Distinguished Member

Recognizes an active member with a minimum of 10 years of service in the AAHIM who is marked by distinction, excellence of service and contribution to the profession.

  • Award Nomination Form (to be completed by the person making the nomination)
    • Deadline is March 31
    • Please refer to the scoring criteria prior to making the nomination.

  • Nominee Bio Form (to be completed by the nominee AFTER the nomination is made)
    • Deadline is April 7
    • To be completed by nominee after the nomination is made.
    • Please refer to the scoring criteria prior to completing this form.

Past Recipients

Since 1973 the following members have been honored:

2023Joan Wilder, MSHI, RHIA, CPC
2022Donna Crew, RHIA
2021Dr. Sabine Simmons, RHIA, CHPS, CCA, CPAR
2020Shannon Houser, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
2019Donna Conn, RHIA, CCS
2018Lakesha Kinnerson, MPH, RHIA, CPHQ
2017Kayce Dover, MSHI, RHIA
2016Sharon Horton-Woodruff, RHIT
2015Sharon Whitehead, RHIA
2014Reba Sanders, RHIA
2013Robert Garrie, MPA, RHIA
2012Donna Stanley, EdS, RHIA, CCS
2009Laura McRea, RHIT, CDS
2008Leigh Aufdemorte MHSA, RHIA
2007Kay Clements, RHIA, CCS, CPC
2005Susan Evans, RHIA
2003Joy King, RHIA, CCS
2001Kimlyn Wright, RHIA
2000Deborah Laws, RHIA
1997Julie Marshall, RRA
1994Joan Hicks, RRA
1993Miriam C. Bradley, RRA
1991Cynthia Hyde, RRA
1990Sara C. "Becky" Moore, ART
1989S. Jean Rogers, RRA
1988Donna Slovensky, RRA
1987Annie Gay Norris, RRA
1986Diane Massey, RRA
1985Lenore Coughlin, RRA
1984Janet Semrick, RRA
1983Bobby Davenport, RRA
1982Janice Buckingham Baker, RRA
1981Sara Grostick, RRA
1980Linda Smith, RRA
1979Kay Clements, RRA
1978Helen Hare, RRA
1977Rosemary Kirk, RRA
1976Mabeth Myers, RRA
1975Frances Hindsman, RRA
1975Letha Pugh, RRA
1974Blanche Borders, RRA
1973Gladys Graves, RRA

*Award not given in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 or 2011