Previously the Grant Compliance Specialist for It’s My Community Initiative, Emily Carmichael will bring her legal skills and her experience in nonprofit programing to further NSO’s mission as the new Chief Compliance Officer.

“The Chief Compliance Officer will be responsible for examining, evaluating and investigating business and program compliance with laws, regulations, grants, contracts and industry standards,” said Stacey Ninness, President and CEO of NSO. “With this new position, NSO can continue to implement best practices, as well as grow our much-needed housing and health services. We’re very excited to have Emily on staff.”

Carmichael attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas graduating cum laude and earning her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Afterwards she attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she participated in the University of Oklahoma Center on Child Abuse and Neglect’s Multidisciplinary Program on Child Abuse and Neglect and completed a summer course in International Humanitarian Law in The Hague, Netherlands and Freiburg, Germany.

Carmichael earned her Juris Doctor and passed the bar in 2009. She is one of approximately 200 Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) in the United States. Carmichael practiced law as a worker’s compensation defense attorney for several years before changing careers to work in the nonprofit sector. She is also a newly graduated member of Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL Class XIII.

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma City, she enjoys traveling, Bikram Yoga and spending time with friends, family and her beloved dog, Mr. “Bearister” Bear Jangles.