Julie Alles, DHA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Health Information Management Program Director
Office Address: 420-K RFH
Phone: (616) 331-5607
Email: [email protected]
Julie's professional background is in Health Information Management. Prior to teaching, she worked in the acute care setting wearing many hats in the health information management profession. Before coming to Grand Valley State University Julie taught at Ferris State University in the Health Information Technology/Health Information Management Programs.
Julie earned her Associate's degree from Ferris State University in Health Information Technology. She also has two Bachelor's degrees from Ferris State University in Health Information Management and Health Care Systems Administration. Julie obtained her Master's degree in one year also from Ferris State in Career and Technical Education with a concentration in Instructor. Her Doctorate is in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Care Leadership from Capella University.
Julie's research interests are cancer registry, telehealth monitoring, rehospitalizations and cancer screening.
Janna Pacey, DHA, RHIA
Office Address: 420-L RFH
Phone: (616) 331-5574
Email: [email protected]
Janna’s professional background is in the field of Health Information Management (HIM). Prior to teaching, she worked for Spectrum Health United Memorial as both the HIM Supervisor and Coding Supervisor for seven years. As an HIM Supervisor, she was responsible for multiple HIM technical areas such as the release of information, ICD, and CPT Coding, and record assembly and analysis. Janna also has experience with human resource functions along with developing, implementing, and working with an electronic record platform and also with working with and educating physicians about chart documentation standards and coding updates.
After working and managing in a healthcare setting, Janna transitioned into education as an Instructor at Ferris State University (FSU). While at FSU she advised and instructed in the Health Information Management Program along with the Health Care Systems Administration Program. She also has extensive experience developing HIM curriculums. Janna also assisted with the development of the GVSU Scribe Academy where she continues to teach lessons in Medical Terminology along with Billing and Coding. Along with Janna’s teaching responsibilities, she is also the Clinical Coordinator for the HIM program and extremely active in the Michigan Health Information Management Association (MHIMA).
Janna earned an associate’s degree from Ferris State University in Health Information Technology, two bachelor’s degrees from Ferris State University in Health Information Management and Health Care Systems Administration. Janna obtained her Masters of Science in Career and Technical Education with a concentration in Instruction. She obtained her Doctorate from Capella University in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Care Leadership.
Janna’s research interests are revenue cycle management in healthcare, organizational culture, interprofessional education (IPE), and online learning.
Advising for Prospective HIM Students
Academic advising appointments for prospective HIM students are available through the College of Health Professions Student Services Office. CHP academic advisors are available by phone or Zoom. Students may book an appointment online, or by calling (616) 331-5900.