CHIME Board Members Honored for Leadership, Innovation

ANN ARBOR, MI, April 7, 2017 – Recognized for their leadership and drive to transform healthcare, several College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) members were recently named the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” by Health Data Management. 

The magazine honored 75 female health IT leaders in three categories: healthcare IT executive at a provider organization, healthcare IT thought leaders and healthcare IT vendor executives. CHIME board members Myra Davis, Liz Johnson, Theresa Meadows and Donna Roach were named to the healthcare provider list. Several CHIME Foundation firms were represented on the thought leaders and vendor executive lists.

“We are proud to see so many CHIME members honored as the ‘Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT,’ but we aren’t surprised,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell. “As exemplified by these tremendous leaders, CHIME members are driving positive change in their organizations and across the delivery system, and that includes creating a more diverse C-suite.”

Branzell noted that CHIME board chair Liz Johnson, board members Davis and Cletis Earle are leading CHIME’s newly launched diversity initiative, which aims to improve opportunities for women and minorities.

“The entire CHIME board is committed to improving diversity across healthcare,” Branzell added.


The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,300 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

Matthew Weinstock
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME
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