Nita Stika has served in the health care industry for over twenty five years, primarily in clinic administration for organizations such as The Medical College of Wisconsin, Waukesha Health Care, and Lakeshore Medical Clinics. She mentor and serve on doctoral dissertation committees as well as write and teach many courses. She has been a member of the Medical Group Management Association and has also served with Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association, the American College of Medical Practice Executives, The Pediatric Surgery Manager’s Association, and the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin in the Supportive Partner to Partner Network.
Currently, Dr. Stika is a member of the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), having achieved certifications as CPC (certified professional coder) and CPC-H (certified professional coder, hospital) and have also achieved instructor certification (CPC-I) allowing her to certify instructors. She served as the President for the Milwaukee Chapter of the AAPC in 2009.
Dr. Stika also has a membership with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA).
She has been an adjunct faculty member for colleges and universities for over 20 years (simultaneously with working as an administrator in the health care industry), authoring and teaching several modules for Health Care Administration degrees and Medical Assistant Programs for various schools and levels from diploma programs, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degrees.
Dr. Stika earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration from Concordia University of WI. She has a MS in Health Services Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and earned her PhD in Human Services and Health Care Administration from Capella University.
Dr. Stika is married and lives in Cudahy (a suburb of Milwaukee, WI) with her husband. She has three sons, one granddaughter, one grandson and 6 dachshunds. Special interests include singing, where she previously performed with Cantare Chorale, a professional performance choir and also enjoy all forms of needlework, where she has received many premium awards from the Wisconsin State Fair.