Our National CHIMA team is here to help and  is committed to making a difference in the  HIM profession. We live coast to coast, in both rural and urban landscapes, and have varying  education backgrounds. It is this diversity that strengthens our work.

We are changing as a profession, and CHIMA is adapting to match this new reality. As we say thank you to the contributors who helped get us where we are today, we are excited to welcome new team members into the organization — new faces, new geographies, and new ideas.

Congratulations

Andrew Quayle, BA, CHIM, Co-ordinator, Member and Chapter Relations (Hamilton, Ontario):

Andrew Quayle, BA, CHIM will step into a new role involving Member and Chapter Relations.  Andrew's background in working as the Chapter Liaison at CHIMA has given him the opportunity to interact with members from coast to coast to coast, and his friendly manner of engaging people will continue to provide members across the country with a positive experience.  His background in Decision Support prior to joining CHIMA gives him a first-hand perspective on the unique value that our members add to health systems across Canada.   He graduated from the accredited HIM® Program at Fleming College and also holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University.

Kaitlin McNamara, Co-ordinator, Marketing & Operations (Ottawa, Ontario):

 Kaitlin (Kate) McNamara joins CHIMA as a Marketing and Operations Coordinator. Based in Ottawa, Kaitlin has a background in enterprise data and information management from Correctional Services Canada. Previously, she provided office management services to a health care provider in the region and facilitated over 200 patients weekly. Her background in journalism, marketing, and operations is foundational for our growth at CHIMA. Kaitlin graduated from Algonquin College in 2011 and holds the distinct privilege of being recognized as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship.

Janna Ball, CHIM, Co-ordinator, Educational Pathways (Vancouver, British Columbia):

Janna Ball, CHIM joins CHIMA as an Educational Pathways Coordinator. Based in North Vancouver, Janna has played a number of roles in the health system of British Columbia, from data analysis to educational specialist. Her background in facilitation, education, and analysis will be critical to helping CHIMA formulate thought leadership programming for our National 2020 Conference and facilitate the formation of specialty pathways for the HIM® profession. She graduated from the accredited Douglas College HIM® program in 2016.

Thank You.  We could not have done it without your help.

Anne Watson (London, Ontario), Administrative Assistant to our Chapters, is retiring from CHIMA on May 28th.  We were delighted to celebrate with Anne prior to her departure and wish her well on behalf of the board of directors, team, chapters, and our members.

Tasha Clipperton (London, Ontario) has decided to leave the organization to pursue another opportunity. We appreciate Tasha’s help in building a great foundation for CHIMA and wish her success in her next endeavour. Andrew Quayle will step into a new role as Member and Chapter Relations.

To learn more about the CHIMA team and how to reach us, please visit www.echima.ca/chima/contact.