Wendy Mangin, 51, the director of medical records at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., has been elected president-elect of the American Health Information Management Association for 2007.
Mangin has 30 years of experience in the health information management field and served on the AHIMA board of directors from 2003 to 2005, as well as working on AHIMA's legislative committee and the board of its Foundation of Research and Education. She now serves on AHIMA's privacy and security-practice council and will assume the office of president Jan. 1, 2008.
AHIMA, a Chicago-based, 50,000-member organization, also announced the election of three new directors to its board: Mary Beth McCoy Haugen, 39, the director of health information management and information services at Denver Health, Denver, Colo.; Patricia Shaw, 47, program director for the HIM and technology programs, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah; and Patricia Thierry Sheridan, 45, president of Care Communications, Chicago.
Elected by AHIMA members, the new board members will take office Jan. 1, 2007, and serve 3-year terms. The board governs the association, sets strategy and direction, and maintains fiduciary responsibility.