Professional Development Committee

Purpose

As a caused-based, not-for-profit organization, HIMSS ensures healthcare has the best IT talent available, an appropriately-sized pool of qualified job seekers, and professionals equipped with the tools and resources needed to move their organizations forward in transforming healthcare through the best use of IT and management systems. As a complement to our premier educational programming and online-learning delivered through the HIMSS eLearning Academy, HIMSS provides health IT career development services for both incumbents, and those new to the field, across all facets of the healthcare continuum. The HIMSS Career Services Committee will work to advance these by greatly enhancing our focus on health IT career services and workforce development initiatives designed to attract and sustain all levels of stakeholders, i.e. emerging professionals to advanced professionals, and develop tools, resources, and content for all levels of members, i.e. new members, existing members, and non-members to grow professionally in their careers.

To achieve our goals, we are harnessing the power and expertise of the HIMSS membership. The Professional Development Committee will engage our members in developing tools, resources, and content related to career services, workforce development, and professional development of key health IT stakeholders while achieving HIMSS' strategic goals.

Committee Members

Scott E Aikey, MLS(ASCP)CMDLMCM

Scott E Aikey, MLS(ASCP)CMDLMCM
Interim AVP & ACIO
Clinical Applications
Information Services
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 
Peter Angood, MD

Peter Angood, MD
CEO
American Association for Physician Leadership

 
Jose Parel Barbudo, BSN, CPHIMS, MA, RN

Jose Parel Barbudo, BSN, CPHIMS, MA, RN
Nursing Informatics Coordinator
Hamad Medical Corporation

 
Robert Brookshire

Robert Brookshire
Director, Graduate Studies in Health Information Technolgy
University of South Carolina, Department of Integrated Information Technology

 
Lisa Cannon, RN, MBA, MS

Lisa Cannon, RN, MBA, MS
Director of Talent Development
The Chartis Group

 
Amy Chacko, CPHIMS, PMP, SSG

Amy Chacko, CPHIMS, PMP, SSG
Application Coordinator
Partners Healthcare

 
Michelle L. Cook

Michelle L. Cook
Vice President of Research
American Association of Nurse Practitioners

 
Jane Harper, CISA, CISSP

Jane Harper, CISA, CISSP
Director, Privacy & Security Risk Mgmt & Audit
Henry Ford Health System

 
Varun Hippalgaonkar

Varun Hippalgaonkar
MBA Candidate
Duke University– Fuqua School of Business

 
Dr. Christine A. Hudak, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Dr. Christine A. Hudak, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Professor & Director, HI Program
Kent State University

 
Nick Kagal, MBA, FHIMSS, FACHE

Nick Kagal, MBA, FHIMSS, FACHE
Senior Region Director - Informatics
Premier, Inc.

 
V. Mitchell, APRN-BC, CPHIMS, CRNA, MSN, RN-BC

V. Mitchell, APRN-BC, CPHIMS, CRNA, MSN, RN-BC
Gov Policy /EHealth
Colo Nurses Assoc

 
Nicole Mohiuddin, MS BSN RN-BC CPHIMS FHIMSS

Nicole Mohiuddin, MS BSN RN-BC CPHIMS FHIMSS
IT Analyst Senior – ERP Systems
University of Virginia Health System

 
Michael Palone, MPH, RPh

Michael Palone, MPH, RPh
Director of Operations, Pharmacy Automation
Swisslog

 
Dr. Joseph L Ronzio, CPHIMS, DHSC, MBA, USAF

Dr. Joseph L Ronzio, CPHIMS, DHSC, MBA, USAF
Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer
Veterans Health Administration

 
Rhonda Taller

Rhonda Taller
Team Leader – Advocacy
American College of Cardiology

 
Jennifer Thate

Jennifer Thate
Assistant Professor
SUNY Plattsburgh At Queensbury

 
William F Wilson, Jr., MBA

William F Wilson, Jr., MBA
Chief Information Officer
The START Center for Cancer Care

 

Students & Early Careerist Task Force

William Limp

William Limp
Program Director
University of Wisconsin - Continuing Education

 

HIMSS Staff Liaison

Mara Daiker
Director, Professional Development
(312) 915-9289