2020 - 2021 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 2020-2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). Thank you for helping CHIA make a difference!

Last updated 8/4/2020

Academics Committee
ChairHolly Jagielinski, MPH, RHIA - San Diego Mesa College
HIIM Program
Members
Kristen Borth, MS, RHIA - Cosumnes River College
Pauline Joyce Calla-Cabanada, MBA, RHIA - Loma Linda University
Sarah Edwards, MA, RHIA - Fresno City College
Safiah Mamoon, MS, RHIA, CPC - Saddleback College
Alexis Riley, MA, CHPS, RHIA, CPC - Shasta 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
MembersSteve Kim, MPH, RHIA, CHES, REHS - SVHIA
Board LiaisonSally Gibbs, MA, RHIA, CCS - SVHIA
Awards and Scholarships Committee
Co-chairsSandy Hames, RHIA, CHP - NCHIA
Shirley Lewis, DPA, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ, CHC - SCHIA
MembersSadie Albonico, MSHI, RHIA, CCS, CHC - SVHIA
Linda Dietz, MS, RHIT - NCHIA
Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P - SVHIA
Holly Jagielinski, MPH, RHIA - SDHIA
Kris Ludington, RHIT - GOCHIA
Jose Talavera, BS, RHIT - IAHIA
Board LiaisonDaniel Castanon, RHIA - SDHIA
Bylaws Committee
MembersSadie Albonico, MSHI, RHIA, CCS, CHC - SVHIA
Adrienne Beauvois, BS, RHIT - SCHIA
Daniel May, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P - IAHIA
Brooke Morgan, RHIT, CCS - SHIA
Freida Smith, RHIA - NCHIA
Kathleen Witte, RHIA, CCS - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonMelany Merryman, MSL, RHIA - IAHIA
Candidates Committee
Co-chairsVilena Boussarova, MS, RHIA, CHDA, CCS - SDHIA
Svetlana Woersching, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC - SDHIA
MembersDaniel May, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P - IAHIA
Freida Smith, RHIA - NCHIA
Marcia Stein, RHIA - SCHIA
Kathleen Witte, RHIA, CCS - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonVivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ CPHIMS - GOCHIA
Coding and Data Quality Committee
Co-chairsCaleb Jesudasson, RHIA, CHPC - IAHIA
Deanna Klure, RHIT, CDIP, CCS - IAHIA
MembersVilena Boussarova, MS, RHIA, CHDA, CCS - SDHIA
Dannielle Filamor, RHIT, CCA - SDHIA
Ruby Garcia, CCS, CCS-P - SVHIA
Elizabeth Graham, RHIT, CCS - SVHIA
Freddie Guzman, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC - IAHIA
Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - NCHIA
Krista McComb, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P - NCHIA
Carole Sanders, RHIA, CCS, CTR - GOCHIA
Victoria Weinert, RHIT, CCS - SDHIA
Svetlana Woersching, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC - SDHIA
OSHPD ResourceRobyn Strong
Board LiaisonSally Gibbs, MA, RHIA, CCS - SVHIA
Convention Committee
ChairEsther Tolentino, BA, RHIT, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW - SVHIA
MembersMarie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA - NCHIA
Elaine Lips, RHIA - SCHIA
Rachele Porter-Williams, AS, CCS, CIC, COC, CPC, CEDC - IAHIA
Adriana Preciado, RHIA - IAHIA
Roy Shurtliff, RHIT - NCHIA
Freida Smith, RHIA - NCHIA
Annette Young-White, CCA - SVHIA
Board LiaisonLarry Smith, MHA, RHIA - SCHIA
Editorial Advisory Board
Co-chairsJudith Holloway, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P - GOCHIA
Diana McWaid, MS, MEd, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC, CRC - SCHIA
MembersJanet Franklin, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P - NCHIA
Toni Galloway, RHIA, CCS - SCHIA
Shirlie Marymee, RHIA, CHP - SVHIA
Sharon Schuman, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - GOCHIA
Braden Michael Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA - IAHIA
Sara Traw, RHIA, MPH - SDHIA
Adriana Van der Graaf, MBA, RHIA, CHP, CCS - SCHIA
Board LiaisonNancy Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS - NCHIA
Health Information Access Committee
ChairRoberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP - SHIA
MembersDeborah Collier, MS, RHIA - SCHIA
Tara McLellan, RHIT, CHCO, CRIS - NCHIA
Jon Stuart, RHIA, CRCR - NCHIA
Brenda Taylor, MSOL, RHIA, CCS - IAHIA
Vivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ CPHIMS - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonDaniel Castañon, RHIA - SDHIA
Health Information Integrity Task Force
Co-chairsJames Hoover - SCHIA
Tara McLellan, RHIT, CHCO, CRIS - NCHIA
MembersVilena Boussarova, MS, RHIA, CHDA, CCS - SDHIA
Deborah Collier, MS, RHIA - SCHIA
Debra Collingwood, RHIT - SCHIA
Janet Criswell, BS, RHIT, CCS - SCHIA
Freddie Guzman, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC - IAHIA
Lori Hack - NCHIA
Adriana Hernandez, RHIT - SCHIA
Sherry Hutson,  - SCHIA
Scott Leggett, RHIA, CCS - SCHIA
Linda Rader, RHIT - GOCHIA
Fataneh Saremzadeh, RHIA, CHA - 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
Ruth Peralta, RHIT - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonVivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ CPHIMS - GOCHIA
Nominating Committee
ChairMaria Caban Alizondo, MOL, MLC, RHIT, FAHIMA - SCHIA
MembersLizBeth Felix, RHIA - GOCHIA
Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS - NCHIA
CLA
Representatives
Kathleen Witte, RHIA, CCS - GOCHIA
Adriana Preciado, RHIA - IAHIA
Cheryl Austin, RHIT - NCHIA
Bobbie Diamond, RHIT, CHPS - SCHIA
Keith Hass, RHIA - SDHIA
Melissa Soza, Manager of HIM  - SHIA
Sadie Albonico, MSHI, RHIA, CCS, CHC - SVHIA
Board LiaisonLarry Smith, MHA, RHIA - SCHIA
Professional Education Committee
ChairFreida Smith, RHIA - NCHIA
MembersRafaela Arteaga, CCS - IAHIA
Marisol Davis, RHIA - SCHIA
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
Svetlana Woersching, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC - SDHIA
Rosie Zamora, RHIA - GOCHIA
Board LiaisonKamar Braish, MS, RHIA - GOCHIA