Southern California Awards

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recognizes that its strength lies in volunteers, who contribute their time, ideas, and energy to serve the healthcare industry, their profession, and one another. Active participation in HFMA at the national, regional and/or chapter levels provides members with numerous opportunities for professional development, information, networking, and advocacy. Established in 1960, the Founders Merit Award Series acknowledges the contributions made by HFMA members. These awards are part of a merit-rating plan in which specific activities are assigned a range of point values.


The William G. Follmer Bronze Award is awarded after an individual has earned 25 (formerly 100) member points. This award is named after William G. Follmer, who is credited with the creation of the American Association of Hospital Accountants (AAHA) (now HFMA).

The Robert H. Reeves Silver Award is awarded to an individual who has earned 50 (formerly 200) total member points. Reeves, an organizing member of the AAHA, was elected president of AAHA in 1956 and was instrumental in creating the structure of AAHA.

The Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award is presented to a member who has earned a total of 75 (formerly 300) member points. This award honors Frederick T. Muncie, an organizing member of the AAHA, and the first president of the association (1947-1949). Muncie also assisted in the organization of the first AAHA chapter (First Illinois).

The Founders Medal of Honor was added in 1986 and is conferred by nomination of the Chapter Board of Directors. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has been actively involved in HFMA for at least three years after earning the Muncie Gold Award, has provided significant service at the chapter, regional and/or national level in at least two of those years, and remains a member in good standing. A chapter may nominate members for this award at any time during the year.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Chapter Founders Points Chair, Brad Nielsen via email. Questions can also be directed to HFMA Chapter Relations at (800) 252-4362 or email [email protected].

Ira Alexander

George Colman

Christopher Kinsey

James Stewart

Robert Boullon

Sam King

Christopher Kinsey

David Schinderle

Lisa Wada

Marc Scher, CPA

Genevieve Nelwann

Brian J Mattson

NOVUS – Gold

California Business Bureau – Silver

Progressive Management Systems – Silver

Argus Medical Management  Bronze

Cirius Group – Bronze

HCFS, Inc. – Bronze

Medical Data Systems – Bronze

RelayHealth – Bronze

Stephenson, Acquisto & Colman – Bronze

Toyon Associates, Inc. – Bronze

Triage Consulting Group – Bronze

Turning Point Revenue Cycle Solutions – Bronze

Xtend Healthcare – Bronze

Frank Matricardi, DrPH, MPH – President-Elect

Jim Moynihan, FHFMA, MBA – Immediate Past President & Fall Conference Chair

Lynn Otani – Vice President, Program Planning Chair

Brian Mattson – Treasurer & Student Membership

Robert Heinemeier – Secretary

Steve Blake, FHFMA, CPA – Chapter Advisor & Link Committee Chair

Eric Delgado, FHFMA – Director & CFO Roundtable Chair

Robert Rivas, CHFP – Certification Chair

Gretchen Works – Director & Membership Chair

Kathi Athey – Director & Website Coordinator

Paul Bouganim – Director & Government Programs Chair

Erin Quillen – Director & Networking/Social Committee

Joe Perry – Director & Educational Outreach Committee

Kiet Lam – Director & Revenue Cycle Committee

Lisa Wada – DCMS Coordinator

Christopher Hapak – Legislative Chair

Stephen David, CPA – Long Term Care Committee

Lori Kuwahara – Member Contact

Genevieve Nelwan – Newsbrief Chair

James Cummings – Sponsorship Committee

Victoria Morgan, FHFMA – Fall Conference/Symposium

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