Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York
Michele Stevens, CPC, CPMA, AAPC Fellow
Michele Stevens has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Starting as a receptionist, she discovered her love of ICD, CPT and HCPCS Level II when asked to take over the practice billing and being promoted to office manager. She is currently the Clinical Coding Manager at MaineHealth in Portland, Maine. As 2020 Chair for Professional Development Committee, she enjoys interacting with chapter officers and members across the country whether during leadership sessions or while networking across multiple platforms.
Chapter affiliation: Seacoast-Dover, New Hampshire
Offices held: President, vice president, education officer, treasurer
Aileen Baldwin, CPC, CPPM
Aileen has dedicated her career for over 30 years to the business of healthcare. Early on she worked as a director of billing for a rehabilitation practice and later founded a multi-specialty medical billing company. In 2012, she joined Yale School of Medicine where she currently is a Revenue and Compliance Manager for the Department of Pathology. Aileen served as president to the New Haven Chapter in 2018 and 2019 and provided support to the education officer duties both years.
Chapter affiliation: New Haven, Connecticut
Offices held: President
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC
Brenda Stevens, COC, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I
Brenda Stevens has 20 years of experience working on the business side of medicine reviewing billing, coding, and documentation practices to ensure compliance and reimbursement success. Brenda has a passion for teaching, using her communication skills and knowledge to educate students at the community college level on accurate and ethical coding, leading to successful careers. Currently an AAPC Chapter Association representative for region 2, she has helped many local chapter officers from the Eastern Shore Coders in Salisbury, Maryland.
Chapter affiliation: Salisbury, Maryland
Offices held: President, vice president, member development officer, treasurer
Victoria Moll, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CPRC, Approved-Instructor, Fellow
Victoria has more than 10 years of multi-specialty experience in coding, auditing, and healthcare management. She has spoken at various AAPC conferences, seminars, and meetings and is known for her infectious enthusiasm. Victoria is a contributor to AAPC’s Healthcare Business Monthly as well as various coding blogs and podcasts. She has served as president, vice president, and education officer of the Allentown, Pennsylvania Chapter.
Chapter affiliation: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Offices held: President, vice president, education officer
Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina
Roslyn Jones-Stewart, CPC, CPCO
Roslyn Jones is always willing to teach, motivate, and mentor members interested in healthcare coding, compliance, or revenue cycle. She has worked in healthcare since 1990 in all aspects of billing, coding, compliance and the revenue cycle. She has extensive experience in physician coding education, auditing and healthcare consulting. Having been active in the Durham, North Carolina Chapter for years and serving as chapter president, Roslyn is now a region 3 representative in the Chapter Association Board of Directors.
Chapter affiliation: Durham, North Carolina
Offices held: President
Rik Salomon, CPC, CRC, CEDC, CEMA, CCS
Rik Salomon has more than 25 years of health information management (HIM) experience as a coder, auditor, educator, and documentation specialist. He is a frequent speaker at many local, regional, and national venues. He has presented at numerous local chapter meetings/conferences on topics such as risk adjustment, emergency/critical care, mentoring and leadership development. He is the current local chapter president of the Carolina Coders of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Chapter affiliation: "Carolina Coders," Charlotte, North Carolina
Offices held: President, secretary/treasurer
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Bahamas
Susan L. O’Loughlin, CPC, CPMA, Fellow, CRC
Susan O’Loughlin has worked in the medical field for more than 30 years, initially as a nurse, then in coding, provider education, auditing, and compliance at the University of Vermont Health Network CVPH. She was instrumental in implementing ICD-10 as an AAPC ICD-10 trainer and developed provider education for a new residency program. Among her greatest accomplishments was founding the Plattsburgh, NY Local Chapter in 2003. Susan loves meeting new members, encourages networking, and mentors others to help them grow and achieve career goals.
Chapter affiliation: Plattsburgh, New York
Office held: President, vice president, treasurer
Robin Goudy, CPC, CRC
Robin began her career in healthcare 27 years ago in the clinical laboratory and continues to grow in new roles. Robin has coded and audited for multiple areas, specializing in HCC and Compliance, and has created educational relationships with providers in all specialties. In her free time, she is often found being a mentor for newly certified coders. She served as the education officer in her local chapter for 2019 and again for 2020.
Chapter affiliation: Covington, Georgia
Office held: Education officer
Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi
Heather Allen, LPN, COC, CPMA
Heather Allen has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare profession, working clinically, for hospital inpatient, solo and group practices, and insurance defense auditing. Heather is currently employed with RevCycle+ where she oversees coding, auditing, and client management for 40-plus emergency departments and urgent care clinics. As a faithful member of the Jefferson City, Missouri Chapter, she has served as president, treasurer and secretary/treasurer. She now sits on the AAPC Chapter Association as a region 5 representative.
Chapter affiliation: Jefferson City, Missouri
Offices held: President, treasurer, secretary/treasurer
Joan Snodgrass, CPC, CRC, CPB
Joan Snodgrass has been in the medical field for over 20 years and has worked in several areas for hospitals, private physicians, and centralized business offices for physician groups. She enjoys every aspect of serving in her chapter and representing AAPC and finds networking very gratifying. Joan enjoys planning local chapter events as a team with fellow officers and members.
Chapter affiliation: St. Louis West, Missouri
Offices held: President, education officer
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
Letitia Patterson, MPA, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CCS-P
Letitia Patterson has been in the healthcare industry for 23 years. Her expertise is in practice management, training, consulting, auditing, medical billing and reimbursement, and diagnostic and procedural coding. She has developed educational materials for coders and healthcare professionals and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in healthcare. Having founded the Chicago Southeast, Illinois Chapter, she has served in almost every officer position and is a long-time supporter of the AAPC members in her area.
Chapter affiliation: Chicago Southeast, Illinois
Offices held: President, vice president, president-elect, education officer, treasurer, member development officer
Denise Garrett, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, CSFAC, CHA
Denise Garrett has been an account manager in the healthcare field just over 21 years, assisting clients with their day to day billing and coding needs, as well as identifying areas for improvement. Active in her local chapter, she has served as the 2020 treasurer for the Bay City Michigan Chapter and prior to that as president and secretary. She is looking forward to serving Region 6!
Chapter affiliation: Bay City, Michigan
Offices held: President, secretary
Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa
Lynn Deaton, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
Lynn Deaton began her career in the healthcare industry more than 30 years ago. She is currently working as a coder/auditor for HIMagine Solutions, Inc. She represents Region 7 for the AAPCCA Local Chapter Board of Directors and has helped pilot a “Remote Chapter” program in Alaska with her BOD committee members. She is very active in her local chapter and has served in many positions, currently as the education officer.
Chapter affiliation: Billings, Montana
Offices held: President, vice president, education officer
Tabitha Iverson, CPC
Tabitha Iverson has been in healthcare for over 15 years with her most recent role in compliance where she manages a team that perform internal audits and manages the external audit response team. Denial management and bridging gaps between the multidisciplinary teams within healthcare are some of her greatest accomplishments and attributes. Tabitha hopes to bring a new flare to her local chapter based out of Fargo North Dakota. 2020 marks her second year as president.
Chapter affiliation: Fargo, North Dakota.
Offices held: President, secretary, member development
California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska
Corrie Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CEDC, CPC -I
Corrie Alvarez has more than 25 years of professional experience in medical billing, coding, and auditing. She earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, and a teaching credential while teaching courses at the Los Angeles Unified School District. The founder of the Mission Hills, California local chapter, she’s held most offices and participates faithfully. She was a member of the AAPC’s National Advisory Board from 2009-2011 and now serves as the region 8 representative for the AAPC Chapter Association.
Chapter affiliation: Mission Hills, California
Offices held: President, vice president, secretary, secretary/treasurer, education officer
Kristin Rodriguez, CPC, CEMC, CPC-I, CPMA, COC, CRC
Kristin Rodriguez has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare. She has worked at private offices, consulting firms and health plans, as well as contributing to blog posts and articles regarding HCC coding, all of which has given her exposure to many areas of the industry. Kristin holds seven credentials and is still pursuing education with possibly more credentials in her future. She is currently serving as the president of the Orange–Irvine CA Chapter and has previously served as education officer and president.
Chapter affiliation: Orange-Irvine, California
Offices held: Education officer
Director Local Chapters
Marti Johnson and her team are responsible for making each of AAPC’s 500 local chapters a place where members can hone their expertise and grow their careers. To accomplish this aim, she believes in focusing on empowering chapter officers to be capable leaders. A successful chapter has officers who are there for their members, and boldly look for solutions to the unique problems the chapter and members face. Marti believes the future promises many new and vibrant local chapters.
Offices held: AAPC National Office