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Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Compliance & Privacy Officer

As general counsel, compliance and privacy officer, Laura Tarantino works to protect the rights of patients and advocate for expanding access to behavioral health treatment in the communities Oceans serves.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, she leads the company’s legal and regulatory functions and serves as a member of the executive leadership team. Before joining Oceans, Laura served as a senior vice president of healthcare and general counsel and secretary for F.A. Richard & Associates. Prior to that, she was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for APS Healthcare, Inc., and served as general counsel for Psychiatric Solutions. Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

A dedicated mental health advocate, Laura has served as the president of the Louisiana Association for Behavioral Health and was named a Corporate Counsel Awards finalist by D CEO in 2017 and 2019. She was also named one of 2018’s Top 50 General Counsels in Dallas by the Texas Diversity Council. 

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