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  • Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, AHIMA

    Hailed as an innovative leader with a vision for transformative growth, Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, is the Chief Executive Officer for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the leading voice for health information management, impacting one billion patient visits each year through health data integrity and best practices.

    Dr. Harris joined AHIMA as CEO in February 2018, developing the organization’s strategic plan, and advancing its mission and vision, nationally and internationally, to position AHIMA as a global leader. Dr. Harris serves as an ex-officio member of the AHIMA Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Council for Excellence in Education, and Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management.

    Prior to AHIMA, Dr. Harris was CEO at the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund. While at the LWVUS, Dr. Harris was responsible for elevating the national presence of the organization, strengthening brand and impact. Working with the Board of Directors, she created and led a transformation strategy to increase the impact, relevancy, and visibility of the LWVUS and its 700+ affiliates. Prior to her work at LWVUS, Dr. Harris served as Chief Operating Officer of the American Nurses Association, executive director of the Center for American Nurses, and executive director of the Maryland-based Sister to Sister Foundation -- a national organization supporting women’s health issues and heart disease education. Dr. Harris served as senior vice president and executive director at the American Heart Association.

    Dr. Harris holds a Ph.D. in organizational development from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota; a master of management degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; and both a bachelor and honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She is an ASAE-certified executive director and certified facilitator for leadership assessments through the Center for Creative Leadership. Dr. Harris was nominated for the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management in 2018 and 2019.

March 3, 2021
Wed 1:00 PM CST

Duration 0H 45M

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