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

Vicki Bennett-, CHIM, FAIDH, CHIA
IFHIMA President Elect
Unit Head, Metadata and METeOR Unit
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Marci MacDonald, CHIM
Immediate Past President
IFHIMA Membership Chair

Babale Garba Nafada,
IFHIMA Regional Director, Africa
Assistant Director HIM Service
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State

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

Health Information Management Coordinator
Barbados Community College

Hussein Albishi, CHIM
IFHIMA Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean

Consultant, HIM/Clinical Coding
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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

Health Information Management Department
Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Malaga

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

Chief of HIM Unit
Corporacio de Salut del Maresme, La Selva. Calella

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

Associate Professor, Lecturer in HIM

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

Chief Consultant, HI Consulting Services, KHIMA
Professional Member, HI Technical Committee, KATS
Republic of Korea

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