Meet the Advisory Board of the UW Bachelor’s in Health Information Management and Technology

UW Extended Campus Blog Team February 1, 2021

UW Extended Campus and its campus partners recognize the value and importance of involving external industry stakeholders in the development, delivery, and promotion of its collaborative credit and non-credit programs through program advisory boards. These groups provide a critical link between educators, students, and practitioners in the field in order to achieve program quality and relevance.

Role and Responsibilities of Advisory Board Members 

The University of Wisconsin Health Information Management and Technology Program Advisory Board first convened in early 2013. Advisory board and program staff work together to ensure that the program is delivering learning that is current and relevant to prevailing business, industry, labor, and professional employment practices. The board assists in the initial development of the program, provides support and advice, and identifies best practice standards. Board members also serve as ambassadors to the program, providing a connection to and ongoing exchange of information and ideas with members of a broader society.

UW HIMT Program Advisory Board Members

Kristine Bergmann, RHIA

Enterprise Director, Health Information Management
Ministry Health Care

Jedediah L. Cantrell, MBA, RHIA, FACHE

Vice President of Operations
SwedishAmerican Health System

Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA

Senior Manager Professional Development
HIMSS North America

Amanda Dreyer, RHIA

Chief People Officer
First Choice Dental

Laura Goeking, RHIA

Decision Support Coordinator
Mercy Health System

Nancy E. Hartmann, RN, LNHA

Director of Risk Management & Training
Butterfield Health Care Group

Kerry Heinecke, MS, RHIA

Program Director, Health Informatics & Information Management
Mid-State Technical College

Layla Hodi, RHIA

Regional Health Information Management Director
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago, IL

Chrisann Lemery, MSE, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA

Director of Compliance & Audit
Mercyhealth/MercyCare Insurance

Jennifer Mueller Laughlin, MBA, RHIA

Vice President and Privacy Officer
Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center

Molly O’Grady Murray

Director of Health Information Technology and Practice Transformation
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

Stacey Novogoratz

Vice President of Healthcare Transformation

Lynn Olson, RHIA

Director, Health Information Management

St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital

Julie Owens, RHIA, MBA

EMR/Health Information Management Director
Privacy Officer
Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Briana Rygg

Senior Director, Transformation Office
Ascension Information Services (AIS)

Laura (Skaife) Hugill-Belken

IT Business Architect
UnitedHealth Group

Lori Tremlett

Director Care Coordination

Christina A. Williams

Record Quality Manager
UW Health


Programs: Health Information Management and Technology