Board of Directors

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President
Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, MSN, MS, RN-BC
Roseville, CA
president@ania.org

Bio

Brenda is the AVP of Clinical Education for HCA and teaches graduate nursing informatics courses for both Walden University and Chamberlain College of Nursing. During her 25 years of experience as a nurse, Brenda has been involved in acute care and home care nursing, management, nursing informatics, and education roles. Her professional interests include the advancement of health care delivery through human performance improvement models, clinical and informatics competence, and the use of data to improve both the work of nurses and patient outcomes. Brenda has presented and authored multiple article on nursing informatics, the intersection of human performance improvement with health care, and informatics education, and most recently authored several units of the ONC Workforce Curriculum Development program funded under HITECH.

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President-Elect
Diane Humbrecht, DNP, RN-BC
Philadelphia, PA
presidentelect@ania.org

Bio

Diane is the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Abington Jefferson Health. She has worked at Abington for 28 years and has served in a variety of nursing leadership roles. Diane created and developed the informatics department and informatics roles at Abington over the past 11 years. Additionally she is an adjunct professor at West Chester University teaching DNP students informatics. Diane has been the recipient of numerous awards including The 2010 Bayada award for Nursing Innovation and the 2011 Nursing Spectrum award for leading the profession of nursing.

She obtained her masters in nurse leadership with a minor in informatics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and her doctorate in nursing practice from Vanderbilt University in 2015.

As an ANIA board member, Diane has focused on the new development of regional chapters. She is currently serving in her second term.

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Immediate Past President
Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Jacksonville Beach, FL
pastpresident@ania.org

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Treasurer and Job Bank
Karen Zorn, MSN, ONC, RN
Atlanta, GA
treasurer@ania.org

Bio

Karen is an Enterprise Solution Architect at Emory Healthcare and Part Time Clinical Instructor at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, GA. Karen has an MSN from University of Phoenix in Education and Informatics MSN from Georgia State University.

After spending 30 plus years in the Orthopaedic and Nursing Education fields. In 2010 Karen moved into an informatics position bringing her clinical expertise to the role. Current projects are centered on optimizing the provider experience in the use of the EHR.

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Secretary
Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS
Lewisville, TX
secretary@ania.org

Bio

Cheryl is the chief nursing informatics officer for PatientSafe Solutions and is on faculty for Walden University and Rutgers University. She has over 35 years’ experience in the healthcare industry including clinical nursing, management, nursing informatics, and education both corporate and academic. She is Fellow of Healthcare Informatics Systems Society (HIMSS) where she is a section editor for the Clinical Informatics Newsletter, belongs to the American Nurses Association/Texas Nurses Association where she served the Scope & Standards of Practice for Nursing Informatics revision workgroup and to Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the international honor society for nursing, where she is the immediate past president for Phi Nu Chapter at Walden University. Her special interest is clinical workflow improvement using smartphone technology. She is a frequent speaker, educator, and author on nursing informatics topics.

She lives in Dallas, TX area with her husband of 29+ years, four cats and 12 koi fish. In her spare time, she quilts, works on genealogy, plays city building games, and loves to travel.

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Education Director
Carolyn S. Harmon, DNP, RN-BC
Columbia, SC
education@ania.org

Bio

Carolyn’s greater than 20 years of experience in health care includes mid-level and executive leadership, quality management, nursing informatics, clinical transformation, education, and data analytics. She is currently the Director of the MSN in Organizational Leadership at the University of South Carolina with teaching assignments in informatics, leadership, and evidence-based practice. Prior to becoming the education director, she served as the president of the South Carolina ANIA chapter.

She received her Doctor in Nursing Practice with a focus in Executive Leadership and a research interest in nursing informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Harmon has disseminated a variety of nursing informatics topics via local, regional, and national conference presentations as well as publications. She is also ANCC Board Certified in informatics nursing as well as certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt. In 2011, Dr. Harmon served as an item writer for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s informatics nursing exam.

In addition to ANIA, she is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Association. The Rock Hill South Carolina city council appointed Carolyn to serve as a board member on the Rock Hill Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. She lives in Rock Hill, SC, with her husband and cats. She enjoys college football, reading, and dining out.

 

Northeast Region Director
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Southeast Region Director
Christy Jo St. John, MSN, RN-BC
Richmond, VA
southeastregion@ania.org

Bio

Christy has experienced a diverse informatics career in the inpatient and outpatient arenas over the last decade. She has held informatics roles from analyst to executive leadership, allowing for well-rounded understanding of day-to-day practice, trends, and how accurate data can influence decisions at all levels of health care. Most recently, she was CNIO for Virginia Commonwealth University Health, and prior, Associate CNIO for Bon Secours Health System, Inc. She currently works as an independent consultant and serves as a mentor for Thomas Edison State University, teaching nursing informatics courses. Her clinical background includes medical-surgical, critical care, and cardiopulmonary stepdown.

Christy received her MSN from Walden University, with a concentration in Nursing Informatics. She is an ANCC Certified Informatics Nurse. She has published and presented locally and nationally on a number of informatics topics including implementation best practices, optimization, content management, usability, and meaningful use of data at the bedside.

In addition to serving on the ANIA Board, Christy also has served as an advisor for VA HIMSS Informatics Special Interest Group, and as a community advisor for local non-profits. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, HIMSS, the American Nurses Association, and the Virginia Nurses Association.

Christy loves to spend time with her husband, son, and two dogs. In her spare time, she crafts, sings in her church choir, tries new recipes, and loves outdoor adventures.

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Central Region Director
Nicole Mohiuddin, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Lake in the Hills, IL
centralregion@ania.org

Bio

Nicole has enjoyed a broad-based informatics career that includes leadership roles in the provider, vendor and consultant arenas of healthcare. 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 has designed, implemented and supported a variety of informatics projects, including electronic medical records (EMR), computerized physician order entry (CPOE), bar-coded medication administration (BCMA) and smart infusion pumps.

Nicole’s clinical roles have included serving as a Senior Clinical Nurse and a Charge Nurse on a Medical-Surgical unit at an academic medical center. Nicole is a HIMSS Fellow and her volunteer efforts have included: Clinical & Nursing Informatics Member-at-Large for the Greater Chicago HIMSS chapter, CPHIMS Technical Committee and Speaker Committee for the HIMSS Midwest Fall Technology Conference.

Nicole has lived exclusively in the northwest Chicago suburbs. She has earned a Master of Science in Health Systems Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago. Nicole is ANCC board-certified in Nursing Informatics. When she's not making the world a better place for patients and their caregivers, Nicole enjoys bicycling, running, nature trails, and healthy yet flavorful cooking.

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West Region Director
Patricia Korolog Mulberger, MSN, RN-BC
Bigfork, MT
westregion@ania.org

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Patricia lives in Bigfork, MT, and is a practicing nursing informatics specialist. Ms. Mulberger informatics career began in 2005 as an application specialist for an electronic health record implementation. She spent four years in the consulting arena supporting implementations and electronic process improvements initiatives across the country. She obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2011 and became certified in Nursing Informatics in 2012.

She has been working at Kalispell Regional Healthcare since 2001. Currently Ms. Mulberger is the Clinical Informatics Quality Supervisor and works closely with clinical providers to build and support documentation and ordering that leads to best outcomes and supports quality initiatives. She is in the middle of a new HCIS implementation for her home hospital, a short stay hospital, and three critical access affiliate hospitals across the state of Montana.

Patricia volunteers for the ANIA board, currently in the role as West Region Director. She has spoken at several national conventions for her HCIS vendor, HIMSS So Cal Chapter, and ANIA and has written articles of interest for nursing informatics for AONE, MUSE magazine, and ANIA’s Nursing Informatics Today.