Little Rock, AR - CMSA announced today that Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, has accepted the position of Associate Executive Director. Her role will be to assist the CMSA Board and Association members in the development and implementation of an advanced educational strategic plan and support the Board in the development of legislative initiatives. She will also assist the Executive Director, Jeanne Boling, MSN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM in moving the association forward in bringing advanced care management strategies to the nation’s largest Case Management Association – currently serving approximately 9,000 members. Cheri Lattimer and Jeanne Boling will work together to effectively plan and implement a smooth transition as Ms. Lattimer becomes Executive Director in 2007. Jeanne Boling will remain on staff following the transition, and will represent the organization as a CMSA Ambassador.###
Ms. Lattimer was formerly with Health Integrated, Inc. where she served as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Services. She was responsible for the Company's product development, integration and consulting services. Ms. Lattimer has over 30-years of experience in all areas of the healthcare industry ranging from hands-on medical care to executive leadership positions in the managed care industry. This experience set the basis for becoming a national figure in the advanced care management integration movement. This new model of care supports members and providers alike, in attaining care options and assisting consumers in developing healthcare self-managing skills.
"We are excited about having Cheri working with us. The depth and breadth of her care management knowledge will be an invaluable asset as we embrace the full continuum of care management strategies and practitioners to lead us from past successes to future significance," stated Sherry Aliotta, RN, BSN, CCM, President of CMSA.
"It is an exciting time in health care – As case managers, our focus is towards patient advocacy, safety, treatment adherence and collaborative practice at all levels of care. I am honored to be working with an association like CMSA that is dedicated to providing our members with the tools and support they need to bring care management to their patients with positive clinical and financial outcomes," said Lattimer.
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.