The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has appointed Deborah Green, MBA, RHIA as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Denise Froemming, CPA, MBA, CAE has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
In her new role, Green will oversee AHIMA’s Advocacy and Policy, Business Innovation, HIM Solutions and Marketing departments. Froemming will oversee Finance and Administration, including Member and Customer Engagement, Information Technology, Communications and Financial Services.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2013, AHIMA is the preeminent not-for-profit association for health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA’s more than 67,000 members are educated and highly trained HIM professionals responsible for protecting the accuracy of patient health information as well as safeguarding and preserving its privacy.
“Since joining AHIMA in June, Deborah’s knowledge and vision have proven invaluable in helping AHIMA provide support to members and the HIM industry,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “Denise has served as an expert financial steward and her AHIMA responsibilities are being broadened to apply her same outstanding management skills to other areas of our association.”
With more than 20 years of HIM experience, Green joined AHIMA from LaVie Care, where she served as CIO for 10 years. Prior to her work at LaVie Care, Green led systems strategy and enterprise-wide initiatives for Mariner Post-Acute Network (now Sava Senior Care).
Green was nominated for Georgia Woman of the Year in Technology in 2004, received the AHIMA National Visionary Award in 2000 and has held several volunteer leadership positions with AHIMA, most notably serving as the national chairman for the Quality Management Section of AHIMA in 1990. Green received her Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Froemming joined AHIMA in 2011 after serving in a variety of mission critical positions at the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Froemming rose to Director of Accounting, Tax and Operations during her tenure at CAP where she was primarily responsible for the integrity of the financial information and systems for the $150 million healthcare organization.
Froemming received both the President’s Award as well as the Georgia Gregory Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to CAP, which serves pathologists, patients and the public. She received her Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University.