HIMAA Board is made up of eight Directors who oversee the policy and business decisions of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
More information on Governance is available here.
Sallyanne graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business (Health Information Management) from Queensland University of Technology.
Sallyanne is currently the Director, Health Information Service at Mater Health Services Brisbane, a large not-for-profit healthcare provider, providing public and private children's, mothers' and adult services. Sallyanne has been at the Mater since 2004.
In 2007, Sallyanne participated in the inaugural Mater Leadership Program of 15 participants and in 2008, had the opportunity to participate in a Mercy Leadership Pilgrimage to Dublin to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the beginnings, history and mission of the Sisters of Mercy.
Previously, Sallyanne worked at Auckland District Health Board for 8 years in HIM and coding management roles. While in New Zealand, Sallyanne managed the NZ Clinical Coder education course and contributed to the establishment of the NZ Coding Authority.
Sallyanne joined the HIMAA board in October 2009.
Senior Vice President
Vicki has a diverse background in both public and private hospitals, city and rural settings in Australia. She has also undertaken a number of consultancies in the Pacific, including Vanuatu, Tonga, and Nauru, and worked for the Ministry of Health in Fiji for a number of years.
Vicki has a degree in Health Information Management, and a Masters in Health Informatics and is the current President of the Health Information Management Association of Australia. She has worked as an educator for The University of Sydney and for The University of Queensland where she was the Technical Director of the Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub in the School of Population Health.
Vicki has worked for the Australian Government as the Manager of the Information Strategy Section at Medicare Australia, and at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, where she was the Head of the Health Care Safety and Quality Unit and is now undertaking a project related to the Coding Workforce in Australia.
Junior Vice President
Janine graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) from LaTrobe University, Melbourne. Janine is currently the Manager, Patient and Client Systems at the Grampians Rural Health Alliance in Victoria. The Alliance provides strategic direction and support for infrastructure and applications across 12 health services in the Grampians region. Since graduating from LaTrobe, Janine has completed a Graduate Diploma in Administration, Diploma in Project Management and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to consolidate and extend the skills gained as a HIM undergraduate.
Previously, Janine worked at Ballarat Health Services for twelve years as Manager of Health Information Services followed by various project management and application support and development roles at Ballarat and in the Grampians region. Janine has also been involved in the Victorian branch of HIMAA, including Executive and Education Committee roles and was the Victorian representative member on the HIMAA Journal Editorial Board until 2009. Janine joined the HIMAA board in October 2010.
Catherine came to Australia in 1988 having started her career and studies in health administration in Ireland and the United Kingdom prior to studying her Diploma in Health Administration at the University of South Australia. During her twenty-two years working in health, Catherine has been employed by both private and public sector hospitals in mental health, country and many metropolitan acute settings, and had worked for State Records, South Australia, undertaken work in corporate record management. Training and assessment certified, Catherine has provided medical terminology training and education for both HIMAA and privately. Catherine achieved her Bachelor of Science (Health Information Management) by correspondence and graduated as the first student to complete the Curtin University distance education programme in 2001.
Catherine is currently undertaking her Masters in Business Administration. As the current President of the South Australian Branch of the Health Information Management Association of Australia, Catherine has also recently undertaken the casual directorship for HIMAA. Currently engaged on secondment to the South Australian Department of Health as the Acting Chief Health Information Manager, her substantive role is that of Manager, Patient Information and Administrative Services at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
Jenny's professional experience includes the management of medical record/clinical/coding/clinical information departments and their preparation for ACHS accreditation. Since mid 2009 Jenny operated a consultancy providing HIM services, including coding and other audits to a variety of health care service clients.
Jenny is now using her consultancy and clinical coding skills with her involvement at The Coding Company as Director of Health Information and Professional Services. This role is varied and may include being involved in matters relating to warehousing medical records, destruction of documents, rostering of clinical coders, providing health care services with health information management expertise and allocating appropriately skilled staff to clinical coding and health information management roles across the public and private health care sectors.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (MRA) from La Trobe University and a Graduate Diploma in Health Informatics from Monash University.
Alex has held various positions in hospitals and as lecturer in HIM at La Trobe University. She is currently Director of Health Information Management at Redcliffe, Caboolture & Kilcoy Hospitals, Metro North Health Service District, Queensland Health.
Travis was awarded a degree in Health Information Management from Curtin University of Technology (WA) in 1998. He later commenced study in Victoria in a Masters of Information Systems but a move back to Perth in 2005 instead saw him awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems from Swinburne University.
Travis has had a diverse career working as a HIM in the rural setting and metropolitan teaching hospitals in both Victoria and Western Australia. He made a move into an information technology role within a large diagnostic imaging division in 2005 and is currently working as a business analyst with the eHealthWA program, which is part of the WA statewide Information Technology group known as the Health Information Network.
Amanda holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management, a Bachelor of Health Information Management and is aiming to complete a Masters in Business Administration and Health Administration in 2012.
Amanda is currently Manager, Health Information Services, Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. Previously Amanda has held the positions of Solution Consultant, iSOFT, Melbourne; Professional Lead & Business Manager, Clinical Coding, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK; and Health Information Manager, The Northern Hospital, Melbourne.