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AHIMA Announces 2014 Board President/Chair, Members

AHIMA members elected Angela Kennedy, EdD, MBA, RHIA, as president/chair of the 2014 board of directors. Her official one-year term began Jan. 1, 2014. Kennedy has been serving in this role since June 29, 2013, following the passing of president/chair Kathleen A. Frawley, JD, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA.

In her role, Kennedy will work with the board and CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA, to provide strategic direction to AHIMA.

Kennedy is a professor and chair of the department of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Her professional experience includes working in health information, cancer registry, medical staff services as well as quality management and quality and project management consulting for rural health information systems implementation. She has 14 years of higher education experience in areas of instruction, administration, and research.

Kennedy served two terms as president of the Louisiana Health Information Management Association and most recently as chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Kennedy previously served on the AHIMA board of directors and in 2007 chaired its business and audit team. She is a recipient of an AHIMA Triumph Award for mentoring.

In addition to Kennedy’s appointment, members elected a president/chair-elect, speaker of the house, and three members of the board of directors (who each will serve a three-year term):

Source: AHIMA