San Diego HIA


Position Name
President Joanne Hewitt, RHIT
President-elect Svetlana Woersching, RHIT
Past President Dorothy O’Hagan, MNLM, RHIT, CCS
Secretary Daniel Castanon, RHIA
Treasurer Patricia Conover, RHIT
Board Liaison Maria Hewett, MBA, RHIA


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CHIA Ballot Now Open

SDHIA endorses Connie Renda for Director for the 2017 CHIA Election. Connie has been a member of AHIMA, CHIA and SDHIA since 2000. She is an outstanding educator who developed one of the first Bachelor of Science degree programs in HIM for the California Community Colleges. She was the founder and CEO of Integrity Health Information Services for almost a decade. Connie is advancing our profession with her groundbreaking work in the development of HIM Re-imagined on behalf of AHIMA and the AHIMA House of Delegates, as well as Past-Chair of the CHIA Academics Committee. Connie is an inspirational speaker and author. Please show your support and appreciation by voting for Connie Renda for CHIA Director.

Learn more about the CHIA Ballot and candidates by reading the candidate position statements and biographies, and then cast your vote!

SDHIA Ballot

SDHIA ballot and online voting information will be available soon. Please check back or watch for the emailed notice in your Inbox.

SDHIA Volunteer Position Descriptions Available

SDHIA Board & Committee Position Descriptions are now available for member reference. If you are interested in volunteering and want to learn more about these SDHIA opportunities, please email

SDHIA Student Scholarship

SDHIA has established a Scholarship to support SDHIA AHIMA/CHIA Students who have completed 50% of their coursework towards a credential in HIM. SDHIA is committed to helping students complete their education and enable them to successfully embark on their HIM career path. Submit reference letters (one must be an academic reference) along with the SDHIA Scholarship Application. Applications can be submitted at any time during the 2016 – 2017 year until to February 15, 2017.

Learn more about this opportunity and apply using the SDHIA Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form.

Rules & Regulations

Approved Rules & Regulations - January 2016



The Counties of Imperial and San Diego


Meetings & Events

  • February Coding Round Table
    Saturday, February 4, 2017 in San Diego

    Event Details and Registration

  • Analytics in Healthcare
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Sharp Corporate Bldg

    Event Details and Registration Coming Soon

  • Medicare Hot Topics
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Sharp Healthcare’s Tech Way Bldg

    Event Details and Registration Coming Soon

  • CHIA HOD Topics
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in TBD

    Event Details and Registration Coming Soon