State Branches

The State Branches provide a valuable opportunity for personal contact, networking, and peer support. The professional development activities are a major point of benefit of HIMAA membership and events are conducted by the State Branches.

Each HIMAA Branch has an elected Convenor and a Branch Committee to represent the members in that state.

You can contact your local branch for further information on activities or other relevant details:

Heather Byrne

Heather Byrne

Convenor

Heather Byrne

Email

Kara and Kim

Kara Pollard & Kim Osborne

Co-Convenors

Kara Pollard & Kim Osborne

Email

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Convenor

Danica Jong

Email

Lorraine

Lorraine van Gemert

Convenor

Lorraine van Gemert

Email

Nicola_Hayley

Nicola Hunt & Hayley Niewerth

Co-Convenors

Nicola Hunt & Hayley Niewerth

Email

Dwayne

Dwayne Richards

Convenor

Dwayne Richards

Email

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Bas Alnassar

Convenor

Bas Alnassar

Email

2021 HIMAA BRANCH & NATIONAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Each year, HIMAA and the State Branches recognise member service to the Association and / or significant achievements on behalf of the Association or the health information management profession.

There are two categories – Student of the Year and Practitioner of the Year.  Awards in these two categories are conferred at two levels – Branch and National.

At Branch Level each year, HIMAA Branches through the Branch Convenors, call for nominations for two service and achievement awards:

  • HIMAA State Branch Student of the Year
  • HIMAA State Branch Practitioner of the Year

At National Level, The HIMAA Board is notified of successful Branch award recipients of Student of the Year and Practitioner of the Year in each Branch.

The Board Directors then select from these recipients two national awards, one in each category:

  • National HIMAA Student of the Year
  • National HIMAA Practitioner of the Year

Nominations must be in by Tuesday 31 August 2021 AEST, submitted to the Branch Convenor in your state per the contact details above. Click the links above to access the required nomination forms.

2020 HIMAA BRANCH AWARDS / NATIONAL AWARDS & SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

STUDENT OF THE YEAR NSW MATTHEW MILLETT
STUDENT OF THE YEAR VIC SAMARA EL-YOUSSEFF
STUDENT OF THE YEAR WA SHOLA JOSE
PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR ACT HEATHER BRYNE
PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR NSW KARA POLLARD
PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR QLD KATHLEEN ROGERS
PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR VIC NATASHA PRASAD
PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR WA BASHAR ALNASSAR
PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR SA LORRAINE VAN GEMERT
NATIONAL HIMAA STUDENT OF THE YEAR MATTHEW MILLETT
NATIONAL HIMAA PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR NATASHA PRASAD
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NSW NINA LEAN
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SA ALIDA MINCHELLA
BOARD RECOGNITION AWARD FOR HIMAA EMPLOYEE LORISA BHASALE