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Office of Risk Management

Office of Risk Management

The Risk Management Office under the guidance of the Director of Risk Management, Elizabeth Guimaraes, administers and manages NSU's insurance programs, including monitoring compliance with risk management/insurance policies and procedures. The Office is also responsible for overseeing all healthcare risk management concerns for the Health Professions Division and other medical sites.

The office is also responsible for maintaining a copy of and database for all contracts and leases that are signed on the University's behalf. The Director for Risk Management reports to the Vice President for Finance.

The office is located in the Tower Building, Fourth Floor on the east campus in Ft. Lauderdale. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Our normal business hours are Mon - Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. You cannot receive workers' compensation until you report your injury/accident. The deadline is 30 days in the state of Florida. You may become ineligible for benefits if you file late. The university's policy #37 in line with state code requires written notice. You are also encouraged to file immediately you become aware of your injury. The First Report of Injury packet (FROI), which is used to file your claim, is online. Once you complete the accident report (FROI), please send it to us and keep a copy for your records. Fl statue 440 does not allow for self-referral, the exception is emergent medical care (911). If you are injured at work after regular business hours, or injured badly enough that you need emergency care please go to the ER. You must inform us of same by the next business day.  

Name Title Phone Fax E-Mail
Elizabeth Guimaraes Director of Risk Management (954) 262-5271 (954) 262-3814 Email
Jessie Gilley Risk Management Specialist (954) 262-4329 (954) 262-3721 Email
Alexandra Epstein Risk Management Specialist (954) 262-5273 (954) 262-3814 Email
Dr. Charmaine Beckford Workers' Compensation
Risk Management Specialist
(954) 262-5404 (954) 262-6860 Email

Workers' Compensation Coverage and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 situation remains fluid and NSU's reporting guidelines may change according to changes in government policies. If you become aware of, or an employee reports to you that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 at the workplace, is being monitored/tested for COVID-19; or, has tested positive for COVID-19, please report the incident to Dr. Charmaine Beckford at Also, please have the individual contact Dr. Beckford for further instructions at 954-262-5404. All reports submitted to Risk Management will be handled on a case-by-case basis (subject to state law variations) to determine compensability under statute.

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