Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS

 NOHIMSS Board of Directors and Committee Members for 2018-2019


Elected Officers    
NameNOHIMSS Board PositionCompanyTitleCertifications
Jonathan LevoyChapter PresidentOptimum Healthcare ITRegional Director, Client Services 
Barb BungardSecretaryAkron Children's HospitalManager of Regulatory IT Operations, Epic ASAPRN, MSN, CPHIMS
Greg SankerTreasurerKeyBank Commercial BankingVP, Enterprise Healthcare Banker 
Frank LongleyPresident-ElectCleveland ClinicIT Services & Solutions PartnerMBA, PMP, BRMP
Tony CaponiPast-PresidentRecruitIQ StaffingDivision Vice President 
Appointed Directors    
NameNOHIMSS Board PositionCompanyTitleCertifications
Jonathan Levoy- InterimChair, Programs Optimum Healthcare ITRegional Director, Client Services 
John PaganiniChair, Marketing & CommunicationsPaguar InformaticsPresidentMBA, CPHIMS
Amy LibertyChair, SponsorshipsStaffing Solutions EnterprisesDirector, StaffMatrix On-Site Services 
Christine HudakChair, EducationKent State UniversityProfessor & Program Coordinator, Health InformaticsPh.D., RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Suzanne FinkChair, MembershipsCleveland ClinicLead Clinical Analyst-Emerging Clinical Solutions CenterMSN, RN, CCRN-K
Larry VoytenChair, AdvocacyIoT DirectionsChief Strategist 
Gena FoukeChair, Special IssuesConnectionStrategic Healthcare Consultant 
Tanya Arthur

At-Large (East)

Chair, Strategic Planning

Summa HealthCIO 
Pete KandisAt-Large (East)Aultman HospitalExecutive Director, Customer & Physician Services 
TBDAt-Large (West)   
Donna GrahamAt-Large (Open Area)The MetroHealth SystemExecutive Director, Revenue Cycle 
Giuseppe DilulioAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)Blue Chip Consulting GroupDirector of Business Development 
John ShanahanAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)University HospitalsDirector of Cancer Informatics 
Michelle BambauerAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)University HospitalsManager, IT Clinical ApplicationsMSN, RN
Ashish MasihAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)The MetroHealth SystemDirector, Business ApplicationsFACHE, CPHIMS
Brent HicksAt-LargeCleveland Clinic CPHIMS, FHIMSS
TBDStudent Board MemberTBDTBD 
Appointed Committee Members   
Committee MembersCommittees CompanyTitleCertifications
Brenda Sue RussellSponsorships Committee MemberUniversity Hospitals- CMC SeidmanChemotherapy Orders SpecialistMSN, RN-BC
David KissingerAdvocacy Committee MemberCity of MaumeeCouncilpersonRN
Joo Hyun HaEducation Committee MemberFirelands Regional Medical CenterClinical Informatics Pharmacist 
Alex LalukMemberships Committee MemberSisters of Charity Health SystemClincial Systems Analyst 




Luncheon Presentation - July 19th



Thursday July 19th
11:30am - 1:00pm

MCPc Security Operations Center at Link59
6001 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103

Register below or for special request call:
Free Onsite Parking - Easy In & Out


Reid Oakes

Global Health, Health Industries - HP

Reid was responsible for the launch and now the buildout and operations of HP’s Worldwide Health Industry team. He will speak on HP’s strategy and product development specific to the technology needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and the delivery ecosystem.



Questions please contact - Peter Anagnostos, MCPc VP, Marketing, Communications & Community

Office - (800) 777-7178

Mobile - (440) 823-9800


HIMSS Wine Down Wednesday- Nursing Innovations: Advancing Today's Informatics and Where We Go Tomorrow

7/25/2018 4:00pm, EDT - 5:30pm, EDT

Nursing Innovations: Advancing Today's Informatics and Where We Go Tomorrow

Want to learn more about advancing your career within nursing informatics? What do you need to know to get ahead in the field? Come to the HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center to explore informatics role in leading practice change in new care delivery models.

You will have the opportunity to network and meet like-minded individuals in the health care field that will allow you to connect and learn how to grow your passions and make a difference to your patients and fellow clinicians.

Pam Baker, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Akron Children's Hospital and Barb Bungard, Manager of Epic Applications, Akron Children's Hospital will address these issues and more at our monthly Wine Down Wednesday Series. Together, we can change healthcare.

To Register Click on the hyperlink below:



Membership Update

We are 1,300 members strong — up from 1,100 as of June 2014.  If you would like to become a new member and belong to HIMSS affiliated organization, you can join for free via the HIMSS Organizational Affiliate Membership Sign-Up Page.  Note that you must use a valid work or school email to take advantage of this great offer.  NOHIMSS affiliate organizations include Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Lake Health, Southwest General Health Center, Summa Health System, The MetroHealth System, University Hospitals, Cuyahoga Community College and John Carroll University. For a full list organizations, visit the HIMSS Organizational Affiliate Directory

If you do not belong to an HIMSS affiliated organization, you can select an individual membership option on the JoinHIMSS page. National HIMSS membership is offered at $199 which includes membership to NOHIMSS.  Chapter-Only and student members are available for $39 and students for $30.  Affiliates are automatically renewed with their organization; others will be reminded annually.   New members can request a mentor via email with MENTOR in the subject line.  If you have additional questions, please contact us at AskNOHIMSS


HIMSS Grant Assistance for Veterans

If you are an active duty person who is interested in Health IT or a veteran looking to advance please go to the national HIMSS website at HIMSS Veterans Career Services Initiative.  Please contact Amy Justice  who has a grant to help veterans and is a veteran herself.  Also see bottom of this page for a feature on a fellow veteran.


Health Information Exchange

We are proud of our member contributions that helped make Ohio one of the nation’s best Health Information Exchanges – 90% of hospitals have joined an exchange. The CliniSync Health Information Exchange now has 149 hospitals contracted, more than 117 “live” sending results and reports directly to physicians and other providers, more than 400 long-term and post-acute care facilities, and independent physicians in over 1,200 practices. 


NOHIMSS Sponsorships

If you are considering sponsoring an event, please see our Sponsor Page. For a list of our current sponsors, visit our Current Sponsors Page