Athena Compliance Partners is a Michigan based company owned and operated by Ashlie Heald and Andrea Merritt. We work together to provide you seamless healthcare compliance services nationwide. Andrea and Ashlie have over 20 years of combined healthcare compliance experience. We have worked on compliance issues for many health care providers, hospitals and health systems, from large multi-hospital systems to independent agencies and providers to rural critical access hospitals.
Andrea Merritt is a partner of Athena Compliance Partners in Troy, Michigan. Andrea assists health care organizations on all aspects of compliance programs. She is involved in conducting compliance program assessments, training and education, auditing and monitoring, development of policies and procedures and addressing compliance concerns. She has also served as interim and ongoing Compliance Officer for many hospitals and physician practices.
Andrea is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors. She has presented for many professional organizations in the area of compliance effectiveness, compliance investigations, and statistical sampling and auditing. She previously performed audit and compliance services for a compliance consulting firm and CHAN Healthcare Auditors at St. John Health. Andrea is also adjunct faculty in business at Walsh College.
Andrea is a PhD Candidate in Instructional Technology with a Cognate in Business. She also earned a MBA and BS in Accounting from Wayne State University. Andrea is Certified in Healthcare Compliance through HCCA and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Ashlie Heald is a partner of Athena Compliance Partners in Troy, Michigan. Ashlie is involved in developing all aspects of a compliance program, as well as providing guidance on matters relating to health care and medical research compliance. She has previously performed medical research compliance services at the University of Kentucky and provided compliance services while at a compliance consulting firm. Ashlie has served in the role of Compliance Officer for many hospitals and universities.
Ashlie has a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She also earned a MBA and BS in Finance from Colorado State University and University of Alabama. Ashlie is Certified in Healthcare Compliance. She has presented for a number of organizations on compliance effectiveness.