ANIA 2014 Board of Directors Announced

Excitement is growing for the 21st Annual ANIA Conference that starts in Las Vegas in just 2 months! Not only is conference time filled with great sessions related to nursing informatics and opportunities to network with our peers, it is also when the newly elected board members become active in their new roles.

I am excited to share with you the four persons chosen in the recent election:

Charles Michael Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, PMP is the Informatics Solutions Architect for the University of California, Irvine, an academic research institution and medical center with a strong commitment to quality patient care and academic excellence. Charles has over 20 years experience in the healthcare field. He is a member of ANIA, AMIA, HIMSS, IEEE and PMI. Over the past four years Charles has presented at 48 national clinical and healthcare IT symposiums

Nicole Mohiuddin, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Health Systems Management, from Rush University in Chicago. She has served as a staff nurse on a Medical-Surgical unit at a teaching hospital, as a Director of Clinical Informatics, as a Manager of Strategic Marketing for a medical devices corporation, and as a Senior Informatics Consultant. She currently serves as Director of Informatics at Sugar Creek Solutions, championing broad based informatics solutions.

Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS has been an RN for 35 years and have been in Nursing Informatics for about 18 years. In her role as CNIO for Rubbermaid Healthcare, she provides expert advice regarding clinical workflows and other informatics driven initiatives to clients, both internally and externally. As Nursing Informatics faculty for Walden University, she teaches in the BSN, MSN and DNP programs. She has been a member of ANIA since 1995 and has served on the 2012 nominating committee, the annual conference planning committee for the past three years as well as being a conference presenter, newsletter author and mentor for new speakers.

Karen E. Zorn, RN, MSN, ONC has been a nurse for 35 years. She received her BSN from Georgia State University. Karen joined the ANIA board in May 2011 as the Region 3 director and moved to the position of treasurer for the 2013-2014 year. to maintain the professional stewardship of ANIA funds, assuring that fiscal health of the organization, developed the budget in conjunction with the board to allow implementation of key goals of the strategic plan, including a sustainable plan for support of regional and state chapters and helped mentor new board members in their roles, and provide support as needed for the board.

All of above have a strong passion for nursing informatics and a commitment to lead ANIA and our specialty into an even brighter future. Please help me in welcoming these leaders into their new roles.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you and our profession.

Patricia Sengstack DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS