CHIME names new officers, board members

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College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced several new officer and membership appointments, according to an Oct. 11 news release emailed to Becker's Hospital Review.

Officers named to CHIME's Board, effective Jan. 1, 2021, include:

· Tanya Townsend, senior vice president and CIO at LCMC Health (New Orleans), as board chair.
· David Chou, CIO at Luye Medical Group (Singapore), as secretary.
· Darren Dworkin, CIO and senior vice president of enterprise information at Cedars Sinai (Los Angeles), as treasurer.

New members of the CHIME Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1, 2020, include:

· George Hickman, executive vice president, CIO and chief analytics officer at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center.
· Daniel Nigrin, MD, senior vice president and CIO at Boston Children's Hospital.
· Sarah Richardson, vice president of IT change management at OptumCare (Chicago).
· Ajay Kapare, vice president of marketing and strategy at Ellkay (Elmwood Park, N.J.).

For CHIME's 2020 board, John Kravitz, senior vice president and corporate CIO at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System will serve as board chair. Sheree McFarland, division CIO at West Florida Division of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, serve as secretary and Rusty Yeager, senior vice president and CIO at Encompass Health in Birmingham, Ala., will serve as treasurer.

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