Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, FHIMSS, has been honored with the WHIMA’s Motivator Award for 2024. This accolade was presented to her during the recognition lunch at the WHIMA Annual Conference in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

The purpose of the Motivator Award is to identify and honor outstanding members who are dedicated to continued learning for others and themselves, for a long record of encouraging students and colleagues to become all they can be, and helping them find ways to achieve their best.

Mara has demonstrated exceptional dedication and leadership in the Health Information (HI) field, particularly in her role as Director of Professional Development at HIMSS. With responsibility for various aspects of professional development and lifelong learning, Mara has shown unwavering commitment to advancing the careers of health information and technology professionals nationwide.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Mara is known for her tireless efforts in mentoring and supporting others in their career endeavors. Her visionary leadership at HIMSS has had a profound impact on the industry, inspiring individuals to pursue excellence and innovation in health information management. She has consistently demonstrated her passion for mentoring and ensuring that everyone has access to the resources they need for success.

Mara has served in countless volunteer roles such as chairing committees, serving on committees, speaking to students in California, and teaching classes at colleges in Wisconsin and Ohio. Mara has never turned down an opportunity to help and motivate others toward their goals. Her dedication to empowering others in the field of HI is truly commendable.

To Mara Daiker, we extend our heartfelt congratulations! Your dedication to continuous learning for yourself and others is inspirational and motivating. Here’s to celebrating your remarkable achievements and impact on many HI professionals.

For those wishing to extend their congratulations, Mara can be reached at Mara.Daiker@himss.org.