CHIA Delegate to AHIMA Candidate Roberta Baranda

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Roberta Baranda


Relevant Health Information Professional Positions

  • Director, HIM/Coding/CDI & Data Governance Officer, Valley Children’s Healthcare, 2014- Current
  • Director, Ambulatory Operations, Valley Children’s Healthcare, 2010-2014

Academic and Professional Degrees or Training Received

  • Master’s of Science:Health Information Management & IT Leadership (dual degree), College of Saint Scholastica, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science: Health Records Administration, York College of PA, 1984-1988

Association Board Activities

  • CHIA, Director, 2011-2013

Association Committee/Task Force Activities

  • CHIA, Consumer Engagement Task Force, 2017-2019
  • CHIA, Governance Task Force, 2016-2017
  • CHIA, Nominating Committee, 2019-2020
  • Chairman, Mentorship Committee 2009-2010
  • Past President, SHIA, 2016-2018, 1997-1998, 1996-1997, 2020-2021

Five Adjectives That Describe Personality and Leadership Style

Passionate, Forward Thinking, Role Model, Loyal, Encouraging

Position Statement

The CHIA Delegate to AHIMA candidates were asked to respond to the following question: With the fundamental changes affecting AHIMA and the HIM profession, how would you, in your role as delegate, champion the value and relevance of the AHIMA House of Delegates (HOD)?

Championing the value and relevance of the HIM profession begins with listening to the HIM professional. Representing California at the AHIMA HOD provides the unique opportunity to talk with, and most importantly listen to, California’s HIM professionals around the topic of value and relevance. I respect the knowledge, experience and influence of the HIM professionals across our great state and would plan to attend as many of the CLA meetings to talk directly with and “listen to” our CHIA members. Active listening provides the opportunity to capture the stories of California HIM professionals who prove their value and relevance daily in innovative and contemporary roles and brings powerful examples of the messages AHIMA must leverage to support this cause.

I believe I am ready to be an effective AHIMA Delegate, representing our professionals and the profession, because of my own evolution and growth in the profession. I plan to champion by well-organized “listening” through member research, with the goal to provide evidence of what is possible. My job as a delegate is to help identify the barriers in demonstrating the value while strategizing solutions to roadmap solutions for AHIMA. Participating as an AHIMA Delegate is an immense responsibility that starts with active listening, however, that responsibility must extend to brainstorm, designing and advocating for swift and executable solutions for AHIMA.

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