The Central Ohio Chapter of HFMA is currently 1,500+ members strong, which reflects a 58% growth from just three short years ago! The progression and energy of this Chapter is extraordinary. I am honored to serve as your President of this remarkable Chapter for the 2023-2024 Association year. My goal is to continue the incredible momentum of volunteer and member engagement our Chapter continues to experience.
“There is no magic in Magic, it’s all in the details.” – Walter Elias Disney
Details may not be what most recognize during educational programs and networking opportunities for our members. From developing strategic objectives, to cultivating member engagement, communicating the value of membership, and developing innovative approaches to assist our members with their professional needs, the Central Ohio HFMA volunteer leaders are here to serve you, our members. The volunteers of this organization make every effort to provide enhanced educational hours, sought after networking settings, enjoyable atmospheres, and support diverse connections with smiles and laughter at each professional opportunity. A professional organization may not be pictured in this manner, but the Central Ohio Chapter of HFMA has created a different professional organization. This organization continues to generate life-long friends and a professional “home” for many.
As the Central Ohio Chapter of HFMA embarks on the new Association year, we have several member experiences to look towards in the coming months including our New Member Reception to celebrate our newest members in August, our elegant Holiday Gala in December, our Women in Leadership Conference to occur during Women’s History Month in March 2024, and our Spring Conference rounding out the Association year in May of 2024. Each member experience requires its own set of details and many hours of volunteer behind-the-scenes, magic. The Central Ohio Chapter continues to need your support, both in all stages of execution of the events through volunteers and business partners as well as our members participating in the professional opportunities developed.
If you are interested in serving your Chapter in any way, a number of micro to macro ways to support the efforts are available. Visit our Central Ohio Volunteer Opportunities page to find out more! From Student opportunities to Early Careerist, and even Community Service opportunities, our Chapter has something for everyone.
The necessary ingredients to create an environment considered successful at the end of the day are organized by our enthusiastic and committed volunteers. Our wonderful business partners financially support the Chapter leader vision, and our members bring the events to life. For that, we are extremely grateful for our business partner sponsorship and our member engagement. Special gratitude to our most recent and transformational leader, Christine Aucreman, for her significant guidance with Chapter year 2022-2023.
To all our legacy members, thank you for continuing down this path with us. For our newest members, welcome to what I hope you will find your membership provides rich educational content and filled with an amazing group of professionals to make part of your own personal network. And to all the current and soon-to-be volunteers, thank you tremendously for your dedication. Let’s make this Association year one to remember, together!
Lauree Handlon, MHA, RHIA, CRCR, CCS, CSAF, FAHIMA, FHFMA
Central Ohio HFMA Chapter President
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