Cheryl Forino Wahl
Cheryl Forino Wahl is the Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for The MetroHealth System, an integrated health system that provides a full range of health care services throughout Cuyahoga County, including acute inpatient hospital and outpatient care, a Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center, and other specialty services including long term skilled nursing services. Cheryl is responsible for the overall development, implementation and ongoing operation of an enterprise‐wide comprehensive compliance program. Prior to joining MetroHealth, Cheryl served as the Chief Compliance Officer at EnvisionRxOptions, a national, full-service pharmacy benefit management company and subsidiary of Rite Aid Corporation.
Cheryl has been providing legal, regulatory and compliance advice in the health care industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining EnvisionRxOptions, Cheryl was the Chief Compliance Officer at University Hospitals (UH), a large fully integrated health care system, where she led the organization to recognition as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute three times. Cheryl has considerable experience with government investigations and oversaw compliance during a five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General which ended in 2012. In 2002 to 2005, Ms. Wahl was the Associate General Counsel for UH and concentrated her practice in corporate, regulatory and compliance issues in health care, including physician transactions and HIPAA.
Cheryl was recognized in 2016 as one of the Most Influential Women in Retail by Mass Market Retailers, in 2013 as a Top Ethics and Compliance Officer by Ethisphere Institute and in 2004 by the YWCA as a recipient of the Woman of Professional Excellence Award. In 2015, Cheryl was admitted into In Counsel With Women, a selective organization of executive women. Cheryl is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is also a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2012. Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors of Gilmour Academy, and Saint Martin de Porres High School.
She received her B.A. degree with honors from Colgate University, her Master’s Degree in Medical Ethics and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.