HIMSS South Florida Chapter - Get Involved



We are pleased you’ve taken the first step in joining such a prestigious organization that is dedicated to optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information technology.  The HIMSS South Florida Chapter (SFLHIMSS) is your gateway to new knowledge, contacts, skills, and more.  As a member, you can take advantage of top-notch healthcare IT programs right in your local area.

Transforming healthcare through technology will take all of us working together. Find your niche and start contributing your ideas to HIMSS initiatives and the national healthcare agenda. There are a variety of ways for you to utilize your membership to its full potential, and to become as involved as you’d like.  Join your peers in one of our vibrant communities, committees, or this chapter and start making a difference right now!

Get involved as a member of a committee or on the board of directors as positions become available.


Advocacy Committee

  • Create relationships and communicate with elected officials.

  • Plan HIT Day at the Capital.

  • Stay informed of HIT related bills & advocacy topics.


Dr. Joshua Tarkoff - Joshua.tarkoff@nicklaushealth.org

Dr. Roosevelt De Los Santos -  roosevelt.delossantos@holy-cross.com 


Membership Committee

  • Recruit new chapter members.

  • Educate the community on HIMSS value .

  • New member welcome letters & quarterly orientation programs.


Leon Green - lgreen@AmeriLife.com

Jim McKeen -  jimmckeen@yahoo.com


Program Planning Committee

  • Plan chapter events.

  • Set up event logistics.

  • Create new programs.


Grant McGaugh - grant.mcgaugh@5starbdm.com

Dr. Steve Bronsburg - bronsbur@nova.edu


Sponsorship Committee

  • Liaison with chapter sponsors.

  • Recruit event & annual sponsors.

  • Review & maintain sponsorship levels and associated benefits.


Dawn Herrera- dawn.herrera@cdw.com

Otto Sidan- Otto.Sidan@nutanix.com


Communications Committee

  • Create communication strategies using email & social media.

  • Create chapter newsletter.

  • Draft chapter communications.


Natalie Cohen - ncohen@purestorage.com

Lynne Cotton-Nesbitt - LyCotton@mhs.net


Education/Professional Development Committee

  • Create lunch and learn series.

  • Recruit speakers for target topics.

  • Identify and/or author educational ales for the newsletter.


Dr. Erik Ilyayev - Dr.Erik@iKonnect.io

Dr. Jennifer Goldman - jegoldman@mhs.net


Student Committee

  • Work with other chairs and committees to market educational offerings to students.

  • Promote HIMSS and Chapter events and volunteer opportunities to students.

  • Collaborate with the treasurer and board to develop the scholarship award amounts.


Dr. Michelle Ramim - ramim@nova.edu

Dr. Tala Mirzaei - tmirzaei@fiu.edu