CHIA Board of Directors

CHIA is governed by the Board of Directors. Members of CHIA elect a president-elect and two directors each year to serve in the role of governing the association, setting strategy, and maintaining fiscal oversight and fiduciary responsibility. The board consists of eight members including the Executive Director/CEO, who serves ex-officio.

To contact the CHIA President, email President@CaliforniaHIA.org.

2020 - 2021 CHIA Board of Directors
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President

Melany Merryman
MSL, RHIA

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President-elect

Larry Smith
MHA, RHIA

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Past President

Nancy Andersen
MS, RHIA, CCS

Past President
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CEO/Executive Director

Sharon Lewis
MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CAE, FAHIMA

CEO/Executive Director
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Second Year Director

Sally Gibbs
MA, RHIA, CCS

Second Year Director
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Second Year Director

Vivian Thomas
RHIA, CDIP, CHDA, CHPS, CPHQ

Second Year Director
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First Year Director

Kamar Braish
MS, RHIA

First Year Director
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First Year Director

Daniel Castañon
RHIA

First Year Director
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CHIA's Proud Past Presidents
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CHIA’s Proud Past Presidents are available as a resource to HIM professionals. View a directory of CHIA’s Proud Past Presidents.