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].
Marc Scher, CPA
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