AAPC Inducts New National Advisory Board at Annual Conference

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LAS VEGAS — The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, www.aapc.com) introduced its new National Advisory Board (NAB) at the awards banquet of its annual national conference at The Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The NAB, comprised of 21 members, will serve from 2009 – 2011.
The role of the NAB is to advise AAPC leadership on coding and other health-related issues and questions while promoting and supporting the mission of the AAPC and the coding profession. The NAB works with the AAPC national office for the betterment of the medical coding community through active participation in local and nationally sponsored conferences, events, publications, educational programs and activities.
AAPC 2009 – 2011 National Advisory Board:
Terry Leone, CPC®, CPC-P®, CPC-I®, CIRCC™
Palmyra, N.Y.
Jonnie Massey, CPC®, CPC-P®, CPC-I®
Portland, Ore.
Cynthia Stahl, CPC®, CPC-H®
Lebanon, Ind.
Member Relations
Julia Croly, CPC®
Chapel Hill, N.C.
AAPC Liaison
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC®, CPC-I®, CENTC™, CGSC™, COBGC™, CPEDC™
Seneca Falls, Pa.
Region 1—Northeast
Donna SanGiovanni, CPC®, CASCC™
East Haven, Conn.
Beverly Welshans, CPC®, CPC-I®, CPC-H®
West Falls, N.Y.
Region 2—Atlantic
Janice G. Jacobs, CPC®
Dalton, Pa.
Jacqueline J. Stack, CPC®, CPC-I®, CEMC™, CFPC™, CIMC™, CPEDC™, CPC-P®
Oil City, Pa.
Region 3—Mid-Atlantic
Trina Cuppett, CPC®, CPC-H®
Newton, N.C.
Barbara Scott, CPC®
Bluffton, S.C.
Region 4—Southeast
David B. Dunn, MD, CIRCC™, CCC™, CPC-H®
Nashville, Tenn.
Robert A. Pelaia, Esq., CPC®
Jacksonville, Fla.
Region 5—Southwest
Marge Carney, CPC®, CGCS™
St. Louis, Mo.
Sandra Kunze, CPC®, CPC-I®, CPC-H®
Castroville, Texas
Region 6—Great Lakes
Kerin Draak, NP, CPC®, CEMC™
Suamico, Wisc.
Terri Scales, CPC®
Newburgh, Ind.
Region 7—Mountains/Plains
Melody S. Irvine, CPC®, CEMC™, CPC-I®
Loveland, Colo.
Julie A. Leu, CPC®, CPC-I®
Omaha, Neb.
Region 8—West
Corrie Alvarez, CPC®, CPC-I®, CEDC™
Northridge, Calif.
Stacie Hannah, CPC®, CPC-I®
Tacoma, Wash.
To be considered for a position on the NAB, applicants must be certified members of the AAPC and submit an application. Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a current officer in their local AAPC chapter.

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