Clearwater’s Melissa Andrews, former paralegal turned compliance officer, talks with the host of Paralegals on Fire! Podcast, Ann Pearson about her journey from being a personal injury paralegal to working in healthcare compliance and privacy. Listen to learn more about career advancement in alternative careers and how you can take your paralegal skills to pursue new opportunities.
Melissa is a former paralegal with over 15 years of experience in personal injury, family law, criminal law, and real estate. She transitioned from working in a law firm to becoming a virtual chief compliance officer and virtual chief privacy officer at Clearwater Security, specializing in healthcare compliance and privacy. She has worked 3+ years as a consultant providing Virtual Chief Compliance Officer and Virtual Chief Privacy Officer services at Clearwater. Melissa has also served as Privacy Officer for Trinity Mother Frances Health System and Regional Compliance and Privacy Manager for CHRISTUS Health. She has an Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology and paralegal certification (CP), a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration, and is Certified in both healthcare privacy (CHPC) and compliance (CHC).
Paralegal Bootcamp, developed by Ann Pearson, offers paralegals resources and training to help them develop and advance their careers and shorten the learning curve. Paralegals on Fire! Podcast offers weekly episodes with strategies for fast-tracking a paralegal career. Access all their episodes on their website or podcast platforms like Apple podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.