2021 - 2022 Committee Volunteers

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 As a voluntary professional association, CHIA can only be as successful as the collective efforts that our volunteers provide. The CHIA Board thanks each volunteer for their contribution of time and expertise as a CHIA volunteer during the association's 2021-2022 fiscal year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022). Thank you for helping CHIA make a difference!

Last updated 9/23/2021

Academics Committee
Co-chairsHolly Jagielinski, MPH, RHIA- SDHIA - San Diego Mesa College
Safiah Mamoon, MS, RHIA, CPC - GOCHIA  - Saddleback College
HIIM Program
Members
Kristen Borth, MS, RHIA - Cosumnes River College
Pauline Joyce Calla-Cabanada, MBA, RHIA - Loma Linda University
Steve Kim, MPH, RHIA, CHES, REHS - Shasta College
Patricia Spitler, RHIA, FABC - Cypress College
Shawna Sweeney - Santa Barbara City College
Monica Thurston, MBA, RHIA - East Los Angeles College
Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC - City College of San Francisco
MembersAndrew Dowgiert, MSHIA, RHIA - IAHIA
Shaunte Hardy, RHIA, CCS - SVHIA
Erleen Palmer, RHIA - SVHIA
Board LiaisonMelany Merryman, MSL, RHIA - SVHIA
Awards and Scholarships Committee
MembersPer the CHIA Board of Director's policy, the Awards and Scholarship Committee members will be made available after the award recipients have been selected
Board LiaisonDaniel Castanon, RHIA - SDHIA
Bylaws Committee
ChairDaniel May RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, IAHIA
MembersCheryl Austin, RHIT - NCHIA
Sara Bickle, RHIT, CCA - SVHIA
Rachel Goodman, RHIA, CPC - GOCHIA
Alejandro Ortiz, MS-HCM, RHIA - SCHIA
Adriana Preciado, RHIA - IAHIA
 
Board LiaisonMelany Merryman, MSL, RHIA - IAHIA
Candidates Committee
ChairSvetlana Woersching, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC - SDHIA
MembersRoberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP - SHIA
Adrienne Beauvois, RHIT - SCHIA
La'tanya Leonard - GOCHIA
Vivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ, CPHIMS - GOCHIA
Kathleen Witte, RHIA, CCS - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonFrieda Smith, RHIA - NCHIA
Coding and Data Quality Committee
Co-chairsVilena Boussarova, MS, RHIA, CHDA, CCS - SDHIA
Freddie Guzman, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC - SCHIA
MembersSylvia Jimenez, RHIT, CCS - IAHIA
Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - NCHIA
Elaine Maldonado, RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CCDS - SCHIA
Carole Sanders, RHIA, CCS, CTR - GOCHIA
Sharon Stith, RHIA - SVHIA
Svetlana Woersching, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC - SDHIA
Jonathan Young, MS, RHIA, CPC-A - SDHIA
OSHPD ResourceAnthony Tapney, MBA
Board LiaisonDeanna Klure, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - IAHIA
Convention Committee
Co-chairsShirley Lewis, DPA, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ, CHC - SCHIA
Tunde Oyefeso, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P - SCHIA
MembersCheryl Austin, RHIT - NCHIA
Pauline Joyce Calla, MBA, RHIA - IAHIA
Elaine Lips, RHIA - SCHIA
Leveta McFarland, RHIA - SCHIA
Nancy Olsson, RHIA, CCS - NCHIA
Terri Rouse, MA, RHIA - IAHIA
Roy Shurtliff, RHIT - NCHIA
Freida Smith, RHIT - NCHIA
Jacqueline Verdin - SCHIA
Board LiaisonRoberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP - SHIA
Editorial Advisory Board
ChairBraden Michael Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA - IAHIA
Members
Toni Galloway, RHIA, CCS - SCHIA
Judith Holloway, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P - GOCHIA
James Hoover - SCHIA
Sharon Schuman, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - GOCHIA
Ryan Stephen, RHIA - IAHIA
Board LiaisonKamar Braish, MS, RHIA - GOCHIA
Health Information Access Committee
Co-chairsDeborah Collier, MS, RHIA -SCHIA
Diana McWaid, MS, MEd, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC, CRC - SCHIA
Members

Carrie Elliot - SVHIA

Roberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP - SHIA

Leveta Mc Farland, RHIA - SCHIA
Megan Smith - SDHIA
Alvin Tanicala, RHIA - NCHIA
Board Liaisons

Daniel Castañon, RHIA - SDHIA

Health Information Integrity Committee
ChairTara McLellan
MembersNancy Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS, CHC - NCHIA
Leslie Barden, MBA, RHIA - SDHIA
Vilena Boussarova, MS, RHIA, CHDA, CCS - SDHIA
Cleo Bretado, RHIA - IAHIA
Timothy Cole, MS, PHM, RHIT - GOHIA
Deborah Collier, MS, RHIA - SCHIA
Dannette Hollinger, CCS-P - SVHIA
James Hoover - SCHIA
Sherry Hutson - SCHIA
Sharon Schuman RHIA, CDIP, CCS - GOCHIA
Kathleen Witte RHIA, CCS - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonKamar Braish, MS, RHIA - GOCHIA
Legislation and Advocacy Committee (Calendar Years 2021-2022)
Co-chairsAdriana Preciado, RHIA - IAHIA
Adriana van der Graaf, MBA, RHIA, CHP, CCS - SCHIA
MembersBrian Faust, MLS, RHIA - NCHIA
Starla C Ledbetter, RHIA, MHSA, PMP - SVHIA
Ruth Peralta, BA, RHIT - GOCHIA
Vivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPA, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ, CPHIMS - GOCHIA
Esther Tolentino, RHIA, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW - SVHIA
Rosie Zamora, RHIA - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonLarry Smith, MHA, RHIA - SCHIA
Nominating Committee
ChairNancy Anderson, MS, RHIA, CCS, CHC - NCHIA
MembersDeborah Collier, MS, RHIA - SCHIA
Diane Premeau, MBA, RHIA, CHP - NCHIA
CLA
Representatives
Kris Ludington, RHIT, CTR - GOCHIA
Pauline Calla, MBA, RHIA - IAHIA
Adriana Preciado, RHIA - IAHIA
Debra Martin RHIT, CDIP, CCS - NCHIA
Elizabeth Puefua, RHIA, CCS - SCHIA
Elise Savage, RHIT - SDHIA
Brooke Morgan, RHIT, CCS - SHIA
Sara Bickle, RHIA, CCA - SVHIA
Board LiaisonRoberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP - SHIA
Professional Education Committee
Co-chairsSally Gibbs, MA, RHIA, CCS - SVHIA
Amy Henderson, RHIT, CHPS, CCA - SHIA
MembersTanya Collins, RHIT, CCS - IAHIA
Marisol Davis, RHIA - SCHIA
Veronica Hawkes, RHIA - SDHIA
Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P - SVHIA
Sana Huh, CCS - SVHIA
Megan Smith - SDHIA
Jonalyn Kairan, RHIT - GOHIA
Esther Tolentino, RHIA, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW - SVHIA
Svetlana Woersching, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC - SDHIA
Rosie Zamora, RHIA - SCHIA
Board LiaisonFreida Smith, RHIA - NCHIA