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 April 2021

Greetings Central Virginia Case Managers!

Happy Spring! I hope you all have stayed safe, well and have been able to get vaccinated.

2020/2021 CVC CMSA Board of Directors 

President - Kelva Edmunds Waller

Past President & Sponsor Chair - Derenda Lovelace

Secretary - Beverly Cooley

Treasurer - Mark Grasser

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

Member at Large & Education/Events Chair - Elaine Bruner

Member at Large - Vacant   

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

Member at Large - Paula Simpson

Public Policy Chair - Vacant

Awards and Recognition Chair: Vacant

Publicity/Website: Vacant

We have openings for the Committee Chairs listed as vacnat above., Long time member and Public Policy Chair, Rudy Relgado has resigned as he relocating to Indiana. We have appreciated his membership and service to CVC CMSA. Good luck Rudy!

We also  need 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 ([email protected]). If you are interested in volunteering for the Education Events Committee, please contact Elaine Bruner ([email protected] or [email protected]). Thank-you to those of you who reached out to Elaine. Our Education/Events committee is active planning events for 2021 to include our October conference.

CVC 2021/2022 Board Nominations

CVC CMSA is currently accepting nominations for the 2021/2022 Board of Directors. We will need an Incoming President to train with Kelva as she completes her second year as President; Secretary; Treasurer; and several Members at Large positions. If you are interested in any of these positions or want further information, please contact Derenda Lovelace ([email protected]). Many thanks to the newer members who have voiced interest in the Board! We look forward to having you join us.

Upcoming CVC Education Events

Tuesday April 27, 2021 Webinar:

We are pleased to welcome Becky Perez from CMSA who will present the program: COVID-19: Fighting a Wildfire-Not Riding a Wave. 

Tuesday May 25, 2021 Webinar

We are excited to partner with OSC for our May event by Andrew Martin, PsyD who will presenting: Psychological Inteventions for Chronic Pain.

For more information and to register for these events, click on the registration link for each event under upcoming events on the home page above.

Our annual meeting will be late August which we hope will be an in person event.More details to follow.

Annual Conference and Case Management Week Celebration

 CVC CMSA is planning an in-person conference and Case Management Week Celebration for Thursday Oct 7, 2021 At The Place at Innsbrook. Stay alert for email updates soon. PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE TO YOUR CALENDAR!

National CMSA Information

National CMSA 2021 Conference

The 2021 National CMSA conference "Staking a Claim in the New World" will be virtual. Go to: cmsa.org and click on 2021 Conference for more information. Member rate is $375.  Register before May 2, 2021 for early bird rates ($100 more after this date).

National is collecting pictures for a COVID Hero's recognition.  Take a of picture of you in your current work enviornment to share at the National conference.

National is also collecting information for their memorial recognition for case managers we have lost over the past year.

CMSA Foundation

The CMSA Foundation is a charitable not for profit organization created by National CMSA to support education, research and professional development for case management professionals. The foundation has provided ICM Training and National Conference scholarships for those that are struggling financially (apply at cmsafoundation.org). They also fund the Margaret Leonard Public Policy grant, as well as the CM Research and Process Improvement Awards (presented yearly at the annual national conference).

The foundation will be sposoring a Chapter Basket Raffle at the National conference where attendees will be able to place bids...highest bidder wins a Chapter donated gift basket. The foundation also accepts individual donations, you can add a donation to your National conference registration, you can become a Friend of the foundation, they accept donations in honor or memory of a case manager and you can make a donation by placing an order therough Amazon Smile. Please support the CMSA Foundation!

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. If you cannot find your Welcome email, please contact Derenda Lovelace ([email protected]) and she will send you a new one. 

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 (615-432-0101 or [email protected]) at National CMSA if you qualify for more than one discount or have any questions.

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


Derenda Lovelace, MSN, RN-BC, CM                        

Past President, CVC CMSA



Upcoming Events

May 25