Region 8 Leadership

Since the inception of the Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Chapter Excellence in 1980 – the highest award for a chapter – HFMA bestowed that award on Region 8 chapters 7 times!  The bar for excellence is high in Region 8, and that is why as its leaders, we are committed to continuous improvement and service to chapters. Regional Executives are elected into a three-year track by Chapter leaders and work together as a leadership team across the region to insure that all chapters are connected to the resources they need to lead the financial management of healthcare.  The RE team also chairs the Mid America Summer Institute planning committee.

Meet the 2023-2024 RE Team!

Jean Nyberg,
HFMA Region 8 RE I, 2023-2024
Partner, FORVIS

“HFMA means learning and networking to me. My experiences with HFMA have helped develop me as a leader, and I have met so many great people throughout the years through HFMA”

Geoff Knobloch, CPA, CGMA
HFMA Region 8 RE II, 2023-2024
Partner in Charge, Healthcare Services, Eide Bailly LLP

“HFMA is a great point of connection for learning, networking, and professional development. It has provided meaningful relationships at local and regional levels, and access to a professional and technical network nationally. The association has helped me grow in my career and build confidence in my work in the healthcare industry.”

Abbey Stangl, CPA, MBA, FHFMA
HFMA Region 8 RE III, 2023-2024
Chief Financial Officer, Cass Health

In an industry where we live in a state of constant change, HFMA has provided me with an invaluable network of peers and educational resources that I can use to navigate through uncertainty and find a path forward. In volunteering at state, regional, and national levels, I have also been afforded the opportunity to grow and develop in my leadership skills, helping me both personally and professionally build my skill set. The connections with my HFMA peers have developed into lifelong friendships, for which I will be forever grateful!

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