President's Message

I am excited and honored for the opportunity to serve as the Northeastern Pennsylvania HFMA Chapter President for the 2017-2018 program year. The past presidents that have served our chapter have done an excellent job and I certainly have some big shoes to fill this coming year. We are fortunate to have strong leadership on our Board and I thank ALL of our Board Members and volunteers for their countless hours of service to our chapter!

In April 2017, several of our board and committee members attended the HFMA National Annual Leadership Training Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a terrific event and a way for us to reenergize for the upcoming year! During the event, Carol Friesen presented her theme for the upcoming year “Where Passion Meets Purpose”. It was a powerful message and presentation that she gave and something I think we can all relate to in our day to day activities. Carol challenged us all to live our stories and make our mark on the healthcare industry and the organizations that we serve. She encouraged us to reignite our sense of purpose and sustain our passion for what we do. This is an exciting time within the healthcare industry and we need to ensure that we have the passion to forge ahead and meet the challenges that we face on a day to day basis.

So as we move into this next year as the Northeastern Pennsylvania HFMA Chapter I am excited to reignite our purpose to serve our members and sustain the passion to ensure that we are not only meeting but exceeding your expectations. We want to further advance the educational and networking opportunities that are provided to our members and sponsors while ensuring that we provide you with timely education about the matters that are currently impacting you within the industry.

We are very fortunate to have loyal sponsors that believe in our mission and enable us to carry out our events and programs throughout the year. Thank YOU for your continued support of our Chapter!

We continue to look for opportunities to bring in new volunteers and to further build and develop the foundation that makes our Chapter what it is today. If you are interested in becoming more active in our Chapter, we are seeking member volunteers to become more active in our various Committees including: Communications, Membership, Program, & Sponsorship. This is a great opportunity to become more acclimated with all that HFMA has to offer, as well as provide numerous opportunities for both professional development and networking. Please reach out to myself or any of our board members if you are interested in learning more!

Thank you for this opportunity!

Danielle Hawley, CPA
2017-2018 HFMA Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter