Colorado Joins the American Case Management Association as the Organization’s Newest Chapter

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Case managers and transition of care professionals elected to serve on the inaugural board of directors for the Colorado chapter

Sr. Director of Case Management, UCHealth

Amanda Anthony, DNP, ACNS-BC, CCNS

The American Case Management Association (ACMA), a professional membership organization for nurses, social workers, physician leaders and other professionals in the case management and transitions of care practice, recently announced Colorado as its newest chapter. The following professionals were elected this week to serve on the inaugural board of directors for the Colorado chapter.

President: Amanda Anthony, DNP, ACNS-BC, CCNS, Sr. Director of Case Management, UCHealth; President-elect: Diane Kennedy, MSW, MHA, LCSW, ACM, Director Case Management, The Medical Center of Aurora; Treasurer: Amanda Mezger, MSN, MSBA, RN, NE-BC, ACM, Director, Case Management, UCHealth; Secretary: Catherine Mlnarik, MSN, RN, CMAC, Director Case Management, Valley View Hospital; and Members-at-large: Tracy Pencar, MSN, ACM-RN, Nurse Manager Care Management, UCHealth; Rhonda Rife, RN, BSN, Registered Nurse, UCHealth; and Mary Scott, RN, MS, ACM-RN, Interim Director Case Management, City of Hope National Medical Center.

“Being elected by my peers and serving as president on the founding board of directors for the ACMA Colorado Chapter is an honor,” said Anthony. “Case management is a powerful and unique discipline—one that should be at the forefront of our ever-changing healthcare landscape. We have a unique story to tell about the undeniable contributions we make to the organizations we serve and to the patients we care for. I’m looking forward to using my skill set and experience to lead our team, set a strategic vision and influence change to assist in the function and success of case management.”

Providing three continuing education credits, ACMA’s Colorado Chapter hosted its first business meeting in May in Aroura with more than 50 attendees.

“ACMA’s continued growth validates a shared vision and purpose in the support of case management and transitions of care practitioners,” said Angie Roberson, ACMA President. “We look forward to supporting Colorado’s growth and success.”

ACMA has 32 state chapters that provide enhanced networking and educational opportunities at the local and state level in addition to numerous benefits from national membership. These benefits include opportunities for continuing education credits, online communities for peer-to-peer networking, publications to stay abreast of news and solutions, national conferences, discounts and more. Every ACMA chapter also hosts an annual chapter conference that brings case managers from across the state and national-level speakers to one location.

For more information, visit http://www.acmaweb.org.

About ACMA:
Founded in 1999, the American Case Management Association (ACMA) is the largest national, non-profit, professional membership association, which strives to provide resources, solutions and support for Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals. ACMA is comprised of more than 9,000 members nationwide, including nurses, social workers, physicians and other professionals affiliated with case management and over 31,000 educational subscribers. Through a variety of educational conferences and networking events at both the state and national level, ACMA provides its members with numerous opportunities to develop their skills, grow in their profession and learn from the experiences and practices of fellow members. For more information, visit http://www.acmaweb.org.

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