Leaders Take Office at 20th Anniversary Conference & Expo
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teresa (Teri) Treiger, RN-C, MA, CCM, CCP, of Holbrook, Mass., took office as Case Management Society of America (CMSA) President during CMSA's 20th Annual Conference, held June 8 - 11, in Orlando, Florida.
Treiger has over 30 years of health care industry experience, 20 of which have been in care management. Following many years of bedside nursing practice, Teri began a progression from utilization management to care coordination to case management, working in many settings of practice in order to gain a comprehensive foundation of experience which is essential for today's case management professional. She worked in managed care, acute hospital, and rehabilitation hospital settings before moving to case management program design and implementation. One of her most rewarding experiences was working within an Alabama health care system, establishing an uncompensated care program, which leveraged a practice-based case management model and included transition of care and frequent emergency department utilization components. The key areas of this program were to educate patients/caregivers about their healthcare condition, coordinate necessary care, and support the patients/caregivers toward becoming their own healthcare advocates.
"There are many talented and dedicated individuals working on CMSA priorities, and it is only through cooperative effort that things get accomplished. If it were not for the hard work of my truly remarkable peers, CMSA would not be the vital organization it is today," Treiger stated.
Other members of the 2010-2011 Board of Directors include:
Margaret (Peggy) Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP
Immediate Past President
Tarrytown, New York
Mary Beth Newman, MSN, RN-BC, A-CCC, CMAC, CCP, MEP, CCM
Betty Overbey, RN-BC, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, CRP, MSCC
Glen Allen, Virginia
Melanie Ann Prince, USAF, MSN, CCM, CMAC, CNA, PAHM
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Jose Alejandro, RN, MSN, MBA, CCM
Becky Perez, RN, BSN, CCM
Member at Large
High Ridge, Missouri
Laura Bachrach, RN, BSN, MSL, CCM, CLL
Margaret P. Chu, RN, BSN, MPA, RNC, CCM, CPHQ
East Williston, New York
Kathleen Fraser, RN, MHA, CCM, CRRN
Cristina Walter, MS, RN-BC, CCM, CCP
Connie Keene, RN, BSN, CCM, CBIS
Chair, Chapter Presidents' Council
Established in 1990, CMSA is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, and establishing standards to advance the profession. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, CMSA serves more than 10,000 members and 73 affiliate chapters. Learn more at http://www.cmsa.org.
SOURCE Case Management Society of America