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Dave Cella Appointed President of HCPro®, Bringing Decades of Executive Leadership to Drive Healthcare Solutions

CHICAGO – April 10, 2024 –The American Health Information Management Association® (AHIMA®)and HCPro® proudly announce the appointment of Dave Cella as President, effective April 3. Cella previously served as President of HCPro in 2023leading up to its acquisition by AHIMA®, and he brings a wealth of experience and expertiseto his role. HCPro is a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of AHIMA.

With more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in information services and healthcare industries, Cella's appointment signifies a strategic move to solidify the organization's trajectory in service of the enterprise mission and goals to serve the health information profession and professionals.

"I'm very honored and excited to return to HCPro," stated Cella. "Together with our dedicated team, we are committed to delivering innovative education solutions that empower healthcare organizations to excel."

Cella previously served as Chief Product Officer for Simplify Compliance, HCPro’s parent company, for five years, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the company's product strategy and direction. His extensive background includes executive positions such as Vice President of Product Management and Executive Publisher for Jones and Bartlett Learning, and Vice President of Product Operations for the National Health Career Association. Additionally, he served as Publishing Director, Life Sciences, at Elsevier.

AHIMA Chief Executive Officer Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, FACOEP,also commented on Cella's appointment, saying, "Dave's return to HCPro as President brings a renewed sense of leadership and strategic direction to the organization. His experience and dedication to advancing healthcare solutions align closely with the AHIMA mission, and we are excited to see the positive impact he will continue to have on HCPro's growth and success.At the end of the day, serving others is at the core of our work, and Dave’s commitment to culture and service will undoubtedly elevate AHIMA’s and HCPro’s commitment to members, clients, and the health information profession as a whole.”


About AHIMA 

AHIMA is a global nonprofit association of health information (HI) professionals, boasting over 61,000 members and more than 88,500 credentials in the field. The AHIMA mission of empowering people to impact health® drives its members and credentialed HI professionals to ensure that health information is accurate, complete, and available to patients and providers. Leaders within AHIMA work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business, occupying data integrity and information privacy job functions worldwide. To learn more about AHIMA and the health information profession, visit

About HCPro  

For over 34 years, HCPro has specialized in providing the latest healthcare regulatory information through industry-leading publications, continuing education, online coding platforms, instructor-led training, events, consulting services, and more to deliver consistent training, achieve compliance, and maximize workflow efficiencies, resulting in measurable performance and financial improvements. Visit

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