Advisory Board

The UW Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management has an advisory board to help guide the overall direction of the program. This group includes key faculty and staff as well as representatives from some of the top organizations in the field. Board members help review content, guide course design and provide updates to ensure the program remains current as the field evolves.

Theresa Amihere-Bervell, MHA, RHIA, CHPC, Quality Manager, Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute

Hamed Barahimi, MHIHIM, IT Director, Stanford Healthcare (CA) 

Sally Beahan, MHA, RHIA, Senior Director, Enterprise Records and Health Information, University of Washington Medical Center

Amy Bolin-Deon, MHIS, RHIA, CHP, Administrative Director, Health Information Services, Documentation & Coding, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Sarah Cave, MHA, Senior Director and Associate Teaching Faculty, HMI Programs, University of Washington

James Condon, EdD, RHIA, CTR, Interim Program Director and Associate Teaching Professor, HMI Programs, University of Washington 

Chris Denier-Karr, Senior IT Consultant, Healthcare IT, The BASIC Group

Sheila Green-Shook, MHA, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA, Compliance Specialist, Patient Privacy–UW Medicine Compliance, Clinical Faculty, University of Washington Medical Center

Mary Alice Hanken, Ph.D., RHIA, CHPS, Senior Lecturer (Emeritus), Department of Health Services; Quality Manager, Sound Health 

Jeff Harris, M.D., MPH, MBA, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington

John Hartgraves, MHIHIM, Associate Program Director and Associate Teaching Professor, HIHIM Programs, University of Washington 

David Hendrickson, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Software Development, Spacelabs Health 

Seth Hennessey, MHA, Assistant Administrator, Business Development & Clinical Faculty, University of Washington Medical Center 

Ernie Hood, Senior Director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board 

Bryant Karras, M.D., Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Washington State Department of Health

Teresea Kennedy-Dean, MHIHIM, PMP, Principal Consultant, Puget Partners – Project Consultants, LLC

Gretchen Murphy, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA, Senior Lecturer (retired), UW Faculty

Kathleen Nguyen, MHIHIM, RHIA, Director of IT Clinical Communications, Seattle Children's Hospital

Joe Nichols, M.D., Principal, Health Data Consulting

Tom Payne, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine | Adjunct Professor, Health Services, School of Public Health, Member of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, UW Medicine 

Bob Perna, MBA, FACMPE

Kathleen Peterson, MS, RHIA, CPHI, CCS,  Senior Lecturer Emeritus, MHIHIM, University of Washington

Dennis Schmuland, M.D., FAAP, Alliance of Angels, former Microsoft Chief Health Strategy Officer

Carolin Spice, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, Associate Teaching Professor, M/HIHIM , University of Washington

Anne Turner, M.D., MLIS, MPH, Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, Associate Director, UW Health Promotion Research Center, Researcher, UW Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington

Sara Vaezy, MHA, Chief Digital Strategy & Business Development Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health