AEHIA Board & Leadership in 2019

By: Michelle Patterson, Vice President, Operations, CHIME, and Zach Donisch, Director, AEHIA Membership

AEHIA’s 2018 year featured the growth of our education programs and heightened engagement across the board. With that, we’d like to take a moment and thank Chris Jordan and John Henderson for their service on our board. Their tenure will come to a close at the end of 2018.

However, with the departure of this year’s class of board leadership comes an opportunity to welcome new leaders and fresh perspectives to the AEHIA Board. We’re excited to introduce our newest board members for 2019 and beyond.

Lisa Flesher, senior director of Clinical Applications and Physician EMR Services at Texas Children’s, has been approved by the AEHIA Board for the remainder of former Board Chair Todd Hatton’s two-year term. Lisa has 25 years of healthcare experience in a variety of applications-centric roles – revenue cycle management, healthcare IT and managing a neurosciences division. Currently, she’s responsible for over 70 private practices, with numerous software implementations under her belt. She’s a long-time member of healthcare IT professional associations and played a leadership role in Children’s Health System of Texas winning the Davies Award of Excellence.

Sheri Ribeiro, vice president of enterprise applications for Allina Health, was approved by the AEHIA Board to serve a three-year term. At Allina, Sheri is responsible for overseeing applications supporting care delivery, corporate, revenue cycle, and digital consumer and employee experience.  Prior to joining Allina Health, Sheri served as director, EHR Support & Client Engagement, supporting Sutter Health’s 24 acute care hospitals, 5,000 physician networks, and nearly 50,000 employees. Sheri is alumni for the 2015 CHIME CIO Boot Camp, a board member for the Minnesota Epic User’s Group and serves on the AEHIA Professional Development Committee.

Stacy Rasmussen, SAM director at Ascension, was also approved by the AEHIA Board for a three-year term. Stacy has served in multiple roles within the Ascension family. Prior to joining the SAM team, she led the Ascension Wisconsin ERP solutions team and helped launch Ascension Wisconsin’s first all-digital hospital in 2005. Ascension is the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. She has been an active member in AEHIA since its start in 2014. She also has served on the AEHIA Professional Development Committee.

We are so pleased to welcome Lisa, Sheri and Stacy to the AEHIA Board, and look forward to benefit from their unique perspectives as we continue expanding our member benefits and our footprint in the healthcare IT applications industry through 2019.


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