Committees

Audit

Duties:
The Audit Committee is to audit the financial records of the Chapter and to submit a report of same to the Board of Directors, and to conduct such interim audits as the Board may request.

 
Chairperson:

Ryan Caldwell
Assurance Manager
RSM US LLP
1 N Old State Capitol Plaza, Ste 500
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 523-3325
ryan.caldwell@rsmus.com

 
Members:

  • Lisa Lynch

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. Complete an audit of the Chapter’s financial records by June 30.
  2. Submit the audit, along with the appropriate financial recommendations, to the President of the Board of Directors of the McMahon-Illini Chapter of HFMA no later than July 15.
  3. Perform other duties concerning Chapter financial matters as requested by the Chapter’s Board of Directors.
Certification

Duties:
The Certification Committee assists chapter members interested in obtaining certification as Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) or a Fellow (FHFMA).

 
Chairperson:

Rachelle L. Sauls, CPA
Reimbursement Manager
BJC Healthcare
4249 Clayton Ave, Ste 314
Mailstop 90-67-808
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-0330
rls5919@bjc.org

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. To advise all members of any new developments regarding the professional examinations.
  2. To assist Chapter officers in plans to recognize those members who pass the certification examinations.
Communications

Duties:
This committee combines all communication aspects of our HFMA chapter into one committee so there is continuity in our communication process. Members of this committee should also be on the Program Committee.

 
Chairperson:

Anthony Muscato
Vice President of Marketing
Creditors’ Discount & Audit Company
PO Box 213
Streator, IL 61364
tmuscato@cdac.biz

 
Blog and Job Bank Postings:

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. Gather information and create and email spams about educational programs.
    1. registration list
    2. attendee lists
    3. presentations and bio of speakers
    4. follow up program surveys
    5. CPE certificates
  2. Create and email Nominating ballots.
  3. Create and email any chapter communications needed.
  4. Develop and maintain rules for chapter communications.
  5. Provide oversight of communication content.
  6. Review overall design and organization and evaluate improvement options.
  7. Manage blog.

Webinar Liaison – works with the Program committee Webinar chair. Contacts sponsors to partner on webinars. Works with other Region 7 webinar chairs to coordinate regional webinars. Responsible for communicating membership attendance of webinars to the Program Committee.

Meeting Liaison – works with the Program committee and is the main communication person for all 4 program meetings. Updates the agenda with Speaker, Title and 2-3 pg summary. Completes a bio and other information form for each program. Print outs Meeting Agendas for the attendees for each meeting.

Founder’s Points

Duties:
The Founder’s Points Committee assists the Chapter President in accurately tracking points earned by Chapter members for the Founders Merit Award program.

 
Chairperson:

Connie Ziegler, CPA
Director of Revenue Integrity
Blessing Corporate Services
Broadway at 11th Street
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 223-8400 ext 4159
connie.ziegler@blessinghealthsystem.org

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. To assist the Chapter President in accurately tracking points earned by Chapter members for the Founders Merit Award program.
  2. To assist the Chapter President in recognizing Chapter members that have received the Follmer Bronze Award, the Reeves Silver Award, and the Muncie Gold Award annually at the Chapter’s Winter Educational Meeting.
  3. To encourage, monitor, and recognize individual volunteer involvement in HFMA functions and to encourage members to hold leadership roles within the organization.
Membership

Co-Chairperson:

Keith Bull
Director of Business Development
Anders CPAs + Advisors
800 Market St., Suite 500
St. Louis, Mo 63101
(217) 899-3454
kbull@anderscpa.com

 
Members:

  • Kara McAdam
  • Sara Palmer

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. Coordinate recruitment and retention, such that the Chapter will achieve a net growth as defined by National HFMA.
  2. Encourage all members to be involved in new member recruitment.
  3. Provide new member orientation program.
  4. Encourage new member participation in Chapter programming through free registration to first program.
  5. Introduce new members to their colleagues through distinctive name badge identifiers.
  6. Make personal contact with all non-renewing members.
  7. Send personal letter and membership service plan to all new members.
Nominating

Duties:
The Nominating Committee is to recommend nominations to the membership of Officers and the Board members for the coming year as directed by the Chapter Bylaws.

 
Chairperson:

Nikki Harper
Vice President of Revenue Cycle
Hospital Sisters Health System
4936 Laverna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
(217) 492-5877
nikki.harper@hshs.org

 
Members:

  • Laurel Davis
  • Sara Palmer
  • Jennifer Vorreyer

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. Follow the activities of the membership with a view toward determining future Chapter leadership.
  2. Contact each of the proposed candidates no later than January 31 to determine their willingness to serve.
  3. Inform the President by January 31 of the nominated slate’s willingness to serve so that tentative plans for the forth-coming year can commence.
  4. Distribute ballots to the membership early in February.
  5. Report result of election to the President in March.
  6. Report results of election of the newly elected officers and directors to the National HFMA by April 30.
Program

Chairperson:

Sara Palmer
Assistant Vice President
Commerce Bank
416 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 999-3346
sara.palmer@commercebank.com

 
Members:

  • Nikki Harper
  • Laurel Davis
  • Dawn Tuley
  • Corey Davis
  • Kara McAdam
  • Matt Ertel
  • Robert Hellman
  • Tasia Lay

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. Promote active involvement of Chapter Members in determining the nature and content of current and future educational programs.
  2. Provide timely, informative and entertaining educational topics for Chapter Members.
  3. Meet and exceed Chapter educational and financial expectations.
  4. Provide attendees with a forum to express their evaluation of program content and speakers.
  5. Plan and arrange for appropriate Chapter social activities.
  6. Develop and maintain appropriate records to meet the state’s requirement for Continuing Professional Education.
  7. Expand program content to attract other HFMA members from areas outside of finance.
Sponsorship

Chairperson:

Nikki Harper
Vice President of Revenue Cycle
Hospital Sisters Health System
4936 Laverna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
(217) 492-5877
nikki.harper@hshs.org

 
Members:

  • Jessica Yard
  • Dawn Tuley
  • Ron Snyder
  • Sara Palmer
  • Keith Bull
  • Laurel Davis
  • Robert Hellman
  • Veronica Modricker

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. To promote and coordinate the sponsorship program of the chapter.
  2. To ensure all sponsors receive the benefits due them through the program.
  3. To periodically review the sponsorship benefits and adjust accordingly.
Strategic Planning

Duties:
The Strategic Planning Committee is to formulate, implement and monitor a strategic plan for the Chapter.

 
Chairperson:

Nikki Harper
Vice President of Revenue Cycle
Hospital Sisters Health System
4936 Laverna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
(217) 492-5877
nikki.harper@hshs.org

 
Members:

  • Laurel Davis
  • Sara Palmer
  • Jennifer Vorreyer

 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. Monitor and update the existing plan using input from chapter membership.
  2. Incorporate strategic initiatives from HFMA National into the Chapter planning process.
  3. Develop an appropriate communication mechanism to inform members of revision to the plan.
  4. Meet the filing requirements established by HFMA National.

Gold and Silver Sponsors