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Laura Tarantino

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Compliance & Privacy Officer

Laura Tarantino is Oceans Healthcare’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Compliance & Privacy Officer. She is a strong strategic thinker and creative problem solver helping Oceans’ 17 hospitals in Louisiana and Texas work with local mental health advocates and community leaders to advocate for proper adherence to admissions laws and policies.

In addition to her role on the executive team, she manages the company’s legal and regulatory functions, and serves as the compliance and privacy officer. Before joining Oceans, Tarantino served as a senior vice president of healthcare and general counsel and secretary for F. A. Richard & Associates. Prior to that, Tarantino was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for APS Healthcare, Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Tarantino, who currently serves as president elect of the Louisiana Association for Behavioral Health (LABH), was named a 2017 Corporate Counsel Awards finalist by D CEO magazine.