Chapter Committees & Chairs

Certification Committee

Jeff Helton


Responsible for assisting Chapter members in preparation for HFMA certification exams. The exams assume and test for an advance core level of professional competence in healthcare financial management overall plus individual specialty areas of Accounting, Finance, Financial Management of Physician Practices, Managed Care and Patient Financial Services. Committee members are required to possess current HFMA certification, and as such are eligible to serve as exam proctors.


CFO Roundtable / Finance

Eric Delgado, FHFMA


Ensure the educational and networking needs of the Senior Financial Executives of the chapter are met through educational programs or networking events. Assist the membership committee in meeting National goals of SFE membership.

Fall Conference

Stan Augustine


Founders Points Contact


Brad Nielsen


In each chapter the Founders Points Coordinator works to document the contributions of members who volunteer their time to the chapter so they earn Founders Awards. Founders Points are also applicable to those who are progressing to their FHFMA status.


Marketing & Communications
Karla Llausas

The Marketing & Communications Committee is responsible for the chapter's email marketing, social media, and website.

Member General Contact

Membership Committee

Joe Avelino, RN, BSN, MHSA, CPHQ

This committee is charged with building the Chapter's membership through new member recruiting and member retention. Helps coordination of new member welcome packets, makes new members feel welcome and helps ensure member satisfaction.

Program Planning

Brian Mattson
(818) 865-1716

This committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the three annual Chapter educational seminars including general sessions/keynote speakers, site arrangements, creation/distribution of the brochure, assisting with registration and tracking evaluations.


Region 11 Symposium

Sam King
Gretchen Works
Stan Augustine

This committee is responsible for all facets of planning, organizing and developing the Region 11 Symposium, held annually during January, either as the lead chapter or one of the co-leads.


Revenue Cycle & Managed Care Committees

Brad Nielsen

This committee shares overall responsibility for developing, planning, producing and presenting a series of educational seminars (tracks) to satisfy the professional education and development needs of Chapter members with an interest in PFS and Compliance.


Sponsorship Committee

Brian Guerra 

Sponsorship Committee is responsible for obtaining financial support for the chapter from vendors serving the healthcare industry. The support gathered is used to fund overall chapter expenses during the course of the year


Student Recruitment

Work with Faculty Advisors to inform/recruit students at the Master's Level Health or Business Programs at various Southern California universities. Bring in chapter members to speak to students on healthcare careers and issues. 



Brian J Mattson
(818) 865-1716

Coordinates the maintenance of the chapter website.