Christina Turrietta, BSHIM, RHIA, CCS Community Health Systems
Christina Turrietta, BSHIM, RHIA, CCS is a full-time outpatient coder with CHS and adjunct instructor in the El Paso Community College HIM program. She is currently working towards her MHIM at Texas State University and aspires to go for her Ph.D. after. She has served as the student liaison for TxHIMA since September 2017 and plans to continue finding positions to volunteer with TxHIMA when her current service is complete. Christina looks forward to continuing towards a bright future in HIM.
Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics
Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs at the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics in Houston, TX. She is responsible for
their graduate certificates, master’s degree and doctoral degree programs. Dr. Fenton has received
more than $7 million in grant funding during her academic career. Dr. Fenton received the AHIMA
Triumph Award for Research in 2012. Dr. Fenton also serves as the Past-President of the Texas Health
Information Management Association (TxHIMA) and the Chair for the AHIMA Council on Excellence in
Education. Dr. Fenton earned her B.S. in health information management from the University of Texas
Medical Branch, an MBA from the University of Houston, and her PhD in health services research from
Rising Star Award
T. Mowe Simpson, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS Children's Health
T. Mowe Simpson, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS is a full time EHR Analyst with
Children’s Health. He supports HIE and HIM EHR Applications. Mowe has
authored Identity Management Beyond the EHR published in the Journal
of AHIMA. He is the President of the Dallas Ft. Worth Health
Information Management Association and an Adjunct Instructor with
Alabama State University and Dallas County Community College District.
Mowe also serves on the HIMSS Concert Committee to support efforts to
standardized testing to improve HIE interoperability.
Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA Children's Health System
Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA is the Chief Health Information
Management and Exchange Officer for Children’s Health System, Texas.
As an active AHIMA member her attention is focused on patient
identity, health information exchange, standard development, and
information governance. Accolades include: TxHIMA Legacy Award 2018,
AHIMA’s 2012 Pioneer Triumph, HIMSS Level 7 Analytics, HIMSS Davies,
and the AHIMA Grace Award. She’s enjoyed the privilege of serving as
the President of TxHIMA, on AHIMA’s House of Delegates and multiple
work-groups. Learning more than giving! She speaks locally and
nationally on interoperability, clinical documentation improvement,
patient identity, and the promoting the HIM profession.