Medical technology firm Avanos Medical announced Michelle Scharfenberg has been named senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer.

In this role, Scharfenberg will be responsible for leading the Avanos compliance and ethics (C&E) program, which operationalizes Avanos’s commitment to ethical and legally compliant operations. In collaboration with senior management and the board of directors’ Compliance Committee, she will define and implement the C&E program’s strategic objectives and ensure Avanos has effective controls in place to comply with the law and company policy and to foster an ethical culture.

Previously, Scharfenberg served as vice president and chief compliance officer for Cantel Medical, a provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market. While at Cantel, she recast the existing compliance program as a proactive program with a mindset scaled to size and risk, including modifications to the anti-bribery and training programs.