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Chapter Advocacy Roundtable

HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Program

With over 50 HIMSS Chapters across North America including the United States, its territories, and Canada, HIMSS serves as the connection point for members and policy-makers on key health information and technology priorities. The HIMSS Chapter Advocacy program provides an opportunity for each HIMSS chapter to elect or appoint one or more of its members to expand HIMSS priorities through grassroots and grasstops engagement.

Collectively, HIMSS Chapter Advocates make up the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable. The Chapter Advocacy Roundtable was established in 2004 to expand HIMSS’s outreach beyond Congressional and federal activities and it is an essential part of the greater HIMSS advocacy network. HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable members serve as a strong coordinated voice and respected source of information about health information and technology. Chapter Advocacy Roundtable members, through Researching, Educating, Power Building, and Monitoring, are able to influence state and local health information and technology policies.

Throughout the United States and its territories today, over 100 HIMSS Chapter Advocates are engaged in planning and facilitating advocacy and public policy activities within their state or region.


Pam Varhol

New England Chapter


Kevin Conway

Vice-Chair, Midwestern Region

Nebraska Chapter

John Ritter

Vice-Chair, Eastern Region

Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Angelique Robateau

Vice-Chair, Southern Region

Central & North Florida Chapter

Bonny Roberts

Vice-Chair, Western Region

Colorado Chapter

To learn more about HIMSS Chapter Advocacy:

Please contact Alana Lerer at or your local chapter for more information on HIMSS Chapter Advocacy.