Mary J. Lopez, RN, JD, CHP, CHC Mary Lopez, RN, JD, CHP, CHC is the principal at HIPAA-Associates serving a wide range of national healthcare clients on HIPAA matters.  She served as Chief Privacy Officer for an integrated healthcare system with an academic medical center in Cincinnati, Ohio for over a decade.  She initiated its HIPAA compliance program in 2003 with the implementation of the HIPAA regulations.  Ms. Lopez advises clients on HIPAA privacy, security and HITECH breach issues and creates compliance and training programs.

Ms. Lopez is certified in Healthcare Privacy and Healthcare Compliance and is a national speaker on HIPAA compliance.  Ms. Lopez is admitted to the bar in Ohio and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.


Al Lopez, MD, FCCP, CHC isAl Lopez, MD, FCCP, CHC is the chief operations officer for HIPAA-Associates.  Dr. Lopez is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, and anesthesia.  He is an experienced pulmonary critical care specialist and anesthesiologist and served as a Compliance Director and Privacy Officer for over ten years. He has experience dealing with HIPAA issues in the clinical setting, HIPAA security and operational issues.

Dr. Lopez is certified in Healthcare Compliance and has held various leadership roles within the medical staff and practice corporation.