Distinguished Member Award

This award recognizes an NJHIMA member in good standing for at least 10 years who has demonstrated the following:
  • Exhibited service to NJHIMA in a leadership capacity as a Board or Committee member who has contributed above and beyond what is expected,
  • Exhibited educational leadership by presenting at NJHIMA workshops, meetings, or seminars, or contributed in an advisory capacity to HIM programs as an Advisory Board Member or as a site director for directed practice, or have published materials to benefit the HIM profession,
  • Exhibited professional achievement through the development of imaginative administrative or management techniques, or as a recognized resource person in the area of expertise,
  • Exemplifies the professional image of NJHIMA.

To nominate a member for this award, submit a summary of the qualifications of the nominee along with two letters of support from other NJHIMA members in good standing who can attest to the nominee’s accomplishments to:

Susan P. Scully, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
NJHIMA, Past President
Contact: Susan P. Scully


NJHIMA 2017 Distinguished Member

Bonnie J. Ivler, RHIA, CPC

NJHIMA is pleased to award the 2017 Distinguished Member award to Bonnie J. Ivler, RHIA, CPC.

Bonnie entered the HIM profession after years of business experience. In 2011 she graduated from UMDNJ with a degree in Health Information Administration and is currently the Director of HIM at a long term care facility.

As a student, Bonnie became involved with NJHIMA as a student volunteer at the Annual Meeting. Bonnie is a past NJHIMA scholarship recipient and she strongly believes in giving back in support of NJHIMA and the HIM profession.

Elected for two (2) year terms as Treasurer since 2012, Bonnie has tirelessly maintained the NJHIMA banking and accounting system.  Her strict attention to NJHIMA’s finances, ideas for reducing expenditures, and support in raising funds has helped to ensure long term solvency of the Association.  She recently was one of the driving forces for movement to a new, friendlier, less costly NJHIMA website and registration platform.

In the past several years, Bonnie had become more and more involved in organizing the Annual Meeting’s Silent Auction, and was instrumental in its transformation to the current Ticket Raffle.  Through her efforts, significant additional dollars have been raised in support of the Kathleen A Frawley Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

In addition to her service to NJHIMA, Bonnie is equally as active in the Monmouth Chapter of the AAPC.  She sees the benefit of joining forces and learning from each other.  Because of this, Bonnie has successfully coordinated joint AAPC and NJHIMA meetings, allowing members from both associations to participate in educational events.  Her enthusiasm and forward thinking benefit all of us!

NJHIMA proudly congratulates Bonnie J. Ivler on her achievements and this recognition!


Peggy Feeley, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, COC 2016
Carole S. Liebner, RHIT, CCS 2015
Donna L. Waters, RHIT 2014
Mary Sottile, RHIA 2013
Karen Fischback, MSMIS, RHIA, CCS, PMP 2012
Kathleen A. Frawley, JD, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA* 2011
Susan P. Scully, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA 2010
Joyce M. Matheson, RHIT 2009
Amelia Mattoon, RHIA, MAS, RHIA 2008
Michele O’Connor, MPA, RHIA 2006
Carolyn Magnotta, RHIA 2005
Octavia Kelly-Gaston, RHIA 2004
Barbara Parmese 2003
Tim Keough, MPA, RHIA 2002
Natalie Sartori, M.Ed., RHIA 2001
Barbara J. Manger, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA     2000
 Nadinia A. Davis, MBA, CIA, CPA, RHIA  1999
 Estelle Butler, MA, RHIA**  1998
 Margaret Stangel, RHIA  1997
 Laureen Rimmer, RHIA  1996
 Pamela Burns, RHIA  1995
 Donna Cartwright, MPA, RHIA  1994
 Marion Gentul, RHIA, CCS  1992






















NJHIMA also recognizes these past Distinguished Members

Roberta Angermiller, RHIT
Sonja Bennett, RHIA
Pauline Carmichael, RHIA

Sally Groiss, RHIA
Margaret Hayes, RHIA
Joan Loughran, RHIA
Barbara Moore, RHIA
Donna Pizzulli, MPA, RHIA
Georgette Siegel, JD, RHIA
Sally Simons, RHIA
Nan Walters, RHIA