Governance

Governance & Leadership of IFHIMA

The IFHIMA Executive Board is the governing body of the federation, which is made up of eight (8) elected officers, i.e. the president, the president-elect and six (6) regional IFHIMA directors representing the six IFHIMA regions which are coterminous with the six WHO regions: Africa, the Americas, The Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Western Pacific. The immediate past president will serve on the executive board in an ex-officio capacity for at least one year. An ex-officio board member, membership chair, will be appointed by the President at the beginning of each term of office, and will serve the same term as the President. The executive board meets face-to-face annually and works by means of e-mail and quarterly conference calls in between meetings. The executive board reports to the General Assembly, which meets at the time of the international Congress every three years.

IFHIMA Constitution

IFHIMA Executive Board

Lorraine Fernandes RHIA
IFHIMA President

Principal and Founder
Fernandes Healthcare Insights
USA
email: lfernandes54@gmail.com

Marci MacDonald, CHIM
Immediate Past President
IFHIMA Membership Chair
Canada
email: marci.macdonald@cogeco.ca

Dr. Kerryn Butler-Henderson, PhD, FHIMMA, FACHI, CHIA
IFHIMA President-Elect

Associate Professor Digital Innovation in Health and Heath Pedagogy
College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania
Australia
email: kerryn.butlerhenderson@utas.edu.au


Babale Garba Nafada,
IFHIMA Regional Director, Africa
Assistant Director HIM Service
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State
Nigeria
email: garbanafada@gmail.com


Deneice Marshall, BS, MS, Dipl.Ed, RHIA
IFHIMA Regional Director, The Americas

Health Information Management Coordinator
Barbados Community College
Barbados
email: deneicemarshall@gmail.com


Hussein Albishi, CHIM
IFHIMA Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean

Consultant, HIM/Clinical Coding
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
email: bishi1970@gmail.com

Dra. Carolina Conejo Gómez
Carolina Conejo Gómez, MD
IFHIMA Co-Regional Director, Europe
 

Health Information Management Department
Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Malaga
Spain
email: carolina.conejo.sspa@juntadeanddalucia.es


Guillermo Paluzie, MD, PhD
IFHIMA Co-Regional Director, Europe

Chief of HIM Unit
Corporacio de Salut del Maresme, La Selva. Calella
Spain
email: gpaluzie@salutms.cat


Dr. Gemala Hatta
IFHIMA Regional Director, South-East Asia

Associate Professor, Lecturer in HIM
Indonesia
email: gemalahatta03@gmail.com


Dr. Oknam Kim, PhD
IFHIMA Regional Director, Western Pacific

Chief Consultant, HI Consulting Services, KHIMA
Professional Member, HI Technical Committee, KATS
Republic of Korea
email: onkimamc@naver.com

Job specifications for national directors, regional directors and president elect can be accessed by following the links below:

President-elect job specifications 2016-2019
National director job specifications 2016-2019
Regional director job specifications 2016-2019