Our Team

Founder of HIPAA Associates and HIPAA ABCs
Mary Lopez

Mary Lopez, JD, CHP, CHC

is a nurse-attorney and the principal at HIPAA Associates consulting with a wide range of national healthcare clients.  At present Ms. Lopez leads the HIPAA Associates Team, advises clients on HIPAA privacy and security issues. In addition she creates compliance plans and educational programs.

Most important of all she understands the issues after serving as Chief Privacy Officer for several integrated health care systems for over a decade implementing and overseeing HIPAA compliance programs. In addition, Ms. Lopez is certified in Healthcare Privacy and Healthcare Compliance and is a regular speaker on HIPAA compliance.  Finally Ms. Lopez is admitted to the bar in Ohio and is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Vice President of Operations

Al Lopez, MD, CHC, FCCP

is the chief operations officer for HIPAA Associates.  Dr. Lopez is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, and anesthesia and he holds a degree as a medical coding specialist. Furthermore, he is an experienced pulmonary critical care specialist and anesthesiologist and served as a Compliance Director and Privacy Officer for over ten years. Moreover he has experience dealing with HIPAA issues in the clinical setting, HIPAA security and operational issues. He has been part of the HIPAA Associates team for over 10 years. In addition, Dr. Lopez is certified in Healthcare Compliance and has held various leadership roles within the medical staff and practice corporation.

Phil Stinson from Intec IT

 Phil Stinson

is the Owner / CEO of Intec Solutions and is pleased to partner with the HIPAA Associates team to bring IT Risk Analysis & Technical Audit services to their already robust HIPAA Compliance Offering.  Of great significance, Phil used his expertise in Application Development, Network Infrastructure Management, and Enterprise Consulting to establish Intec Solutions as a full service Information Technology outsourcing company in 1997. Most important of all he has spent the last 20 years delivering Enterprise level Managed IT & HIPAA Compliance solutions to healthcare and related organizations.  Contact Phil Stinson directly at Intec Solutions for help with your Technical Safeguards. Finally, Phil is the most recent addition to the HIPAA Associates team.