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Helenemarie Blake Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer


Helenemarie Blake has been appointed vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer at Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is responsible for all operations and processes related to the system’s ethics, compliance and privacy program, and code of business and legal conduct.

Blake comes to the health system – parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – from University of Miami, where she served as data privacy officer for the university at large and chief privacy and data integrity officer for the University of Miami Health System. Previously, she served as a partner with the law firm of Fowler White Burnett, PA, representing health systems and hospitals in both litigation and regulatory proceedings.


“We are delighted that Helenemarie will lead our ethics and compliance programs,” said Matthew A. Love, president and chief executive officer of the health system. “With her depth of experience, she will ensure that we continue to adhere to the highest standards of business and legal conduct.”

Blake earned her bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Miami.

About Nicklaus Children's Health System

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient centers and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; and an ambulatory surgery center. NCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.