Little Rock, AR - (June 2004) - Sherry Aliotta, RN, BSN, CCM of Huntington Beach, CA, took office as the 14th President of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), an international organization of over 8,000 members and the only non-profit 501 (c)(6), multi-disciplinary, professional association dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession. Aliotta took office at CMSA's annual conference, held June 15-19, in Nashville, TN.###
Having served as a frontline case manager and Director of Case Management, Aliotta has 15-plus years' experience in the field, including home health, indemnity/self-insured, Medicare and Medicaid managed care, workers' compensation, hospital, and provider groups. As President and CEO of S.A. Squared, Inc., she serves as an independent consultant to clients throughout the country in the development and/or implementation of numerous case management programs.
"The evidence that is needed to truly demonstrate the value of case management is mounting," says Aliotta, "and the ability to measure creates the opportunity for growth and improvement. I feel we are on the crest of a great wave of case management growth and interest based upon our ability to demonstrate our value, and I believe we will be given a 'seat at the table' where serious healthcare system challenges are addressed. We will be a part of the solution!"
Along with Aliotta, CMSA welcomed new officers for its 2004-2005 Board of Directors at the Nashville meeting:
Sherry Aliotta, RN, BSN, CCM, Huntington Beach, CA - President
Susan A. Rogers, RN, BSN, CCM, Overland Park, KS - President-Elect
Margaret (Margie) Chu, RN, BSN, MPA, RN,C, CCM, CPHQ, East Williston, NY - Vice President
Connie Commander, RN, CCM, ABDA, CPUR, Pearland, TX - Secretary
Pat Orchard, BSN, MEd, MSHA, CCM, CHCE, CHE, Brigantine, NJ - Treasurer
Anne Llewellyn, RN,C, BHSA, CCM, CRRN, CEAC, Plantation, FL - Immediate Past President
Jeff Frater, RN, BSN, CCM, Redding, CA - Member-at-Large and Director
Jeanne Boling, MSN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, Little Rock, AR - Executive Director
Michael Demoratz, MSW, LCSW, CCM, PhD, Orange, CA - Director
Carol Gleason, MM, RN, CRRN, CCM, LRC, Marblehead, MA - Director
Margaret (Peggy) Leonard, MS, RN,C, FNP, CM, Tarrytown, NY - Director
Nancy Skinner, RN, CCM, Whitwell, TN - Director
Rebecca Perez, RN, CCM, CPUR, CPUM, St. Louis, MO - Chapter Presidents' Council Representative
About Case Management Society of America
Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, and establishing standards to advance the profession. It is based in Little Rock, AR, and serves more than 20,000 members/subscribers and 70 affiliate and pending chapters. Since its inception, CMSA has been at the forefront of setting professional standards for the industry, which allows for the highest level of efficiency and integrity, as well as developing national and local leaders who are recognized for their practice and professional excellence. For more information on CMSA, call CMSA at (501) 225-2229 or go to www.cmsa.org.