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You Asked - We Answer: How to Volunteer with PHIMA 

In a recent e-Alert, we summarized the responses from the PHIMA Member Survey. As promised, the executive committee reviewed the responses and will be acting on some of the recommendations. An easy one, that was a recurring theme, was wanting more information on volunteer opportunities.   

Volunteering falls into two primary categories: committee work and leadership. Every year in the late winter, the President-Elect will be putting together committees for the following fiscal year beginning in July.      Chairs and committee members are selected to help drive PHIMA’s vision and mission. This includes Advocacy and Legislative, Coding and Revenue Cycle, Credentials, Education, and Technology. Look for future e-Alerts from the current chairperson spotlighting what their committee does. As you review these future articles, if anything strikes your fancy, please reach out to Denise French, PHIMA President Elect, who will be working on committee selection in early 2020, for the 2020-21 year at  Prior experience is NOT required although you must be a member of PHIMA in good standing.       

PHIMA is always looking for people to run for Delegate, Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President Elect.   Those positions DO require that you have had previous experience at the local or state level. Depending on the position, the requirements vary. For example, to run for delegate, you must be a PHIMA member in good standing as well have completed a full-term in at least two positions in any of the following areas within the past seven years:
  • On the AHIMA or PHIMA Executive Board
  • An active committee of AHIMA or PHIMA
  • An officer of a regional association
  • As a committee chair of a regional association
For President-Elect, the requirements are the same except for the last one, which is replaced with an officer of a regional association. If you are interested in running for an office on the next ballot, which will be for the 2020-21 term, please contact Chris Parfitt, Past President and Nominating Chair at

As always, feel free to reach out to any of the officers, committee chairs or our executive director, Linda McLinden if you have any questions or you just want to talk about possibilities and how your skill set might fit in with volunteer opportunities.  We look forward to welcoming you to a future volunteer opportunity.  
Denise French, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA
President-elect, PHIMA

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