Meet the ACDIS Leadership Team. We are here to serve you.

ACDIS Leadership


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


Rebecca Hendren, Associate Director, Membership and Product Development
Responsible for strategic planning and development of new products and services.


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.




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