AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors

The AAPC Chapter Association (AAPCCA), the Governing Board for AAPC Local Chapters, was established to create, maintain, and sustain the infrastructure, through approachable and accountable representation, necessary to empower local chapters to function in support of the AAPC "Upholding a Higher Standard". The Board provides policy, rules, regulations, direction, and advice to the AAPC local chapters and is also charged with ensuring that the local chapters function in accordance with the mission of the AAPC.

The AAPCCA Board of Directors is comprised of 16 certified AAPC members who work collaboratively with AAPC staff and current local chapter officers. Two board members represent each region of the country. New board members are selected on an annual basis. AAPC members who have previously served as chapter officers are invited to apply to serve on the Chapter Association Board of Directors. 

AAPCCA Hardship/Disaster Assistance Funds

In 2012, a financial assistance program was introduced by the AAPCCA Board of Directors for the purpose of providing support to AAPC members experiencing difficulty maintaining their membership and credentials. Previously, in 2010, Project AAPC had been introduced the BOD as a way for AAPC members to donate funds to help victims around the world who were suffering from natural/catastrophic disasters. The funds from these two programs now are combined and reserved solely for AAPC members. Those with financial burdens can benefit from this program by applying online. The option is also available for members to nominate a fellow AAPC member in need of financial assistance.

The AAPCCA Hardship Committee is formed of past AAPCCA Board of Directors members and is strictly a volunteer role. The funds continue through donations made by members. Once funds run out, then awards will be on hold. Learn more about this program.

Welcome the 2020 AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors!

  • Region 1 - Northeast

    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York

    Michele Stevens, CPC, CPMA, AAPC Fellow


    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.

    Contact: michele.stevens@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Seacoast-Dover, New Hampshire
    Offices held: President, vice president, education officer, treasurer

  • Aileen Baldwin, CPC, CPPM

    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.

    Contact: aileen.baldwin@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: New Haven, Connecticut
    Offices held: President

  • Region 2 - Atlantic

    New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC

    Brenda Stevens, COC, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I

    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.

    Contact: brenda.stevens@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Salisbury, Maryland
    Offices held: President, vice president, member development officer, treasurer

  • Victoria Moll, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CPRC, Approved-Instructor, Fellow

    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.

    Contact: victoria.moll@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Offices held: President, vice president, education officer

  • Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic

    Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina

    Roslyn Jones-Stewart, CPC, CPCO

    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.

    Contact: roslyn.jones@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Durham, North Carolina
    Offices held: President

  • Rik Salomon, CPC, CRC, CEDC, CEMA, CCS


    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.

    Contact: rik.salomon@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: "Carolina Coders," Charlotte, North Carolina
    Offices held: President, secretary/treasurer

  • Region 4 - Southeast

    Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Bahamas

    Susan L. O’Loughlin, CPC, CPMA, Fellow, CRC


    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.

    Contact: susan.oloughlin@aapcca.com
    Chapter affiliation: Plattsburgh, New York
    Office held: President, vice president, treasurer

  • Robin Goudy, CPC, CRC

    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.

    Contact: robin.goudy@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Covington, Georgia
    Office held: Education officer

  • Region 5 - Southwest

    Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi

    Heather Allen, LPN, COC, CPMA

    Vice Chair

    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.

    Contact: heather.allen@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Jefferson City, Missouri
    Offices held: President, treasurer, secretary/treasurer

  • Joan Snodgrass, CPC, CRC, CPB

    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.

    Contact: joan.snodgrass@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: St. Louis West, Missouri
    Offices held: President, education officer

  • Region 6 - Great Lakes

    Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio

    Letitia Patterson, MPA, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CCS-P

    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.

    Contact: letitia.patterson@aapcca.org
    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, 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!

    Contact: denise.garrett@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Bay City, Michigan
    Offices held: President, secretary

  • Region 7 - Mountain/Plains

    Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa

    Lynn Deaton, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

    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.

    Contact: lynn.deaton@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Billings, Montana
    Offices held: President, vice president, education officer

  • Tabitha Iverson, CPC

    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.

    Contact: tabitha.iverson@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Fargo, North Dakota.
    Offices held: President, secretary, member development

  • Region 8 - West

    California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska

    Corrie Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CEDC, CPC -I

    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.

    Contact: corrie.alvarez@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Mission Hills, California
    Offices held: President, vice president, secretary, secretary/treasurer, education officer

  • Corrie Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CEDC, CPC-I

    Meeting Coordinator

    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.

    Contact: kristin.rodriguez@aapcca.org
    Chapter affiliation: Orange-Irvine, California
    Offices held: Education officer

  • Marti Johnson

    AAPC Representative

    Marti Johnson

    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.

    Contact: marti.johnson@aapcca.org
    Offices held: AAPC National Office

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