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 GómezCarolina 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

Lorraine NicholsonLorraine Nicholson, Membership Co-Chair

United Kingdom

 

 

email: l.nicholson@zen.co.uk

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