AHIMA Triumph Award Recipients

Distinguished Member Award

2017 - Angela C. Kennedy, EdD, MBA, RHIA
2016 - Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, FAHIMA
2015 - Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2014 - Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS
2013 - Melanie Brodnik, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2012 - Merida L. Johns, PhD, RHIA
2011 - Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2010 - Margaret A. Skurka, MS, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
2009 - Mervat Abdelhak, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2008 - Barbara P. Fuller, JD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2007 - Leslie Ann Fox, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2006 - Susan P. Hanson, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2005 - Not Awarded
2004 - Gretchen Murphy, MEd, RHIA
2003 - Margaret M. Stewart, RHIA
2002 - Ellen S. MacDonald, MPH, RHIA, CCS
2001 - Kathleen A. Frawley, JD, MS, RHIA
2000 - Jean Clark, RHIA
1999 - Jennifer I. Cofer, RHIA
1998 - Shirley Eichenwald Maki, MBA, RHIA
1997 - Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, FACHE
1996 - Linda H. Culp, MBA, RHIA
1995 - Elaine O. Patrikas, MA, RHIA
1994 - Rita M. Finnegan, MA, RHIA, CCS

Achievement Award

2002 - Barbara M. Millas, RHIA
2001 - Gail L. Graham, RHIA
2000 - Minnette Terlep, RHIT
1999 - Lynne T. Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CHE
1998 - Chris R. Elliott, MS, RHIA
1997 - Karen G. Grant, RHIA
1996 - Claire R. Dixon-Lee, PhD, RHIA
1996 - Susan T. Helbig, MA, RHIA
1995 - Margret K. Amatayakul, MBA, RHIA, CCS
1995 - Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA
1994 - Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
1994 - Ann H. Peden, MBA, RHIA, CCS

Advocacy and Public Policy Award

2017 - Colleen A. Goethals, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA
2016 - Erika A. Hardy, RHIA, CDIP, CCS
2014 - Linda L. Renn, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CPC-H, CHTS-TR

Champion Award

2010 - Barbara Odom-Wesley, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2009 - Mary "Mamel" McCain, MPA, RHIA
2008 - Merida L. Johns, PhD, RHIA
2007 - Gloryanne H. Bryant, RHIA, CCS
2006 - Melanie S. Brodnik, PhD, RHIA
2005 - Cassandra Bissen, MS, RHIA, FHIMSS
2004 - Carol Lewis, MPH, RHIA
2002 - 3M Health Information Systems
2000 - Ruby Nicholoson, RHIT
1999 - Leopold G. Selker, PhD
1998 - Carlton M. Cottrell
1998 - Margaret A. Schmidt, RHIA
1997 - Lanier Healthcare
1996 - Not Awarded
1995 - Sue Meads, RHIA
1994 - Donna Ganzer, MBA

Champion Advocacy and Public Policy Award

2013 - Heather Shankland, MBA, RHIA - HIPAA COW - HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin
2012 - Not Awarded
2011 - Linda A. Hyde, RHIA
2011 - MHIMA Legislative & Advocacy Team

Community Outreach Award

2010 - Deborah Collier, RHIA
2010 - Christine Staropoli, MS, RHIA, CCS
2010 - Julie Wolter, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA and Marsha Dolan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2009 - PHR Community Education Coordinators (CEC)

CPR Breakthrough Award

2002 - Tracy G. Hickey, RHIA
2001 - Not Awarded
2000 - Not Awarded
1999 - Penny M. Bennett, RHIA
1998 - Cindy Zak, MS, RHIA
1997 - Not Awarded

Discovery Award

2002 - Susan R. Rydman, RHIT
2001 - Cheryl A. Gregg, RHIA, CCS-P
2000 - Not Awarded
1999 - Not Awarded
1998 - Lorraine M. Fernandes, RHIT

e-HIM Award

2011 - Kimberly Baldwin-Streid Reich, MBA, MJ, RHIA, CHPQ, FAHIMA
2011 - Tracy A. Elmer, RHIA
2010 - Ellen Wright, MBA, RHIA, CHPS
2009 - Marion V. Swaim, RHIA
2008 - Janet B. Baucom, RHIA
2007 - Deborah Kohn, MPH, RHIA, FACHE, CPHIMS
2006 - Mary Reeves, RHIA
2005 - Mary Ann Spott, MBA, MPA, MSIS, RHIA
2004 - Thomas C. Burzynski, MS, RHIA
2004 - Tricia Langenfelder, RHIA

Educator Award

2017 - Jacqueline A. Moczygemba, MBA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
2017 - Alice M. Noblin, PhD, RHIA, CCS
2016 - Julie A. Shay, RHIA
2015 - Marjorie H. McNeill, PhD, RHIA, CCA, FAHIMA
2014 - Joanne D. Valerius, PhD, MPH, RHIA
2013 - Marie T. Conde, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
2013 - Margaret Gallo Kyriakos, PhD, RHIA
2012 - Francis (Frank) Waterstraat, Jr., MBA, PhD, RHIA
2011 - Laurinda Beebe Harman, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2010 - Marilyn Davidian, PhD, RHIA
2009 - Sue Biedermann, MSHP, RHIA
2009 - Rachelle S. Stewart, DrPH, RHIA, FAHIMA
2008 - Michelle A. Green, MPS, RHIA, FAHIMA
2007 - Sara Grostick, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2006 - Sheila Carlon, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2005 - Nanette B. Sayles, EdD, RHIA, CHP, CCS
2004 - Karen R. Patena, MBA, RHIA
2002 - Ellen B. Jacobs, MEd, RHIA
2001 - Joan T. Rines, PhD, RHIA
2000 - Mary Alice Hanken, PhD, RHIA
1999 - Elizabeth D. Bowman, MPA, RHIA
1999 - Donna J. Slovensky, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
1998 - Cheryl L. Berthelsen, PhD, RHIA
1997 - Shirley J. Higgin, MEd, RHIA

Emerging Leader Award

2017 - Diana M. Flood, MS, RHIA
2017 - Deanna M. Peterson, MHA, RHIA, CHPS

Innovation Award

2017 - Truman Medical Centers Health Information Management Department
2017 - Sarah Shaver Laird, RHIA, CCS
2017 - Elizabeth A. Whitmer, RHIT, AHDI-F
2015 - Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS
2014 - Joan C. Hicks, MSHI, RHIA

Leadership Award

2017 - Mary Beth Haugen, MS, RHIA
2016 - Karen Gallagher Grant, RHIA, CHP
2015 - Melinda A. Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2015 - Kelly Wilson, MBA, RHIA, CHP, HCRM, FAHIMA
2014 - Diann H. Brown-Smith, MS, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA
2014 - Carolyn R. Kirk-Valo, MS, RHIT, FAHIMA
2014 - Kathy Westhafer, RHIA, CHPS
2013 - Pamela L. Lane, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS
2013 - Bernice C. Ulrich, RHIA
2012 - Mark S. Dietz, RHIA
2011 - Dwan Thomas-Flowers, MBA, RHIA, CCS

Legacy Award

2010 - Melanie Brodnik, PhD, RHIA , Mary "Mamel" McCain, MPA, RHIA, Laurie Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP and Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA
2009 - April D. Robertson, MPA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA
2008 - Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, CHPS, FAHIMA and Lou Ann Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
2007 - Anne B. Casto, RHIA, CCS and Elizabeth J. Layman, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2006 - Not Awarded
2005 - Not Awarded
2004 - Kathleen LaTour, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA and Shirley Eichenwald Maki, MBA, RHIA, CPHIMS, FAHIMA
2003 - Anita C. Hazelwood, MLS, RHIA, FAHIMA and Carol A. Venable, MPH, RHIA
2002 - Nadinia A. Davis, MBA, CIA, CPA, RHIA and Melissa M. LaCour, RHIA
2001 - Laurinda B. Harman, PhD, RHIA
2000 - Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA
1999 - Mary D. Brandt, MBA, RHIA, CHE
1998 - Patrice L. Spath, RHIT
1997 - Dana C. McWay, JD, RHIA
1996 - Mervat N. Abdelhak, PhD, RHIA
1996 - Sara S. Grostick, MA, RHIA
1996 - Mary Alice Hanken, PhD, MEd, RHIA
1996 - Ellen B. Jacobs, MEd, RHIA
1995 - Leslie A. Fox, MA, RHIA
1995 - Vickie L. Rogers, MS, RHIA

Literary Legacy Award

2017 - Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA
2017 - Deborah J. Grider, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, COC, CPC-P, CPC-H, CPMA, CEMC
2016 - Sajeesh Kumar, PhD
2015 - Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2014 - Susan White, PhD, RHIA, CHDA
2014 - Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
2014 - Therese H. Jorwic, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
2014 - Patricia L. Shaw, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA
2014 - Donna J. Slovensky, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2012 - Leah A. Grebner, MS, RHIA,CCS, FAHIMA
2011 - Jean Clark, RHIA, CSHA

Mentor Award

2017 - Stefanie R. Brumberg, RHIA
2016 - Mary S. Zier, MBA, RHIT, CRCR
2015 - Danielle P. Berthelot, MHI, RHIA, CHTS-IM
2014 - Susan P. Scully, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
2013 - Terri Frinka, RHIT
2013 - Pamela Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H
2012 - Andrea Clark, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H
2011 - Marie T. Conde, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2011 - Ginna Evans, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2011 - Patricia Pierson, RHIA
2011 - Kristi Stanton, RHIT, CCS, CPC
2010 - Anne Mahalik, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA
2009 - Karen Lawler, MPS, RHIA
2009 - Barbara Manor, MA, RHIA
2009 - Dwan Thomas-Flowers, MBA, RHIA, CCS
2008 - Geraldine Smothers, MPA, RHIA, CSL, CPHQ, FAHIMA
2007 - Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, LHRM, RCC
2006 - Dwayne M. Lewis, RHIT, CCS
2005 - Rita K. Bowen, MA-HIMT, RHIA, CHPS
2005 - Mary W. King, MS, RHIA
2004 - Sue A. Watkins, RHIA, CTR
2003 - Angela Kennedy, MBA, RHIA, CPQ
2002 - Marilyn W. Green, RHIA
2001 - Betty A. Hagedorn, MHA, RHIA
2000 - Carol J. Barr, MA, RHIA, HRMC
2000 - Andrea Romero, RHIT, CCS, CPC
1999 - Rebecca Yates, MEd, RHIA
1998 - Marion K. Gentul, RHIA, CCS
1997 - Susan S. Lloyd, RHIA
1997 - Jeanette C. Linck, MPA, RHIA
1997 - Heidi L. Jones, RHIA
1997 - Mary K. Nespor, RHIA

Motivator Award

2002 - Kathryn G. Pittman, RHIA
2000 - Sally Maguire, RHIA
1999 - Mary B. Crossman, RHIA
1999 - Joan C. Hicks, RHIA
1998 - Joyce M. Matheson, RHIT
1997 - Susan Clark, RHIA
1997 - Carol J. Person, RHIA
1996 - Not Awarded
1995 - Charlotte A. Johnston, PhD, RHIA
1995 - Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CHE
1995 - Lela B. McFerrin, RHIA
1995 - Brenda G. Bell, RHI T
1994 - Univ. of TN Dept. of HIM
1994 - Memphis HIMA
1994 - R. Rachel Herbert, MBA, RHIA
1994 - Karen A. Wager, MHS, RHIA

New Frontier Award

2001 - Erin J. Blume
2000 - Bunnie J. Cobb, CCS
1999 - Laura Herndon
1998 - Brenda J. Mesmith
1997 - Julie D. Anderson
1997 - Elizabeth M. Lupica

Pioneer Award

2013 - Lorraine M. Fernandes, RHIA
2012 - Andrea G. Koppelmann, MS, RHIA and Katherine G. Lusk, MHSM, RHIA
2011 - William Lee Ford, MHA, RHIT, CPC, CPC-H, CHC
2010 - Kay Gooding, MPH, MAEd, RHIA
2009 - Melissa D. Myrick, MSA, RHIA

Research Award

2017 - Varadraj Prabhu Gurupur, PhD, RHIA
2015 - Prerna Sethi-Dua, PhD, RHIA, CHTS-IM
2014 - Alice Noblin, PhD, RHIA, CCS
2013 - Not Awarded
2012 - Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2010 - Bambang Parmanto, PhD
2009 - Not Awarded
2008 - Jennifer Hornung Garvin, PhD, RHIA, CPHQ, CCS, FAHIMA
2007 - Shannon H. Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA
2006 - Not Awarded
2005 - Not Awarded
2004 - Richard Averill
2004 - William J. Rudman, PhD
2001 - Valerie J. Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA

Rising Star Award

2017 - Karen D. Reynolds, MBA, RHIA
2016 - Manjusri Nguyen, RHIA
2015 - Priscilla O. Keeton, MS, RHIT
2014 - Megan Munns, RHIA
2013 - Frances DiLorenzo, RHIT
2012 - Not Awarded
2011 - Not Awarded
2010 - Danika Brinda, MA, RHIA
2010 - Vong Miphouvieng, MHA, RHIA
2009 - Megan L. O'Neill, RHIA
2008 - Jennifer A. Melvin, RHIA
2007 - Amanda S. King, RHIA
2006 - Erica S. Moncrief, RHIA
2005 - Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, LHRM
2004 - Dawn M. Wahl, RHIT
2002 - Katherine E. Downing, RHIA
2000 - Laura N. Meier, RHIA
1999 - Karen A. Rosendale, RHIA
1998 - Starla Stavely, RRA
1997 - Gail L. Graham, RRA

Student Award

2017 - Marques Edgar Grant, RHIA
2017 - Alexa Kilfoy
2016 - Belinda O. Brown
2016 - Curran E. Eigelberger
2015 - Nonica Isabelle D. Santiago
2014 - Kaley Schnitker, CCA
2014 - Janice Wishart
2013 - Robin Hernandez
2012 - Brandi K. Bierbrauer, Monte W. Handley, RHIT, Reine-Elodie A. Koffi, and Cynthia Paulson
2011 - AHIMA Student Advisory Council
    •    Sebrina Campbell
    •    Elizabeth Horn
    •    Delcia Johnson, PAHM
    •    Roman Minyaylyuk
    •    Alexandra Richards

Visionary Award

2003 - William Kelly McLendon, RHIA
2002 - Elaine T. Lips, RHIA
2001 - Cindy M. Boester, MS, RHIA
2000 - Deborah K. Green, MBA, RHIA
1999 - Judith A. Conroy, RHIA
1998 - Vera Rulon, RHIT, CCS
1997 - Monica Pappas, RHIA

Volunteer Award

2003 - Mary Mike Pavoni, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA
2002 - Leslie Ann Fox, MA, RHIA
2001 - Carmilla "Kelli" Marsh, RHIA
2000 - Viola Griffin, RHIT, CPHQ
1999 - Jeri G. Whitworth, RHIA
1998 - Jean S. Clark, RHIA
1997 - Lou Ann Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS