Lynne Thomas Gordon joined AHIMA as CEO in September 2011 and has more than 30 years of healthcare and association experience.
Prior to leading AHIMA, Gordon was Associate Vice President of Operations and Director of Rush Children’s Hospital. Her previous roles include Administrator of Houston Medical Center; COO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and Director of Operations at Shands AGH in Florida. Her healthcare executive experience is built on over a decade of working in the health information management profession.
She has been nominated several times by Modern Healthcare as 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. She received the Becker’s Leadership Award and was recognized by Becker’s as one of fifty Leaders in Health IT. She has received the Achievement Award and Educator-Practitioner Award from AHIMA, the Distinguished Member Award from the Georgia Health Information Management Association and named as one of eight influential women in Health IT by FierceHealthIT.
Gordon is a sought after speaker on matters of health information management, information governance and applied health informatics. She has been quoted in many publications including the New York Times, CNBC, Politico, Modern Healthcare and the Wall Street Journal.
Gordon earned her B.S. in Health Information Management from the Medical College of Georgia and subsequently received their Presidential Alumni Award. She received her Executive MBA from Georgia State University. Board certified in healthcare management, and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, she served on the ACHE Board and received Regent recognition as an Early Career Health Care Executive. She is Board Certified in Health Information Management and a Fellow in the American Health Information Management Association. Her certification in Association Management is from the American Society of Association Executives.