About Northern California Chapter

Welcome to the Northern California Chapter of HFMA

We are the professional resource of choice for the healthcare financial management industry in Northern California. Our goal is to advance the cause of healthcare innovation through financial management and strategy development. We provide a platform for our members to excel by promoting personal and professional development through education, information, networking and leadership.

Our Chapter

Our Chapter has over 1,000 members, representing all parts of the healthcare industry, both public and private sectors. The Northern California Chapter has a rich history of active participation by members, sponsorship of leading educational events and conferences, and strong fellowship within its membership ranks. The Chapter is a leader in the professional development of its membership.

Member Profile/Testimonial


“It’s been a great opportunity to meet good friends and enhance current and prospective business relationships. My professional network is largely HFMA-based. I can pick up the phone and call someone I know from HFMA and get an answer or at least pointed in the right direction – that’s invaluable.

   Matt Morgan, FHFMA
   Vice President, Finance, Montage Health, Monterey, California
   Past President, HFMA Northern California Chapter
   Member since June 2000



“HFMA has enriched every aspect of my professional and personal life for over 15 years. In addition to making numerous national and local life-time friends, the educational value and career advancement opportunities have exceeded any expectation I thought possible.

HFMA has provided the networking resources and the tools to allow me to advance my professional development with large national consulting firms, as well as a small local hospital, depending upon my career and personal gains.

As a first step to anyone entering the healthcare environment, I highly recommend to start by enrolling in HFMA. For a minimal fee, you will maximize your potential.”

   Cynthia L. Denton
   Director, Admitting & Patient
   Financial Services
   Sonoma Valley Hospital
   Member since 1991

Get Involved/Volunteer

The strength of our chapter is dependent on the involvement and contributions of our members who volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise. Whether you are just starting your career in healthcare or you’re a seasoned professional, we encourage you to become actively involved and help shape the future of this chapter. There are various opportunities to help our chapter grow.

Check out the various teams, and opportunities below and sign up to volunteer! If you're interested in volunteering, please email us and include your name, contact information and volunteer position(s) you're interested in. 

Volunteer Opportunities/Chapter Committees

Brief Description Time Commitment
Promote and provide resources for chapter members who are interested in becoming Certified Financial Professionals Meets once a month
Brief Description Time Commitment
The team delivers breaking news, latest information and regulatory updates, and share healthcare compliance best practices to our members.

We utilize the chapter newsletter and website to disseminate information, and contribute newsletter articles for The Edge, the chapter newsletter.

We seek speakers for the Compliance, Regulatory and Reimbursement tracks of the Spring and Fall Conferences, and help provide online education to our members by way of webinars on healthcare compliance topics.
Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment
Brief Description Time Commitment
The Finance/Program Committee is responsible for developing and coordinating all Finance/Accounting education tracks for the annual Spring and Fall Conferences (program content, speakers) and CFO Forum (attendee registration, site arrangements and payment, and meeting follow-up).

The Finance/Program Committee will include a Chairperson and at least three other committee members.
Meets once a month
Brief Description Time Commitment
The Membership Team engages and informs members of our Chapter on how their membership can be used in many beneficial ways to further their professional talents.

The Team consists of dynamic healthcare professionals who collectively meet to discuss ideas or projects that will bring more awareness and involvement from chapter members. We also support other committees within the chapter and at the National level.

Our Membership Team would benefit from current members who are forward-thinking and innovative, especially those who are looking to get involved, network within our chapter, and have the flexibility in their schedule to do so.
Meets once a month
Brief Description Time Commitment

The team convenes once a month to plan the newsletter content, and solicit articles for publication. Team members may also be asked to attend chapter events and write an article about it.

The Edge December 2016 Newsletter

Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment
Brief Description Time Commitment
The PEAK Team strategizes ways and plans events that bring people together of all stages in their career to collaborate on new and innovative ideas in the health care industry, ask questions of each other, and hear varying perspectives on multiple solutions to a single issue.

We provide workshops for professional development at all stages in an individual’s career and facilitate an educational mentor program where industry veterans help coach and lead individuals who are new to the health care industry or new to their position (at any age).
Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment
Brief Description Time Commitment
The Region 11/Western Region Symposium is one the largest HFMA conferences after the Annual National Institute (ANI). The Region 11 Core Committee plans the Region 11/Western Region Symposium, but membership to this committee is by invitation only.

Besides the Core Committee, there are many opportunities to volunteer for the Region 11/Western Region Symposium
Opportunities for one-time or 3-6 month commitments
Brief Description Time Commitment
This team organizes the monthly online revenue cycle form/webinar. Team members will plan the education content, seek out speakers and help moderate the online sessions/discussions. Meets once a month
Brief Description Time Commitment
This team puts together the education content, review speaker proposals and seek speakers for the Revenue Cycle/Patient Access education tracks of our Spring and Fall Conferences, and roving workshops (roadshows) Meets once a month
Brief Description Time Commitment
The team consists of 2 to 3 individuals who handle negotiations with event sites (contracts, rooms, lodging, food & beverage, audiovisual requirements) for all chapter events. Provide estimates for food and beverages at major events (impacts budgets). Oversee the ordering of chapter awards for volunteers.  
Brief Description Time Commitment
Sponsorships help us to provide quality education at an affordable price to our chapter members.

We actively seek and secure Corporate and Event Sponsors, and Exhibitors for our annual Spring and Fall Conferences, and the annual Golf Tournament. We serve as the vendors' point of contact onsite and help coordinate their exhibit and logistical needs (shipping, electrical requirements, registration).

We also provide support to other teams who seek sponsors for onsite education events or workshops.
Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment
Brief Description Time Commitment
What we do:

* The Conference Teams serve as Project Managers of the annual Spring and Fall Conferences
* Share ideas on how to make a good conference better
* Set the tone for the type of education you would like to hear/or send your staff to
* Meet colleagues outside of your fish bowl
* Create and manage conference budgets

We are looking for individuals who:
• Want to practice their leadership skills in a safe environment
• Want to work with others outside of their organization
• Want to expand their normal daily activities
• Have only limited time frames in which to contribute
• Want to feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves and their own organization
• Want to have fun, establish connections and make new friends
Opportunities for one-time or 3-6 month commitments
Brief Description Time Commitment
Help us grow this pioneering and homegrown chapter event! Team members will put together the education content and seek speakers, plan the social/networking component of the event and help with event logistics. Opportunities for one-time or ongoing commitment

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