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Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

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Raina joined Stanford in July 2021 as Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Raina oversees Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Ethics and Compliance, Privacy, Global Risk, and Risk Management and Insurance. Information Security also reports dually to Raina and the Chief Information Officer. She is a member of the University Cabinet, staffs the Board of Trustees Committee on Audit, Compliance, and Risk, and supports similar board committees for Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, She also serves on the Board of Oversight of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and chairs its Risk, Audit, and Compliance Committee. 

For over 30 years, Raina has led teams focused on enterprise risk, compliance, internal audit, cybersecurity, and information privacy. Prior to retiring from advisory and accounting firm Baker Tilly after 15 years as a partner, Raina served on Baker Tilly's elected Board of Partners, as leader for national risk, internal audit, and cybersecurity consulting services, as firm-wide industry leader for higher education and research institutions, as global leader of governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity services for the Baker Tilly International network, and as a champion of the firm’s women’s initiatives. She served for two years as Cornell University’s interim Chief Audit Executive. 

Primarily working with mission-focused organizations, including higher education institutions, academic medical centers, government contractors, and professional services organizations, Raina started her career at Arthur Andersen, co-founded a business process outsourcing company, and led her own consulting practice that specialized in strategic planning, executive coaching, and organizational development.

She has spoken frequently on topics related to enterprise risk management, organizational compliance, high-performing internal audit functions, and board oversight of cybersecurity in forums including Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Association of College and University Auditors, National Association of College and University Business Officers, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and Institute of Internal Auditors. She has authored articles in national publications, including National Council of University Research Administrators’ NCURA Magazine, Tech Transfer Central, the College and University Auditor Journal, Association of Health Care Internal Auditors Magazine, and NACD’s Directorship magazine. 

Raina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Government Financial Manager.