Main Campus, Room 422


Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business, Room 210
6681 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221



Debbie Shelvay returned to Trocaire College in 2015 after being in a similar role in the early to mid-1990s. Her career spans over 30 years and includes two of her favorite fields: education and healthcare. Debbie enjoys teaching and bringing her healthcare experience to the classroom. Her professional interests include instruction, curriculum design, medical coding, auditing, revenue cycle management, electronic health records and information systems. She also has an interest in anthropology and how it relates to history, medicine and forensics.

When away from the classroom, Debbie enjoys time with her family and four children (of the four-legged variety) at home or abroad. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching football. Go Bills!



MS, Health Services Administration, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, 2003

BA, Physical Anthropology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1987

AAS, Medical Record Technology, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY, 1982


Professional Experience

Director of Health Information Management
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2017-Present

  • Oversees and directs all facets of Health Information Technology (AAS) and Healthcare Informatics (Certificate, AAS, BS) programs

Health Information Technology Program Director
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2015-2017

Revenue Integrity Manager, Corporate Coding Manager, Assistant Director of Health Information Management
Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, 2009-2015

SNS Healthcare Reimbursement Consultants, Buffalo, NY 2007-2009

Corporate Manager, Revenue Cycle Audit
Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY 2001-2007


Courses Taught

HIT101 Introduction to Health Information

HIT200 Professional Practice Experience (PPE) I

HIT209 Professional Practice Experience (PPE) II




Registered Health Information Administrator (earned in 2018)

Registered Health Information Technician (earned in 1982)


American Health Information Management Association (since 1982)

New York State Health Information Management Association