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Chapter Committees & Chairs

Certification Committee

Emmanuel Sena Damalie, FHFMA 


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.


DCMS Coordinator

Lisa Wada
(310) 820-3592

HFMA Chapters are held to national metrics for performance in many areas. About 15,000 educational hours a year are logged by SOCAL attendees at local and national HFMA events. The DCMS coordinator tracks results continually and ensures the chapter complies with all reporting requirements on a timely basis.


Educational Outreach Committee

Shawishi Haynes


Although we like to plan our educational seminars to draw from through out the region, due to the extremely large geographic size of our chapter, we offer educational events in the areas such as San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara or Orange County. The committee plans these educational events that meet the needs of members in the outline areas.


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.

Government Programs

Gina Churchill, FHFMA

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 Government Programs.


Legislative Committee

Christopher Hapak
(818) 559-4477

The primary goal of the Legislative Committee is to obtain speakers to update HFMA members regarding changes in the regulatory environment that directly affect the healthcare industry. These speakers typically present at the Educational Programs presented by HFMA three times a year.


Marketing & Communications

Bret O'Connor

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

Member General Contact


Membership Committee


Brian Guerra


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.


Networking/Social Functions


Paul Farinacci

Plan events throughout the year such as attend a professional baseball game or wine tasting. Plans the chapter annual holiday and awards functions and other events where members can meet, network and socialize.

Program Planning

Gina Carroll
(714) 456-7295

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 Committee

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

Frank Corcino
Mirna Orihuela
Brent McQueen

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.


Volunteer Coordinator


Kathi Athey


Yerger Coordinator

Sam King, FHFMA

The Helen M. Yerger Award recognizes outstanding chapter performance in the categories of Collaboration, Education, Improvement, Innovation, Member Communications, Member Service, and Membership Recruitment and Retention. The Yerger Coordinator works with chapter members to review and edit draft submissions for the award based on successful projects during the chapter year.