Legal and Compliance Officer Joins Finance Department

The BCFS System has selected Beth Wasserstrum to serve as the organization’s first Legal and Compliance Officer.

The new position will provide legal oversight and management of the comprehensive government grants and contracts that make up the backbone for many of the BCFS System’s programs and services. It will also provide a deeper understanding of organizational compliance and associated risk mitigation. “Upholding the public’s trust is paramount and maintaining a culture of compliance within the organization will help us in continuing to fulfill this mission,” said Beth.

As a Legal and Compliance Officer, Beth will assist in evaluating and advising the BCFS System’s relationship to contractors, vendors, and clients to guarantee that the requirements from both financial and operational sides are being met and maintained. She will be responsible for reviewing regulatory and internal policies and procedures, as needed, to assist internal stakeholders with any compliance or other related questions. Beth’s subject matter expertise and oversight will assist employees, management, and many others in the BCFS System so that they can make informed decisions based on what is best in the growth and development of the organization, taking a proactive approach and staying true to the System’s mission. 

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Beth served as a Juvenile Probation Officer here in Bexar County. She went on to study at St. Mary’s School of Law, where she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence. In her career, Beth has been an important legal and compliance resource, as well as an administrative advantage for the organizations she has served for more than 16 years.

“We are pleased to have someone with Beth’s expertise on board with us,” said Claudia Oliveira, Chief Financial Officer of the BCFS System. “Her robust background in legal and compliance matters will strengthen the BCFS System’s compliance culture.”

Beth joined the BCFS System family on Thursday, May 16, 2019 and will office at the System Headquarters.