Timothy R. Parry is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary. Mr. Parry joined the Company in 1996 as a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for the Company’s affiliates. As HMA’s chief legal officer, Mr. Parry handles numerous healthcare and securities law issues, supervises the Certificate of Need process, reviews financial agreements, healthcare contracts, acquisition transactions and consults with HMA’s hospitals regarding legal issues involving hospital by-laws, risk management, compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and other regulatory compliance issues. Prior to joining HMA, Mr. Parry was a partner in private law practice in Naples, Florida for 12½ years with Harter, Secrest & Emery, a 125-lawyer, Rochester, NY-based law firm where he handled legal matters for clients (including HMA and individual physicians) in the areas of healthcare, general corporate, securities, business litigation and banking law. Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Mr. Parry was a federal law clerk for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, and for two years he served as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General. Mr. Parry received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati and his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and Ohio and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Florida Bar’s Health Law Section and has previously served as Chairman of its Health Care Facilities Division.