Dr. Melinda Wilkins currently serves as Professor and Program Director of the graduate program in Health Informatics and undergraduate program in Health Information Management at Arkansas Tech University. She has taught at the collegiate level for 30 years. Dr. Wilkins has served as the Chair of the Board for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) as well as a consultant for Arkansas’ health information exchange efforts. She is a past president of the Arkansas Health Information Management Association and has served in many different roles on this Board. She has attained Fellow status with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and was presented with the Triumph Award in Leadership by this association. Dr. Wilkins was most recently elected as a Director on the AHIMA Board of Directors, to serve in this role through 2020.