2021 CHIA Election & Ballot

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Voting opens January 11 through January 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm (PT)

Now is the opportunity to vote for the incoming CHIA Board of Directors and CHIA Delegates to AHIMA. As a voting member, you elect the CHIA leaders who will influence the strategic direction of CHIA over the next few years. When you participate and vote, you take part in the future structure, direction and leadership of CHIA. Do not throw this important privilege and responsibility away. Submit your vote today!

  • CHIA Active and Emeritus members are eligible to vote
  • Component Local Association (CLA) regional ballot and online voting information will be available in mid-January. For CLA ballot details, visit CaliforniaHIA.org/clas

The 2021 CHIA Candidates’ Position Statements & Biographies are included in the candidate links below. The CHIA Nominating Committee asked each candidate to respond to an important association-related question, and new this year, candidates were invited to provide a campaign video. Read each candidate’s position statement, watch the campaign videos and learn more about the candidates and their health information backgrounds, then cast your vote.

CHIA President-elect Candidates
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Roberta Baranda

MS, RHIA, CHP
(SHIA)

Roberta Baranda
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Sally Gibbs

RHIA, CCS 
(SVHIA)

Sally Gibbs
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CHIA Director Candidates
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Deanna Klure

RHIA, CCS, CDIP
(IAHIA)

Deanna Klure
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Debra Ellen Martin

RHIT, CDIP, CCS
(NCHIA)

Debra Ellen Martin
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Freida Smith

RHIA
(NCHIA)

Freida Smith
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Kathleen Witte

RHIA, CCS
(GOCHIA)

Kathleen Witte
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CHIA Delegate to AHIMA Candidates
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Roy Shurtliff

RHIT
(NCHIA)

Roy Shurtliff
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Vivian Thomas

RHIA, CDIP, CHDA, CHPS, CPHQ, CPHIMS (GOCHIA)

Vivian Thomas
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Disclaimer
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CHIA does not endorse or sponsor any candidates and the views expressed in the position statements and campaign videos are those of the candidates and do not necessarily reflect the policies and opinions of the Association