Metropolitan Philadelphia Leadership

OFFICERS

Al Deana
President
Retired, former Partner at Baker Tilly

Edward Coyle
President-Elect
Trinity Health

Bill Cogliano
Vice President
Cooper University Health Care

Sara Smith
Treasurer
KPMG, LLP

Kasandrah Garnes
Secretary
Novartis

Board Members

Betsy DuffyJoe ScargleMindy Kilroy
BreAnn MeadowsKristen Alwine Nicole Orange
Catherine EhrmanKristen Weetencamp Stephanie Fischer
Danielle LaBraicoMichael DiLucaSteven Honeywell

 

Committee Chairs

Certification CommitteeNetworking Committee
Ann Saputelli – Certification ChairHarry Quinn – Networking Chair
Mentor CommitteeSponsorship Committee
Kasandrah Garnes – Mentor ChairJoe Scargle – Sponsorship Chair
Communications CommitteeFounders Points Committee
Michael DiLuca – Communications ChairEdward Coyle – Founders Points Chair
Community Outreach CommitteeBy-Laws Committee
Carol Primavera Paris – Community Outreach ChairBill Cogliano – By-Laws Chair
Membership Engagement / Volunteer Committee 
Danielle LaBraico – Fall Institute Chair  

Events Committees

Program CommitteeRevenue Cycle Committee
Catherine Ehrman – Program ChairMindy Kilroy – Revenue Cycle Chair
Women’s HER Event CommitteeProfessional Development Committee
Betsy Duffy – Women’s Event ChairJacob Rubin – Professional Development Chair
Post‐Acute Care CommitteeHealthcare 101
Tom Morse – Post-Acute Care ChairJulia Cascerceri – Healthcare 101 Chair
Fall Institute CommitteeSpring Institute Committee
Danielle LaBraico – Fall Institute ChairNicole Orange – Spring Institute Chair
Physician CommitteeData Analytics Committee
Steven Honeywell – Physician ChairBill Cogliano – Data Analytics Chair
Reimbursement CommitteeAccounting and Auditing Committee
Adam Flade – Reimbursement ChairJeremy Schwartz – Accounting and Auditing Chair

It has been a wonderful experience serving as the President of the Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter of HFMA for 2021-2022, we have so many talented, dedicated and passionate chapter volunteers. It has been a true pleasure meeting and networking with our members and sponsors, working with our board, committees and other leaders on chapter planning and attending our virtual and in-person events throughout the chapter year. Our chapter year runs from June 1 to May 31 and it has been a successful one with the return to in-person education and social events. Today’s HFMA has more than 83,000 members strong and our Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter has approximately 2,000 members.

On Friday March 18, 2022, our chapter held our annual Spring Institute, our first in-person education event in nearly two years, at the Bellevue Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Thank you to Danielle LaBraico and Nicole Orange for planning a great event. It was an excellent day of education and networking for our members and all that attended appreciated the opportunity to connect and network with friends, colleagues and peers. We had close to 250 members attend this amazing event, which featured presentations from key Philadelphia healthcare leaders, including Dr. Brian Nester, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Nicholas Barcellona, CFO of Temple University Health System, Calvin Knowlton, CEO of Tabula Rasa HealthCare and many others.

We are often asked how is our chapter organized and how can one get more involved.  Our chapter has five officers, President, President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, and 12 board members. We are fortunate to have such an active Past President group that attends our events, participates in event planning and is always there for guidance and support. Thank you to Anne Del Pizzo and Mike Rossi for agreeing to serve on the newly formed Past President Council. We also have core and support committees, including Program, Membership Engagement/Volunteer, Communications, Certification, Sponsorship, Community Outreach, Mentorship and Social/Networking. We also have several education committees that plan our eight to ten educations events throughout the chapter year and as you can see below these groups have been busy. All committees are comprised of several healthcare professionals, including chair, committee members and volunteers. Thank you to all of our chapter leaders and volunteers for your energy, creativity and dedication throughout the chapter year. We are a 100% volunteer organization.

We encourage all of our members to get involved in a committee or volunteer to assist with our events. Our chapter continues to embrace “Bolder. Brighter. Better.”, which is the theme developed by 2021-2022 Association National Chair, Tammie Jackson, FHFMA, CHFP. Please join me in working together to help shape our chapter and the Association for years to come. If you have any interest in becoming a volunteer, please reach out to me or the volunteer committee. If interested, please reach out to [email protected].

Your Chapter leaders continue to be busy preparing for our upcoming spring and summer calendar of events, which includes both virtual and in-person events and a balance of social and educational events. Please join us at our upcoming education and networking events, including:

  • Virtual Data & Analytics Seminar, April 28, 2022 – please register for this event –
  • In-person Women’s Event at the Fitler Club in Philadelphia, May 12, 2022 – please register for this event –
  • Virtual Accounting and Auditing (A&A) Update, May 19, 2022 – CVent registration invite will be circulated shortly
  • In-person Golf Outing at Paxon Hollow and Spa Day, May 26, 2022 – CVent registration invite will be circulated in the upcoming weeks
  • Virtual Post-Acute Care Seminar, June 9, 2022 – CVent registration invite will be circulated in the upcoming weeks
  • In-person Healthcare 101 at KPMG LLP, June 23, 2022  – CVent registration invite will be circulated in the upcoming weeks
  • In-person Year-end Happy Hour, June 23, 2022 – CVent registration invite will be circulated in the upcoming weeks, we are looking forward to bringing back this popular social and networking event and having our Healthcare 101 attendees join us for this celebration
  • In-person Shore Happy Hour at the Deauville Inn, August 6, 2022 – CVent registration invite will be circulated in the upcoming weeks, we are excited to host this event again building on the success of last year’s inaugural event

One of the added benefits of your HFMA all-access membership subscription is that there is no additional cost to pursue HFMA’s certification programs (previously, some of these certifications cost in excess of $500), simply log in at hfma.org and click My eLearning at the top of the page and surf around the site – there’s an enhanced user experience, including better course organization and easier navigation. HFMA’s certifications demonstrates your qualifications to senior management, co-workers, and the industry— highlighting your commitment to the profession and maintaining up-to-date skills and knowledge. There are several HFMA certifications, including Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP™) and Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR).  We encourage our members to consider pursuing an HFMA certification.

As always, thank you so much for all that everyone contributes to our great chapter. Our chapter’s success is based on the collective efforts of our volunteers, so many generously give their time and talents to support our great chapter. I would love to hear from you with any feedback on how we can make our chapter work for you!

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