Message from the President

Hello New Jersey HFMA Chapter members!

As the incoming President of our Chapter I'd first like to congratulate our immediate past President Dan Willis on an outstanding year under his leadership. Select highlights from our Chapter's recently concluded fiscal year include the following:

  • Over 100 Chapter events
  • Over 18,000 education hours
  • Sister Mary Gerald Bronze Award – Excellence for Education
  • Five (5) Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards

Our current New Jersey Chapter leadership team started its new fiscal year with certain officers, Board members and committee chairs attending HFMA's National Leadership Training Conference in Arizona in late April. HFMA's National theme this year is "Where Passion Meets Purpose."

Thereafter in late May our current New Jersey Chapter leadership team, including officers, Board members, committee chairs and co-chairs held its annual full day Chapter leadership retreat at the New Jersey Hospital Association. During this full day retreat we identified new goals and initiatives and looked at how we continue developing and implementing those from previous years.

Our goals this year include the following:

  • Continue creating education opportunities for members through live sessions and webinars
  • Increase networking opportunities with ideas from all members and all age generations
  • A newly combined Marketing and Communications Committee
  • A succession plan initiative designed to help identify and mentor future Chapter leaders

Now, I'd like to thank this year's officers, Board members, committee chairs, co-chairs and committee members for volunteering their time, hard work and efforts to the Chapter and assisting me as your New Jersey Chapter President.

We have a fantastic Chapter comprised of many outstanding and talented members. As President I encourage everyone to consider how you may get more involved with the Chapter; whether through a committee, activity or networking event. I have always enjoyed meeting other Chapter members and working collaboratively together while also developing friendships.

Early Summer issue of the Garden State Focus (available on our website) has a complete listing of our Chapter's 2017-2018 leadership team, which includes everyone's name, photo, Chapter position, employer and email address. Please feel free to contact any of our Chapter leaders with questions or how to get more involved.

Let's all work together and contribute to making 2017-2018 a terrific year for the NJ Chapter!

Best regards,

Scott J. Mariani, JD