Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Committees are open to CMSA members in good standing and the members are not elected. The overall goal of all committees is to support the mission, goals and strategies of the chapter. Participation time varies depending on the committee, but is generally less than five (5) hours per month. Committee members are not asked to attend board meetings, although the committee chairs are, whenever appropriate.

Committee Roles and Responsibilities 

Membership Committee

  • Maintain current membership e-mail list, new member e-mail list, expiring members e-mail list and master e-mail list (members and non-members) in iContact

  • Send welcome packet to new members (in development)

  • Contact expiring members via e-mail to encourage membership renewal (in development)

  • E-mail non-members after meetings to thank them for attending and encourage them to join (in development)

  • Develop meeting flyer in iContact and e-mail to members and non-members on the Master e-mail list

  • Circulate at meetings to make all attendees feel welcome

  • Work registration table at chapter meetings

  • Send holiday greeting cards (in development)

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors

Event Planning Committee

  • Liason between the Education Committee and the Sponsorship Committee to facilitate complete event planning.

  • Secure event locations and plan menus for events

  • Handle registrations for meetings

  • Develop ideas, themes, etc for meetings

  • Tabulate meeting evaluations

  • Prepare handouts for meetings

  • Communicate with other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for chapter meetings

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors 

Education Planning Committee

  • Provide updates to the Event Planning Committee to facilitate event coordination

  • Follow up on speaker/education solicited calls/mailings

  • Assess needs of membership

  • Identify speakers and educational topics

  • Contact speakers

  • Obtain CNE/CCM continuing education

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors 

Sponsorship Committee

  • Provide updates to the Event Planning Committee to facilitate event coordination

  • Define and develop levels/types of sponsorships

  • Identify sponsorship opportunities

  • Send out sponsorship information and letters of interest

  • Follow up on solicited calls/mailings

  • Follow up on unsolicited calls/inquiries from interested companies/sponsors

  • Communicate with other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for effectively recruiting and retaining sponsorships

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors 

Communication Committee

  • Develop press releases as needed

  • Develop/implement PR activities for National CM Week

  • Communicate with other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for promoting local chapter

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors 

Website Committee

  • Update website with documents/information as directed by Board

  • Identify needed information or functionality on website to meet member needs

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors

Conference Committee

  • Responsible to coordinate/facilitate all aspects of conference planning and development

  • Communicate with other committee chairs on regular basis to coordinate chapter efforts

  • Work with conference facility, sponsors, etc to coordinate conference

  • Develop brochure/conference materials

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors

Public Policy Committee

  • Promotes advocacy in the pursuit of influencing outcomes — including public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions — that directly affect people’s lives.

  • Participate in conference calls and conferences in support of CMSA's Public Policy Committee to represent member interests on issues affecting care management professionals and their patient's wellbeing.

  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors

The overall goal of all committees is to support the stated purposes of the chapter:

  • Provide the opportunity for the exchange of experience and opinions

  • Promote the professionalism, science and recognized scope of case management practice

  • Educate our members, the health care delivery system, payer communities, and the public

  • Provide a forum and assist in unifying CM professionals

  • Develop and encourage consistent professional standards of performance, competence, service and conduct

  • Promote the public stature and respect accorded the case management practice