DeShawna Hill-Burns

DeShawna Hill-Burns is a proud Chicagoan, wife, mother of 4, loves to travel, and is passionate about uplifting her local and global communities. DeShawna started “Seed to Flower” to create a space to allow young girls to be mentored by various professionals over 20 plus years ago. DeShawna attended Chicago State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Administration. This was a proud moment for her family because she was a first-generation college student. She has dedicated her time to being devoted to the development of her field and being a mentor and teacher to many students. Mrs. Hill-Burns started her career as a Registered Health Information Administrator, for over 20yrs. in various leadership roles including Chicago Read Mental Health, Illinois Psychiatric Institute, John Sengstacke, Provident Hospital, Advocate Trinity, and South Suburban Hospitals. She has served as Part time Lecturer at The Jordan’s Evans Institute, Harold Washington, and Kennedy King College. She is currently the Medical Program Director for the Health Information Technology Program at Malcolm X College. Leading the program to become the first accredited Health Information Technology Program within the City Colleges of Chicago.

DeShawna is actively involved in the American Health Information Management Association, currently serving as the Chair Elect for the AHIMA CEE, she has also served on the board for the Illinois HIMA, and the Chicago Area HIMA, in various elected board positions including but not limited to President of both associations, as an active board member for over 25 years. DeShawna is also a published author. DeShawna Hill-Burns hopes that her legacy to make a mark in the lives of African Americans that will ensure their success regardless of the challenges they may face, they shall overcome.