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THIMA Call for Board Nominations

Call for Nomination

The Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA) Nominating Committee wants you to suggest fellow members and/or yourself as possible candidates for the THIMA Executive Board positions for the next fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

ALL NOMINEES MUST BE ACTIVE THIMA MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING.

Nominations are open for the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Delegate (only elected every other year - even years)
  • Nominating Committee

DUTIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THIMA

President-Elect

Candidates for President-elect should have served on the THIMA Board of Directors (as an officer or Local Association President) or have served as a leader or chairman of a THIMA team, committee, or task force within the past five years.  They must possess the ability to carry out the duties of president-elect and then as president.  Some of these duties include:

as President-elect, (one year term)

  • serve as ex-officio member of all project groups and committees
  • attend all Board of Directors’ meetings and all membership meetings
  • serve as a delegate to AHIMA National Convention and prepare a report to be given at the THIMA Business Meeting and in Newsletter
  • serve as a liaison and resource for Local Associations
  • attend AHIMA’s State Leadership Conference  (usually in July)
  • attend THIMA Annual Meeting and meeting at THA
  • plan / lead strategic planning session with assistance from executive director

as President, (one year term)

  • appoint and direct activities of all team leaders, committee and task force chairmen
  • direct activities of THIMA officers and Executive Director
  • preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the membership
  • direct THIMA delegation at AHIMA House of Delegates
  • write a President’s Message for each issue of the THIMA newsletter
  • attend THIMA Annual Meeting and meeting at THA

as Past-President, (two year term)

  • serve on THIMA Board of Directors for two years
  • present the President’s Plaque at the Awards Celebration (first-year past-president)     
  • serve as Parliamentarian (second-year past-president)

Delegate

*Only elected every other year - even years.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years active experience in THIMA as president, officer, local association president, committee chairman or member, project manager or team member. Some of the duties of delegate are attend AHIMA’s Advocacy Day (usually in March or April) and the Leadership Conference (usually in July) and report current issues to Board of Directors and Local Associations attend Local Association Meetings to discuss issues meet with THIMA delegation prior to AHIMA House of Delegates attend AHIMA House of Delegates represent the members of THIMA in voice and vote.

Nominating Committee Members

Each Local Association are invited to submit at least one nominee for the Nominating Committee.   From those nominees, four (4) will be elected. 

The duties of those elected include participating in conference calls of the Nominating Committee, soliciting and contacting prospective nominees as directed by chairman. 

The Nominating Committee may solicit suggestions of active THIMA members who are willing to serve as nominees for an elected office of THIMA from Local Associations, individual members, President-elect, President, etc. 

* required information

1. Please indicate the type of nomination: *This question is required.
2. Please consider this person for the following position(s) *This question is required.
3. About the Nominated Candidate
4. About the Submitter (if different than the nominated candidate)