Ethical Panther line: 1-888-520-0570

Compliance Directory

While the University Office of Compliance & Integrity maintains oversight of the University-wide compliance and ethics program, compliance and ethical decision making is everyone’s responsibility at FIU.

This Compliance Directory serves as a reference tool for FIU faculty, staff and students to identify the designated individuals to contact when a compliance-related question or issue arises.

Please note that the Compliance Directory is designed to include all members of the University with significant compliance-related day-to-day responsibilities.

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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Academic MisconductElizabeth Bejar, Sr. VP of Academic & Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs305-348-2151
AccreditationJennifer Restrepo, Director, Office of Accreditation 305-348-6085
Americans With Disabilities ActStaff: Joann Cuesta-Gomez, Director, Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resources305-348-4186
Students: Amanda L. Niguidula, Director, Disability Resource Center, Modesto Maidique Campus305-348-3532
Athletics and NCAA Rules CompliancePete Garcia, Director of Athletics, Intercollegiate Athletics305-348-2756
Julie Berg, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator, Intercollegiate Athletics 305-348-2352
Pete Markowitz, Faculty Athletic Representative, Professor, Honors College 305-348-1710
Carlos Castillo, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-2103
Kevin Kendrick, Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Office of University Compliance and Integrity305-348-2843
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Biohazardous Waste Generation and DisposalAmy Aiken, Asst. VP Operations & Safety, Emergency Management305-348-6975
BiosafetyTamece Knowles, Biosafety Officer, Environmental Health & Safety305-348-3387
Bloodborne PathogensAmy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management 305-348-2621
Booster ClubsPete Garcia, Director of Athletics, Intercollegiate Athletics305-348-8393
Building CodesJohn Cal, Associate Vice President, Facilities Management305-348-4001
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Career Services (internships) Fernando Figueredo, Director, Career Services305-348-2423
Chemical HygieneTamece Knowles, Biosafety Officer, Environmental Health & Safety305-348-3387
College of MedicineTBA305-348-4737
ComplianceJennifer LaPorta, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Office of University Compliance & Integrity305-348-2216
Conflicts of InterestFaculty: Elizabeth Bejar, Sr. VP of Academic & Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs305-348-2151
Faculty/Staff: Joann Cuesta-Gomez, Director, Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resources305-348-4186
Research: Andres Gil, Vice President for Research, Division of Research305-348-2494
Students: Sofia Trelles, Ombudsperson, Division of Student Affairs305-348-2797
ContractsCarlos Castillo, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-2103
Controlled SubstancesFaculty Matters/Inquiries: Elizabeth Bejar, Sr. VP of Academic & Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs305-348-2151
Non-Faculty Matters/Inquiries: Carlos Castillo, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-2103
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Data SecurityHelvetiella Longoria, Interim Chief Information Security Officer & HIPAA Officer305-348-3712
Robert Grillo, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Division of Information Technology305-348-2738
Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 Helvetiella Longoria, Interim Chief Information Security Officer & HIPAA Officer, Division of Information Technology305-348-3712
Drug-Free Workplace ActMeredith Newman, Provost for Faculty and Global Affairs305-348-8266
Elizabeth Bejar, Sr. Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs305-348-2797
Kenneth Jessell Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Division of Business and Finance305-348-2101
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Electronic Records Retention (including e-mail) (see also Paper Records Retention)Robert Grillo, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Division of Information Technology305-348-2738
Emergency ManagementAmy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management305-348-6975
Environmental Health and SafetyEH&S: Amy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management305-348-2621
Public Safety: Alexander Casas, Chief of Police, Department of Public Safety 305-348-2623
Equal OpportunityShirlyon McWhorter, Director, EOP and Diversity, Human Resources305-348-2533
Ethical Panther Linei-Sight (Third Party) https://fiu.i-sight.com/portal 1-888-520-0570
Ethics (Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, Chapter 112, Florida Statutes) Elizabeth Bejar, Sr. Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs305-348-2151
Carlos Castillo, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-2103
Jennifer LaPorta, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Office of University Compliance & Integrity305-348-2216
Export Control IssuesAndres Gil, Vice President for Research, Division of Research305-348-2494
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Fair Labor Standards ActJoann Cuesta-Gomez, Director, Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resources305-348-4186
Family and Medical Leave ActJoann Cuesta-Gomez, Director, Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resources305-348-4186
Financial AidFrancisco Valines, Director of Financial Aid, Enrollment Services305-348-2333
Fire PreventionJohnny Suggs, Fire Prevention Officer, Environmental Health & Safety305-348-0291
FoundationHoward Lipman, Senior Vice President, University Advancement305-348-6298
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Gifts (University)Howard Lipman, Senior Vice President, University Advancement305-348-6298
Grants AdministrationTonja Moore, Associate Vice President, Research Strategic Planning and Operations305-348-3049
Robert Gutierrez, Assistant Vice President, Research305-348-2494
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Hazard Communication ProgramAmy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management305-348-2621
Hazardous WasteAmy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management305-348-2621
Health and WellnessDr. Brenezza Garcia, Associate Vice-President, Student Health & Wellness, Division of Academic and Student Affairs305-348-3396
Denise Lopez, Health Information Manager, Student Health Services 305-348-6560
Health Care Network Faculty Group Practice, Inc. (FIU-HCN)Val G. Aubourg, Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-4854
Health Information Privacy Jennifer LaPorta, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Office of University Compliance & Integrity305-348-2216
Val G. Aubourg, Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-4854
HIV/AIDS Test ResultsDenise Lopez, Health Information Manager, Student Health Services305-348-6560
HousingAndrew Naylor, Director, Housing Central305-348-4190
Human ResourcesJoann Cuesta-Gomez, Director, Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resources

See also specific Human Resources area.
305-348-4186
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
ImmigrationCarlos Castillo, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-2103
Infectious DiseasesDenise Lopez, Health Information Manager, Student Health Services305-348-6560
Information Technology SecurityHelvetiella Longoria, Interim Chief Information Security Officer & HIPAA Officer305-348-3712
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)Thomas Pitzer, IACUC Chairperson and Professor, Biological Sciences305-348-1224
Andres Gil, Vice President for Research, Division of Research305-348-2494
Institutional Review Board for the Use of Human Subjects (IRB)Christopher Grayson, Director, Office of Research Integrity305-348-2494
Andres Gil, Vice President for Research, Division of Research305-348-2494
InsuranceAlexander Fals, Risk Management & Insurance, Facilities Management305-348-6970
Intellectual PropertyPeter Hernandez, Director, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Division of Research305-348-2494
Internal AuditTrevor Williams, Chief Audit Executive, Office of Internal Audit305-348-2465
International StudentsAlejandra Parra, Senior Director, International Student and Scholar Services305-348-2421
International StudiesSusan Himburg, Associate Vice President, Office of Academic Planning and Accountability305-348-2151
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Laboratory Safety Amy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management305-348-2621
Laser SafetyDavid F. Roelant, Principal Scientist, Applied Research Center ARC305-348-0489
Legal MattersCarlos Castillo, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-2103
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Media – Questions or InquiriesMichelle L. Palacio, Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications, Government and External Affairs305-348-3505
Mental Health Confidentiality Dr. Todd Lengnick, Director, Counseling & Psychological Services, Division of Academic and Student Affairs305-919-5305
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
NCAA RulesKevin Kendrick, Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Office of University Compliance and Integrity305-348-2843
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)Amy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management305-348-2621
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Paper Records Retention (see also Electronic Records Retention) Vicki Silvera, Department Head and University Librarian, FIU Libraries, Special Collections305-348-3136
Purchasing/ProcurementKatharine Brophy, Associate Vice President and University Controller, Office of the Controllers305-348-2161
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Radiation SafetyDavid F. Roelant, Principal Scientist, Applied Research Center ARC305-348-0489
Records CustodiansVicki Silvera, Department Head and University Librarian, FIU Libraries, Special Collections305-348-3136
RegistrarKevin Coughlin, University Registrar, Office of the Registrar305-348-2320
ResearchAndres Gil, Vice President for Research

See also specific Research area.
305-348-2494
Risk ManagementAmy Aiken, Director, Emergency Management305-348-2621
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
SecurityAlexander Casas, Chief of Police, Department of Public Safety305-348-2623
Sexual HarassmentRyan Kelly, Director, Equal Opportunity Programs, Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Access305-348-2785
Social Media (Web site)Eduardo Merille, Director, Marketing & New Media305-348-7562
Social Security NumbersKenneth Jessell, Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Division of Business and Finance305-348-2101
Robert Grillo, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Division of Information Technology305-348-2738
Helvetiella Longoria, Interim Chief Information Security Officer & HIPAA Officer, Division of Information Technology305-348-3712
Jennifer LaPorta, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Office of University Compliance & Integrity305-348-2216
Student Academic GrievancesBronwen Bares Pelaez, Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs305-348-2797
Student Ombudsperson OfficeSofia Trelles, Ombudsperson, Division of Student Affairs305-348-2797
Student Records PrivacyKevin B. Coughlin Jr., Registrar, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management, Office of the Registrar305-348-3833
Subpoenas or Court OrdersCarlos Castillo, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel305-348-2103
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
TaxationEdgardo Salazar, Assistant Controller, Office of the Controller305-348-2655
Time and Effort ReportingMirtha Alberto, Director, Budget and Systems, Research305-348-2494
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Underage DrinkingMichelle Horvath, Assistant Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs305-348-3939
USA PATRIOT ActKenneth Jessell, Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Division of Business and Finance305-348-2101
Elizabeth Bejar, Sr. VP of Academic & Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs305-348-2151
Robert Grillo, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Division of Information Technology305-348-2738
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Violence or Threats of Violence Alexander Casas, Chief of Police, Department of Public Safety305-348-2623
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TopicContact PersonTelephone #
Web siteEduardo Merille, Director, Marketing & New Media305-348-0094
Whistleblower Protection Trevor Williams, Chief Audit Executive, Office of Internal Audit305-348-2465
Workplace SafetyAlexander Casas, Chief of Police, Department of Public Safety305-348-2623
Amy Aiken, Directory, Emergency Management305-348-2621