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.

What's Happening in CVC CMSA

Greetings Central Virginia Case Managers!

I hope all of you are successfully navigating our current healthcare system as we continue to deal with COVID-19. 

2020-2021 CVC CMSA Board of Directors 

President - Kelva Edmunds Waller

Past President & Sponsor Chair - Derenda Lovelace

Secretary - Beverly Cooley

Treasurer - Betty Overby,

Member at Large & Hospitality/Membership Chair - Itanya Milligan Artis

Member at Large & Education/Events Chair - Kathie Matthews

Member at Large - Mark Grasser   

Member at Large & Scholarship/Charity/Community Service  Chair - Rosa Delgado Lucas

Member at Large - Paula Simpson

Public Policy Chair - Rudy Regalado

We are recruiting Chairs for the following committees: Awards and Recognition and Publicy/Website. as well as 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 interested in volunteering, please contact Kelva Edmunds Waller 

Annual Conference and Case Management Celebration

We had an extremely successful virtual conference and Case Management Week celebration on October 22 with 69 case managers in attendance.  We learned how to navigate the VA, unlock the code for military health care, disrupt ageism manage concussions in the workplace and to master the social determinants of health. Many thanks to Nikki Jackson from National CMSA for providing technical support and spinning our prize wheel. Congratulations to the following prize winners:

Christine Sanchez - $100 Lowes gift car donated by OSC Orthopaedic & Spine Center

Beverly Starks - $100 Amazon Gift Card donated by Intergrative Pain Specialists

Evelyn Klaiss and Lisa Pettus Bailey - Ethics and Social Determinants of Health books donated by Ellen Fink Samnick, our keynote speaker 

The following attendees won a chapter membership: Erin Martin, Melanie Stewart, Pamela Foster, Sharon Bunger and Elissa Grady. 

We also want to thank All of Our sponsors:


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 () 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                                                                                                                                                            Past President, CVC CMSA



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