HopeTree Appoints Chief Compliance Officer

Jul 5, 2023 | 0 comments

Jessie Woods to oversee organization’s compliance measures, accreditation processes, and Electronic Health Record operations.

SALEM, Va. (July 5, 2023) – HopeTree Family Services, a leader in mental and behavioral health services, has appointed Jessie Woods as Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the agency’s compliance, risk, quality, and privacy efforts to include compliance with HIPAA laws. In addition, Woods oversees HopeTree’s accreditation processes and the performance, training, and outcomes of the Electronic Health Record.

Woods brings a wealth of knowledge and nearly 20 years of experience in youth services, building strategic partnerships, and community outreach. She has served as the Chief Executive Officer for the YMCA of Pulaski County. Woods came in to her CEO role with the YMCA during the height of the pandemic closures. She expanded to area elementary schools for afterschool care in tandem with school closings due to COVID, expanding the YMCA’s licensed spots from 75 to more than 300.

Woods also spent nearly 15 years at Family Preservation Services, beginning work as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor at Critzer Elementary School in Pulaski and ultimately to the organization’s Director of Program Development. While there, she served as the first staff on the state team to coordinate, train, and consult for the TDT program state wide, serving more than 200 schools.

“I have a passion for serving others and organizations focused on youth, so coming to HopeTree was a natural fit,” said Woods. “My goal is to work with our staff to continue collaboration and education to ensure a safe and compliant approach to care and services across the state.”

Woods is a graduate of Virginia Tech, earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, and Radford University with a Masters of Social Work. Currently, she serves on the First Steps of the NRV Leadership Team, and the New River Valley Community College Human Services Advisory Counsel.