Greetings. A new year has begun and I am very excited to serve as president for our great chapter. Thank you to Jeff Mincher, our past-president, for his outstanding leadership this past year as well as the long list of our dedicated volunteers. Congratulations to the OHFMA chapter for receiving awards of excellence for education, membership growth, and certification!
Several of our chapter leaders recently attended the annual HFMA Leadership Training Conference (LTC) in San Antonio, Texas. At the conference we heard from 2015 - 2016 HFMA Chair, Melinda Hancock, FHFMA, CPA and she presented the theme GO BEYOND. This theme hit home with me as finance leaders in our current environment of change should go beyond assumptions about traditional roles and responsibilities and collaborate with others to meet industry challenges together. During this time, HFMA is also challenged to go beyond established methods of the past of learning, communications, membership composition, and educational offerings.
Becoming a volunteer is a great way to go beyond and ensure the continued success of our chapter. Volunteering provides many opportunities to work with other chapter members in various roles in healthcare finance. I encourage you to consider volunteering and am confident you will find it rewarding.
We have an exciting year ahead of us and I am surrounded by an exceptional, talented team that is committed to making OHFMA a continued success.
Thank you for allowing me the privilege to be your president for the 2015 - 2016 chapter
year. I look forward to seeing you at a future event!
Bill Clark, FHFMA, CPA