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National Volunteer Leaders

For any questions, contact CEO and Legal Counsel Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, at dbalasa@aama-ntl.org, or Associate Executive Director and Certification Director Anna Johnson, CAE, at ajohnson@aama-ntl.org.



President
Julie Flaatten, CMA (AAMA), RN, EMT
President@aama-ntl.org


Vice President
Lisa Lee, CMA (AAMA)
VicePresident@aama-ntl.org


Secretary-Treasurer
Susan Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE
SecretaryTreasurer@aama-ntl.org


Speaker of the House
Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC
SpeakerHouse@aama-ntl.org


Vice Speaker of the House
K. Minchella, CMA (AAMA), PhD
ViceSpeakerHouse@aama-ntl.org


Immediate Past President
Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA)
ImmediatePastPresident@aama-ntl.org


Trustee
Monica Case, CMA (AAMA)
TrusteeCase@aama-ntl.org


Trustee
Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA)
TrusteeGambrell@aama-ntl.org


Trustee
Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA)
TrusteeLicurs@aama-ntl.org


Trustee
Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA)
TrusteeNovak@aama-ntl.org


Trustee
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)
TrusteeThomas@aama-ntl.org


Trustee
Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA)
TrusteeWicker@aama-ntl.org

Committees

Ad Hoc Health Information Technology
K. Minchella, CMA (AAMA), PhD, Chair
Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA)
Lisa Strauss, CMA (AAMA), BS
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Awards Committee
Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Monica Case, CMA (AAMA)
Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Jean M. Lynch

Bylaws and Resolutions
Lisa Lee, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA)
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Kathy Langley, Donald A. Balasa

Constituent Societies Liaison
Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Kathy Langley

Editorial Advisory
Susan Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE, Chair
Julie Allen, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RMA
Sara Evans, CMA (AAMA), MHA
Joyce Garibay, CMA (AAMA)
Tammy McClish, CMA (AAMA), MEd
Julie Otzelberger, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Jean M. Lynch

HOD Minutes Committee
Lisa Lee, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Staff Liaison: Kathy Langley

Nominating
Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA
Debra Benson, CMA (AAMA)
Melissa Burbage, CMA (AAMA)
Cristle Weissmiller, CMA (AAMA), CHCO
Staff Liaison: Kathy Langley

Public Affairs Advocacy
K. Minchella, CMA (AAMA), PhD, Chair
Susan Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE
Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA)
Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Strategic Issues Planning
Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Susan Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE
K. Minchella, CMA (AAMA), PhD
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Strategy Teams

Leadership Development
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA), Chair
K. Minchella, CMA (AAMA), PhD
Bryna Adani, CMA (AAMA)
Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA
Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA)
Melissa Burbage, CMA (AAMA)
Paula Cooke, CMA (AAMA)
Joshua Entrekin, CMA (AAMA)
Virginia Ferrari, MHA, BA, CEHRS
Betty Jones
Candace Miller, CMA (AAMA)
Maria Van De Bovenkamp, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Kathy Langley

Marketing
Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)
Denise Gregory, CMA (AAMA), CPC, CPPM
Amanda Hickok, CMA (AAMA)
Betty Jones
Tammy McClish, CMA (AAMA), MEd
Diana Rogers, CMA (AAMA)
Lori Rager, CMA (AAMA), COC, CPC (AAPC)
Staff Liaison: Jean M. Lynch

Social Media Subcommittee
Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Lucinda Arnaud, CMA (AAMA)
Jennifer Amaral, CMA (AAMA), RPT
Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA
Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA)
Amber Greer, CMA (AAMA), BS
Amanda Hickok, CMA (AAMA)
Robert Krieble, CMA (AAMA), BS
Rebecca Surratt, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Jean M. Lynch

Membership Development
Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)
Sherri Dykes, CMA (AAMA), AAS, GXMO
Jacqulin Harris, CMA (AAMA)
Patricia Hightower, CMA (AAMA)
Dawn Jordan, CMA (AAMA), RMA, AS, JP
Tammy McClish, CMA (AAMA), MEd
Julie Otzelberger, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Task Forces

Curriculum Comparability Task Force
Susan Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE, Chair
Christine Hollander, CMA (AAMA)
Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA)
K. Minchella, CMA (AAMA), PhD
Diane Vander Ploeg, CMA (AAMA), MS
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Partnership Task Force
Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA)
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)
Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Anna L. Johnson

Boards

Continuing Education Board
Boni Bruntz, CMA-A (AAMA), Chair
Mary Sherod, CMA (AAMA), First Vice Chair
Shirley Sawyer, CMA (AAMA), CPC, Second Vice Chair
Jenifer Begley, CMA (AAMA)
LaTonya Jones, CMA (AAMA), AAS, CPC, CPT
Virginia Chambers, CMA (AAMA), MHA
Christine Hollander, CMA (AAMA)
Terri Slinker, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Heidi Weber, CMA (AAMA), RMA(AMT), BS
Sandra Williams, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Assessment-Based Certificate Task Force
Christine Hollander, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Mary Lou Allison, CMA-C (AAMA)
Monica Case, CMA (AAMA)
Jolene Penning, CMA (AAMA), BS
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Conference CE Sessions Task Force
Shirley Sawyer, CMA (AAMA), CPC, Chair
Jenifer Begley, CMA (AAMA), Co-Chair
Stacy Anderson, CMA (AAMA), PMAC
Debra Benson, CMA (AAMA)
Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA)
Kathy Letendre, CMA (AAMA)
Ann Naegele, CMA (AAMA)
Jane Seelig, CMA-A (AAMA)
Rebecca Surratt, CMA (AAMA)
Lisa Strauss, CMA (AAMA), BS
Sharon Strutzenberg, CMA (AAMA), MA
Tracy Vang, CMA (AAMA), AAS
Dawone Youngers, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Leaders in Education and Practice Task Force
Heidi Weber, CMA (AAMA), RMA(AMT), BS, Chair
LaTonya Jones, CMA (AAMA), AAS, CPC, CPT
Mary Elizabeth Browder, CMA (AAMA), MEd
Pauline Carter, CMA (AAMA), AAS
Virginia Chambers, CMA (AAMA), MHA
Sherri Dykes, CMA (AAMA), AAS, GXMO
Amber Greer, CMA (AAMA), BS
Rachel Houston, CMA (AAMA), BS
Christine Hollander, CMA (AAMA)
Barbara Parker, CMA-AC (AAMA), CCS-P, CPC
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Practice Managers Task Force
Sandra Williams, CMA (AAMA), CPC, Chair
Terri Slinker, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Sherri Dykes, CMA (AAMA), AAS, GXMO
Denise Gregory, CMA (AAMA), CPC, CPPM
Nicole Sirry, CMA (AAMA), HCAB, MBA
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Certifying Board
Linda Allensworth, CMA (AAMA), CPC, Chair
Janis Frederick, CMA (AAMA), First Vice Chair
Nikal Redwine, CMA (AAMA), RN, BSN, CPT, Second Vice Chair
Berlene Farthing, CMA (AAMA)
Thomas Grothe, MPA, PA
Charles Reed, MD
Diane Vander Ploeg, CMA (AAMA), MS
Judy Ellis, PHR, SHRM-CP
Beth Jaeger, SPHR; SHRM-SCP
Staff Liaison: Anna L. Johnson

Task Force for Test Construction
Berlene Farthing, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Linda Allensworth, CMA (AAMA), CPC, CB Liaison
Linda Buhn, CMA (AAMA)
Maggie Burkhead, CMA (AAMA), RMA. CPC, AHI
Linda Dumas, CMA (AAMA)
Carolyn Fuller, CMA (AAMA), ATA, CPC
Shelley Gingrich, CMA (AAMA)
Thomas Grothe, MPA, PA
Carol Hartig, CMA (AAMA), MSEd, BSN, RN
Claire Houghton, CMA (AAMA)
Danielle Larsen, CMA (AAMA)
Sina Linman, ARNP,DNP,C-PMHS, CPNP
Virginia Marquette, CMA (AAMA)
Laura Mizicko, CMA (AAMA)
Kathleen Moore, CMA-ACP (AAMA), BSN, RN
Sarah Orme, CMA (AAMA)
Nikal Redwine, CMA (AAMA), RN, BSN, CPT
Joanne Rodrigues, CMA (AAMA), AS
Darlene Sexton, CMA (AAMA)
Vicki Sokolnik, CMA (AAMA)
Jennifer Spencer, CMA (AAMA), ASOS
Sharon Strutzenberg, CMA (AAMA), MA
Helen Villarreal, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Anna L. Johnson

The Endowment

The Endowment
Julie Flaatten, CMA (AAMA), RN, EMT, President
Lisa Lee, CMA (AAMA), Vice President
Susan Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE, Secretary-Treasurer
Monica Case, CMA (AAMA)
Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA), BA
Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA)
Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA)
K. Minchella, CMA (AAMA), PhD
Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA)
Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA)
Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA)
Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Donald A. Balasa

Medical Assisting Education Review Board
Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA), BA, Chair
Cheryl Vineyard, CMA (AAMA), MEd, CPC, Co-Vice Chair
Rebecca Walker, CMA (AAMA), BS, CPC, Co-Vice Chair
Aimee Aufdermauer, CMA (AAMA), BS
Tina Broderick, CMA (AAMA), ADN, RN
Mary Gjernes, CMA (AAMA), MSEd, MLT (ASCP)
Connie Morgan, CMA (AAMA), MEd, RN
Diane Morlock, CMA (AAMA), MS
Francine Palermo, EdD
Robin Snider-Flohr, EdD, RN
Jennifer Spegal, CMA (AAMA), MT, MEd
Karon Walton, CMA (AAMA), BS
Staff Liaison: Sarah R. Marino, Ph.D.

Maxine Williams Scholarship Committee
Lisa Lee, CMA (AAMA), Chair
Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA)
Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA)
Staff Liaison: Kathy Langley