Recognition Award Recipients

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The CHIA Recognition Awards are designed to encourage, nurture and celebrate exceptional volunteerism and professional leadership. Celebrate CHIA Recognition Awards Recipients who make a world of difference in the health information community. 

The 2020 CHIA Recognition Awards Ceremony was held on June 17, 2020 during the Virtual CHIACON20 and live streamed on Facebook for everyone to enjoy. Watch the ceremony and join in congratulating the 2020 recipients.

2020 Recipients
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2020 CHIA Recognition Awards

The CHIA Board and the CHIA Awards and Scholarship Committee are pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 CHIA Recognition Awards.

Read the award citations in the September/October 2020 CHIA Journal to meet the recipients

 

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Distinguished Member

Sharon Lewis
MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CAE, FAHIMA

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Educator

Rebecca Clark
RHIA

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Deanna Klure
RHIT, CCS, CDIP

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Mentor

Monica Thurston
MBA, RHIA

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Rising Star

Rachael Goodman
RHIA, CPC

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Volunteer

Freida Smith
RHIA

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Volunteer

Esther Tolentino
RHIT, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW

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Past Recognition Award Recipients
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Distinguished Member

2020 Sharon Lewis, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CAE, FAHIMA
2019 Shirley Lewis, DPA, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ, CHC
2018 Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP, CHC
2017 Henryetta “Henri” Wynne, MA, RHIA
2016 Tracy Elmer, RHIA
2015 Marie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
2014 Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS
2013 Debi Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2012 Michael Ball, RHIA
2011 Deborah A. Kohn, MPH, RHIA, FACHE, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
2010 Shirlie Marymee, RHIA, CHP
2009 Cassi Birnbaum, RHIA, CPHQ
2008 Not Awarded
2007 Lynda Russell, EdD, JD, RHIA, CHP
2006 April D. Robertson, MPA, RHIA, CHP
2005 Cynthia Doyon, RHIA
2004 LaVonne LaMoureaux, RHIA, CAE
2003 Gloryanne H. Bryant, RHIT, CCS
2002 Rosanne C. Lippert, MHS, RHIA
2001 Lorraine M. Fernandes, RHIA
2000 Not awarded
1999 Monica Pappas, RHIA
1998 Maida Reavis Herbst, RHIA
1997 Not Awarded
1996 Kathy L. McCaffrey, RHIA
1995 Rhonda W. Anderson, RHIA
1994 Ellen S. MacDonald, MPH, RHIA, CCS
1993 Ann G. Uniack, RHIA
1992 Joanne M. Picukaric, MPH, RHIA
1991 Pamela K. Wear, MBA, RHIA
1990 Thelma Sebby Oviatt, RHIA
1989 Jessie C. Hall, RHIT
1988 Alicia Green, RHIA
1987 F. Faye Brown, RHIA

Educator

2020 Rebecca Clark, RHIA
2019 Deborah Collier, MSQA, RHIA
2018 Terri Rouse, MA, RHIA
2017 Dorothy Hendrix, PhD, RHIT
2016 Connie Renda, MA, RHIA, CHDA
2016 Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC
2015 Monica Thurston, MBA, RHIA
2014 Lynda Russell, JD, EdD, MA, RHIA, CHP
2013 Debbie Hamada, MA, RHIA
2012 Dorothy Roane, RHIA
2011 Janet L. Robertson, RHIA
2010 Marilyn Davidian, MPH, PhD, RHIA
2009 Sarah Edwards, RHIA
2008 Marie Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS
2007 Sue Willner, RHIA
2006 Etta Harris Vernon, RHIT
2005 Not awarded
2004 Teddy L. Scribner, MS, RHIA, RHIT, CMT
2003 Sue A. Watkins, RHIA, CTR
2002 Rosalie M. Majid, RHIA
2001 Diana S. Medal, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC
2000 Leah L. Davidson, MPH, RHIA

HIM Industry Champion

2020 Not Awarded
2019 Elaine Lips, RHIA
2018 Primeau Consulting Group, Inc.
2017 Vivian Thomas, RHIA, CDIP, CHDA, CHPS, CPHQ
2016 Dorothy O’Hagan, MNLM, RHIT, CCS
2015 Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS
2014 Debi Boynton
2013 Caban Resources, LLC
2012 HFS Consultants, Inc.
2011 SOURCECORP
2009 Candace Diamond
2008 Alan Jergesen, JD
2007 Robert Powell, JD
2006 Donna Paine
2005 CHIS, Inc.
2004 OSHPD Patient Data Section
2003 Claudine L. DeFazio, RHIA
2002 Colleen R. Pearson, MHA, RHIT
2001 Marilyn R. Taylor, RHIT
2000 Lewis R. Green, Jr.

Literary

2020 Deanna Klure, RHIT, CCS, CDIP
2019 Braden Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA
2018 Not Awarded
2017 Melanie Meyer, MHA, RHIT, CCS, CPHQ
2016 Not Awarded
2015 Not Awarded
2014 Not Awarded
2013 Monica Leisch, RHIA, CCS
2010 Gayle Old-Smith, RHIA
2009 April Robertson, MPA, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA
2008 Not Awarded
2007 Not Awarded
2006 Not awarded
2005 Anita Buescher, RHIA, CHP
2004 Lynda A. Russell, EdD, JD, RHIA, CHP
2003 Not awarded
2002 Maida Reavis Herbst, RHIT
2001 Not awarded
2000 Gloryanne H. Bryant, RHIT, CCS
1999 Not awarded
1998 Sharon I. Lewis, MBA, RHIA
1997 Vicky Lynn Howe, RHIT
1996 Deborah A. Kohn, RHIA
1995 Ginger L. Cox, RHIT, CCS
1994 Judith A. Holloway, MPH, RHIA
1993 Not awarded
1992 Not awarded
1991 Mary Frances Miller, MS, RHIA
1990 Sally P. Stewart, RHIA
1989 Pamela K. Wear, MBA, RHIA
1988 Sarah A. O’Gara, RHIA
1987 Cheryl E. Servais, MPH, RHIA, CCS

Mentor

2020 Monica Thurston, MBA, RHIA
2019 Lorraine Wilson, RHIA
2018 Maria Hewett, MBA, RHIA
2017 Melany Merryman, MSL, RHIA, CRCR
2016 Not Awarded

Rising Star

2020 Rachael Goodman, RHIA, CPC
2019 Henry Cunningham, RHIA
2018 Marsha Devine, MA, RHIT
2017 Krista McComb, RHIT, CCS-P
2016 Patricia Conover, RHIT
2015 Paris Hill
2015 Khanh Shafer
2014 Robin Hernandez
2010 Vilena Boussarova, RHIT
2009 Antoinette (Lauri) Beltrand, RHIT

Volunteer

2020 Freida Smith, RHIA
2020 Esther Tolentino, RHIT, CPHI, CHTS-IS, CHTS-PW

2019 Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS
2018 Deborah Kohn, MPH, RHIA, CHTS-CP, FACHE, CPHIMS
2017 Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS
2016 Liz Duggan Graham, RHIT, CCS
2016 Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CRCR
2016 Heidi Shaffer, RHIA
2016 Roy Shurtliff, RHIT
2016 Chantel Suzstar, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CHC