Ms. Ward is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of extensive experience in healthcare management, investigative management, and production quality control. Before joining the Investigations MEDIC team, Ms. Ward held the positions of Program Director NBI MEDIC, ZPIC Medi-Medi Project Director and MIC Director of Operations. Prior to joining Qlarant in 2009, she spent seven years in both the private and public sector investigating fraud and abuse in healthcare. In addition, Ms. Ward spent eight years in the private sector investigating fraud for workers compensation, general liability, and auto insurance claims. She holds a master’s in Health Administration with a concentration of Health Policy from American Public University. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is an Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator. Ms. Ward has spoken in many different forums on healthcare fraud.