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Antonio "Tony" Fricano is associate general counsel for Tivity Health, where he focuses on health care regulatory law and payor contracting.  Fricano regularly advises on health care compliance issues in the health and wellness space with a focus on issues that are relevant to providers of Medicare Advantage services.  Prior to starting at Tivity Health, he was in private practice at Lathrop GPM, where he advised physicians, health systems, home health providers and accountable care organizations on health care regulatory matters.  Fricano received his JD from  Loyola University Chicago. 


Gabriel Imperato represents individuals and organizations accused of health care fraud and assisting and advising health care organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters. Imperato is board certified as a specialist in health law by the Florida Bar and is certified in Health Care Compliance by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE/HCCA). This national accreditation reflects a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist health care business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and to promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs.   

Imperato served as interim general counsel of the North Broward Hospital District, the tenth largest health system in the United States. He also was the deputy chief counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Health and Human Services in Dallas, Texas.  He has served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors and past president of the SCCE/HCCA.  
Imperato has criminal and civil trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts and administrative forums, and he has personally handled leading national cases concerning criminal and civil health care fraud and abuse and health care law and policy. He has vast experience in the defense of allegations involving the False Claims Act against health care organizations and has litigated and settled many of these cases with the Department of Justice and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, as well as State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.  Imperato also has handled numerous matters involving the formation of integrated delivery systems and managed care.   


Patricia King has practiced health law for over 30 years. She began her career as an in-house attorney at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and then she practiced for three years with the firm of Wood Lucksinger & Epstein before returning to Northwestern. From 1995 through 2001, she was the general counsel for Rockford Health System in Rockford, Illinois, and beginning in 2003, she was an in-house attorney at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, serving as general counsel from 2015 through 2020. 
King has represented health care clients in a broad range of transactional, regulatory and compliance matters. Her transactional work has included work on information technology license agreements, managed care, joint ventures, physician employment, health care financing and educational affiliations.  She is especially interested in health information technology and has written extensively and given numerous presentations on health information technology topics, including electronic health records, health information exchange and HIPAA privacy and security. 
As chief privacy officer, Melissa Mitchell leverages her extensive experience as an attorney, as well as a compliance and privacy professional, to advise on data privacy matters and administer Phreesia’s global privacy policies.  Prior to joining Phreesia, Mitchell served as the chief of privacy for Amazon Health Services, where she supported several different domestic and international businesses and projects in the health care space. She also previously served as the compliance and privacy officer at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, an inpatient rehabilitation facility, and in the same role at Sinai Health, a multi-specialty safety net system in southwest Chicago. Melissa holds a BA from the New College of Florida and received her JD from DePaul University. She is also certified in health care compliance. 

David Rapasadi is a global compliance manager at Medline Industries, LP. In leading Medline’s Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Program, he focuses on third party due diligence and monitoring within the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Rapasadi is a licensed attorney in Illinois and New York with over a decade of practice experience in civil litigation, social security disability and administrative law, and regulatory health care law. He holds a JD from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in management from Cornell University. 


Ahmed Salim has been in the health care compliance field for over 10 years. He has served as both an in-house compliance officer as well as a consultant for Deloitte. In his various roles, Salim has been tasked within building new compliance and privacy programs. Most recently, he was the chief compliance officer for iRhythm Technologies.