President’s Message

Dear Members,

Welcome to the Northeastern New York Chapters’ website. Here you will have access to our education archives, Chapter Bylaws, links to various websites, our current chapter roster and our quarterly newsletter. Most importantly, we have listed our sponsors, who with their generous and continued support afford us the ability to provide you the best educational programs that we can offer.


A Message from the President

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Dear NENY HFMA Chapter Members, Fellow Officers, Board members and Guests,

Welcome to a new year for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

One thing is for sure in healthcare and that is that change is our only constant. Each year we discuss the new challenges our industry continues to face and the opportunities that lie ahead but do we ever stop to look at all that we have accomplished, smell the roses, or even enjoy the present? Part of moving forward is having an awareness of the past but not letting it cripple our movement to the future. 

Under the extensive leadership and courage of Past-President Karen Richards I am proud to announce that the NENY HFMA chapter has received the Sister Mary Gerald Bronze Award for Excellence in Education as well as the Excellence for Certification Bronze Award.  Our chapter was also granted innovation funding for our educational and networking programs geared towards Early Careerists and Women in Leadership due to the dedication and diligence of our Chapter Secretary – Deb Trumbull.  I would like to thank these two incredible women along with the entire NENY HFMA Board and Leadership Team. They have taught me that building a house starts with a solid foundation and strong vision. Our volunteers are the heart of this chapter and it is through them that we continue to grow.

Where passion, meets purpose is the theme Carol Friesen has chosen for 2017-2018 as HFMA National Chairman. To me this theme is the link that connects our mind to our hearts, the place where innovation and creativity meet movement and growth. As we begin our summer, let us keep our head in the clouds with our feet deeply rooted and begin this journey. I am excited that our chapter has decided to dream big and is in the process of creating an enlightening program that will bring payers and providers together on an even playing field and increase educational knowledge across all sectors. In addition to education, our chapter recognizes the value of networking. On June 26th our chapter will be hosting our Annual Golf Outing at McGregor Links Golf Course and on August 18th we will be hosting our Day at the Races at Saratoga Race Track. We hope that you will join us for these events as well as future ones.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope that you find HFMA to be an indispensable resource for you as you continue your journey through Healthcare.  

Best wishes to all,

Jade Litchfield