Vanessa Ridley

Chief Healthcare Compliance Officer & Chief Privacy Officer
+1 415 476-8642

Vanessa Ridley has served as Chief UCSF Health Compliance Officer since October 2017.  In this role, Vanessa directs UCSF's Office of Healthcare Compliance and Privacy, which is responsible for assisting the University and its employees in complying with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the documentation and reimbursement of clinical services.  Vanessa initially joined the University of California in early 2017 as the Director of Healthcare Compliance & Privacy at the UC Office of the President.  In that role she was responsible for system-wide coordination of compliance activities among UC's five academic medical centers and 18 health professional schools.  Previously, she served as the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for the County of Santa Clara Health System, leading initiatives to promote compliance with various federal and state laws and regulations, including those related to fraud and abuse, reimbursement and HIPAA.  Her other experience includes a Presidential Management Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and serving as the Director of Research Operations & Compliance for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  Vanessa earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.