ACDIS is led by the following volunteer boards and committees:

ACDIS Advisory Board

Task: Providing leadership, expertise, and an industry voice for the ACDIS membership.

View the qualifications, responsibilities, and nomination/election process for the ACDIS Advisory Board.

View ACDIS Advisory Board Frequently Asked Questions .

Sam Antonios, MD, FACP, SFHM, CPE, CCDS
Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director Information Systems
Via Christi Health
Samer.Antonios@via-christi.org

Antonios is a board certified internist. He is a chief medical officer, medical director of information systems, utilization management medical director, physician advisor, and HIM committee chair for Via Christi in Wichita, Kansas.

In his role, he serves in planning, implementing, and managing the hospital EHR system and all required updates. In an ever-changing regulatory world, he works closely with the quality leaders to stay ahead of the operational needs to manage and tackle challenging documentation and quality requirements.

He engages with physicians in clinical documentation improvement initiatives and quality initiatives. He works closely with the CDI team across the health system in documentation efforts. He has a large focus on data stewardship and use of analytics to identify opportunities and implement changes needed to improve outcomes. Dr. Antonios is also a practicing hospitalist and sees patients in the hospital.

Elected to the board in 2016; serving through April 2019

  Angie Curry, RN, BSN, CCDS
  CDI Director
  Conifer Health, Frisco, TX
  angelia.curry@coniferhealth.com

Curry’s experience covers 19 years of experience in both nursing and CDI. Her nursing expertise includes cardiovascular, education, and now CDI. As a CDI Director she develops program metrics for reporting, monitoring, and distribution. Also, she’s responsible for DRG-based denial management, including case reviews and working with the HIM physician advisor during the appeals process. Curry has spoken at both local and national CDI events, allowing her to share her passion and enthusiasm for accurate documentation.

Elected to the board in 2017; serving through April 2020

Paul Evans, RHIA, CCDS, CCS, CCS-P
Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialist
Sutter West Bay Area
evanspx@sutterhealth.org

Based in San Francisco, Evans holds degrees in business administration and healthcare information management. He has previously worked as a data quality coordinator, senior internal auditor, a project manager for a national consulting firm, and as the director of various HIM departments.

A member of both the American Health Information Association and ACDIS, he has published or contributed to multiple articles regarding quality and data management and has been a featured speaker for various educational seminars.

Elected to the board in 2016; serving through April 2019

  Katy Good, RN, BSN, CCS, CCDS
  Training Materials Specialist
  Enjoin CDI
  katy.good@enjoincdi.com

Good is a registered nurse with a clinical background in the ICU and ED. As the lead training materials specialist, she is responsible for the overall development and oversight of both internal and client training materials focusing on documentation improvement across the continuum of care. She works side by side with Enjoin’s physician team to develop clinical, coding, and documentation materials based on the principals of high quality documentation, evidence based medicine and the most up to date clinical best practice guidelines, coupled with clinical coding concepts that are impactful to patient care and value-based outcomes in all settings. 

In 2011, Good was tasked with expanding and systemizing a CDI program across facilities. Over the following six years, she gained extensive management and operational experience ultimately designing an operational model of success which improved the accuracy of both payment and quality outcomes while mitigating risk associated with denials. As the CDI program coordinator, she provided comprehensive education to CDI, coding, and medical staff, thorough audits of both CDI and coding, and developed processes to provide mortality, PSI, and HAC reviews. 

Good has been a frequent ACDIS conference speaker and is a regular contributor to industry publications and CDI blogs. Her achievements include recipient of the 2-14 ACDIS CDI Professional Achievement Award and the Academic Achievement Award for graduating first in her nursing class in 2006. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New Mexico State University and is currently enrolled in the Master’s Program in Healthcare Administration from the University of New Mexico. 

Elected to the board in 2017; serving through April 2020

Tamara A. Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM
Director, Clinical Documentation Excellence 
Wake Forest Baptist Health
thicks@wakehealth.edu

Tamara is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience, 15 years in critical care and more than 17 years in CDI and management. She is responsible for all CDI activity at Wake Forest Baptist Health system, an 885 bed academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

She previously had management responsibility for case managers, social workers, and utilization managers. She was a founding member of the CDI team at Wake Forest in 1999, and continues to lead the team expanding its efforts into all-payer reviews, reviews related to HACs/PSIs and SOI/ROM, and the implementation of ICD-10. The team is now expanding into the outpatient arena.

She previously served as a founding member of the Advisory Board and continues to serve on the CCDS Certification Board. She has spoken at several local and national association meetings. She is also a member of AHIMA and ACMA. She is also an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.

Hicks earned a diploma in nursing from the Watts School of Nursing, a bachelor degree in nursing from Gardner-Webb University, and a master degree in health administration with a concentration in leadership and organizational change from Pfeiffer University.

Elected to board in 2016; serving through April 2019

Robin Jones, RN, BSN, MHA/Ed, CCDS
Regional Director CDI, West Florida Division
Adventist Health Care, Tampa, Florida
Robin.Jones@ahss.org

A registered nurse, Robin has clinical experience in Med/Surg and NICU, and began her CDI career in 2004 with Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. She began as a CDS and through growth was promoted up to a AVP of CDI and Revenue Integrity. In her AVP role she had direct oversight of 24 facilities. Her most important work was increasing physician awareness regarding CDI as well as collaborative work processes within the health care team including; Coding, Case Management, Quality, Revenue Cycle and Ancillary departments to ensure the documentation is accurate for the care provided.  

Most recently, Robin has relocated to Tampa, Florida where she is working as the Regional Director of CDI for the West Florida Division of Adventist Health Care. In her role, she will have direct oversight of nine facilities and will work to instill that same collaborative approach to make a positive impact for the patients and healthcare organization. 

She received her RN Diploma from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in 2000, BSN from University of Phoenix in 2008, and MHA/ED from University of Phoenix in 2013. Robin presented at the ACDIS conference in 2016 and has been on ACDIS radio discussing her passion for CDI and healthcare of the future. 

Elected to board in 2016; serving through April 2019

  Fran Jurcak, MSN, RN, CCDS
  Vice President of Clinical Innovation
  Iodine Software
  fran@iodinesoftware.com

Jurcak has been a nursing professional for more than 30 years with 12 years in the CDI profession. She currently uses her clinical knowledge and expertise to create and implement healthcare technology that supports documentation integrity. An active member of ACDIS for the past 11 years, Jurcak is past ACDIS Advisory Board member, having served from 2011-2014. She is also serving on the CCDS certification committee as well as the newly created outpatient CCDS (CCDS-O) certification committee; she is also the author of the CCDS Exam Study Guide. In 2017 Jurcak earned the ACDIS Professional Achievement Award and has spoken at multiple ACDIS national and chapter conferences and the national AHIMA conference. Jurcak is passionate about the CDI profession and works daily with CDI professionals throughout the country.

Elected to board in 2018; serving through April 2021