As your incoming President for the 2017-2018 term, I want you to know what an honor and privilege it is to serve and represent you in our profession.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Teresa Treon for her steady leadership and expert guidance over the last couple of years and I look forward to working with her in her Past President role this term. We are sad to see Seth Katz step off the board this year, however, we know we can count on his continued support and leadership in all things HIM and IG. Brenda Fuller will be serving her first year on the board this year as President-Elect and I am thrilled to be working and learning from her over the next couple of years.
As our component state association (CSA) leadership is transitioning, so is our national leadership. With the recent change at our national association level, we will want to provide support and guidance to our interim and new leadership going forward. As your president, I will do my best to keep members informed of how these changes may affect you as a member and an HIM professional.
We held our Board transition meeting on June 29th in Springfield, Missouri. We have a great 2017-2018 Board line-up:
- Jane DeSpiegelaere-Wegner, MBA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, RHCBS – 1st Year Delegate
- Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS – 2nd Year Delegate
- Lian Collins – Director of Professional Development
- Steven Wilson – Director of Public Relations
- Clark Chaffin, MBA, RHIA, CCS – 1st Year Director of Education
- Beverly Marquez – RHIA, 2nd Year Director of Education
And…we are busy planning our annual meeting April 11-13th, 2017 in St. Charles, Missouri; partnering with our ILHIMA friends for this event! Davin Foster, RHIT, our Annual Meeting Chairperson and Susan Foster, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, COC, CPCO, our Annual Meeting Co-Chair, are working with their committee to make this a fantastic meeting.
As always, we want to hear from you on how you think we can best represent you as an HIM professional. Please feel free to email any of your MoHIMA Board Members.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Julie A. Dooling, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA
MoHIMA President 2017-2018