Kelly Willenberg & Associates

Wendy Portier

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Wendy Portier has over 25 years of experience in healthcare including: Managed Care, Quality, Health Care Compliance, Clinical Research Compliance, Clinical Research, Care Management, and Critical Care Nursing. Having worked on the provider, researcher, payer and sponsor sides, Wendy has a unique perspective and extensive knowledge regarding clinical research compliance. Her specific research compliance experience includes: implementing process improvements, leading government inspections & responses, auditing, monitoring, implementing compliance programs and improving the research billing revenue cycle – from coverage analysis, authorizations, claims review to denials management. Most recently, Wendy was the Medical Management Director at a health insurance cooperative start-up and served as a consultant with a major consulting firm and contract research organization. Prior to that, Wendy served as a Corporate Compliance Officer and Chief Research Compliance Officer at a major academic medical center.

Wendy holds a Master of Science in Nursing in Clinical Research Management from Duke University and completed the Health Care Corporate Compliance – Post Graduate Certificate program at George Washington University. She also holds several healthcare related certifications and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on various topics related to clinical research, health care auditing, research billing and health care compliance.

Away from work, Wendy likes reading, travelling, spending time with her husband, family and friends as well as enjoying the good life in South Louisiana. Together, she and her husband delight in exploring New Orleans and running a Bed & Breakfast.

Wendy holds a Masters of Science in Nursing in Clinical Research Management from Duke.