KEPRO, a diversified healthcare information company, has appointed Melissa Leigh to the newly created role of general counsel and chief compliance officer. In this role, Leigh will lead KEPRO’s in-house legal, compliance, and risk management functions.

With more than 20 years of experience in the health care, technology, and government sectors, Leigh will provide guidance to the business on matters including governance, M&A, litigation, commercial, regulatory and employment. She also will work cross-functionally with leaders across the enterprise to provide counsel on risk management and contracting strategies that lead to optimal business performance, compliance and client success.

Leigh joins KEPRO from Intermedix—a provider of revenue cycle management, practice management, and data analytics solutions to hospitals, physicians and EMS agencies—where she held various leadership positions. At Intermedix, Leigh led complex diligence and acquisition activities and refocused in-house legal workflows to optimize internal efficiencies and reduce external legal spending. She was also responsible for the realignment of compliance resources across the enterprise to assure availability of resources to high-growth and high-risk business functions, as well as, assembled a multi-disciplinary team to deploy first all-hazards risk assessments, business continuity and risk communication framework.