2022 – 2023 Board of Directors
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Julia D. Saunders, CCS
Julia Saunders, CCS, is an Inpatient Coding Coordinator at ChristianaCare. She has been with ChristianaCare for almost 15 years and has been in coding for the last 7 years. She is the current DHIMA President and has served on the DHIMA Board for 2 years. She enjoys puzzles, being creative, and reading.
Kim Seery, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CHDA, CPC, CRC
Kim Seery, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CHDA, CPC, CRC, is the Associated Director of Coding and Data Quality at Christiana Care Health System, a major teaching hospital, with three campuses and a standalone emergency room located in Delaware and Maryland. She has taught several ICD-10 coding workshops and continues to work mentoring coders and aspiring HIM managers. Her management experience includes working with HIM professionals and CDI staff. She is an active member of AHIMA, ACDIS, and the AAPC and was the 2018-2020 Delaware AHIMA CSA President. She is currently the DHIMA President Elect 2022-2023. She is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-CM/PCS trainer and has almost 20 years in the HIM profession. Kim loves spending time with her family when not working and going to the beach!
Lisa Reilly, MSHCA, RHIA, CCS
Christina Bancroft, CCS, CCDS
Karen Baytops, MS, RHIT
Karen Baytops, MS, RHIT, is the Director of the Health Information Management Department for Nemours Children’s Health System. Karen has worked for the Nemours organization for 24 years. Karen manages an Enterprise-wide HIM Department (DE and FL); composing of 77 HIM Associates. Teams included within the Nemours HIM Department: Chart Abstraction/Verification, Data Integrity, Chart Analysts, Release of Information and HIM Processing.
Karen is an active AHIMA and DHIMA member and has served on the DHIMA Board in various capacities since 2013-2014, currently serving as Treasurer. In addition, Karen sits on the Delaware Technical Community College HIT Advisory Board and has worked as an Adjunct Instructor for Del Tech for the Intro to Health Information Management class. When not working – you’ll find Karen watching one of her favorite Rom-Com movies, at a wine festival, or at a Zumba Class.
Angela Thomas, CPC
Member at Large
Kelsey Visnansky Bradley, CCS
Amy Naylor, CCS
Graduate Scholarship Task Force
Amy Naylor, CCS, is the Inpatient Coding Supervisor at Christiana Care Health System. She began her HIM career as a medical transcriptionist for 14 years, then returned to school to earn a Medical Coding Certificate and began her career as a coder 9 years ago. In her role at Christiana Care, she has mentored new coders and coding coordinators. Amy heads up the DHIMA Graduate Scholarship Task Force. She is currently enrolled in an RHIT program. She currently serves on the DHIMA board on the Graduate Scholarship Task Force. Amy enjoys spending her family and friends, boating, and cooking!
Kimberly Workman, Manager in HIMS Chart Completion and Documentation Integrity at Christiana Care Health System has taken on the role of Nominating Committee. She has been with CCHS a little over 5 years, previously working in the private sector as a transcriptionist/administrator. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandson, Jackson. She is an avid Flyers fan!
Chris Casale, CCS
Chris Casale, CCS, is a Senior Coder at Christiana Care Health System. He is a part of the DHIMA Nominating Committee.
Patricia Wiggins, RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CPMA, CPC, CCDS
Policies and Procedures Task Force Chair
Patty Wiggins, RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CPMA, CPC, CCDS is the Outpatient Coding Supervisor at ChristianaCare Health System. She is currently part of the DHIMA Policy and Procedure Task Force. She has been in the Coding profession for 14 years and is a graduate of the Delaware Tech Health Information Degree Program. She has also taught Medical Coding and Billing for various schools in the area. Her experience includes inpatient and outpatient training, mentoring, and managing coordinators and coders. She has been on the DHIMA board for 6 years and is a member of AHIMA, AAPC and ACDIS. Patty enjoys spending time with her granddaughters and boating at the beach!
Joel Cooper, CCS, MBA: Healthcare Administration
Policies and Procedures Task Force
Joel Cooper, CCS, MBA: Healthcare Administration, is a Senior Medical Coder at Christiana Care Health System. He is currently part of the DHIMA Policy and Procedure Task Force. He has worked for CCHS for 14 years and 7 of those years have been for the Health Information Management Department. When not coding, Joel enjoys working as a handyman and a part-time realtor with ReMax Edge. On the weekends you can find him on his Harley or driving my 69’ 442.
Roxanne Whipkey, CCS
Social Media Committee
Roxanne Whipkey, CCS, a Senior Coder at Christiana Care Health System has taken over the role of Social Media Committee Liason. She has been with CCHS for a little over 4 years, previously working for MBMS, LLC as a coding auditor. She enjoys spending time with her friends & family while spoiling her 2 boxers, Josie and Riggs! She is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan, and you can find her at home on Sundays, rooting for them LOUDLY!!