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Volunteer Leadership


Board of Directors

President: Kitchi Joyce
President-Elect: Francis "Sam" Santschi, JD, CMPE
Past President: Karen Sollar, CMPE
Secretary  Chris Greenman, MBA/MHA, CMPE  
Treasurer  Tammie Simao, CMPE   
Members-at-Large: Jennifer Ale-Ebrahim, MHA Jana Foor, CMPE
  Michael Behr, MD, MBA  Chad Sackman, RN, MBA
  Ron Chorzewski, MBA, PT

Advocacy Council 

Chair: Joel James, MA
Board Liaison:

Members-At-Large: Blake Bentley Pamela Pawlick
    Krista Christensen, MBA, CPC, CRA John Polikandriotis, PhD, MBA, MPH
  Mike Doyle, MBA Donald Schreiner, MBA
  Joseph Mathews, DPT
Daniel Shumate
  AnnMargaret McCraw Tammie Simao, CMPE
  Richard Nelson, MS Karen Simonton, CPA
  Megan O'Hara


Annual Conference Committee

Chair: Jim Kidd, CMPE
President: Kitchi Joyce
President-Elect: Francis "Sam" Santschi, JD, CMPE
Physician Course Director: Michael Behr, MD
Nurse Course Director: Joanna Coons, MSN, RN 


Audit Committee

Chair:  Christine Moss
Treasurer: Tammie Simao, CMPE
Members-at-Large: Brian Bizub, BSHA


Awards Task Force (forming early 2020)


Data Analytics and Benchmarking Council

Chair: Olivia Wolf, CPC          
Board Liaison:           
Members-at-Large: Karen ClarkMBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS Diane Hubisz
  Chris Greenman, MBA/MHA, CMPE
Terrance RosenthalMBA
  Tara Holicky


Editorial Advisory Board

Members-at-Large:  Linda ClenDening, FACMPE Jessica Pittman, CHC
  Denise Dula, CPC, COSC 
Nancy Strayer, MBA, CMPE
  Joianne Meyers
Marella Yates, MSM, CMPE


Elections Council (forming late 2019)

President:  Kitchi Joyce  
President-Elect:  Francis "Sam" Santschi, JD, CMPE  


Membership Council

Chair: Andrea Allyn, MBA, ATC                        
Board Liaison:
Members-at-Large: Alissa Ashley-High,BS, LPN, MHA
Keila McKnight
  Brian Bizub, BSHA Dan Polen
  Jim Connaughton, MBA
Brittany Powers
  Craig Henry, MHA 
Cindy Race, ATC, CWCP
  Melonie Garron, MHA  Kelly Sharp 
  Tracy Jackson Marella Yates, MSM, CMPE


Industry Relations Advisory Board (forming June 2019)

Board Liaison: 



*Vendor company representatives on the Industry Relations Advisory Board serve in an advisory capacity. They are not AAOE members.


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