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Board of Directors

President
Patricia Velky RN, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ, FABC, ACM

President-Elect
Ronda Carter RN, ACM-RN

Secretary
Dora Sierra RN, ACM-RN

Treasurer
Josephine Soares RN, BSN, ACM

Chapter Board Mentor
Linda Sallee RN, MS, CMAC, IQCI, ACM-RN

Member-at-Large
Kathryn Fillmore MSN, ACM-RN, RN-BC

Member-at-Large
Jo Henderson LCSW, LCDC, ACM-SW

Member-at-Large
Jennifer Zirkle MSN, RN, NE-BC, ACM-RN

Nominating Chair
Jean Sargent Gaines FAACM

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Case Management Administration Certification

The Case Management Administration Certification (CMAC) is designed to measure the competence of case management administrators, managers, supervisors and leaders, and is available to all professions. This level of expertise helps improve care transitions by ensuring a more robust discharge plan for patients to ensure length of stay reductions and readmissions. The application deadline is February 15 in order to test in April-June. Apply Today >>>

Accredited Case Manager Certification

The Accredited Case Manager (ACM) Certification is for health care delivery system case management professionals and tests core case management knowledge that is shared by nurse and social work case managers, as well as competency in the individual skills of each professional background. If you are not yet ACM certified, we encourage you to apply now and enhance your professional practice by putting the ACM credential after your name. The next application deadline is February 15 in order to test in April-June. Get Certified Today >>>

Physician Advisor Standards of Practice and Scope of Services Announced

The Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM) releases formal standards to meet the current needs of case management, specifically, the changing and expanding Physician Advisor Role. APLCM worked collaboratively with the American Case Management Association to develop these standards. A formal announcement will be made at the ACMA/APLCM Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference on Friday, November 15 in Miami. Visit the APLCM webpage for more information. Press Release. >>>

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