The American Case Management Association Announces the Addition of Two Industry Leaders to the Organization's Executive Team

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The organization is the largest national, non-profit, professional membership association supporting the ever-growing and complex case management and transitions of care practice.

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ACMA membership has grown every year since inception – and the practice of Case Management and Transitions of Care has only grown to be more complex and demanding. Brian and Marlene will be part of ACMA’s continued goal to provide what our members need.

The American Case Management Association (ACMA), a professional membership organization for nurses, social workers, physician leaders and other professionals in case management and transitions of care practice, announces the addition of two new members to its executive team. Brian Van Norman, CAE, has been named as Senior Vice President, and Marlene Bober, MHA, ACM-RN, will serve as Vice President of Practice Development.

As Senior Vice President, Brian will oversee the organization’s membership services, chapter relations, meeting/event management and public policy.

As Vice President of Practice Development, Marlene will be responsible for ACMA’s ongoing external partnerships/initiatives, standards of practice, certification services, and all professional practice content for conferences, education, simulation training and publications.

“The added expertise of Brian and Marlene to our executive team will strengthen our strategic planning and our services for ACMA’s membership,” said Greg Cunningham, ACMA Founder and CEO. “ACMA membership has grown every year since inception – and the practice of Case Management and Transitions of Care has only grown to be more complex and demanding. Brian and Marlene will be part of ACMA’s continued goal to provide what our members need in our standards, services, advocacy and educational content.”

About Brian Van Norman
With more than 20 years of experience, Brian began his career as a Program Manager for Student Affairs with the American Academy of Family Physicians. He later served as Executive Director for Hotel Brokers International, Executive Director for Children’s Miracle Network at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Director of Chapter Relations and Membership for twelve years with the American Public Works Association in Kansas City and most recently the Chief Membership Development Officer with Shriners International, a 200,000 member organization.

Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and leadership from Southern Nazarene University and is a Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives.

“Brian brings something I specifically looked for in a candidate – an undeniable understanding and commitment to an association’s mission,” said Cunningham. “He understands that ACMA was created for our members and should remain driven to serve their professional practice needs. We look forward to working with him and continuing our service-based mission.”

About Marlene Bober
With more than 20 years of experience as an Executive Nurse Leader, Marlene’s career includes management roles in medical-surgical and oncology patient care, epidemiology/infection control, and quality and utilization management. She has served as Director of Nursing, Director of Clinical Informatics, and Administrator for Enterprise Care Management where she had accountability for the integration of all acute care management strategies for the Illinois-based Advocate Healthcare system. Her most recent role was that of Vice President for Integrated Care Management for Advocate Aurora Health Care’s 500 sites of care and 27 hospitals.

Marlene earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science in Health Services degree from the University of St. Francis. She has also earned a certificate of executive management and project management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“Marlene has a wealth of knowledge in case management, value-based care and strategic planning,” Cunningham said. “It will be her role to ensure ACMA’s Case Management and Transitions of Care standards of practice are represented in our products and services as well as lead external partners and content experts in helping define our future practice. She will have a great positive impact on our organization and members.”

About ACMA
The American Case Management Association (ACMA) is the largest non-profit, professional membership association, for Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals. Founded in 1999, ACMA is comprised of more than 9,000 members nationwide, including nurses, social workers, physicians and other professionals affiliated with case management and transitions of care and over 40,000 educational subscribers. Through research data, educational products and conferences, advocacy and networking events ACMA provides its members with numerous opportunities to develop their skills, grow in their profession and influence public policy. For more information, visit [http://www.acmaweb.org.

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