To get in touch with members of the UNC Health Privacy Office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 984.974.1069.
UNC Health Privacy Office Professionals
David Behinfar, JD, LLM, CHC, CHRC, CCEP, HCISPP, CIPP/US
Chief Privacy Officer, UNC Care / Privacy Officer for UNC Medical Center and UNC Physician Network
Dave came to UNC Health in 2016 after a 20-year career in health care compliance. Prior to coming to UNC Care, David spent 14 years working in the privacy offices of prominent universities and academic medical centers including the University of Florida, Stanford University (where he served as the Senior Director of Privacy), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (where he was the HIPAA Privacy Officer). David also spent six years in private law practice representing clients in a variety of health care transactional and regulatory matters. David earned an LL.M. in Health Law from DePaul University School of Law and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He also has several professional certifications in health care privacy and security, has published numerous articles, and speaks at national conferences on the topic of health care privacy.
Sarah Blackmon Sauls, CHPC, CHRC
Privacy Program Manager
Sarah has been with UNC Health since 1997 and has been part of the Privacy Office since it began in 2001. Sarah earned her Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) in 2013 and she can assist you with any privacy-related concerns you may have. She can also assist with any violations of the Social Media Policy.
Privacy Program Manager
Before joining UNC Health in July 2018, Heidi spent 15 years in academic medicine holding leadership roles in Graduate Medical Education and accreditation, as well as physician practice plan administration in the departments of Pediatrics, Surgery, Radiology. Prior to her time most recently with the University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians Inc., she was with ASG Software Solutions in South Florida creating multi-year mainframe software agreements with the strategic sales division in her account management role. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and Legal Studies from the University of Pittsburgh with focus on Policy Planning and Healthcare Administration.
Ryan Dees, CHPC, CIPP/US
Ryan came to UNC Health in June 2016 after two years of experience at FairWarning, Inc. in Clearwater Florida, where he provided patient privacy monitoring services to customers. Prior to that, Ryan spent over 9 years with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida, including roles in Patient Financial Services and Research Administration. Ryan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHIPC). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa.
Laura Doyen, JD, CHPC
Laura came to UNCH Health in October 2017 after receiving a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She earned her Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) in 2018 and completed a M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy from the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at the Stritch School of Medicine in May 2019.
|Other Privacy Professionals
|Visit the Network Entities page to reach Privacy representatives at entities that are part of UNCHCS but are not subject to UNCHCS HIPAA policies (i.e., Johnston Health; Pardee Hospital; Wayne Memorial Hospital; UNC Lenoir Health Care; and Nash Health Care Systems)
If you have privacy concerns related to non-clinical aspects of the UNC School of Medicine, see the contact information for the UNC Privacy Office on the Privacy@UNC website.