Meet the ACDIS Leadership Team


Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director
Responsible for overseeing ACDIS' direction, including the annual conference, industry guidance, and providing an authoritative voice in the industry.



Melissa Varnavas, Associate Editorial Director
Responsible for the development of books, newsletters, blogs, webinars, and local chapter networking.


Penny Richards, Member Services Specialist, CCDS Certification Coordinator
Responsible for all things related to the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) credential and membership services.


Linnea Archibald, ACDIS Editor
Responsible for ACDIS publications, website, and social media.


Rebecca Hendren, Associate Director, Events
Responsible for strategic planning of conferences, seminars, and webinars.


ACDIS Instructors


Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC
CDI Education Director


Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS
CDI Education Specialist


Allen Frady, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, CRC
CDI Education Specialist 


ACDIS Sales Team


Carrie Dry
National Sales Manager