Southern California
Southern California

Welcome to the Southern California Chapter

Chapter Information

Southern California Chapter (est. 2002)

Represents Case Management professionals who reside and/or work in the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ACMA provides:
Benchmarking & Research

Chapter Achievements
2020 March Madness Tournament Winner
2017 Chapter of Merit

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

Get Involved!
The Chapter is always looking for members who are interested to serve in the following committees:
Membership (membershipcommittee.socalacma@gmail.com)

Watch out for opportunities as well to serve on the Chapter Board!

Please email the Chapter President for more details on being part of this exciting and helpful professional organization. To learn more, just contact us.

Click HERE to visit our:Facebook page.

Annual Meeting

SoCal ACMA would like to thank everyone who made our 17th Annual (2021) and 1st Virtual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference!

Join us next year (March 5, 2022) in Funner, CA!
It is planned for an in-person event.

2021 Speakers and Topics:

Lessons Learned: 2018 California CAMP Fire and Beyond
Joy Todd
Manager of Patient Centered Care, Chico Hospitalist Group

Legislative and Public Policy Update: Implications for Case Management
Pat Blaisdell, FACHE
California Hospital Association

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable During COVID: Homeless, Facilities and Children

Caryn Sumek, MPH
Vice-President, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties

Delilah Dees, BSN, RN-BC, PHN, CCM
Clinical Care Coordinator, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Jaime Garcia
Regional VP Los Angeles, Hospital Association of Southern CA

Keven Porter
Regional VP, Hospital Association of Southern CA

Fighting the Good Fight: Evolving Role of UM
Marvin Mitchell, MBA, BSN, RN, 
Director, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital

Resiliency Boosters
Keith Doram, MD, MBA, FACP, FAPWH, WCC
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University

2020 SoCal ACMA Chapter Annual Conference



The California Chapters (SoCal and NorCal) of ACMA would like to thank everyone who made our 2021 Meet and Greet Event at the National Conference in Orlando a success!

ACMA SoCAL would like to thank everyone who made our 2020 Post-Conference Apps (Appetizers) and Chats a success!
Please click link below for pictures:

2020 ACMA SoCAL Post-Conference Apps & Chats

*Due to the pandemic being experienced across the globe, events as such will take place virtually. Please check our calendar for our "Connect and Chat" and "Connect for Wellness".

Apps and Chats

SoCal ACMA's Membership Networking Event!
Come meet other practicing case managers, social workers, physicians and other CM support roles in your area while enjoying free Hors d'oeuvres.

We honor Nurses, Social Workers, physicians and other disciplines who are active in the Case Management Profession. Please join American Case Management Association Southern Califorinia Chapter on (TBD) for happy hour. There are four area venues, all having appetizers and non alcoholic drinks available with a cash bar if you would like. We hope to see you at one of the locations for appetizers and chat with other Case Management Professionals!

Non-members are welcome to attend but are expected to complete membership application at the event sites.

*Professional networking for practicing case managers, social workers and physicians only at this event. NO soliciting will be allowed. Contact 501-902-2262 for sponsor or exhibiting opportunities.

ACMA Southern CA would like to thank everyone who made our first Apps & Chats at the National Conference in Seattle a success!

Please click link below for pictures:
2019 ACMA SoCA Apps & Chats at the National Conference in Seattle

It's time to celebrate NURSES!

Please join SoCal ACMA in celebrating 2021 National Nurses Week with a Night of Music and Networking on May 12, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm PST.


SoCal ACMA would like to wish our Nurse Members a "Happy Nurses Week" and say a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to these valuable case management professionals for all the tireless, hard work they do! They continue to emerge as one of the heroes during this challenging times of fighting the COVID19 pandemic.

National Nurses Week History per the American Nurses Association begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event (nursingworld.org, 2017) .

Let's all remember to show our appreciation to our Nurse Members and help celebrate the week!


The COVID19 pandemic is making it impossible for our chapter to safely host an in-person educational events such as Dine and Learn. But it will not stop your Education Committee either to bring you great speakers who can present on timely and important topics. Please check our calendar of events for our "Connect and Learn".

2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in San Diego

Marina Village
2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in Los Angeles

Almansor Court

Cultural Diversity and Ethics
Speaker: Viki Kind

We are in a unique profession as we focus both on the decisions and care within the healthcare setting as well as how the person will do in the short-term and long-term at home. Our practice is enhanced when we have greater insight into and respect for the person’s culture, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. Attendees will learn how to do an ethnographic interview, how diversity within and across cultures affects decision making, and how our own perspective may be influencing our practice.

Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!

-ACMA SoCA's Educational Event.
2018 Dine and Learn in San Diego
2018 Dine and Learn in Los Angeles


Join Us On Social Media

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Join our private Facebook Group to connect to case management professionals in your area, discuss important topics related to case management and transitions of care, find resources, stay on top of chapter and national events, and more.

ACMA Announcements
The Association of Physician Leadership (APLCM), in conjunction with the American Case Management Association (ACMA), announces the creation of the Care Management Physician Certification (CMPC). Designed specifically for physician advisors and leaders in health delivery system care management, the CMPC addresses a growing need to educate and credential physicians working within care management. Learn about CMPC >>>
ACMA is now accepting presentation proposals for all 2022 conferences, including both chapter and national conferences. Presentations must be submitted by Monday, August 2, 2021. Submit Your Presentation Now >>>
The American Case Management Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene Bober, MHA, ACM-RN to Senior Vice President. Bober joined ACMA as Vice President of Practice Development in January of last year, leading ACMA’s certification services, oversight of the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM), the Transitions of Care Standards of Practice and served as a clinical resource for content development. At the onset of the pandemic, Ms. Bober was instrumental in developing vital resources and tools for case management professionals to help educate practitioners in the areas of legislative updates, COVID-19 protocols, emergency preparedness and self-care. Read More >>>
ACMA's podcast dedicated to case management and transitions of care professionals began its second season on March 16, 2021. Care Transitions Today brings together thought leaders from around the country for frank, meaningful conversations about contemporary issues facing case managers. Season one is currently available on all major podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes from season two. Learn more about Care Transitions Today.>>>
ACMA is proud to announce the election of three new members to our National Board of Directors. Join us in welcoming Matthew Chappell, LCSW, ACM-SW, Jay Larrosa, MSN, PHN, RN-BC, ACM-RN and Jacqueline Moore, MSW, LCSW-C, RN, ACM-SW. Thank you to each of the candidates who were willing to run for election. ACMA continues to be fortunate in having many qualified professionals who can and are willing to volunteer their leadership expertise. Read the Full Press Release >>>
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. Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC) validates the competency of case management administrators, managers and aspiring leaders and promotes professional practice standards. If you are not yet certified, we encourage you to apply and enhance your professional practice by putting a credential after your name. The application deadline is August 15 in order to test in October-December 2021. ACM >>> CMAC >>>
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