Daya Shipman, vice president of internal audit for St. Bernards Healthcare, has earned certification in healthcare corporate compliance from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She successfully completed a program offered by the university’s College of Professional Studies in partnership with the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP, and is accredited by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board.
The eight-month course of study included onsite classroom instruction at George Washington’s Graduate Education Center in Alexandria, Va., as well as an online distance learning segment. Faculty included representatives form a number of law firms with expertise in healthcare corporate compliance. Guest panels were composed of representatives from agencies that enforce key compliance-related laws such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.
Shipman has been on staff at St. Bernards since 2009 when she joined as vice president of internal audit.
A native of Jonesboro, she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arkansas State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1991. She went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from ASU in 1992.
Shipman is a Nettleton High School graduate and a 2005 Leadership Jonesboro graduate. A certified public accountant (CPA) for 20 years, she holds membership in the Arkansas Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs and is a Wilson Fellow.
She is an active member of the Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro and the St. Bernards Advocates.
She and her husband, David Shipman, are members of First United Methodist Church. They have three children, Morgan and Bailey McAlexander and Austin Shipman.