2017-2018 KHIMA Committees

If you have interest in joining any of the following committees and are an active member, please contact the committee chairs below.



To keep the KHIMA membership informed on all legislation that affects health information practices. 

Chair: Gretchen Catlett, RHIA

Member: John Stearman, MS, RHIA

Member:Angela Scott, RHIT


Awards and Scholarships Committee

To administer the distribution of scholarships that grant recognition and economic assistance to outstanding students pursuing a career in health information management. In addition, the committee is responsible for selecting recipients of awards that recognize KHIMA members of special accomplishment.

Chair: Stephanie Westbrook, RHIA

Member: Shakeeshe Anderson, MBA, RHIA

Member: Josh Gilland, RHIA



To assure that the KHIMA bylaws reflect the needs of the Association and remain in conformity with the requirements of the American Health Information Management Association.

Chair: Karie Howell, RHIA 

Member:Tammy Henson, RHIA, CCS

Member: Jennie Bryan, MBA, RHIA, CCS

Operations and Policy Liaison: Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA



To provide educational programs that help KHIMA members meet their needs for professional growth and maintain their credential and to keep the membership informed of other appropriate programs or educational material sponsored by AHIMA or other organizations within the area.

Chair: Katherine Woods, RHIA

Co Chair: Jessica Dashkiewicz, MHA-HI, RHIA, CCS

Member: Jean Allen Ellington, RHIA

Member: Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Member: Kimberly Sargent, RHIA, CHPS, CRCR

Student Member: Arikka Standafer 


Event Planning

To work closely with the Education Committee to determine the purpose and scope of the education event. The Committee is responsible for making all arrangements at the venue, including food, conference space, decorations, lodging, and possibly transportation. 

Chair: Jessica Price, MPA, RHIA

Co-Chair: Karie Howell, RHIA

Member: Jessica Davis, RHIA

Member: Stacy Davis, RHIT, CHTS-TR

Member: Sandy Hellard, MBA, RHIA

Member: Jennifer Hollen, RHIT



To develop a slate of candidates for the annual election of officers and delegates as directed by the KHIMA Bylaws. 

Chair:  Amanda Lewis, DrPH, RHIA

Member: John Stearman, MS, RHIA

Member: John Young, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIMS


Student Engagement

To increase student involvement through overseeing the student ambassador program and coordinating student-related educational programming.

ChairCynthia King, MPA, RHIA, PMP

Member: Carlyn Williams

Member: Elizabeth Linville

American National Student Member: Aaron Motley

Gateway College Student Member: Andrew Tofflemire 

Eastern Kentucky University Student Member: Courtney Lark

Western Kentucky University Student Member: Madeline Matlock


HIM Awareness Campaign Coordinator

Chair: Stacey Davis, RHIT, CHTS-TR, CPC-P, CPC, CCA


Technology Liaison

Chair:  Todd Williams, RHIA

Member: John Young, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIMS