Joan Kavuruis the Vice President, Legal and Compliance at Forefront Telecare, Inc. (Forefront), where she oversees the health care compliance and legal operations. Forefront is a behavioral health telehealth provider operating in over 40 states which provides behavioral health care via telehealth to patients in the acute and post-acute care settings. Prior to joining Forefront, she served as a compliance officer in both the academic medical center setting and in the residential and outpatient behavioral health care space. Kavuru has also practiced health care law at Squire Patton Boggs where she represented health care clients including large academic medical centers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies in matters ranging from regulatory and compliance matters to managed care contracting matters. She began her career in health care as a registered nurse in the coronary intensive care unit at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.