The Case Management Society of America Announces its Newly Installed 2011-2012 Board of Directors

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Exceptional case management industry leaders continue to advance CMSA's mission of advocating for patients’ wellbeing and improved health outcomes by providing professional collaboration across the healthcare continuum.

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CMSA's 2011-2012
Board of Directors

CMSA enables case management professionals to directly influence successful outcomes within evolving patient-centered models of care coordination, care transitions, primary care, and patient advocacy.

The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) recently installed its 2011-2012 Board of Directors during CMSA's 21st Annual Conference & Expo held June 14-17, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.

Mary Beth Newman, MSN, RN-BC, CMAC, CCP, CCM of Loveland, Ohio, is CMSA’s 2011-2012 President. An acknowledged “Case Management Maven,” Newman is known to be passionate about everything case management. She has been involved nationally with CMSA for several years, including serving as a CMSA National Director and its Member-at-Large. At the local chapter level, Newman was the 2005-2006 President of the Southern Ohio Valley CMSA Chapter and, in 2007, received its Excellence in Case Management Leadership Award.

"It is the honor of a lifetime to be leading CMSA -- the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary professional association representing the case management industry -- into a new era of transformed health care delivery that I consider will be the golden age of case management,” Newman said. “Through our focused strategy on education and career development, performance outcomes, industry partnerships, and public policy initiatives, CMSA enables case management professionals to directly influence successful outcomes within evolving patient-centered models of care coordination, care transitions, primary care, and patient advocacy.”

Newman began her career as a hospital staff nurse after graduating from Alfred University in 1984. After graduate studies in Gerontological Nursing, she became a case manager and now serves as the Case Management Program Manager for the Centers for Medical Excellence for WellPoint Inc., where she provides oversight and expertise for the company’s specialty transplant case management program for a 14-state region representing 33 million covered lives.

Other members of CMSA’s 2011-2012 Board of Directors include:

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Teri Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CCM, CCP    
Holbrook, Mass.

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Nancy Skinner, RN-BC, CCM    
Whitwell, Tenn.

SECRETARY
Betty Overbey, RN-BC, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, CRP, MSCC
Glen Allen, Va.

TREASURER
Jose Alejandro, RN-BC, MSN, MBA, CCM, FACHE
Plantation, Fla.

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Laura Bachrach, RN, BSN, MSL, CCM, CLL    
Tempe, Ariz.

DIRECTORS

Kathleen Fraser, RN, MHA, CCM, CRRN    
Barker, Texas

Connie Keene, RN, BSN, CCM, CBIS    
Lawton, Mich.

Becky Perez, RN, BSN, CCM    
High Ridge, Mo.

Carol Smith, RN-BC, MSN
Payson, Ariz.

Cristina Walter, MS, RN-BC, CCM, CCP    
Fairfield, Ohio

CHAIR, CHAPTER PRESIDENTS’ COUNCIL
Cathy Campbell, RN-BSN, MBA, CHC, FACHE
Dallas, Texas

About the Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, and establishing standards to advance the profession. It is based in Little Rock, Ark., and serves more than 20,000 members/subscribers and over 70 affiliate and pending chapters. Since its inception, CMSA has been at the forefront of setting professional standards for the industry, which allows for the highest level of efficiency and integrity, as well as developing national and local leaders who are recognized for their practice and professional excellence. For more information, visit http://www.cmsa.org, connect with CMSA on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @CMSANational.

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