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National Leadership Board

The AHDI National Leadership Board is elected by voting members and represents the association membership at large. The NLB is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the association through policy development and vision sharing and overseeing the fiscal management of the association in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer and staff. Questions or comments to the National Leadership Board can be submitted using AHDI's contact form.


National Leadership Board Roster

Sheila Guston, CHDS, AHDI-F
President, Director At-large

Grand Rapids, MI

Leigh Anne Frame, CHDS, AHDI-F
President-Elect, District 2 Director

Lincoln, NE

Judy Lichtenberger, RHIT, CHDS,

Treasurer, Director At-large
Bethlehem, PA

Kirk Calabrese, CMT, MA
Secretary, Director At-large
Geneva, NY

Jay Vance, CMT, CHP, AHDI-F
Immediate Past President, Director At-large

Yuma, AZ

Mary Brinton, CHDS, AHDI-F
District 3 Director

Granger, IN

Susan Dooley, MHA, CMT, AHDI-F
Director At-large

Sorrento, FL

Melissa Harper
Director At-large

Cincinnati, OH 45229


Sherry L. Martin, CMT, AHDI-F
District 6 Director

Jacksonville, FL

Christine Peterson, RHIA, CCS, CHC, CHDS, AHDI-F
District 5 Director

Broken Arrow, OK

Lynette Shipp, RHIT, CHDS, AHDI-F
rector At-large
Searcy, AR

Joyce R. Smith
rector At-large
Jenison, MI

Jacque Taylor, AHDI-F, BS, MSP
District 1 Director

Salt Lake City, UT

Diane Warth, CHDS, RHIT, CPC, AHDI-F
District 4 Director
Virginia Beach, VA

Linda G. Brady, CAE
CEO, Ex-officio

Tampa, FL


About the NLB

The National Leadership Board is also responsible for representing AHDI to the public and advocating for the organization, approving the annual budget , and supporting the activities of AHDI’s component associations. Click on the document below to see a complete job description for an AHDI Director.


Download the Board of Directors Job Description.


The National Leadership Board is comprised of Individual Professional members who represent a variety of industry perspectives, experience and knowledge in the healthcare documentation industry. Each member of the board serves three-year staggering terms in a volunteer capacity.

Learn about the Board nomination and election process

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