This issue of the Journal of AHIMA includes brief biographies, photographs, and the position statement questions for candidates in
each ballot position for the 2019 AHIMA Election.
The Nominating Committee asked candidates for the AHIMA Board of Directors to answer the question: “AHIMA’s long-term vi-
sion for transformation is: Lay the foundation for innovation and greater impact within the healthcare ecosystem by 2022. How will
you leverage your industry experience, governance expertise, and understanding of organizations’ turnaround to support achieve-
ment of AHIMA’s long-term strategic vision?”
Candidates for Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) Commissioner
were given the question: “The recognition of CCHIIM-certified professionals’ role in maintaining and enhancing quality health in-
formation for the safety of the public and the improvement of healthcare is a core CCHIIM value. How do you see the Commission
supporting this value in the rapidly changing healthcare environment?”
The Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) candidates were asked to answer the question: “How do you feel about the current
state of education in HIM and where do you see the state of HIM in the future?”
The candidates’ answers to these questions and detailed biographies are available in the AHIMA Ballot at www.ahima.org/vote.
Log in to the ballot with your AHIMA ID number and password, then select the AHIMA Election–2019 link to access the bal-
lot. Voters may also review the candidates’ brief bio, photo, and position statement question answers in the AHIMA Membership
and Business Community on Engage. Visit http://engage.ahima.org and log in to the site with your AHIMA ID number and pass-
word. Under the library section, select the AHIMA 2019 Election link.
The AHIMA election begins Monday, July 8 at 8 a.m. C T and runs through Monday, July 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. C T. All AHIMA members
are eligible to vote with the exception of student members. If you have any questions, please contact AHIMA’s Customer Relations
at 1-800-335-5535 or email email@example.com. Cast your vote for the next set of HIM leaders.
Katherine G. Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA, is the chief health information management and exchange officer for Children’s Health System of Texas. As an active AHIMA
member, Lusk’s attention is focused on patient identity, health information exchange,
standards development, and information governance. Lusk has received the 2012 AHIMA Pioneer Triumph Award, and her organization has received HIMSS Level 7 Analytics
and HIMSS Davies Awards as well as the AHIMA Grace Award. She has served as the
president of the Texas Health Information Management Association, on AHIMA’s House
of Delegates, and in multiple workgroups. Lusk has represented HIM by speaking at the
national and local levels on interoperability, clinical documentation improvement, patient identity, and the importance of HIM professionals.
Katherine G. Lusk
MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA
Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates
Aurae Beidler, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, CHC, is the compliance and privacy officer at
Linn County Department of Health Services where she oversees the compliance and privacy program. Prior to working at the county, she served as the Oregon Health Authority’s
privacy officer and as an assistant professor and program director for the healthcare compliance graduate certificate program at Pacific University. Her experience includes auditing and monitoring coordination, investigations, education, and HIPAA privacy officer
duties. She has published several articles in Compliance Today and the Journal of AHIMA.
She currently serves as the co-chair of the AHIMA House of Delegates Envisioning Collaborative and is past president of the Oregon Health Information Management Association.
MHA, RHIA, CHPS, CHC
The 2019-2020 Delegates will elect the Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates and the
2020 Nominating Committee. Voting will take place from August 5, 2019 at 8 a.m. CT
through August 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. CT.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES