CMSA Mid-Atlantic January 2021 Newsletter Print

President's Report

On behalf of the Board & myself: Hello & Welcome to a New Year of Chapter Activities! In April, Mid-Atlantic will be entering our 27th year of providing opportunities for education, collaboration & networking. 
As we all experienced, 2020 was a difficult year for all of us but we continue with hope & resilience for the times ahead. 
As witnessed last year, the Chapter collaborated with 5 other Chapters (Central NJ, NYC; LI; Hudson Valley & Capital Region, Albany), thus covering states PA, DE, NJ, & NY to provide monthly educational events & meetings. And case managers across the country were welcomed to attend. The connection will continue in 2021,  Working With Each Other & For Each Other, to support our Members; All Case Managers and Case Management.   
The Chapter is always interested to hear your feedback and recommendations for topics; sponsorship & membership & provide assistance with your questions as well.  
Thanking You for your continued support & interest! 
Pat Agius BS RN CCM CPHQ Chapter President/Director DE Extension & Education Director, Board Member CMSA Foundation                                            

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Welcome New Members

Catherine Ann Gorski

Jody J. Hawk

Sonia Joynes

Raquel Quastrie

Gabrielle Seaman 

Patricia Spire

Stefanie DiMeglio 

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Calendar of Events

We  joined together in 2020 with Central NJ, CMSA NYC, Long Island Chapter, Hudson Valley Chapter, and NY Capital Region to form a coalition to better serve our members. Our coalition of chapters pools our resources and offers educational webinars through CE Zoom. To attend webinars participants  need to make a CE Zoom account at

Webinars are Free for Members and $16.50 for Non members. 

Save the dates for these upcoming webinars!

2/9/2021: "Career Advancement in Today's New World: Your Adventure to a Doctoral Degree"  2 Hr. Panel Presentation, with 
       1. Mary Jo Vetter, DNP RN AGPCNP-BC @ NYU's Rory Meyers College of Nursing, NY
       2. Cynthia Barrere, PhD RN CNS AHN-BC FAAN @ Quinnipiac University , CT
       3. Michele Lucente, DNP RN CCM @ Westchester Medical Center, NY
2 CCM credits SW pending
3/9/2021: A change in Topic/Speaker from last update
        " Adressing Social Determinants of Healthcare: Ethical Consideration" 2 Hr with Colleen Morley, DNP RN CCM CMAC CMCN ACM-RN
2CCM Ethics Credits SW pending
4/6/2021: "Second Act: Case Management: A Career, Not Just a Job" 

Save the Dates for other programs in progress: 5/11; 8/3 and September-December dates TBD at this time

CMLearning Network's Certification 360 Virtual

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Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference

The Chapter is preparing for a return to Annual Conferences. Due to the current restrictions, it will be a Virtual Event held on the morning of Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 7:30 AM -12:30 PM with 4 credits pending. 
There will be 3 to 4 presentations offered: At the present time we have secured presentations with Ellen-Fink-Samnick, MSW ACSW LCSW CCM CCTP CRP & Doctoral Student, well-know to all of us and  Jose' Alejandro, PhD RN NEA-BC CNE FACHE FAAN, Immediate Past President of CMSA. 
More details to follow. Please stay posted. 

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Karen Williford, a chapter member from Delaware, won our Chapter's Book Raffle from the 12/1/2020 Chapter Coalition event with speaker James Jacobi, on "Leadership Strategies & Market Trends in Healthcare & Case Management in 2021". She was forwarded a copy of James' book, Radical Integrity.


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Case Management Week

Governor Murphy's office reached back out to me in late December regarding my August submission for a Proclamation for CM Week in October, 2020.  
Governor Murphy was kind enough to forward it to us in January acknowledging the work of case managers. So A Thank You to him & his staff. 

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There are many webinars being provided by the Nurse Licensure Compact. 

Please see for the many dates & topics.

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CMSA Conference

Disney's Orlando Coronado Springs Resort will host CMSA's annual conference June 8-11, 2021 entitled “Staking Our Claim in the New World".

A hybrid conference brings together the energy and excitement of a live event together with the collaboration, reach, and convenience of the internet. 

The hybrid structure will help us to increase participation by engaging more of the case manager community and increasing the value you receive. These past months have proven that nothing beats face-to-face interaction and engagement and adding the virtual component with the in-person allows us to take advantage of the best of both worlds. As an attendee and/or exhibitor, registration options for both in-person and virtual experiences will be available.

Stay tuned for more program announcements and see as well.

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CMSA Foundation

The  Foundation shares your commitment to building a valuable, viable, visible case management industry.  You can help us achieve these worthwhile goals by contributing  today!

Your tax-deductible donation is an investment in the development of case management. Change the face of the industry while changing the lives of case managers and their clients.

Donors may choose to contribute to one or more of the following three funds: 


  • HONORARY FUND: Honor friends or family, special events or causes

  • MEMORIAL FUND: Recognize and remember late case managers, their family members, or friends of the case management community

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In Your Corner

Looking for resources to prepare for the CCM exam?               

Deanna Cooper Gillingham CEO of the Case Management Institute can help.

Please check out these websites for resources to help you pass the exam.





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