James Rose

Managing Director



  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (#7498)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Managed Healthcare Professional (AHIP)
  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) (2015-2017)
  • Predictive Index Analyst (2008)
  • Certified RSA Archer Professional (2010)

James Rose

Auditing, Accounting, Healthcare Compliance

James is Managing Director of SunHawk Consulting LLC. James is a CPA and also holds certifications in Internal Auditing (CIA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and Information Systems Auditing (CISA, CISSP). James is an experienced healthcare operations, governance, risk, and compliance executive focused on the healthcare and governmental industries.  Most recently he served as Chief Financial Officer of Aperture Credentialing LLC, where he was also accountable for many of the traditional Chief Operating Officer duties in addition to CFO / Controller responsibilities. He currently serves as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization’s Staff Health Insurance Global Oversight Committee (providing his expertise on health and wellness programs as well as medical insurance cost management and financial planning).  James is also Chair of the Jefferson County Public Schools Audit and Risk Advisory Committee.

Previously James served as Director with Navigant’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Disputes, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations practice – serving as the payer sector practice leader.  Prior to Navigant James was Vice President & Chief Auditor at Humana – a Fortune 100 organization – for 15 years, most recently where he served as the Chief Audit Officer and Risk Leader helping to establish the organization’s ERM program and GRC technology platform.   James has also held audit and consulting roles in the federal government as a Foreign Service Officer with the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Agency for International Development and as Director of Financial and Performance Audit for the State of Kentucky.  Mr. Rose recently completed eight years as a member of the Audit Committee of the $5 billion United Nations World Food Programme in Rome, the last few years serving as Chair.

James previously served as co-lead of the Data Analysis Committee of the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice.  With the Institute of Internal Auditors, James has served as Vice-Chairman of the Global Professional Development and Professional Issues Committees.  He has published several pieces of Institute guidance on root cause analysis, maturity models, assessments of the control environment, and global competencies of the profession.


“James and the SunHawk team have been an invaluable resource for our Compliance Office – they are a reliable, well experienced, trusted and knowledgeable team of professionals who at a moment’s notice will take your calls or respond to your emails.

Their advice helped us navigate the ever evolving, highly regulated healthcare industry!  Whether it’s discussing report methodology or determining appropriate repayment, SunHawk provides the reassurance and confidence that you are doing the right thing!

We are honored to have partnered with SunHawk and will continue to do so in the future!

Natasha Cogdill

Vice President/Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer
Community Health System

“SunHawk’s professionals are leaders in the compliance and risk industries. Over the years I have worked with a number of their professionals on a series of projects/issues and learned SunHawk’s professionals are problem/solution-oriented and great coalition builders. 

SunHawk Professionals get the job done and are a pleasure to work with. Commitment, Experience, Professionalism, and Integrity; that’s what SunHawk Professionals brings to the table.”

Gerry Roy

Vice President/Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

“Jim Rough is among the most conscientious professionals I have encountered. When he says he is going to do something — he does it. Jim has a broad range of experience gained over decades in leading organizations.

Now as the founder of his own firm, Jim will be enabled to provide the same high-quality service to his clients in a setting that allows greater customization to his clients’ financial circumstances.”

Frank M. Placenti

Chair, US Corporate Governance & Securities Regulation
Practice, Squire Patton Boggs

“SunHawk Consulting’s HIPAA Check Program provided us with an invaluable third-party review of our HIPAA policies and practices. The tracking tool SunHawk includes with the Program has become an integral part of our continued monitoring for HIPAA compliance.

Jan Elezian’s extensive hands-on compliance experience was evident during site visits and staff interviews as she translated difficult subject matter into practical use scenarios and provided quality feedback. Thank you SunHawk team!”

Nancy Lipman

Vice President, Compliance
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

“SunHawk provides an array of dynamic professionals, each with significant subject matter expertise and a problem-solver approach. Beyond their knowledge and conscientious work ethic, however, is a team of caring individuals who strive to furnish individualized, tailored assistance with a personal touch. 

Jim Rough’s dedication to the success of SunHawk clients is evidenced by his strategic and prospective thinking complemented by his ability to truly anticipate the needs of a company in the midst of the complicated compliance climate. I highly recommend SunHawk for companies of any size seeking actionable solutions and measurable results.”

Michelle Missal

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Paragon 28, Inc.

“Jim is an innovative partner, highly skilled at listening carefully to client objectives and translating those into actionable solutions. Jim has been a trusted colleague for over six years and is a consistently dependable resource for solution-oriented ideas and action plans. 

Jim drives teams and projects to produce highly valued results with a flexible approach to meet the needs of the client and his team members. Jim challenges his colleagues to exceed expectations and anticipate hurdles making everyone around him a better, more skilled contributor in the process.”

Kelleen O. Brennan

Compliance Counsel

“Jan Elezian’s Comprehensive Healthcare compliance knowledge base and positive attitude have made is possible for us to complete many compliance projects with tremendous outcomes. If you face complex compliance needs you would be fortunate to work with Jan and SunHawk Consulting.”

Jerry Byrd

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Director
Honor Health

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