Virginia Health Information Management Association President’s Message

Greetings VHIMA Family!

THANK YOU, Past President Heather Stebbins and the VHIMA 2022-2023 Board, for the progress achieved during your tenure! All strategic goals set forth were accomplished! CONGRATULATIONS! (Cow Bell Ringing!!!)

Our 2023-2024 VHIMA Board is working to continue the awesome success of this great Association! Our fiscal year, (July 1st – June 30th), is swiftly advancing forward, and I want to thank our VHIMA members for your support and the Board you have selected for this new fiscal year! We fostered an early start in June by having our first strategic planning work session, part one, on Zoom. In August, we followed up with a strategic planning work session, part two, in person in Richmond. In my next “President’s Message,” the Strategic Plan for 2023-2024 will be highlighted.

Let me introduce to some and present to others.

The 2023-2024 VHIMA Board

  • President – Arnita Snead Brooks, D.Min., M.A., RHIA
  • President-Elect – Annaleah Williams-Bridges, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
  • Past President – Heather Stebbins, MHL, RHIA
  • Vice President of Media and Communications – Rael McDonald, CCA
  • Vice President of Education and Programs – Gloria Litton, RHIA, CHDA, CCS
  • Secretary – Rebecca Crawley
  • Treasurer – Norma Jackson, RHIA, CCS
  • First-Year Director – Angela Dust, RHIA
  • Second-Year Director – Angela Almond, RHIT
  • Third-Year Director – Kathleen Scott, RHIA

Committee Chairpersons & Co-Chairpersons

  • Education Committee – Gloria Litton, RHIA, CHDA, CCS
  • Finance – Norma Jackson, RHIA, CCS
  • Governance – Anneleah Willams-Bridges, RHA, CCS, CCS-P
  • Media & Communications – Rael McDonald, CCA
  • Membership – Heather Stebbins, MHL, RHIT
  • Nominating – Susan Lehner, RHIA, CCS, CDIP
  • Room-To-Zoom – Rael McDonald, CCA
  • Scholarship – Lisa Whitaker, RHIA, CCS
  • State Advocacy Coordinator – Heather Stebbins, MHL, RHIT
  • VHIMA 2024 Conference:
    • Arrangements – Robyn Richardson, RHIA  & Linda Vernon, RHIA
    • Education and Programs – Gloria Litton, RHIA, CHDA, CCS
    • Registration – Kathleen Scott, RHIA & Rebecca Crawley
    • Silent Auction – Dina Castillo, RHIT, CCS
    • Vendors – TBD

Please join me in thanking, in advance, the Board and Committee members of 2023 – 2024!!!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our Committees, please let us know via the VHIMA Website under the heading, “Contact Us“.

Thank You, VHIMA Family, for all your upcoming support and involvement in 2023-2024! I look forward to working with you as we continue to engage and grow our Association and profession!

Arnita Snead Brooks, D.Min., MA., RHIA
VHIMA President, 2023-2024