President’s Message

Dear DCHIMA Members,

It is a true honor to serve as your President for the 2019-2020 term. Since graduating from the University of Maryland University College with Master of Science in Health Informatics Administration, it has been a goal of mine to help with the transformation of the HIM profession. In the upcoming term it is our goal as an executive board to continue with the mission of AHIMA in HIM Reimagined and serving and supporting our members. We want to equip and empower our members to be at the forefront of healthcare as well as having a seat at the table. We will continue to build off of a great year lead by our Past President, Toni Jackman (201 -2019) in the areas of advocating, education, and increasing the awareness of the HIM profession. 

However, this cannot be done without you. We need your participation as members of DCHIMA to be able to achieve our goals. We continue to strive for the increase in membership, member participation, and growth through our quarterly business meeting/ educational event. To the members that have been with DCHIMA for a long time, I want to thank you for your continued support! To new members and students, we welcome you! The future is bright for DCHIMA and the HIM profession. You are invited to join us as we continue on the path of success and leaving a footprint in healthcare and Health Information Management in DC! 

Gabe Manns, MS-HIA, RHIA

DCHIMA President & Delegate, 2019-2020