The Central Virginia chapter of CMSA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management.  Its leadership programs, educational forums, and breadth of tools and resources enable case management professionals to ensure more positive outcomes for individual patients’ healthcare needs. Case management professionals help patients get healthier, faster; and help curtail the exorbitant costs that too often afflict the nation’s health care system. To further the professional knowledge and career opportunities of its members, CMSA also offers a number of education programs.

August 2020 Presidents Message for Central Virginia Case Managers

Greetings Central Virginia Case Managers!

I hope this mesage finds you safe and well! It has been aboth an another and a pleasure to serve as CVC CMSA President the past two years. This is my last message as your President as Kelva Edmunds Waller will be installed as President at the Annual Membership Meeting on August 24, 2020. Please welcome her and give her your support as she assumes this new role.

CVC CMSA Board Ballot and Committee Membership

Please welcome the following members that you have elected afor the 2020 - 2021 Board:

Betty Overby, Treasurer                                                                                                                                                    Itanya Milligan Artis, Director at Large                                                                                                                        Kathie Matthews, Director at Large

Continuing for on the 2020 - 2021 Board are the following Members:

Derenda Lovelace, Past President                                                                                                                                      Kelva Edmunds Waller, President                                                                                                                            Beverly Cooley, Member at Large                                                                                                                                        Mark Grasser Member at Large                                                                                                                                  Rosa Delgado Lucas, Member at Large                                                                                                                          Paula Simpson, leaving Treasurer position and assuming Member at Large

Many thanks to:

Lana Allen, Secretary                                                                                                                                                  Paula Simpson, Treasurer                                                                                                                                                  for their service over the past several years.

We still need a Secretary for our 2020 - 2021 Board. 

We are also recruiting members to serve on one of our committees: Awards/Recognition, Bylaws/Policies and Procedures, Education/Event Planning, Finance, Hospitality/Membership, Nomination, Public Policy, Publicity/Website, Scholarship, Charity and Community Service and Sponsor.  If you are interesteing in volunteering, please contact Derenda Lovelace at: dflovelace @aol.com.

National CMSA Conference

The 30th Annual National CMSA Virtual Conference, 30 Years of Care Transitions Across the Full Continuum, kicked off on June 28. It is amazing how quickly National CMSA was able to convert from abrick and mortar conference to a virtual one. While there were some intial technical difficulties, they were quickly resolved, and the conference was fantastic. 

As the conference was virtual this yeat, it is not too late to attend. Registration remains open and access is available until September 30 at www.cmsa.org

I am very excited to announce that during the conference Chapter Excellence and Innovation Awards ceremony, CVC CMSA was recognized and received the 2020 CEIA for Educational Programing. What an honor and privilage to receive this award!

National CMSA Change in Managemet Group

Just announced last week, National CMSA is in the process of transitioning management groups from Fraser Imagineers to Parthenon Management Group. If you are a member, please make sure you view the video message sent last week from National CMSA President and CVC CMSA member, Melanie Prince highlighting the way fowrad for CMSA.

We can look forward to new and exciting ways for National CMSA to engage with local chapters. The CMSA National Board is working with Parthenon to roll out a strategy that is in line with the new President's vision for community and correctness.

Annual Membership Meeting

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually on August 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm. We will be intalling our new Board members as well as having an educational presentation. Following our Annual Membership Meeting, Mark R. Flores, M.Div., BCC, Chaplain for the Central Virginia Veterans Affairs Health Care System who provides spiritual care for hospice and palliative care, geriatric care and short-term rehab care patients at Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC will be prensenting on Moral Injury.

Spring Education Meeting

Many thanks to Medi Home Hospice and Soldality Respite INC for presenting our Spring Webinar Progam, Hospice 101 in 2020, on June 2, 2020. We had 30 case managers participate to include members from the Hampton Roads, VA and Chesapeake, MD Chapters.

Please consider contacting Medi Home Hospice if you have clients in need of hospice services. Medi Home hospice has multiple locations throughout Virginia to serve your patients. Their mission is that everyone deserves a passing with dignity and peace. Hospice care is about adding quality of life to those facing a life-limiting illness, servicing both the patient and family with emotional and physical support. Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits pay for hospice care at no cost. Most private insurances also pay for hospice services. A special team of caregivers include physicians, register nurses, chaplains, home health aides, social workers, trained volunteers, bereavement counselors and even physical, occupational and speech therapy as appropriate. Medi Home Hospice is truly honored to be a part of this journey. Let them help! Contact: Shelia Stells, Area Director of Marketing, Cell: 804-514-7633, [email protected]

Annual Conference

As you know, CVC CMSA had to cancel our Spring conference because of COVID-19 social distancing requirements. However, we have rescheduled the conference for Oct 22, 2020. As COVID-19 remains a n issue, we have transitioned to a virtual format and will be integrating our Case Management Week celebration into the conference. Please save this date on your calendar. Registration will be open soon at www.cvccmsa.com.

CMSA Foundation

The CMSA Foundation is a charitable not for profit organization created by National CMSA to supposrt education, research and professional development for case management professionals. This year, they collected donations and were able to provide case managers who were furloughed or laid off from employment due to COVID-19 the opportunty to attend the virtual CMSA National Conference. Please consider donating at :www.cmsafoundation.org. The AMAZON SMILE program is available and is an easy way for you to donate to CMSA Foundation while making purchases from Amazon. A portion of your purchase can be allocated to CMSA Foundation without any additional costs to you.

New Members

If you are a new member to CVC CMSA, we welcome you to our Chapter! We are so excited to have you join us! Please be on the look-out for a Welcome email from our website and follow the directions to activate your website account. It is important to establish this account so that you can receive the member discounts for our educational events.

Members Website Accounts

In order to access the member section for our website as well as receive the member rate for CVC CMSA events, CVC CMSA members are required to have a website account. Our Membership Committee is reaching out to members who have not established an account to remind them to do so. If you receive a Welcome email form the website, please follow the directions and activate your account.

Non-Member Mailing List Verifications

For Central Virginia case managers who are not members of CMSA but want to be on our mailing list, the website requires that you verify your email address. If you receive an email from our website, please verify your email so we can send you emails about our future activities and events.


If you are a CMSA member and do not have a CMSA pin, please contact Itanya Milligan Artis, Membership Chairperson at: [email protected] and she will send you one. We are currently out of CVC Chapter pins, but Itanya will be placing an order soon. We will let you know when they are available.

CMSA Membership

If you are a CMSA member, please know that CVC CMSA appreicates your membership. We could not be the membership we are without you! If you are not a member, we would like you to join us. Please see membership options below.

1-year membership National dues $170 + CVC CMSA Local Dues $35 = $205. There is also an option of making monthly due payments of $15/month.

Renew for 2 years National dues $310 ($30 savings)

$10 off National dues if you join online

CCM's receive a 20% ($34) discount on CMSA membership (discount code CCM20 for new members; current members need to call CMSA to renew)

Military/VA Rate: $123

National Student Rate: $110 (see National guidelines)

Retired National Rate: $85 (see National guidelines)

For additional information about these offers, go to: www.cmsa.org/membership/join-now Please contact Member Services (501-225-2229) at National CMSA if you qualify for more than one discount.

Thanks again for all you do as case managers! Please stay safe and well!

Derenda Lovelace, MSN, RN-BC, CM                                                                                                                            President, CVC CMSA



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