Shannon Sumner

Chief Compliance Officer and Office Managing Principal | Nashville

Shannon manages PYA’s Compliance Advisory Services and serves as the Firm’s Compliance Officer.  A CPA certified in healthcare compliance, she has more than two decades’ experience in healthcare internal auditing and compliance programs.  She advises large health systems and legal counsel in strengthening their compliance programs, and aids in areas of Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance.  Shannon also assists health systems regarding compliance with Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs), conducts health system merger/acquisition/divestiture due-diligence activities, and advises health system governing boards on their roles and responsibilities for effective compliance oversight.

At the direction of the Department of Justice, Shannon has served as the healthcare compliance and internal audit subject-matter expert for the largest federal compliance co-monitorship of a health system in U.S. history.

Shannon has served as a subject-matter expert reviewer and co-author of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Practice Guide, “Quality Assurance and Improvement Program.”  A compliance thought leader, she often speaks for such organizations as the Middle Tennessee Compliance and Ethics Professionals, Georgia Hospital Association’s Compliance Officers Forum, Tennessee Hospital Association’s Compliance Officers Forum, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association.

She formerly served on the International Board Committees for the Institute of Internal Auditors. Shannon is also a member of the Nashville Health Care Council, Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Health Lawyers Association. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude, and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee.