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Peirce College Faculty Chair Dr. Stephanie Donovan to Serve as President of Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association

Jun 15, 2021, 10:00 AM by Amanda Hill

PHILADELPHIA - Dr. Stephanie Donovan, faculty chair for healthcare and human services leadership programs at Peirce College, will become the president of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) Board of Directors next month.

“We are honored that Dr. Donovan will serve as our new president,” said PHIMA Executive Director Linda McLinden, RHIA. “Her background as both a practitioner and educator will help us advance our mission to empower people to impact health in a world where trusted information transforms health and healthcare by connecting people, systems and ideas.”

Founded in 1938, PHIMA is a non-profit organization that supports more than 3,000 health information management professionals and students throughout Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest state associations in the country within the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Donovan, a resident of Doylestown, Pa., has worked in the outpatient setting and has held leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels of AHIMA, including serving as State Advocacy Coordinator for PHIMA, and as an appointed member of the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education. She currently serves on Albert Einstein's Institutional Review Board (IRB) as a secondary reviewer for research involving human subjects.

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Donovan and her appointment as president of the PHIMA Board of Directors,” said Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Peirce College. “She is a critical part of the Peirce community and will be a tremendous resource to the members of PHIMA.”

Donovan joined Peirce College in 2010, where she as has served as a member of the General Education Task Force and Writing Intensive Committee, and supported the development of the PeirceFit® course model. She has also served as a teaching assistant for the Educause HyFlex model Learning Labs. She earned an Associate and Bachelor’s in Health Science from Gwynedd-Mercy College; a Master of Business Administration from LaSalle University; and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Delaware Valley University. She is a certified Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

“I am honored and excited to serve as president of the PHIMA Board of Directors and help support our members,” said Donovan. “Health information management plays a critical role in the quality and security of our nation’s healthcare system and presents great career opportunities for the residents of Pennsylvania and the region. I look forward to continuing my work with my colleagues at PHIMA to support our mission.”

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