South LHIMA (SLHIMA)
The South District of LHIMA includes all members with zip codes that begin with 705-706-707-708.
2020 – 2021 Board
Charisse Emmer BS, RHIA
Taylor Carreno BS, RHIA
Macy Toups BS, RHIA
Charisse Emmer BS, RHIA
Marissa Lajaunie, MBA, RHIA obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2009 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011. She has also been a Registered Health Information Administrator since 2009.
Prior to returning to UL Lafayette as an Instructor in January of 2015, Mrs. Lajaunie was employed as the Assistant Administrator of an inpatient psychiatric facility and two outpatient mental health clinics where she responsible for the overall leadership and operation of the facility’s services, departments, and functions. She served as the Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance Coordinator, Infection Control Coordinator, Privacy & Compliance Officer, Utilization Review Coordinator, Credentialing Coordinator, Governing Board & Medical Staff Committee Organizer, Leadership Committee Chairman, and Employee Education/In-service Coordinator.
Mrs. Lajaunie teaches several courses including HIM 361 (Medical Terminology), HIM 422 (Healthcare Statistics), HIM 482 (Management Internship), HIM 431(Quality Improvement/ Risk & Utilization Management), HIM 321 (Foundations of Health Information Management), HIM 323 (Foundations of Health Information Management Lab), IPHE 310 (Professional Values, Ethical and Legal Tenets of Health Care) and HSA 406 (Social Problems and Issues in Mental Health). She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Health Information Management Society for students (HIMS).
Mrs. Lajaunie co-authors Delmar Cengage Learning’s annual publications aimed at preparing students for the AHIMA certification examinations, including: Professional Review Guide for the RHIA/RHIT Examination, Professional Review Guide for the CCS/CCS-P Examination, and Professional Review Guide for the CCA Examination. She has been an active member of the American Health Information Management Association for many years and served a volunteer for the Council for Excellence in Education Committee. Additionally, she has been involved with committees and projects for the Louisiana Health Information Management Association and of the South District of the Louisiana Health Information Management Association.