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Message from the President

I am honored and privileged to be taking over the helm of the New Jersey chapter of HFMA. It has been great working with Heather Weber for the last year as her President Elect. She has been a great teacher and under her direction the New Jersey Chapter had a fantastic year!

We are so fortunate to have so many engaged members in our chapter but there is always room for more participation, after all its one of the things that makes the New Jersey Chapter stand out. If you are new to the Chapter take a look at page 15 Who’s Who in Chapter Committees, it’s a great place to start your journey in our chapter. We offer many monthly meetings on many select areas of Healthcare Finance, the best part of these meetings for me was always the round table discussion, it’s a great place to solve current issues you might be having, it’s also a great place to meet colleagues and make new friends. Many of these meetings take place via conference call and there is no charge to join the call, bring a friend share the value of HFMA. If you’re not a newbie be sure to welcome the new members to your meetings.

The one area we and many of our sister chapters had difficulty with this year was our membership numbers, with the consolidation of the Healthcare arena it is only natural that our membership might drop. We have great plans to engage other areas of the Healthcare Finance arena in the coming year. We have had a longstanding partnership with HIMSS and have reached out to MGMA; additionally our Membership committee is working on some special events to attract new careerists. So, yes, I am very excited to be at the helm, if all goes well perhaps our membership will grow in a time when that is not the trend.

In closing I want to thank our all of the Committee Chairs, Co-chairs, Board Members and Sponsors, what’s the saying? It takes a Village? Without all of us working as a team we could not succeed. The chapter is here for you, the member, please reach out to myself or one of the other officers or board members with your comments, we are always looking to improve the chapter and provide more for our members. We thank you for your support.

Daniel Willis