2019 - 2020 Committee Volunteers

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 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). Thank you for helping CHIA make a difference!

current as of 8/5/2019

Academics Committee

Co-Chairs:
Pauline Joyce Calla, MBA, RHIA - Loma Linda University
Holly Jagielinski, MPH, RHIA - San Diego Mesa College
HIIM Program Members:
Kristen Borth, MS, RHIA - Cosumnes River College
Janet Daley-Janus, RHIA - Shasta College
Andrew Dowgiert, RHIA - Shasta College
Sarah Edwards, RHIA - Fresno City College
Safiah Mamoon, MS, RHIA, CPC - Saddleback College
Janet Robertson, RHIA - Santa Barbara City College
Patricia Spitler, RHIA, FABC - Cypress College
Monica Thurston, MBA, RHIA - East Los Angeles College
Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC - City College of San Francisco
Members:
Yvonne Vingua - SCHIA
Board Liaison:
Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP - NCHIA

Awards and Scholarships Committee

Co-Chairs:
Sandy Hames, RHIA, CHP - NCHIA
Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P - SVHIA
Members:
Sadie Albonico, MSHI, RHIA, CCS, CHC - SVHIA
Linda Dietz, MS, RHIT - NCHIA
Diana McWaid, MS, MEd, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC, CRC - SCHIA
Board Liaison:
Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP - NCHIA

Candidates Committee

Co-Chairs:
Vilena Boussarova, MS, RHIA, CCS, CHDA - SDHIA
Svetlana Woersching, RHIA, CCS - SDHIA
Members:
Roberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP - SHIA
Kamar Braish, MS, RHIA - GOCHIA
Robert Caban, RHIT - SCHIA
Marie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA - NCHIA
John Folger, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P - GOCHIA
Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - NCHIA
Heidi Shaffer, RHIA - SDHIA
Djuanique Slaughter, MPA, RHIT, CPC, COC - SCHIA
Board Liaison:
Maria Caban Alizondo, MOL, MLC, RHIT, FAHIMA - SCHIA

Coding and Data Quality Committee

Co-Chairs:
Caleb Jesudasson, RHIA, CHPC - IAHIA
Deanna Klure, RHIT, CDIP, CCS - IAHIA
Members:
Vilena Boussarova, MS, RHIA, CCS, CHDA - SDHIA
Robert Caban, RHIT - SCHIA
Manuel Cardona, RHIT - SCHIA
Debra Collingwood, RHIT - SCHIA
Phoebe Dacha - IAHIA
Elizabeth Graham, RHIT, CCS - SVHIA
Shaunte Hardy-Wade, RHIT, CCS - SVHIA
Tina Johnson, RHIT, CCS - SCHIA
Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - NCHIA
Carole Sanders, RHIA, CCS, CTR - GOCHIA
Robyn Strong - OSHPD Resource
Victoria Weinert, RHIT, CCS - SDHIA
Svetlana Woersching, RHIA, CCS - SDHIA
Annette Young-White, CCA - SVHIA
Board Liaison:
Sally Gibbs, MA, RHIA, CCS - SVHIA

Consumer Engagement Task Force

Co-Chairs:
Roberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP - SHIA
Kenneth Graham, RHIA, FACHE - NCHIA
Members:
Deborah Collier, MSQA, RHIA - SCHIA
Michelle Hamilton - SVHIA
Tara McLellan, RHIT, CHCO, CRIS - NCHIA
Jon Stuart, RHIA, CRCR - NCHIA
Brenda Taylor, MSOL, RHIA, CCS - IAHIA
Board Liaison:
Melany Merryman, MSL, RHIA, CRCR - IAHIA

Convention Committee

Co-Chairs:
Roy Shurtliff, RHIT - NCHIA
Patricia Small, RHIT, CCS - IAHIA
Members:
Kamar Braish, MS, RHIA - GOCHIA
Marie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA - NCHIA
Mary Jo Jenkins, MPH, RHIA, CHDA - SCHIA
Elaine Lips, RHIA - SCHIA
Tunde Oyefeso, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P - SCHIA
Adriana Preciado, RHIA - IAHIA
Esther Tolentino, RHIT, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW - SVHIA
Board Liaison:
Melany Merryman, MSL, RHIA - IAHIA

Editorial Advisory Board

Co-Chairs:
Judith Holloway, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P - GOCHIA
Diana McWaid, MS, MEd, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC, CRC - SCHIA
Members:
Janet Franklin, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P - NCHIA
Shirlie Marymee, RHIA, CHP - SVHIA
Angela Niparko, MBA, RHIA, CHP - SCHIA
Sharon Schuman, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - GOCHIA
Braden Michael Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA - IAHIA
Copy Editor
Gayle Old-Smith, RHIA, PMP - SCHIA
Board Liaison:
Larry Smith, MHA, RHIA - SCHIA

Legislation & Advocacy Committee

(Calendar Years 2019-2020)
Chairs:
Esther Tolentino, RHIT, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW - SVHIA
Adriana van der Graaf, MBA, RHIA, CHP, CCS - SCHIA
Members:
Sara Bickle, RHIT, CCA - SVHIA
Kristie Brown, RHIT, CCA, CRCR - SVHIA
Jee Hyun Esther Choi, - SCHIA
Steven Cordero-Wade, CCS - SDHIA
Brain Faust, MLS, RHIA - NCHIA
Joanne Hewitt, RHIT - SDHIA
Starla Ledbetter, RHIA, MHSA, PMP - SVHIA
Adriana Preciado, RHIA - IAHIA
Debra Primeau, RHIA, FAHIMA - SCHIA
William Roush, RHIA - SVHIA
Vivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ - GOCHIA
Lin Zhang, RHIA, CHP - NCHIA
Board Liaison:
Larry Smith, MHA, RHIA - SCHIA

Nominating Committee

Chair:
Brian Faust, MLS, RHIA - NCHIA
Members:
Mary Leong, RHIT, CPHQ - NCHIA
Debra Primeau, RHIA, FAHIMA - SCHIA
CLA Representatives
Kathleen Witte, RHIA, CCS - GOCHIA
Daniel May, RHIT, CCS-P - IAHIA
Debra Darden, RHIT, CCS - NCHIA
Djuanique Slaughter, MPA, RHIT, CPC, COC - SCHIA
Ashley Baker, - SDHIA
Brooke Morgan, RHIT, CCS - SHIA
Sadie Albonico, MSHI, RHIA, CCS - SVHIA
Board Liaison:
Melany Merryman, MSL, RHIA - IAHIA

Professional Education Committee

Chairs:
Shirley Lewis, DPA, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ, CHC - SCHIA
Freida Smith, RHIA - NCHIA
Members:
Rafaela Arteaga - IAHIA
Phoebe Dacha - IAHIA
Marisol Davis, RHIA - SCHIA
Corneliu Delogramatic, MS, CCS, CCDS, CDIP - NCHIA
Amy Henderson, RHIT, CCA - SHIA
Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P - SVHIA
Patricia Medrano, RHIT - SCHIA
Tunde Oyefeso, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P - SCHIA
Esther Tolentino, RHIT, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW - SVHIA
Svetlana Woersching, RHIA, CCS - SDHIA
Rosie Zamora, RHIA - GOCHIA
Board Liaison:
Vivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ - GOCHIA