Faculty & Advisory Board
Meet the faculty and advisory board for the Master of Studies in Law program.
Elizabeth H. Bradley
Associate General Counsel
University of South Carolina
From 1998 until 2022, Ms. Bradley served as Senior Associate General Counsel for Prisma
Health developing an expertise in HIPPA, EMTALA, HITECH, and other health care regulations.
She was heavily involved in corporate compliance, medical information security, and
telemedicine. Ms. Bradley also supported outside counsel in medical malpractice litigation.
She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, and a member
of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.
Carrie B. Cherveny, Esq.
Senior VP, Client Solutions
Chief Compliance Officer, South Region
Ms. Cherveny has over 20 years’ experience as an HR professional, an employment law
defense attorney, and in-house counsel for a national Professional Employer Organization
(PEO). Currently, she works closely with HUB clients to identify compliance risks
and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. This includes providing customized
training and education programs. Her diverse corporate clientele includes members
of the hospitality/restaurant, medical/hospital, and manufacturing industries. Prior
to HUB, Ms. Cherveny was the General Counsel and Vice President for a national PEO
where she designed client compliance strategies and solutions. While a partner at
a West Palm Beach employment law firm, she focused on representing employers in litigation
under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the LFSA, the FMLA, and the Florida Civil Rights
and Whistle Blower Acts. Ms. Cherveny holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of
South Florida and a J.D. from Stetson University. She is a member of the Florida Bar.
Professor of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, South Carolina
Professor Fox teaches Health Care Law and Policy, Public Health Law, Bioethics, and
Torts. She has published numerous articles on health law, health care financing and
regulation, and health care reform in publications. Her current work closely examines
the newly created Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is tasked with capping
the costs of the Medicare program. She has published op-ed pieces in The State newspaper
and appeared on local and regional news shows speaking about health law. Her work
on Medicare has been cited in several scholarly publications and one of her contributions
to the Hastings Center health reform publications has been the subject of an article
in the New York Times. She has also been an invited speaker at universities including Oxford University,
the University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins University, and Yale University. Fox received
her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and JD and LL.M. from Georgetown University.
She was a Fellow at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, and a Scholar of Research
Ethics at Yale University.
Kilby (Cantwell) Macfadden
Principal Assistant Deputy Chief
Criminal Division, Fraud Section
U.S. Department of Justice
Ms. Macfadden spearheads the Criminal Division’s prosecutions of medical professionals
who overprescribe opioids and other controlled substances fueling the national opioid
epidemic. To date, she has prosecuted and convicted more than 17 medical professionals
for opioid distribution and health care fraud offenses, including three after a jury
trial. For this work she received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional
Service, and the Champions of Public Health Award from The Ohio State University.
Previously, Ms. Macfadden served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United
States Attorney’s Office in the District of Nevada in their White-Collar Litigation
Division where she indicted more than 60 individuals for various federal criminal
violations. Formerly Ms. Macfadden served as the Deputy Inspector General for the
Office of the Executive Inspector General for the State of Illinois and as an Assistant
Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General in the Public Integrity Bureau.
In her career with the state, she prosecuted fraud, waste, and abuse of state actors.
Ms. Macfadden began her career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Narcotics Prosecution
Bureau in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, earning the Cook County Judicial
Service Award. She graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law with a
concentration in criminal litigation and from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
with a B.S. in Political Science, with distinction.
Associate General Counsel
Lexington Medical Center
Sara McCartha is Associate General Counsel at Lexington Medical Center, and an Adjunct
Professor at the University of South Carolina. As in-house counsel for Lexington Medical
Center, Sara works with healthcare leaders in the acute care setting, as well as the
physician network, and skilled nursing facilities. Sara is experienced in many areas
of healthcare law, including corporate transactions, governance, revenue cycle, medical
staff, EMTALA, ethics, risk management, employment, privacy issues, and physician,
vendor and payor contracting. Prior to Lexington Medical Center, Sara worked at Prisma
Health and Palmetto Health as an attorney. She also served as Advice Counsel and a
legislative liaison for many professional and occupational boards at the S.C. Department
of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Sara is also a former Assistant Attorney General,
where she specialized in Medicaid Fraud prosecution. Sara is a two-time recipient
of the Office of Inspector General’s Integrity Award for her work in joint state-federal
investigations. Sara serves on the adjunct faculty for the Masters in Health Administration
program in the Arnold School of Public Health at USC, where she teaches HSPM 724 –
Health Law. Sara graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Psychology and received
her J.D. from the USC School of Law in 2006. She is a member of the South Carolina
Bar, and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Ken M. Nanney
Senior Associate General Counsel
Charlotte, North Carolina
Since 2008, Mr. Nanney has served as the Senior Associate General Counsel for Atrium
Health. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is an Adjunct Professor
at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he teaches Health Law & Ethics
in the Master’s in Health Care Administration program. Headquartered in Charlotte,
Atrium Health, is one of the nation’s largest hospitals systems operating more than
40 hospitals, as well as freestanding emergency departments, urgent care centers,
and medical practices. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, The South Carolina
Bar, and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Life Sciences Health Industry Group
ReedSmith, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mr. Rostolsky is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP where he is
the leading lawyer in the firms HIPAA and Health Privacy & Security Practice. His
clients include hospitals, medical practices, pharmacies, long term care facilities,
electronic health records providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical device
companies. Mr. Rostolsky regularly advises clients on compliance with on all aspects
of health information privacy and security compliance under federal and state health
care privacy and security obligations. Additionally, Mr. Rostolsky counsels clients
regarding federal and state law governing referrals among health care providers, such
as the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. He also advises clients in the corporate
practice of medicine, facility licensing, hospital/medical staff relationships, patient
care and informed consent, and regulatory compliance in the operation of Medicare,
Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement programs. Mr. Rostolsky is a member of
the American Health Lawyers Association, where he has co-chaired the Privacy and Security
Compliance and Enforcement Affinity Group, and has been a Vice Chair of the eHealth,
Privacy & Security Interest Group of the American Bar Associations Health Law Section.
He holds a B.A and M.P.H in Health Policy from Emory University, and a J.D. from Duquesne
University School of Law.
Denise O. Simpson
United States Department of Justice
Denise O. Simpson has accumulated a wealth of health care knowledge in her 29 nine
years as an attorney. She spent 13 years as an Assistant United States Attorney specializing
in health care fraud prosecutions. From 2015 to 2017, as a member of the Executive
Office for United States Attorneys, she served as the national Healthcare Fraud Coordinator
over all 94 United States Attorneys’ Offices.
From 2019 to 2021, while assigned to the National Advocacy Center (NAC), DOJ’s national
training academy, Ms. Simpson lead the Medicaid Integrity Institute (MII), a training
team funded by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for
Medicare-Medicaid Services (CMS), that developed and executed online and in-person
training for all 50 states.
Before joining the United States Department of Justice, Ms. Simpson spent time working
with the Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecuting health care fraud cases, and
as the legal advisor to the Texas Medicaid Fraud Unit. She is a graduate of the University
of Florida and Stetson University College of Law.
Beth C. Warren
Assistant United States Attorney
District of South Carolina
Beth is an Assistant United States Attorney and is primarily responsible for prosecuting
health care fraud cases under the False Claims Act. These cases typically involve
fraudulent billing of Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare payors through
the provision of medically unnecessary services, upcoding, billing for services not
provided, or billing for goods or services that violate the Anti-Kickback Statute.
She is the Coordinator for the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Division in the District
of South Carolina. Since joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2012, Beth has handled
several high-profile False Claims Act cases and has recovered hundreds of millions
of dollars in money fraudulently obtained from the United States. Prior to joining
the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Beth was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice
Jean H. Toal. In her former career, Beth worked in the healthcare industry as a pharmaceutical
sales representative. Beth is a graduate of University of South Carolina School of
Law where she was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, served on the editorial board
of the South Carolina Law Review, and as Chair of the Honor Council. Beth received her undergraduate degree from the
Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia in 2001.
Jeffery S. Wilson
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Lexington Medical Center, Lexington, South Carolina
Since 2005, Mr. Wilson has provided legal guidance to numerous heath care organizations
including contracting, risk assessment, managing claims with litigation potential,
and managing ongoing complex litigation. Mr. Wilson previously served as an Adjunct
Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public
Health where he taught health law in the Master of Public Health program. He holds
a Juris Doctorate and Master’s, (Microbiology) and Bachelor’s (Microbiology) degrees
from Michigan State University. Prior to law school, Mr. Wilson worked as a certified
EMT, research biologist, and orthopedic surgery technician. He is honorably discharged
(with Distinguished Honors) from the United States Marine Corps. The Lexington Medical
Center ranks as the second-best hospital in South Carolina according to U.S. News
& World Report.
Mark A. Yancey
Director of Graduate Programs
Professor of Practice
Prior to joining USC School of Law, Yancey served as a member of the United States
Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Senior Executive Service (SES) where he operated the
National Advocacy Center (NAC) as its Chief Learning Officer. Before being named Chief
Learning Officer in 2018, Yancey spent 32 years as a DOJ investigator and attorney
in the Western District of Oklahoma. Yancey first worked as an FBI Special Agent and
then as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). In 1995, as an AUSA in Oklahoma
City, Yancey worked on the investigation of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols immediately
following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Yancey’s kidnapping
prosecution of Franklin Delano Floyd was highlighted in the book “A Beautiful Child,”
and the Netflix documentary entitled “Girl in the Picture.” From 2016 to 2018, Yancey
was the Acting and Attorney General appointed United States Attorney in the Western
District of Oklahoma. Yancey specializes in federal criminal practice and national
security law. He is admitted to practice in Florida (retired), Oklahoma, and Washington,