Hannibal Regional is announcing Sheniece Smith has accepted the position of vice-president, general counsel.  

The vice-president, general counsel is an integral member of the Hannibal Regional Leadership team and is responsible for providing legal counsel to Hannibal Regional.  

In that position, Smith will advise, advocate and represent the Hannibal Regional Board of Directors and members of the Hannibal Regional leadership team in compliance with legal trends and the needs of Hannibal Regional. 

She will also provide leadership for contract management, risk management, clinical information systems and technical services and securities.  

Smith is joining the Hannibal Regional team with a number of years of experience in the healthcare industry and a passion for helping the community.  

She was most recently the chief of staff and senior counsel to the CEO for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and is passionate about making legal services available to those who need it most.  

During her time in California, Smith founded H.O.P.E. Through Affordable Legal Services as a community benefit project to bridge the gap between pro bono services and full attorney fees by increasing access to quality legal services for low-income individuals. 

She also launched Family Legal Assistance at CHOC Children’s, a medical-legal partnership, to provide free guardianship and conservatorship services to CHOC families who otherwise would not be able to afford the services.  

Smith has received numerous recognitions, both in the healthcare industry and for community and leadership roles in California.

“I am impressed by Hannibal Regional’s dedication to the community and excited about our plans to enhance service offerings,” Smith said when asked why she joined Hannibal Regional. “I joined HRHS because I wanted to join a community of caring individuals who are making a difference.”