Positions and Candidates for 2017 SHIMA Board

Ballots will be e-mailed on November 1st to all SHIMA Members

 

President

  • Oversee SHIMA Activities

  • Coordinate educational workshops

  • Develop leaders within SHIMA

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours a month

  • Eligible for re-election at the end of the 2 year term

Haddy Kisekka 

Haddy Kisekka

Embassy Management 

University of Washington MHIHIM Program

 

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

SHIMA Leadership offers the opportunity for organizational strategy and development. As a new and vital field, (HIM) is on the leading edge of healthcare advancement and SHIMA is right there, to help steer its professionals in the right direction.  Its very thrilling and exciting to know that with health information management comes new and interesting problems, and challenges that  SHIMA helps resolve. My experience leading teams and being a follower in many, puts me in a unique position to embrace the opportunity that SHIMA offers, which in turn will provide a wonderful platform for me to grow and learn from the current and growing (HIM) community.

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

I've worked in both technology and healthcare sectors in which case (HIM) for me naturally unites the two fields. My time at Verizon gave me a good understanding of the opportunities that technology presents and my current work in healthcare management proves that advanced technology in healthcare management is the next logical step. With this in perspective, I bring with me experience in organizational development, team building and leadership at different levels all of which I will get the opportunity to share, and exercise as my service to SHIMA.

 

Vice President

  • Act as Student Outreach Coordinator for SHIMA

  • Assist in twice annual scholarship process

  • Assist in coordinating educational workshops

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours a month

  • Eligible for re-election at the end of a 1 year term

Anthony Crookes & Skiye Guadiz

Anthony Crookes

Running as a co-chair with Skyie Guadiz

Virginia Mason

University of Washington HIHIM Program

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

Being part of SHIMA excites me for the opportunities it can bring. The exposure to the field and the members that are a part of the community can help strengthen my knowledge as well as lending my expertise to them. It also allows me to bring in my passion of outreaching to others.

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

My background is a blend of various healthcare experiences that range from volunteering to working. I was a certified nursing assistant for three years in a critical care unit where I was able to use my knowledge from my program to help staff better understand policies and procedures as well as execute them. I also interned at the University of Washington Medical Center where I did some project management with introducing lean management within the transplant unit. During this time I was able to implement time studies to track the efficiency of the standard work processes. With capturing data I was able to find areas that could be improved upon and increase the efficiency of the unit. These experiences have stretched my experiences not only in healthcare but also to different leadership type positions. Being the first point of contact and coordinating meetings with staff to share new ways has shown me the dedication it takes for one that is in a leadership position. These experiences have built upon my knowledge of the healthcare system and would allow me to be an effective Vice President for SHIMA.

Skiye Guadiz

Running as a co-chair with Anthony Crookes

Orhthalmic Consulants NW 

University of Washington HIHIM Program

 

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

What excites me about being part of SHIMA leadership is having the opportunity to further expand my current leadership skills. Being involved with SHIMA would allow me multiple opportunities to move out of my comfort zone and give input to the organization from a student's perspective. I am excited to work closely with other professionals and students in our community to bring more notice to SHIMA on both a professional and educational level.

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

Currently I am a student at UW in the HIHIM program and I will be graduating in June 2017. At that time, I will be eligible to take my RHIA exam. I have been in the medical field for approximately 14 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I have carried various positions throughout my experience – front office, back office, leadership and management. I also have been involved with implementing several new policies and procedures and enjoy solving problems to create a more efficient organization overall. I don’t ever find myself bored in this industry and I am eager to continue to learn and grow. I believe I would be good fit for the Vice President role because I have the ability to be a great leader who possesses great communication and organizational skills. I really like working with and helping others and I would enjoy reaching out to our community (students, professionals, local HIHIM program directors) on behalf of SHIMA!

 

Treasurer

  • Assist in twice annual scholarship process

  • Manage check-in table at SHIMA workshops

  • Pay SHIMA bills, business licenses, and reimbursements

  • Time Commitment: 3 hours a month

  • Eligible for re-election at the end of a 1 year term

Justine Truong & Anna Van

Justine Truong

University of Washington HIHIM

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

As a student who is working towards a degree in HIHIM, I understand the importance of having a community that focuses on growth in a non-threatening environment. I want to spread SHIMA’s influence to future HIM professionals by playing an active role in decision making. I understand as treasurer my duty is to ensure that the organization is financially stable. I look forward to the knowledge I will acquire from interacting with the HIM community from a treasurer position.

 

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

I am currently a student at UW’s HIHIM program and will be taking the RHIA exam after graduating. In the past I have held the responsibility as secretary, vice president, and president for various clubs in high school and college.

Anna Van

University of of Washington HIHIM

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

To be a part of SHIMA leadership is exciting because I get to be a part of and learn from a community that has proven many times over to be an asset to its members’ professional and personal development. I am hopeful that I will emerge from this experience with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to be a successful HIM professional and role model.

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

I am currently attending UW as an HIHIM student. I often find comfort in being a follower as opposed to being a leader, but now I believe it is time for a change. In addition to promoting personal and professional growth, holding an active leadership position in SHIMA will also present to me the opportunity to share to my fellow HIHIM peers and others vital knowledge I have gained through my mistakes and successes.

Adele Kroeger

Adele Kroeger

University of of Washington HIHIM

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

I'd love to have a role in the organization that advocates for Health Information Management issues. As a current student, this would be an opportunity to contribute as well as to network and learn more about jobs in this growing field.

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

HIM is a second career for me after spending several years as a stay-at-home mom. I'm in my second year at UW as a post-baccalaureate student. I have a BA from WSU in Business Administration with an option in Information Systems, and an MBA from UW. I'm running for Treasurer and have had several courses in Finance and Accounting. I believe this position would be a good fit for me, as I am interested in learning more about budgeting. I currently serve on the Student Advisory Committee for AHIMA and would like to make the most of my time as a student to learn as much as possible! I've interned with EvergreenHealth in its HIM department and currently have an internship with UW Medicine with its Financial Account Clearance Team. I think my past education would allow me to perform the functions of Treasurer and also offer the chance to learn new skills!

 

Secretary

  • Update SHIMA website with workshop and scholarship information

  • Send correspondence to SHIMA members

  • Record and distribute SHIMIA monthly meeting minutes

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours a month

  • Eligible for re-election at the end of a 1 year term

Lauren Summers & Juan Valera

Lauren Summers

Swedish Cancer Institute Research Coordinator III

University of Washington MHIHIM

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

An opportunity to bring my experience in clinical research and education in the MHIHIM program to students entering into this career field, to practice leadership skills in a safe environment and to continue my goal to be a lifelong learner in informatics and information management

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

I am a Senior Research Coordinator working at Swedish Cancer Institute. I have been involved in clinical research for the last 6 years in various capacities. I am an advocate for technology, information management and informatics initiatives at work and am constantly looking for new to immerse myself in at work for the benefit of oncology research and personalized medicine. I am currently in the Masters of Health Informatics and Health Information Management and am constantly bringing this learning back to the healthcare system that I serve in. I would like to broaden my perspective by meeting others from others in the HIM and HIT fields

Juan Valera

Costal University of Washington

University of Washington MHIHIM

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

Being a part of SHIMA is exciting to me because it's a chance to learn about management in the world of healthcare. I'm more than halfway through my Master's in Health Informatics at UW, and yet since the beginning I've craved opportunities to put theory and classwork to the test in the real world. I've learned how inclusive the industry can be; that makes me even more excited to see what fresh perspectives and ideas industry newcomers like me can contribute! Mostly though, I'm excited at the prospect of working with people that are as enthusiastic and progress-minded as I am!

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

I've worked and played in technology industries my entire life, and that shows in everything I do. My education focused on user interface design and development, particularly on the web. My education, interests, and work have allowed me to work in and learn from varied industries: indie and enterprise software development, video game development, usability research, writing, and now healthcare and business management. I should be considered for the role of Secretary because I bring robust technical skills and knowledge to SHIMA, with the interpersonal experience to bring ideas to life.

James Applewhite  & The-Phuong Pham

James Applewhite

University of Washington HIHIM

 

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

As an active student of health information management, I am excited to extend my efforts beyond school and into a community of like-minded professionals.

 

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

Having spent my last six years in the Navy, I am adept to delivering a wide variety of written or verbal reports. I value the fact that an organization's largest weakness or strength can come from how well the lines of communication are managed.

The-Phuong Pham

Men's Warehouse

University of Washington HIHIM

 

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

I'm excited about being a part of SHIMA leadership because it will allow me the privilege of working with other students and professionals who have worked in the field. I'm also excited to learn more about what HIHIM has to offer.

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

I'm currently a student in the HIHIM program at UW and I've really enjoyed being a part of the program. Being a part of SHIMA leadership will allow me a chance at improving my leadership skills, developing a better understand of HIM as a whole, and growing as an individual.

Mingjing Feng

Mingjing Feng

University of Washington MHIHIM

 

What excites your about being a part of SHIMA Leadership?

Being professional and helpful

 

What is your background and why should you be considered for this role?

I have a bachelor and master degree in biochemistry, and now I am in UW HIHIM master program. I have lots of experience in organizing activities and coordinating with people. I was a student leader in collage and graduate school, and got rewarded as distinguished leader. Also, I was editor of students' associate magazine.

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