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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Office of Compliance and Audit Services

Welcome to OCAS - the Office of Compliance and Audit Service Website

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:


Renee Poncet - Vice President, Compliance and Audit

Vanessa Carter - Executive Assistant

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

Alexandra Bliss, CHC, CPHIT, CPEHR - Compliance Coordinator

Zhanna Kelley - Compliance Training Specialist

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

Anne Matterson, MPH, RHIA - Compliance Manager

Ingrid Morris, MA, CCS-P - Compliance Specialist

Alma Wilson, AAHA - Compliance Specialist

Cheryl Kilkenny, CPA, MS - Director, Internal Audit & Control