By Diana Ceban & Laura Bennett, HIMSS NCA

The HIMSS NCA chapter is at the forefront of everything Federal Health IT and has grown significantly in the past 3 years. Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter is the only chapter of HIMSS that is federally focused.

For 2017 we are focused on bringing topics of interest to our membership base during our usual third Thursdays of the month at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, VA.

In addition, the Chapter is creating a new initiative focused on our federal stakeholders, with the objective of improving interaction between Government and our membership base in Fed Health IT.

For each of you, there are many opportunities for involvement in the Chapter. We want to provide a professional experience, networking to our members, and help you grow your professional associations. Our Committee Chairs, Board, and Advisors work as volunteers to help the Chapter achieve fiscal responsibility, tactical operations, strategy, and member outreach and support.

We want to invite our members to join us at the Leadership level and engage with us. As a Board, we are dedicated to teamwork and comradery in achieving our mission.

We will leave you with an open invitation to join us this year in continuing the success of the HIMSS NCA Chapter. We will work together to have fun and grow personally and professionally as we build our local HIMSS Leadership team and membership.

Please contact myself or any of our Chapter Leadership directly to find out more about how you can get involved to serve our members and help transform Healthcare in our local community and across our nation. For more information visit:


About the Authors: Diana Ceban, HIMSS NCA President – Diana is an active member of the chapter with a focus on Board Strategic Initiatives and Programs. Diana currently serves as a Director, Business Development at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Mrs. Ceban focuses on the federal healthcare marketplace with an emphasis on Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Veterans Affairs (VA).

Laura Bennett, HIMSS NCA Vice President/President Elect – Since 2010, Laura has been a tremendous support to the chapter acting in a variety of volunteer functions, from leading Programs and HIE initiatives and participating at the executive level. Laura currently serves on the Board as the Vice President/President-Elect. Laura Bennett is a Director of Healthcare Solutions at Ventech Solutions where she focuses on the strategic business development for federal healthcare.


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