Nena has served as an educator in the healthcare industry across numerous organizations over the past two decades. Her experience includes the creation and successful implementation of a Registered Health Information Technology program at a community college in Northern Mississippi where she served as the program director and lead instructor for over a decade. As a professional educator, Nena’s experience spans the wide range of health information topics including quality improvement, health care law, ethics and billing. She has trained coding staff and served in a management capacity within the Health Information Management Department. She is also an active member of the Research and Periodicals Workgroup of the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) with AHIMA and is on the CAHIIM Panel of Accreditation Reviewers.