Ms. Allen serves as Inovalon’s Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel. In this role, Ms. Allen is responsible for leading the Company’s compliance, privacy, risk management, regulatory oversight, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and broader compliance functions encompassing matters of human resources, audit and investigation processes, policy development and maintenance, and other related topics.
Prior to joining Inovalon in 2016, Ms. Allen was the Chief Integrity Officer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., a nationally recognized healthcare provider. In that capacity, she directed and led the enterprise-wide compliance, privacy, investigative and audit functions. She was also responsible for ensuring overall regulatory and legal compliance, including day-to-day oversight of auditing, monitoring and regulatory compliance activities. Ms. Allen’s previous experience also includes various leadership positions with Booz Allen Hamilton and SRA International where she was responsible for developing and leading legal, compliance, risk management, privacy and information security solutions across the federal and commercial sectors as well as assessing the privacy and security impact and risks associated with new and emerging products and technologies. In addition, Ms. Allen served as a Senior Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, District of Columbia Enforcement Office, where she led numerous legal and compliance reviews and a variety of complex investigations. Ms. Allen also served as a Senior Advisor for the Department of Homeland Security where she conceptualized and directed initiatives designed to implement various compliance mandates across the department and its component organizations.
Ms. Allen is a member of the My Sister’s Place, Board of Directors. She is also a Vice-Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Health Law Network.
Ms. Allen received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia, a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina, and a Master of Arts from Georgetown University.