Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York
Stephanie Moore, CPC, CPMA, AAPC Fellow
Auditor/Educator, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Stephanie Moore has more than 17 years of experience in healthcare. She works as an auditor/educator for Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H. She started out at the front desk of a multi-physician surgical practice, and quickly learned and transferred into coding and billing. Moore became a patient access supervisor at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, where she developed an authorization, pre-certification, and scheduling team. She specializes in evaluation and management (E/M) auditing, outpatient services, and educating healthcare professionals. Prior to Moore's career in healthcare, she served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Chapter affiliation: Seacoast Dover, N.H.
Offices held: President, vice president
Jeanne Gershman, CPC, COC, CEMC, CPB
Denials Management, Lifespan, Patient Financial Services
Jeanne Gershman started working in healthcare in 1980. Her experience stems from various health information roles, coding for ambulatory clinics, and oncology medicine. Just recently, she transitioned into denials management for Patient Financial Services. Gershman was honored as AAPC's 2016 Member of the Year. She served on the AAPC National Advisory Board (NAB) from 2013-2015.
Chapter affiliation: Providence, R.I.
Offices held: President, vice president, education officer
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC
Susan L. O'Loughlin, CPC, CPMA, Fellow
Director of Revenue Cycle, Medical Group Management, University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
Susan O'Loughlin has worked in the medical field for more than 30 years. Initially, she was a nurse, then transitioned to coding, provider education, auditing, and compliance for a large multi-specialty group facility. As part of her responsibilities, O'Loughlin was instrumental in implementing ICD-10 as an AAPC ICD-10 trainer and developing provider education for a new residency program. Among her greatest accomplishments was founding Plattsburgh, N.Y., local chapter in 2003. Before that, she was treasurer of the Irvine, Calif., local chapter. O'Loughlin loves meeting new members, encourages networking, and mentors members and staff, to help them grow and achieve career goals.
Chapter affiliation: Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Offices held: President, vice president, treasurer
Gina Piccirilli, CPC, CPMA
Director of HIM, Ellenville Regional Hospital
Gina Piccirilli began her career in healthcare almost 20 years ago. She started in data entry and quickly added new roles to her resume. She has coded and audited multiple specialties and created congenial educational relationships with providers in all areas. Piccirilli now works as the HIM director at a critical access hospital in the lower Hudson Valley. She is also a consultant in her free time, specializing in documentation improvement and E/M auditing. Before founding the Ellenville, N.Y., local chapter, Piccirilli was vice president of the New Windsor, N.Y., local chapter. She feels her key role in the AAPCCA is to learn it, and then to give it away. Piccirilli's motto: "We are only as strong as our weakest link, so we must educate and empower everyone who is willing."
Chapter affiliation: Ellenville, N.Y.
Offices held: President, vice president
Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina
Roslyn Jones, CPC
Compliance Specialist at Duke University Private Diagnostic Clinic, LLC
Roslyn Jones has more than 25 years of experience in coding, billing, management, mentoring, training, auditing, consulting, and compliance. She is also a certified ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer. She held the position of president for the Durham, N.C. local chapter from 2015-2017.
Chapter affiliation: Durham, N.C.
Offices held: President
Lynda Wetter, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CGSC
Coder, UASI Solutions
Lynda Wetter has been working in healthcare for more than 10 years. She focuses on multi-specialty E/M coding and auditing. Wetter is passionate about staying active in her local chapter and loves to interact and network with new members and officers to guide them into their path of success.
Chapter affiliation: Richmond, Va.
Offices held: President, vice president, secretary
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Bahamas
Cynthia Stephenson, CPC, CRC, AAPC Fellow
Self-pay Collections, Nat'l Revenue Service Center, St. Vincent Health
Cynthia (Cindy) Stephenson has worked at St. Vincent Health for 16 years. She worked in account payable for 10 of those years before venturing into Patient Financial Services and then Physician Business Services. She enjoys networking with coders, billers and other healthcare professionals to hear about their work accomplishments and struggles.
Chapter affiliation: Indianapolis, Ind.
Offices held: President, vice president, treasurer
Randee Herner, CPC, CEMC, CPC-I
Certified Medical Coder, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Randee Herner has been in the medical field for more than 23 years. She performs coding and auditing for multi-specialty physicians. She is very involved in her local chapter, which has more than doubled its membership during her presidency. Herner creates a place for coders to thrive through networking, education, and employment. She is a team player whose goal is to empower everyone around her.
Chapter affiliation: Weston, Fla.
Office held: President, president-elect, treasurer
Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi
Heather Allen, LPN, COC, CPMA
Coding, Auditing, and Client Management, RevCycle+
Heather Allen has more than 15 years of experience in coding, billing, auditing, management, and consulting, with clinical experience as a nationally certified endoscopy nurse. Venues include hospital inpatient and solo and group practices, and she has expertise in insurance defense auditing and consulting. She has been employed the last eight years with RevCycle+, where she has oversight of coding, auditing, and client management for over 40 emergency departments and urgent care clinics.
Chapter affiliation: Jefferson City, Mo.
Offices held: President, treasurer, secretary/treasurer
Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPB, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS
Consultant, Certified Auditor, Education, Curriculum Development, Career Coders
Melody Irvine has 38 years of experience in the medical profession. She is the founder of Career Coders Online Medical Billing and Coding School with a specialty in physician auditing. Irvine’s background includes director of coding and billing, auditing, compliance, urgent care, and billing for a 48 multi-specialty physician practice, as well as a previous contract auditor for the state of Colorado attorney general. She is a past member/officer of the AAPC NAB and serves on the American Medical Billing Association NAB. Irvine’s passion is teaching, and she is motivated by career challenges.
Chapter affiliation: Loveland, Colo.
Offices held: President, president-elect, education officer
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
Ruby Woodward, BSN, CPC, CPMA, CPB, COSC, CSFAC, CPC-I
Coding and Compliance Manager, Suburban Radiology
Ruby Woodward spent 30 of her 40+-year career in nursing and the business of healthcare. Her expertise is in coding, education, auditing, and compliance. Until 2017, Woodward’s primary focus was in orthopedics and foot and ankle care, for which she remains passionate. In June, she transitioned into physician practice radiology as the coding and compliance manager. Woodward has presented at AAPC regional and national conferences, as well as local level engagements. She is active in her local chapter and passionate about AAPC members, and she has been selected twice as Member of the Year for the Minneapolis, Minn., local chapter.
Chapter affiliation: Minneapolis, Minn.
Offices held: President, vice president, member development officer
Letitia Patterson, MPA, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CCS-P
CEO, A Coder's Resource
Letitia Patterson has been in healthcare industry for 23 years. Throughout her career, she has refined her expertise in the areas of practice management, training, consulting, auditing, medical billing and reimbursement, and diagnostic and procedural coding. Patterson has developed educational materials for coders and healthcare professionals and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in healthcare. She founded the Chicago – Southeast, Ill., local chapter and has served in multiple positions.
Chapter affiliation: Chicago – Southeast, Ill.
Offices held: President, vice president, president-elect, education officer, treasurer, member development officer
Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa
Lynn Deaton, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
Auditor and Consultant, Privia Healthcare
Lynn Deaton began her career in the healthcare industry more than 30 years ago. She has worked remotely for nine years auditing and coding for clients. Consulting, auditing, and educating are her passions. She is active in her local chapter and has served in many officer positions.
Chapter affiliation: Billings, Mont.
Offices held: Vice president, president, president-elect, secretary/treasurer
Beth Schleeper, COC, CPC, CPB, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CEMC
Owner/Operator, T & T Consulting Firm and Advanced Coding Services
Beth Schleeper has been in the medical billing and coding industry for more than 20 years. She owns and operates T & T Consulting Firm, a full service medical billing service, and Advanced Coding Services, a coding school using AAPC curriculum. Schleeper started her career as a front desk receptionist at an internal medicine physician practice and worked her way up to practice manager. She has experience in durable medical equipment, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, infertility, and family practice. She enjoys teaching, meeting members, and mentoring.
Chapter affiliation: Phoenix, Ariz.
Offices held: President, education officer, new member development
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska
Sherri McDow, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CCC, CCS
Northern California Regional Process Director of Coding Operations, Kaiser Permanente
Sherri McDow has worked in healthcare for 30 years, beginning her career as a biller at a home health agency. She has since worked as a coder, biller, auditor, coding manager, and operations director for both small physician groups and large medical centers. McDow enjoys teaching, mentoring coders, and being involved in her local chapter.
Chapter affiliation: Sacramento, Calif.
Offices held: President, president-elect, treasurer
Corrie Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CEDC, CPC-I
Manager of Revenue Operations, Optum 360
Corrie Alvarez has more than 25 years of professional experience in medical billing, coding and auditing in various practice settings. She earned a Bachelor degree from California State University, Northridge. Alvarez earned a teaching credential while teaching courses at the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is the founder of the Mission Hills, Calif., local chapter, where over the years she has held a variety of officer positions. She was a member of the AAPC NAB from 2009-2011.
Chapter affiliation: Mission Hills, Calif.
Offices held: President, vice president, secretary, secretary/treasurer, education officer
Director of Local Chapter Support, AAPC
Since 1994, when Marti Johnson joined AAPC, the number of chapters has grown from 30 to just under 500. Her tenure has been dedicated to establishing and supporting AAPC members and local chapters.