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July 13, 2020
1.0 – Evolving Topics
Ginna Evans, MBA, RHIA, CPC, CRC, FAHIMA
Ginna Evans works for Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Emory she was Assistant Director of Medical Records at Dekalb Medical Center. She served on the AHIMA Board of Directors from 2014 – 2016 and was Chair of the Board Governance Committee in 2016. She has also served in many other roles for AHIMA including AHIMA Foundation Board in 2013, Chair of Triumph Awards Committee, Chair of Nominating Committee, member of Nominating, Fellowship and Bylaws Committees, and other groups. GHIMA service includes President twice in 2007 and 1993/1994 as well as many other leadership positions. She served on the HIM Advisory Boards for Devry University, Augusta University (formerly MCG), and Dalton State College.
She received her Master of Business Administration from Mercer University, Bachelor of Medical Records Administration from Emory University, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory College; Emory University. She is a Fellow of AHIMA.
She is the recipient of the 2018 Trust HCS Trust Builder Award and the 2011 AHIMA Mentor Award. In addition, she has received numerous awards from the Georgia Health Information Management Association including the Distinguished Member Award in both 2008 and 1996, Mentor Award in 2009, the Distinguished Service Award in 1998, and the Clinical Site Award in 2006.
Theresa Eichelmann, RHIA
Director, AHIMA Board of Directors
Theresa Eichelmann, MBA, RHIA has over 30 years of experience as a leader in health information management. She is currently a Director at BJC HealthCare in St Louis, MO. Terri has responsibility for Coding and HIM Application Support. She has held HIM leadership roles in academic, community and rural hospitals. Eachelmann is adjunct faculty in the Health Information Management program at St. Louis University. She sits on the Advisory Boards for the HIM program at St. Louis University and HIT program at St. Charles Community College. She has served as a volunteer on the AHIMA Triumph Awards Committee. She has served as collaborator on articles, served on the Southern Illinois HIM Association Planning Committee, and has been a speaker at varous events.