The staff of the Office of Compliance and Ethics (OCE) includes the following individuals:
James E. Ward IV
Associate Vice President for Compliance and Ethics and Associate University Counsel
Jim Ward came to Georgetown in 2001. Before opening the OCE, Jim served as the primary counsel to the Medical Center and oversaw litigation for the University as a member of the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Jim was a Senior Trial Counsel in the Civil Fraud Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch of the United States Department of Justice and served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. A graduate of Williams College and Vanderbilt Law School, Jim has also taught at the George Washington University School of Law.
Sepehr Zanganeh began working at the Office of Compliance & Ethics in 2006. Prior to his arrival at the OCE, Sepehr worked at a law firm, another university, and with several non-profit organizations. He has practical work experience in the field of human rights with a particular emphasis on those of ethnic and religious minorities. Sepehr is also fluent in several languages and holds masters degrees from both Georgetown and American University. He is currently serving as a member of the adjunct faculty while taking classes toward his Ph.D.
Protection of Minors Policy Manager
Anne Koester joined the Office of Compliance & Ethics in October of 2012, after serving as Director of Off-Campus Student Life in the Division of Student Affairs. She is a native of Ohio, where she attended Bowling Green State University (BS, Education) and the University of Toledo College of Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence). She practiced as a trial lawyer in Toledo for ten years, primarily in the areas of products liability and complex tort litigation, before deciding to pursue theology studies at St. John’s University (MA, Theology), Collegeville, MN. Anne is an adjunct member of the Theology Department at Georgetown University, teaching courses in the areas of Catholic liturgy and worship as well as Christian initiation.