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Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management

Advisory Board

The UW Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management has an advisory board to help guide the overall direction of the program. This group includes key faculty and staff as well as representatives from some of the top organizations in the field. Board members help review content, guide course design and provide updates to ensure the program remains current as the field evolves.

Theresa Amihere-Bervell, MHA, RHIA, CHPC, Health Care Mission Leadership, Diversity, Quality, Compliance and Privacy, Providence Health & Services

Hamed Barahimi, MHIHIM, IT Director, Stanford Healthcare (CA) 

Amy Bolin-Deon, MHIS, RHIA, CHP, Administrative Director, Health Information Services, Documentation & Coding, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Sarah Cave, MHA, Clinical Associate Professor, HMI Programs, University of Washington

James Condon, EdD, RHIA, CTR, Program Director and Associate Teaching Professor, HMI Programs, University of Washington 

Chris Denier-Karr, Senior IT Consultant, Healthcare IT, The BASIC Group

John Hartgraves, MHIHIM, Associate Program Director and Associate Teaching Professor, HIHIM Programs, University of Washington 

Seth Hennessey, MHA, Assistant Administrator, Business Development & Clinical Faculty, University of Washington Medical Center 

Ernie Hood, Senior Director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board 

James Hudson, MHA, MPH, CEO, Woodcreek Provider Services 

Bryant Karras, M.D., Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Washington State Department of Health

Gretchen Murphy, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA, Senior Lecturer (retired), UW Faculty

Kathleen Nguyen, MHIHIM, RHIA, Director of IT Clinical Communications, Seattle Children's Hospital

Joe Nichols, M.D., Principal, Health Data Consulting

Sandra Nunn, MA, MS, RHIA, Principle, KAMC Consulting

India Ornelas, Ph.D., MPH, Interim Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington

Tom Payne, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, UW School of Public Health; Member of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, UW Medicine 

Kathleen Peterson, MS, RHIA, CPHI, CCS, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, MHIHIM, University of Washington

Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, MOAM, FAHIMA, President, Primeau Consulting Group

Dennis Schmuland, M.D., FAAP, Alliance of Angels, former Microsoft Chief Health Strategy Officer

Carolin Spice, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, Associate Teaching Professor, M/HIHIM , University of Washington

Anne Turner, M.D., MLIS, MPH, Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education; Associate Director, UW Health Promotion Research Center; Researcher, UW Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington

Sara Vaezy, MHA, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Providence