LRN Perspectives

How to encourage speaking up in today's age of whistleblowing



Speaking up about corporate misconduct is on the rise, and employees are increasingly going directly to regulators. Case in point: reports to the SEC’s whistleblower program increased by 76% in 2021. It’s clear that if company leaders want employees to speak up internally, they need to speak out.

Tune in for a conversation about how to build cultures of fairness, organizational justice, and speaking out inside your organization. LRN recently conducted an in-depth analysis of these important aspects of ethical corporate culture. Learn how misconduct is being reported, or why it isn’t, and what companies are doing in response. You will walk away understanding why companies with the strongest ethical cultures are in a more advantageous position to mitigate and properly address misconduct. You will also be equipped with emerging and established best practices to build cultures of fairness and justice in your own organization.

Featured Panelists

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Emily Miner (moderator)
Senior Advisor, LRN

Emily is a Senior Advisor in LRN’s Ethics & Compliance Advisory practice. She counsels executive leadership teams on how to actively shape and manage their ethical culture through deep quantitative and qualitative understanding and engagement. A skilled facilitator, Emily emphasizes co-creative, bottom-up, and data-driven approaches to foster ethical behavior and inform program strategy. Emily has led engagements with organizations in the healthcare, technology, manufacturing, energy, professional services, and education industries. Emily co-leads LRN’s ongoing flagship research on E&C program effectiveness and is a thought leader in the areas of organizational culture, leadership, and E&C program impact. Prior to joining LRN, Emily applied her behavioral science expertise in the environmental sustainability sector, working with non-profits and several New England municipalities; facilitated earth science research in academia; and contributed to drafting and advancing international climate policy goals. Emily has a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in Anthropology.

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Carlos Villagrán Muñoz
Director of Compliance, CMPC

Carlos Villagran is a Chilean attorney who graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Georgetown University (US). He currently serves as Director of Compliance of CMPC, a 100 years old Chilean-based holding, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of pulp, paper, packaging, personal care, and other forest products. With more than 19,000 employees, CMPC has industrial operations in 8 countries (LatAm) as well as commercial offices in the US, Europe, and China, selling and distributing its products to more than 45 countries around the world.

He has previously served as Compliance Officer for the Chilean operations of Liberty Mutual Insurance and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, as well as Legal Intern at the World Bank’s Integrity Compliance Office.

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Scott Sullivan
Chief Integrity & Compliance Officer, Newmont Corporation

Scott Sullivan joined Newmont's Legal Leadership Team as Chief Compliance Officer in August 2019. Scott oversees the global Business Integrity & Compliance program and reports regularly to the Audit Committee. Prior to joining Newmont, Scott most recently served as the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Flowserve Corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas, where he led the vision, strategy, and execution for all facets of ethics and compliance. Scott previously worked in private practice in the Dallas office of Strasburger & Price, LLP. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, as well as a Master of Arts degree in International Relations & Comparative Politics from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Business Administration degree and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut.

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Tina Tolliver
Chief Compliance, Ethics, and Risk Officer and Privacy Officer, Millennium Physicians Group

Tina currently oversees and has managed the Corporate Compliance, Ethics, Risk and Privacy Program for Millennium Physician Group, and Millennium Healthcare for the last 4 ½ years. Millennium is one of Florida’s largest independent physician groups, is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), consisting of nearly 600 medical providers, 3000+ full-time employees and cares for approximately 525,000 patients. Millennium is a top-rated Medicare Shared Savings Program in value-based care and to date has generated a savings of $285+ million for CMS. Tina has a team of 34 staff to carry out the functions of the Millennium Ethics & Compliance program.

Tina possesses over 37 years of health care experience. Her concentrations are creative and strategic professional skills relating to health care compliance, ethics, risk management, quality management, privacy, health information management and security. The past 24 years, her career has mainly focused on ethics, compliance, privacy and security within hospital systems, physician practices/groups, health care clinics, home health, consultation environment and behavioral health agencies.  Tina is in the top 5% in the nation of compliance & ethics professionals holding her level of experience, certification, education, skills and knowledge of compliance, ethics, and privacy execution. She is a proficient regulatory-policy professional, auditing, and monitoring expert, as well as an exceptional trainer and speaker for compliance and ethics initiatives. Her use of creative HIPAA & Privacy programming has won privacy excellence awards, later becoming a “Peer Judge”, a prestigious recognition and honor of her privacy knowledge.

Tina has served on local and regional boards, one as the Treasurer for the SWFL Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE), board member for a local behavioral health program, and currently serving on the Customer Experience Program Advisory Panel for University of South Florida.

Her educational background encompasses, a Master of Jurisprudence with honors, from Delaware Law School, and a Bachelor of Health Care Administration with honors (Upsilon Phi Delta) from Old Dominion University. Tina possesses several Master certifications, Corporate Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), and Certified Health Care Quality Management – Patient Safety/Risk Management (CHCQM-RM). She also holds the prestigious designation of Diplomat and Fellow of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and an additional Fellowship of the American Institute for Healthcare Quality.

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Tina Tolliver
Chief Compliance, Ethics, and Risk Officer and Privacy Officer, Millennium Physicians Group

Heidi Teresi is a passionate and energetic compliance professional. Currently working for Bausch Health as Director, US Ethics & Compliance (E&C) supporting their Salix Pharmaceuticals & Neurology divisions.  Heidi previously worked for Bristol Myers Squibb holding the position of Lead – US E&C Training and Compliance Business Advisor.  Prior, Heidi held various compliance positions with increasing responsibilities within Novartis Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Director – E&C Business Advisor for the Respiratory & Ophthalmology Franchises, and previously working in their speak-up office.  Heidi holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from York College and served as Sergeant in the US Army as a medical specialist. Heidi is married to Pete for 20 years and has a dog named Summer.

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