Standards Revision

Meet the Standards Revision Workgroup


Debby Schultze, MS, RHIA
HIM Department Chair
St. Charles Community College

Lisa Delhomme, MHA, RHIA
Program Director and Master Instructor
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Irby Hunter MD, MHA, RHIA, CPC, CDS
Health Informatics and Information Technology Program Director
Community College of Baltimore County

Gregory Zaleski, MBA RHIA
CoHS National Faculty Chair and Associate Professor
DeVry University

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Health Information Management
Texas State University

Dr. Sandra Brightwell, RHIA, FAHIMA
Director, Health Information Management
Central Arizona College

Beverly Marquez, MS, RHIA
Director of Health Information Technology/Medical Coding Program
State Fair Community College

Lesley Plemons, MS, RHIA
Program Director / Professor, Health Information Technology
McLennan Community College

Valerie Dobson, MHS, RHIA, CCS
Health Science Department Chair
Director, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Management Technology and Phlebotomy Program
McDowell Technical Community College

Rayane AbuSabha, PhD, RD
Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Pauline Calla, MBA, RHIA
Program Director, Assistant Professor, Health Information Administration
Loma Linda University

Bryce Miller, MSHI, RHIA
Program Director, Health Information Technology
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College

Tentative Timeline for Completion


1st Open Comment Period
Undergraduate Standards
August 15- September 17, 2023

Graduate Standards
August 24 - September 20, 2023

Open Hearing for Standards Revision 
October 3, 2023
2nd Open Comment Period  October 4 - November 9 2023
Approved by CAHIIM Board of Directors
First Quarter 2024
Distribution of New Accreditation Standards to Programs
First Quarter 2024