HopeTree Promotes Updike To Chief Compliance Officer

Jan 9, 2024 | 0 comments

Shannon Updike, LCSW

SALEM, Va. (January 9, 2024) – HopeTree Family Services, a leader in mental and behavioral health services, has promoted Shannon Updike, LCSW to the position of 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, Updike oversees HopeTree’s accreditation processes and the performance, training, and outcomes of the Electronic Health Record.

Updike has nearly 20 years of service with HopeTree Family Services and holds experience in youth services, building strategic partnerships, and community outreach. Most recently, she served as HopeTree’s Program Director for Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Services. In this role she brought synergy to all foster care offices throughout Virginia and cultivated leaders through the program. Updike was also critical in implementing into the foster care program Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

“I am so excited about Shannon’s promotion to Chief Compliance Officer. Not only did she do a great job as our Director of Foster Care, but she has been supporting many areas of our compliance program for years,” said Jon Morris, President and CEO of HopeTree. “She truly earned this promotion. I’m looking forward to seeing her growth in this new role.”

“HopeTree Family Services has been my professional home for the past 18 years and I am excited to continue my journey as the Chief Compliance Officer,” said Updike. “My focus will be working with each of HopeTree’s programs to strengthen our services and their quality, ultimately supporting our goal to be the premier faith related human service provider in Virginia.”

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Updike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Longwood University and earned her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her role with HopeTree, Updike serves as the private provider representative on the State and Local Advisory Team, a private provider representative with the Chesterfield and Henrico Family Assessment and Planning Teams, a member of the Virginia Association of Licensed Child Placing Agencies, and with the Central Virginia Partnership of Youth.