Board of Directors

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President
Elizabeth Weeks, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN
Kansas City, KS
president@ania.org

Bio

Elizabeth Weeks, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, has worked in informatics and informatics related fields for over 12 years. She is currently a practicing Senior Lean Specialist where she supports the Ambulatory, Cardiovascular, Perioperative, and Procedural Value Streams on their lean journey at The University of Kansas Health System. She is passionate about informatics and process improvement.

Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Missouri Western State University. She is board certified in Medical Surgical Nursing as well as Informatics Nursing. She has spoken at regional and national conferences.

Elizabeth currently resides in Gladstone, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, where she is a member of the Red Coaters, a group of volunteer ambassador for the Kansas City Chiefs who volunteer in a variety of settings throughout their community. She also is involved as a volunteer planning committee member, mentor, and judge for the FIRST Lego Robotics community. The goal of the program is to promote science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) to area youth.

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President-Elect
Kathleen Ulanday, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Richmond, TX
presidentelect@ania.org

Bio

Kathleen Ulanday MBA, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, is a practicing Clinical Informaticist where she has worked within the Informatics space for over a decade with various roles from staff contributor to a Divisional Director over Clinical Informatics. She has created and led several Informatics Preceptor Programs in improving the students' experience by partnering with nursing informatics schools to help with practicum placements and succession planning, in addition to supporting the organization's strategic goals throughout the different hospital organizations. Her former experiences are in the NICU and Nurse Auditing.

Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, and licensed as a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Master in Business Administration and Master in Healthcare degrees from the University of Houston Clear Lake in Houston, Texas. In addition, she earned her Applied Health Informatics Certificate from Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. Kathleen is Board Certified in Informatics Nursing (RN-BC) through the American Nursing Credential Center (ANCC) and Certified Professional in Health Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) through the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Kathleen was founder of the local Houston-ANIA local Chapter in 2015. She has also served on the HIMSS workgroup focusing on the Clinical Informaticist Job Description and Informatics Nursing Standard Setting Panel with the ANCC surrounding the Informatics Nursing Certification Exam.

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Immediate Past President
Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Lewisville, TX
pastpresident@ania.org

Bio

Dr. Parker has over 35 years’ experience in the healthcare industry including clinical nursing, management, nursing informatics, and education both corporate and academic. Her focus area is clinical informatics and the impact of technology on clinical workflow. She is a clinical assistant professor for the University of Texas at Tyler College of Nursing & Health Science where she is lead faculty for the informatics program in the master's and DNP programs. She serves on the board of directors for the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), belongs to the American Nurses Association/Texas Nurses Association where she serves on the Scope & Standards of Practice for Nursing Informatics 3rd revision workgroup and to Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma), the international honor society for nursing. She has been a frequent contributor to the growing body of healthcare knowledge as a presenter and author in nursing informatics.

She lives in East Texas area with her husband of 30+ years and their two cats. In her spare time, she quilts, works on genealogy, plays city building games, and loves to travel.

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Secretary
Denise D. Tyler, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN-BC
Visalia, CA
secretary@ania.org

Bio

Denise D. Tyler, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN-BC, started as an associate nurse working primarily in ICU and Oncology. She works as an informatics nurse at Trinity Health, Saint Agnes in Fresno, as a House Supervisor in Visalia, and as an adjunct faculty for Thomas Edison University. Denise lives and works in Central California. She is certified as an informatics nurse. She received her MSN/MBA from the University of Phoenix and her DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Denise has served on the board of ANIA for 10 years before stepping down to pursue her doctorate. She remained involved in ANIA, serving as assistant editor as well as frequently contributing to the Journal of Informatics Nursing and presenting at the annual conference. Denise has also volunteered for HIMSS and Sigma Theta Tau.

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Treasurer
Mark Heyward Johnson, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Greer, SC
treasurer@ania.org

Bio

Mark Heyward Johnson, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, lives in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Mark first graduated nursing school in 1998 and has worked in acute care settings providing medical surgical, psychiatric, oncology, and cardiac nursing care in his bedside career.

Mark is a graduate of the Clemson University School of Nursing and he also earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration with a focus on Information Systems at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. Mark has been certified by ANCC in Informatics Nursing since 2005. Mark’s primary focus as a healthcare IT professional has been patient engagement and patient activation via technology. Mark has served on several patient engagement workgroups and committees at HIMSS and he was named as a Fellow by HIMSS in 2017. Mark has served on the ANIA Board of Directors since 2017 and is currently the treasurer for the association.

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Education Director
Christy Jo St. John, MSN, RN-BC
Richmond, VA
education@ania.org

Bio

Christy St. John is a Director of Analytics and Improvement Services with Vizient, Inc., based in the DFW area. Formerly, she worked as an Independent Consultant and Nurse Educator. She is a former Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and Director of Nursing Informatics. Christy holds an MSN in Nursing Informatics from Walden University and is a board-certified informatics nurse.

Christy’s interests include elevating and integrating nursing practice and technology, using data to support process improvement and patient outcomes across the continuum, and the high reliability journey. She's presented locally and nationally on a variety of nursing informatics topics. Christy is the current Education Director for the American Nurse Informatics Association (ANIA). 

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Northeast Region Director
Kathleen Morouse, DNP, RN-BC, CCRN-K
Pittsburgh, PA
northeastregion@ania.org

Bio

Kathleen Morouse, DNP, RN-BC, CCRN-K, is an experienced nurse educator from Pittsburgh, PA. Kathleen's clinical career was in a variety of roles and units but mostly in critical care which she then used all of that bedside experience as an informatics nurse at UPMC Mercy. She currently works as an assistant professor at California University of Pennsylvania as well as an advanced clinical education specialist at UPMC Passavant. Dr. Morouse's areas of expertise include critical care, informatics, and education. She has presented at several regional and national conferences and volunteers for a local hospice.

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Southeast Region Director
Andrew Awoniyi, ND, RN-BC
Dallas, TX
southeastregion@ania.org

Bio

Andrew Awoniyi, ND, RN-BC, has been in Nursing Informatics for over 25 years working across multiple settings to improve patient outcomes, clinicians' efficiency, and overall organizational performance utilizing clinical knowledge, information technology, and other skills. Andrew graduated with a Nursing Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado and a Post-Graduate fellowship and worked in a number of academic institutions and industry to share his knowledge, and contribute to workforce development reducing the potential nursing and healthcare provider shortage. Building a multi-faceted chronic disease program in a rural Pacific Northwest community gave him valuable perspective on the challenges facing rural health residents and clinicians, delivery of services to the underserved, and effectively utilizing technology to bridge the divide. Andrew serves with a number of volunteer nursing organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau, and global development organization Grace for Impact.

Andrew's current position at Axxess, a healthcare technology company based in Dallas, Texas, continues to provide opportunities to drive the vision of delivering exceptional care in the home setting, leveraging his professional and personal experiences in clinical, technology, education, and product development.

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Central Region Director
Nicole Mohiuddin, MS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
Charlottesville, VA
centralregion@ania.org

Bio

Nicole Mohiuddin, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, has enjoyed a broad-based informatics career that has included leadership roles within the provider, vendor, and consultant arenas of health care. For 20 years, Ms. Mohiuddin’ s career has focused on championing superior patient care through broadly based, innovative healthcare technology. Her informatics roles have included Director of Clinical Informatics, Manager of Strategic Marketing for a medical devices corporation, and Senior Informatics Consultant with a Fortune 500 company. She currently works in the Department of Business Systems within University of Virginia Health System, an academic medical center located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ms. Mohiuddin’ s areas of interest include cybersecurity, medical devices, patient safety, and leadership. She has spoken at several national conferences for ANIA and HIMSS.

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West Region Director
Stephanie Dremel, MSN, RN
San Diego, CA
westregion@ania.org

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Stephanie Dremel, MSN, RN, is the CEO of NextStephSolutions, a consulting firm specializing in digital product strategies, upgrades, and implementations. Stephanie is originally from Chicago and has lived in San Diego since 1997. Stephanie’s clinical background includes medical surgical nursing, perioperative and procedural nursing leadership, ambulatory care, and informatics. Stephanie received a BA from Emory University, a BSN from University of Southern Colorado, and an MSN in Nursing Informatics from Chamberlain School of Nursing. She has worked in a variety of healthcare environments, including academic medical center, outpatient surgery center, ambulatory clinic, and healthcare staffing company. Stephanie is a lean healthcare green belt and has served on the Board of Directors for ANIA since 2020.

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