Jeannie Yockey-Fine is General Counsel and Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs at NC-SARA. She provides strategic advice, risk analysis, and counsel to NC-SARA’s board, staff, and the organization. Jeannie analyzes federal and state regulations, SARA policies, and professional licensure issues and their impacts on SARA institutions, and related policy conversations.
Jeannie was a Senior State Regulatory Services Specialist with Hogan Lovells, US, LLP prior to joining NC-SARA. During 2014-2018 she was State Regulatory Services Advisor with Cooley, LLP and was Senior Manager, State Regulatory Services at Dow Lohnes from 2011-2013. She assisted her clients with state-related authorizations, NC-SARA applications and related requirements, and state-level professional licensure issues.
Previously she was Licensure Manager/Education Policy Analyst at the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education overseeing the unit responsible for licensing nearly 1,000 institutions. Jeannie also has a background in litigation, and has practiced criminal, family, and corporate law.
Yockey-Fine has given numerous presentations and workshops related to state authorization, professional licensure and regulatory/compliance issues. She has also co-authored papers related to the same.
Jeannie holds B.S. in Journalism and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Kansas.