Greater Illinois HFMA Members –
It is such an exciting time for all of us as we embark on our inaugural year as the Greater Illinois HFMA Chapter. I must first thank all of those who came before me to bring these two legacy chapters, McMahon-Illini & Southern Illinois, together. I’m confident the foundation of these chapters and past leaders will serve as a recipe for success as we move forward.
I have been a member of this chapter since 2016 and took on the role of committee volunteer shortly after. Taking that small step to join the chapter Membership and Program committee put me on a path for which I am so thankful. I would encourage each and everyone one of you to consider getting more involved in our chapter, whether that’s a formal volunteer position or simply attending an event and getting to know other members. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or another chapter leader to discuss.
Chapter leaders attended the HFMA Leadership Training Conference (LTC) in San Antonio, TX to learn more about our roles and how to make our new chapter successful. We then held a chapter planning meeting in June in Collinsville, IL where we shared with the other board and committee members what we were able to accomplish, what we have on the horizon, and work together to plan for the future of our chapter. This was a great time to network and learn from each other.
Thank you to our sponsors for continuing to support us through the years. It is your support that allows us to continue to put on our events providing education content to our Chapter as well as networking opportunities. We could not do this without you, and we appreciate you!
Kara McAdam, MBA, CHFP
President, Greater Illinois