Chapter Leaders

ANIA San Diego Chapter Boardmembers


Kathy Topp BSN MSM RN-BC
AMN Healthcare
Clinical Director for Clinical Operations 
Oceanside, CA

Kathy has over 30 years of healthcare experience including numerous management positions including being the Director of Education, Clinical Informatics and Staffing at Tri-City Medical Center.  As a project manager she has successfully implemented many new clinical applications, both small and large with new EHR conversions. Kathy has been with the San Diego Chapter since it's development.  She has also been successfully published in JIN.

President - Elect

Matthew Binder BSN RN CCRN CHTS-CP
Critical Care Nurse 
Scripps Health - Mercy San Diego - ICU
San Diego, CA

Matthew has informatics, training, coaching, and bedside nursing experience over the past 15 years.   Previous roles have been as a Clinical Informatics Nurse with Epic Cupid Certification along with previously being an Epic Credentialed Trainer for ClinDoc and ASAP.  He continues to work at the bedside in the ICU actively participating in Epic Clinical Informatics Practice Council and unit's Superuser.  

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Jill Raimo
EHR Implementation Analyst
Contractor for County of San Diego
San Diego, CA

I am a health informaticist with 10 years experience working in the healthcare industry and 15 years experience in IT with local and state government and education. I am originally from the East Coast and hold a M.S. degree in Health Informatics from National University, a B.A. degree in Psychology from Elizabethtown College, and an A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems. I am currently working on a multi-facility implementation of Cerner Millennium for Behavioral Health Services with the County of San Diego. My leisure activities include spending time with my family and my pets, camping, watching and playing sports, reading and volunteering for Canine Companions for Independence.


Kathy Klimpel PhD RN CNS RN-BC
Senior Clinical Informaticist
Rady's Children's Hospital - San Diego 
Clinical Associate Professor
University of San Diego - Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences
San Diego, CA

Kathy has been an advanced practice nurse in various positions for more than 30 years and brought her CNS skill set to the field of informatics over 10 years ago.  Kathy was a primary clinical leader for first the inpatient implementation of Meditech documentation system and then the enterprise roll out of Epic at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.  Today, as a Senior Clinical Informaticist at Rady Children’s, Kathy collaborates with the health care team to facilitate the achievement of optimal outcomes for pediatric patients by merging clinical expertise with technological tools to support the best practices of clinicians.

Kathy is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.  She is teaching in the Healthcare Informatics program and passionate about advising and mentoring a new generation of clinical informaticists.  

Past President & ANIA West Regional Director

Stephanie Dremel 
Associate Director of Nursing
University of California San Diego Medical Center 
San Diego, CA 

Stephanie has been a nurse for 20 years, in nursing leadership for 19 years, and a nurse leader at UCSD cumulatively for 14 years.  I’m originally from a south suburb of Chicago, but have called San Diego my home for the past 20 years. She joined the UCSD GI division in the fall of 2011 and my current role is the Associate Director of Nursing.  Stephanie represents UCSD procedural areas on our UCSD Clinical Informatics shared governance council and helped with the EMR implementation for our GI division.  She has been involved in the ANIA San Diego chapter since it's inception.  

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