Cindy Matson & Ruth Krueger on Dynamic Board Reports and Working with the Board [Podcast]

compliance, ethics, communication

board of directors, governance, compliance, reportingFew relationships are as important as the one between the compliance officer and the organization’s Board of Directors.  When a healthy relationship is in place, the compliance team can benefit from high-level support, greater management involvement, and tone at the top that truly does come all the way from the top.

And, having the right relationship is now more important than ever.  The compliance program evaluation questions recently released by the Department of Justice demonstrate that the government is looking for greater board involvement.

So, what makes for a successful relationship?  Cindy Matson and Ruth Krueger of Sanford Health lay out the challenges and opportunities when working with the board.

Listen in to hear them discuss:

  • The key elements of a dynamic board report
  • Successfully educating the board
  • Language to use and terms to avoid
  • Major challenges including access to the board itself
  • Planning your time with the board carefully

Ruth Krueger
Ruth is currently the Compliance Program Administrator for Sanford Health.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Western Michigan University and completed her Masters in Healthcare Administration at the University of South Dakota.

Cindy Matson
Cindy is currently the Senior Executive Director of Health Services Compliance at Sanford Health. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in both Chemistry and Medical Technology from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota and has completed coursework for her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD.


  1. Thank you for this podcast. I am relatively new to the Compliance world and would be most appreciative if you could send me some example Board report formats that were mentioned late in the Podcast. While I have already prepared several Board reports, I believe that I can do a better job about being concise while still providing meaningful information. Thank you so much!


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