Get Involved Volunteer Sign-up The strength of our chapter is dependent on the involvement and contributions of our members who volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise. Whether you are just starting your career in healthcare or you’re a seasoned professional, we encourage you to become actively involved and help shape the future of this chapter. There are various opportunities to help our chapter grow.

Check out the various teams, and opportunities below and sign up to volunteer! If you see an orange button in the “Help Wanted” column, just click it to sign up for that opening.

Event Registration

Event Registration

Help out by checking in participants at conferences and events

Barbecue Lunch

Barbecue Lunch

Keeping our members well fed with delicious food at events is a team effort

Audio / Video Support

Audio / Video Support

There are a wide variety of opportunities to use your talents at our events and conferences

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
Promote and provide resources for chapter members who are interested in becoming Certified Healthcare Financial Professionals.Meets once a month John Thibeau, FHFMA
Team Lead

 Steve Thompson, FHFMA
Co-Lead

 Laura Rehfeld, CHFP
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
The team delivers breaking news, latest information and regulatory updates, and share healthcare compliance best practices to our members.

We utilize the chapter newsletter and website to disseminate information, and contribute newsletter articles for The Edge, the chapter newsletter.

We seek speakers for the Compliance, Regulatory and Reimbursement tracks of the Spring and Fall Conferences, and help provide online education to our members by way of webinars on healthcare compliance topics.
Join the Team!

Review Speakers *

* Review speaking proposals and seek speakers for conferences and online education events

Share Breaking News *

* Provide/share breaking news, regulatory updates and best practices
Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CCS, CCDS
Team Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
The Finance/Program Committee is responsible for developing and coordinating all Finance/Accounting education tracks for the annual Spring and Fall Conferences (program content, speakers) and CFO Forum (attendee registration, site arrangements and payment, and meeting follow-up).

The Finance/Program Committee will include a Chairperson and at least three other committee members.
Join the Team!

Review Speakers *

* Review speaking proposals and seek speakers

Plan Education Events *

* Plan and put together the education line up for Finance education events (roadshows, finance forum)
Meets once a month Cher Krause, CHFP
Team Lead

 Ben Mack
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
The Membership Team engages and informs members of our Chapter on how their membership can be used in many beneficial ways to further their professional talents.

The Team consists of dynamic healthcare professionals who collectively meet to discuss ideas or projects that will bring more awareness and involvement from chapter members. We also support other committees within the chapter and at the National level.

Our Membership Team would benefit from current members who are forward-thinking and innovative, especially those who are looking to get involved, network within our chapter, and have the flexibility in their schedule to do so.
Join the Team!

Contact Members *

* Contact and seek chapter members to get them engaged and involved in chapter events and activities

Be a Resource *

* Serve as a point of contact and resource for new and current members
Meets once a month Myra Oliver
Team Lead

 Ralph Keith
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
The team convenes once a month to plan the newsletter content, and solicit articles for publication. Team members may also be asked to attend chapter events and write an article about it.

The Edge December 2016 Newsletter
Join the Team!

News Contributor *

* News Contributors

Social Media *

* Social savvy individuals who can help promote chapter events and activities on various social media avenues

Chapter Photographer *

* Chapter Photographer - take pictures at conferences, workshops and social events (free pass to events is provided)
Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment Terry Paff
Team Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
The PEAK Team strategizes ways and plans events that bring people together of all stages in their career to collaborate on new and innovative ideas in the health care industry, ask questions of each other, and hear varying perspectives on multiple solutions to a single issue.

We provide workshops for professional development at all stages in an individual’s career and facilitate an educational mentor program where industry veterans help coach and lead individuals who are new to the health care industry or new to their position (at any age).

Be a Mentor


Be a Speaker


Be a Host *

* Hosts are individuals who would like to host informal and grassroots events to get new members involved

Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment Aubrey Straub
Team Lead

 Melissa Searle
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
The Region 11/Western Region Symposium is one the largest HFMA conferences after the Annual National Institute (ANI). The Region 11 Core Committee plans the Region 11/Western Region Symposium, but membership to this committee is by invitation only.

Besides the Core Committee, there are many opportunities to volunteer for the Region 11/Western Region Symposium
Education Committee *

* Education Committee Member - help shape the type of education provided at the Symposium, review speaker RFPs and choose education sessions

Room Monitor *

* Room Monitor - ensures each education session runs smoothly, introduce the speakers, and act as a liaison between the speaker and Education Committee Chair

AV Support *

* AV Support - ensures that the technology needs of speakers and attendees are met (microphones, apps and presentation)

Sponsorship Team *

* Sponsorship Team Member - help shape the sponsor and vendor experience, assist with decisions on what items would be available for sponsorship, assist with sponsor signage, and act as a liaison between vendors and the Sponsorship Chair

Fun Committee *

* Fun Committee Member - ensures that attendees have an enjoyable time, assist with planning the golf outing prior to the Symposium, and organize social events including entertainment
Opportunities for one-time or 3-6 month commitments Ramona Hernandez
Chapter Team Lead

 Steve Thompson, FHFMA
Co-Lead

 Will McCammon, FHFMA
Co-Lead

 Tammy Trovatten, CHFP
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
This team organizes the monthly online revenue cycle form/webinar. Team members will plan the education content, seek out speakers and help moderate the online sessions/discussions.
Be a Team Leader

Be a Team Member
Meets once a monthOpen

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
This team puts together the education content, review speaker proposals and seek speakers for the Revenue Cycle/Patient Access education tracks of our Spring and Fall Conferences, and roving workshops (roadshows)
Join the Team!
Meets once a month Lynn Kelly
Team Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
The team consists of 2 to 3 individuals who handle negotiations with event sites (contracts, rooms, lodging, food & beverage, audiovisual requirements) for all chapter events. Provide estimates for food and beverages at major events (impacts budgets). Oversee the ordering of chapter awards for volunteers. Valerie Sutton
Team Lead

 Will McCammon, FHFMA
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
Sponsorships help us to provide quality education at an affordable price to our chapter members.

We actively seek and secure Corporate and Event Sponsors, and Exhibitors for our annual Spring and Fall Conferences, and the annual Golf Tournament. We serve as the vendors' point of contact onsite and help coordinate their exhibit and logistical needs (shipping, electrical requirements, registration).

We also provide support to other teams who seek sponsors for onsite education events or workshops.
Join the Team!


* We are looking for 3 to 5 volunteers to seek out and initiate contact with past, present and potential sponsors through phone calls, emails and social media
Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment Bob Keith
Team Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
What we do:

* The Conference Teams serve as Project Managers of the annual Spring and Fall Conferences
* Share ideas on how to make a good conference better
* Set the tone for the type of education you would like to hear/or send your staff to
* Meet colleagues outside of your fish bowl
* Create and manage conference budgets

We are looking for individuals who:
•• Want to practice their leadership skills in a safe environment
• Want to work with others outside of their organization
• Want to expand their normal daily activities
• Have only limited time frames in which to contribute
• Want to feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves and their own organization
• Want to have fun, establish connections and make new friends
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Join the Team!

Behind the Scenes *

* Volunteers Behind the Scenes - volunteers who only want to attend conference calls and help plan the event

Room Monitors *

* Conference Room Monitors - serve as our eyes and ears during the education sessions, ensure that meeting rooms are ready for the speaker and distraction-free, and notify event organizers of any issues

Room Moderators *

* Conference Room Moderators - serve as the emcee of the education session, do the introductions and announcements, introduce the speaker to the audience, and help moderate the Q&A session
Opportunities for one-time or 3-6 month commitments
Spring Conference

 Wende Weckbacher, FHFMA
Team Lead

 Jayne Kroner, FHFMA
Co-Lead

 Rosanne Wassom
Co-Lead

Fall Conference

 Pamela Booher
Team Lead

 Daisy Noguera, FHFMA
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
Help us grow this pioneering and homegrown chapter event! Team members will put together the education content and seek speakers, plan the social/networking component of the event and help with event logistics.
Join the Team!
Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment Rosanne Wassom
Team Lead

 Susan Sigler
Co-Lead

Brief DescriptionHelp WantedTime CommitmentTeam Leaders
This team helps identify opportunities for the chapter to win HFMA Yerger Awards for excellence in education, membership, administration or other activity over an HFMA year. After identification, the committee can review & support those responsible for completing the award applications. Matt Morgan, FHFMA
Team Lead

 Rosanne Wassom
Co-Lead