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.

2021 - 2022 CHIA Board of Directors
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President

Larry Smith
MHA, RHIA

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President-elect

Roberta Baranda
MS, RHIA, CHP

President-elect
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Past President

Melany Merryman
MSL, RHIA

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

Kamar Braish
MS, RHIA

Second Year Director
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Second Year Director

Daniel Castañon
RHIA

Second Year Director
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First Year Director

Deanna Klure
RHIA, CCS, CDIP

First Year Director
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First Year Director

Freida Smith
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.