Get to know Tauri Parker, Delegation Oversight Coordinator for Hometown Health and the current Past President of the Chapter Board. We asked Tauri a series of questions to get to know her better…
Tell us about yourself?
I have been in health insurance compliance department for the past 4 years. The last 2 years I have been developing and building out the Delegation Oversight Coordinator roll, which I currently hold. This is a new position for the organization where I have regulatory oversight of certain vendors. I have had the opportunity to work with vendor owners to build out metrics to measure risk and have helped develop practical solutions. Prior to working in compliance, I was a Information Governance Project Manager where I worked closely with in-house teams to develop policies and procedures for their records and information, to include cross-border data transfers in compliance with domestic and international data-protection laws.
Where do you work? What is your role with the organization?
I work at Hometown Health as a Delegation Oversight Coordinator
What drew you to records management/information governance originally?
I have worked in a law firm as an eDiscovery paralegal and Information Governance Project Manager (for defense, plaintiffs and in-house) and have seen how not having a records retentions schedule has cost companies millions of dollars in document production fees. Helping organizations create a definable records retention schedule along with policies and procedures – and training, is rewarding because I have helped organizations save money.
What do you like most about records management/information governance?
Taking a leadership role and build the process
What do you find the most challenging records management/information governance?
Changing the culture so that everyone is accountable for records and information management
What advice do you have for newcomers to our industry?
Do not be afraid to learn new things and help modernize your organization
What are your hopes for our industry?
That senior leaders see the benefit of managing records and information in a defensible manner, which will bring a ROI (return on investment)
If you could pick one theme for your organization and to turn into a book about the organization, what would it be?
Organizations can always improve on its current process
How do you define success?
Taking a quote from Maya Angelou, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I was in the Air Force as an aeromedical evacuation technician
What is your hidden talent?
I’m very good at boring tasks, like reading and understanding regulation
What is on your bucket list?
Visit the Galapagos Islands and Trek to Machu Picchu and Walk the Great Wall of China
Do you have favorite quote?
See answer to #9
Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?
All… at the same time.
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
Penguin says, “When was the last time you looked at your records retention policy?” The super cute penguin is a reminder for everyone to think outside of the box.