2018 – 2019 President’s Message
I wanted to first take a moment to thank all our past Leadership. Your expertise in the industry and your passion for our Chapter are what truly fuels our success. I would especially like to recognize the Mentorship you continue to offer. I’ve personally been lucky enough to reap the benefits of our Chapter’s Mentors, and attribute much of my professional and personal success to their guidance and experience.
Secondly, I would like to thank Geli Argao for her many years of service to the chapter. On behalf of the chapter, we wish her the best in her future endeavors!
It is my pleasure to introduce our new Event Planning & Management Team, DeMarse Meetings & Events Agency. DeMarse will be working alongside our chapter leaders and volunteers to handle day to day chapter operations and event planning. They will act as the glue that keeps all of us strong and connected. Also known as the “ladies in red”: Alissa, Stacy, Melissa, Ashley, Leslie and Gina will be present at our upcoming events wearing their red sweaters – so be sure to say hello!
Our Chapter is truly exceptional, and we will just continue to grow with the new addition of DeMarse combined with our amazing members. We are all volunteers, and I am inspired by the dedication and talent of our Chapter.
With outstanding accolades in every category, and the “outside the box” mindset, we are looked at as Leaders in the industry and organization. We have had many of our innovative initiatives and programs nationally adopted. All testaments to the strength of our Members, our Volunteers, our Sponsors, our Committee Chairs, and our Board.
If you have not already I invite you to explore our website, and follow us on Social Media to learn more about our organization, our Chapter, our mission, our history of service to our Industry and to our Community. Also, please feel free to introduce yourself and engage with us! I believe there is so much talent and knowledge base within our Chapter, and there is definitely a place for everyone.
I truly believe HFMA is a gifted platform and opportunity to give back to our community and our industry. Maya Angelou once said, ” I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”
I challenge you to find opportunities to participate in the stewardship of our Chapter, invite others to engage, experience the personal and professional growth that our Chapter has to offer you.
Building on the success our previous Leadership has established, it’s imperative to keep with the transparency, collaboration, empowerment, and Innovation. And it is our Chapter’s continued mission to “Educate, Engage, & Empower”.
It’s my distinct privilege to serve this Incredible Chapter and it’s Amazing Members. I look forward to a phenomenal year with all of you!
Ramona C. Hernandez
HFMA Northern California
Please join us at our Chapter’s upcoming events:
HFMA Northern California Annual Golf Event
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HFMA Northern California Fall Conference
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