of policies and rules nonprofits must have in place for their protection.   Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofit entities as well as individuals and small businesses. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of nonprofit-related topics, including private foundations, forming...

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Kristen Rosati Explains Complicated Web of Laws Regulating Privacy in Oncology Treatment and Research at National Cancer Policy Forum

Kristen Rosati Explains Complicated Web of Laws Regulating Privacy in Oncology Treatment and Research at National Cancer Policy Forum

Kristen Rosati addressed the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum workshop on the role of digital health applications in oncology research and care. Kristen’s presentation addressed legal considerations around patient privacy and data security, in digital health applications. One of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen focused on how the patient right of access, the patient right to direct disclosures to third parties, and the new information blocking and interoperability rules affect oncology digital health apps. She also provided an overview of privacy requirements for data sharing in cancer treatment and research, discussing the evolving standards for de-identification of genomic information.  With deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, and biobanking and genomic...

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Kristen Rosati Recaps a Year of Health Law Developments for the AHLA Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Recaps a Year of Health Law Developments for the AHLA Annual Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the health law landscape, and Kristen Rosati helped summarize its impact in a year-in-review plenary session at the American Health Law Association (AHLA) Annual Meeting.  Kristen, a past president of AHLA and nationally recognized leader in health information privacy and security, joined two industry colleagues in highlighting key developments in health law from the last year, including the CARES Act and other COVID-related legislation; blanket regulatory waivers for Stark/AKS, HIPAA and coverage rules; the rise of telemedicine; significant Supreme Court decisions regarding health care reform; information blocking and interoperability; and OCR enforcement and data breaches. A respected mainstay within the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field, Kristen has served in numerous leadership positions, including president of the...

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Mel Soliz Continues Legacy of Community Involvement by Joining Rosie’s House Board

Mel Soliz Breaks Down the Information Blocking Rule for AzSHA

New regulations prohibit health care providers and other actors from engaging in practices that interfere with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information. Mel Soliz explained what practices constitute information blocking and what safe harbors are available to health care providers. The deadline for compliance with the new information blocking rule is Nov. 2, 2020.   AzSHA is the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys. Mel is a Board member of AzSHA and a partner at Coppersmith Brockelman. She focuses her practice on compliance with data privacy and access laws in the health care industry.  Learn more about AzSHA. ...

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