SDHIMA Spring Meeting and Election Updates

Thank you everyone who attended or assisted in any way with the SDHIMA Spring Meeting which was held on April 23rd and 24th in Oacoma.  We had 42 registered attendees.  It was great to see everyone face-to-face again!

We had a very successful Silent Auction and Raffle.  We had 15 Silent Auction items which raised $815.  The raffle for the YETI cooler raised $450.  The $1,265 raised from these two activities will benefit SDHIMA.

Our election results:

  • President-Elect:  Bobbi Weber, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P
  • Director of Education:  Rachel Brown, RHIA
  • Secretary:  Jamie Husher, MS, CHIA, CHPS

In addition to the election, Ashley Tieszen, CCA has agreed to complete the term of Treasurer starting on 7/1/24 and Julie Cook, RHIA, CCS, CHC has agreed to fill the position of Executive Director.

Kathy Boomgarden, RHIT, CCS will end her term as Secretary (and her additional duties as Treasurer) on 6/30/24.  Julie Wulf Plimpton, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI will end her term as Past President on 6/30/24 as well.

Pam Schmitt, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P will assume the President role and DeAnne Kribell, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P will move to Past President on 7/1/24.  Danielle Lien has agreed to transition from Director of Education to fill the one year left on the Director of Public Relations on 7/1/24.

Welcome to all the new SDHIMA Board members and thank you to Kathy and Julie for your time on the Board.  Thank you to Pam, Danielle and DeAnne for continuing in your new Board positions.

I am happy to say that as of July 1, 2024 we will have ALL SDHIMA BOARD POSITIONS FILLED!