Office of Compliance & Audit Services

The Office of Compliance and Audit Service

State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University (SUNY DHSU) is proud of its long tradition of ethical and responsible conduct and is committed to continuing to conduct its business lawfully and ethically. Each member of SUNY DHSU is expected to adhere to this high standard whenever he or she acts on behalf of SUNY DHSU. This includes, but is not limited to, when dealing with other employees, patients and their families, vendors, government regulators or the general public. Violations of legal or ethical requirements jeopardize the welfare of SUNY DMC, its employees, patients and the communities it serves.

The Compliance Program is intended to define the conduct expected of colleagues and employees, to provide guidance on how to resolve questions regarding legal and ethical issues, and to establish a mechanism for reporting of possible violations of law or ethical principles within SUNY DHSU.

The Compliance Program applies to all SUNY DHSU entities, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Health Related Professions, University Physicians of Brooklyn, Clinical Practice Management Plan, University Hospital of Brooklyn and the Research Foundation.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Compliance & Audit Services at (718) 270-4033 and use this website to support your compliance activities. Compliance is everyone's responsibility.

OCAS Divisions

The Office of Compliance and Audit Services (OCAS) serves the entire SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and includes the following divisions:


Vice President

Office of Compliance & Audit Services


Clinical Reimbursement Division




Internal Audit Division


Research Compliance Division


Internal Control Program


Compliance Coordination



The Office of Compliance and Audit Services is staffed by the following professionals:


Shoshana Milstein, CHC, CHP, RHIA, CCS - Vice President, Compliance and Audit Services

Renee Poncet - Revenue Cycle Advisor

Vanessa Carter - Executive Assistant

Alexandra Bliss, CHC, CPHIT, CPEHR - Director of Compliance

Cheryl Kilkenny, CPA, MS - Director of Internal Audit

Carmelle LeCorps, MS, RHIA, CCS-P - Director of Clinical Reimbursement

Anne Matterson, MPH, RHIA - Coding Documentation Manager

Ingrid Morris, MA, CCS-P - Compliance Training & Coding Documentation Manager

Kizzie Rodriguez-Inniss, RHIA, CCS - Senior Manager

Alma Wilson, AAHA - Gereral Specialist