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2023 Chapter Officers

Get to know this year's Richmond Chapter board members!

Aisha Hollingsworth, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CPMA-I
President
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Since obtaining her CPC certification in 2015, Aisha Hollingsworth has been very active in the Richmond AAPC Chapter.

She has served as secretary, member development officer, and the president in the years since volunteering at the first chapter meeting that she attended.

Aisha discovered her love for teaching through AAPC and loves to tutor, lead exam review classes, and speak at AAPC events.

In 2021 she accepted a role as a provider educator with a national PCP network. She now provides clinical documentation education regarding best practice in Risk adjustment coding. Prior to this role, she worked at VCUHS for over ten years and has experience in compliance, governmental audit response, and risk adjustment coding.

When she is not working or assisting with chapter duties, Aisha enjoys travel and spending time with her two dogs.

She believes the willingness to learn is a powerful quality. She is happy to call herself a career student and is excited for the opportunity to continue to learn with the Richmond AAPC Chapter and encourage others to do so as well.

Gretchen Church, CPC, CIC
Vice President
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Gretchen has worked in the health care field since 2010.  She studied Medical Coding through J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.  

While employed at VCU Health, she worked in Pathology Billing, and became a CPC (Certified Professional Coder) in 2015.  She was an Outpatient Coder at VCU Health and became a CIC (Certified Inpatient Coder) through the AAPC in 2021.  

 

She is currently employed at Ensemble Health Partners, as an Inpatient Coder. Gretchen has always enjoyed attending the AAPC local chapter meetings and events and would like to get more involved in the chapter.  

 

Gretchen and her husband Lee have been married for 34 years.  She enjoys drawing, reading, and cats. 

Elizabeth (Liz) McCormick, CPC, CPB 
Secretary
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Liz began her career with Aetna many years ago. During her time with Aetna, she processed medical and dental claims, did customer service and was an assistant supervisor.  

After leaving Aetna, she worked for a collection agency researching overpaid medical claims and then a non-profit assisting patient with insurance premiums and drug copays.

In 2012, she went to work for Bon Secours. She was given the opportunity to take a Bon Secours sponsored coding class. She completed the class and passed the CPC in December 2014 and the CPB in 2016. She worked for Bon Secours until their merger with Mercy Health in January 2020 when all coding staff was transferred to Ensemble HP where she still works.

 

She has previously served on the RVA AAPC board as Member development, Education officer, Treasurer and Secretary.   

Cynthia (Cindy) Lawhorne, CPC 
Treasurer
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My journey working in the healthcare field began in a hospital medical records department (old school…paper charts) in Buffalo, New York.  This is where my coding and billing interest started.  I then worked in OB/GYN-Oncology-Urology and Neurosurgery fields for several years before finding my niche in Radiation Oncology.

 

Currently, I am working at Bon Secours Radiation Oncology as an Authorization Coordinator.  
Along with my coding and billing career, I was fortunate to be elected for two board positions within the RVA AAPC Chapter.  I have held these positions for the past eight years.  Initially I held the position of New Member Development Officer and now hold the position of Chapter Treasurer.   


Outside of work I enjoy crafting and spending time with my two boxers.  I can strike up a conversation with just about anyone...just ask!

Ann Barnaby, CPC, CPCO, CRC, CASCC 
Member Development
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Ann began her journey in the healthcare environment in her study of Health Policy and Administration as a student at The Pennsylvania State University, where she was a member of the Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity.  

She has enjoyed a career in medical coding, billing, management, recruiting, provider education, and the organization and training of medical coding teams.  She is the owner of a company that supports the career advancement of medical coders and provides professionalism training and mentorship.  

 

Ann has been an active member of the AAPC since 2005, when she became a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). She has since earned her Certified Risk Coder (CRC), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) and Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC) certifications through the AAPC as well. 

Vernita Taylor, CPC
Education Officer
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