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AUDIT COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:   To protect the integrity of the accounting system and practice of the Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants.            

Chair:  Denise Dorsey-LaCanne, CMA (AAMA)   Members: Laura Hillman, Kimberly Cooper, CMA (AAMA), Karen De Bruin, CMA-A (AAMA)

Gail Luttenberger, CMA (AAMA),   E-mail:  wsma.audit@gmail.com 

 

AWARDS COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:   To recognize the accomplishment of Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants member for their time, talent and dedication to WSMA and their community.  To recognize the professional growth of Wisconsin Society members with the Professional Achievement Award.

Chair:  Joanne Steffens, CMA (AAMA)   Members: Tracy Blaul, CMA (AAMA), CCRC, Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA, Tamara Braund, CMA (AAMA), Sharon Cummings, CMA (AAMA), Kami Sahli, CMA (AAMA)   E-mail:  wsma.awards@gmail.com

 

BENEVOLENT FUND

PURPOSE: To provide financial assistance to WSMA members during times of need.

Chair:  Kim Cooper, CMA (AAMA)   Members:  Katie Blessing-Olson, CMA (AAMA), Cynthia Ruebl, CMA (AAMA), Julie Rieder, CMA (AAMA), Gladys Willingham, CMA (AAMA), Rene' Puetz, CMA (AAMA)   E-mail:  wsma.benevolent@gmail.com

 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:  Monitor the income and expenses of the Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants to assure that the expenses fall within the budget as approved by the house of delegates.

Chair:  Cynthia Ruebl, CMA (AAMA)  Members:  Katie Blessing-Olson, CMA (AAMA), Joyce Muehlberger, LPN, CMA (AAMA), Rene' Puetz, CMA (AAMA)

E-mail:  wsma.budget@gmail.com

 

BYLAWS COMMITTEE  (Click to view Bylaws)

PURPOSE:  Review the state and chapter bylaws/standing rules/rules of governance for conformity with the national/state bylaws and to make recommendations for amendments.

Chair:  Christine Judnic, CMA (AAMA)  Members:  Laura Hillman, Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA, Katie Blessing-Olson, CMA (AAMA), Gail Luttenberger, CMA (AAMA)       E-mail:  wsma.bylaws@gmail.com

 

CERTIFICATION/RECERTIFICATION COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:  Promote AAMA Certification/Recertification Program among the non-certified members and the certified medical assistant [CMA (AAMA)] members of the Wisconsin Society.

Chair:  Janet Cowell, CMA (AAMA)   Members:  Christine Judnic, CMA (AAMA), Helena Villarreal, CMA (AAMA)

E-mail:  wsma.certification@gmail.com

 

Certification/Recertification Information:    http://www.aama-ntl.org/becomeCMA/faqs_certification.aspx

 

COMPUTER SERVICES

PURPOSE:  Maintenance, preparation and distribution of augmented roster to the AAMA data base of WSMA members.

Chair:  Bethany Gerber, CMA (AAMA)   Members:  Gail Luttenberger, CMA (AAMA)  

E-mail:  wsma.computerservices@gmail.com

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:  To develop and organize education sessions along with being available to assist the speaker of the house in planning of the House of Delegates.

CONFERENCE (2018) COMMITTEE : Chairs:  Julie Rieder, CMA (AAMA) and Don Miller, CMA (AAMA), Members:  Waukesha Chapter

E-mail:  wsma.conference@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:  To provide educational services for continued growth and professionalism by greater participation in organized accelerated educational programming and utilization of continuing education units (CEUs).  Also, to develop and organize two (spring and fall) Professional Development and Advancement Seminars (PDAS) per term for the members of the Wisconsin Society.

Chair:  Rene' Puetz, CMA (AAMA)   Members:  Tamara Braund, CMA (AAMA), Michelle Olson, CMA (AAMA), Janet Cowell, CMA (AAMA), Kathy Anderson, CMA (AAMA), Kimberly Cooper, CMA ( AAMA), Helena Villarreal, CMA (AAMA), COHC, Christine Judnic, CMA (AAMA), Cynthia Miller, CMA (AAMA)

E-mail:  wsma.education@gmail.com

 

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

PURPOSE: The function of the investment committee is to seek investment sources for the society’s designated funds utilizing sound money management with diversification of investments to maximize a secure rate of return.

Chair:  Katie Blessing-Olson, CMA (AAMA)  Members:  Rene' Puetz, CMA (AAMA)

E-mail:  wsma.investment@gmail.com

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

PURPOSE: To maintain and increase membership of this society and work toward reorganization of inactive and/or disbanded chapters.

Chair: Judy Newland, CMA (AAMA) , COHC  Members:  Helena Villarreal, CMA (AAMA), Sharon Cummings, CMA (AAMA), Claudia Hegg, CMA (AAMA)

E-mail:  wsma.membership@gmail.com

 

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

PURPOSE :To annually offer scholarships to two eligible candidates continuing their education in a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited medical assisting program.  Each scholarship consists of $500.

Chair:  Connie Hantula, CMA (AAMA)   Members:  Tracy Blaul, CMA (AAMA), Sharon Cummings, CMA (AAMA), Joanne Steffens, CMA (AAMA), Tamara Braund, CMA (AAMA)     E-mail:  wsma.scholarship@gmail.com

 

Memorial Scholarship Instructions & Application      

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

PURPOSE: To solicit, screen and present a slate of nominees for office in accordance with Wisconsin Society bylaws:  Articles VII, VIII and IX of the bylaws.

Chair:  Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA  Members:  Connie Hantula, CMA (AAMA), Tamara Braund, CMA (AAMA), Katie Blessing-Olson, CMA (AAMA), Rene' Puetz, CMA (AAMA)     E-mail:  wsma.nominating@gmail.com

 

PROCEDURE MANUAL COMMITTEE

PURPOSE: To compile and periodically revise instruction sheets and forms for the elected and appointed officers, standing and special committees and chapter representatives.

Chair:  Gail Luttenberger, CMA (AAMA)   Members:   Denise Dorsey-LaCanne, CMA (AAMA), Laura Hillman; Nancy Kohls, CMA (AAMA), Judy Newland, CMA (AAMA)  

E-mail:  wsma.proceduremanual@gmail.com

 

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:  To keep the membership informed on any proposed legislation pertaining to the medical assisting and allied health professions.

Chair:  Carrie Becker, CMA (AAMA)   Members:  Connie Hantula, CMA (AAMA), Christine Judnic, CMA (AAMA)    E-mail:  wsma.publicpolicy@gmail.com

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

PURPOSE: To stimulate fellowship and cooperation among members and the public, through a pleasant approach to the public and members, through explanation of the works and procedures of the society and a cooperative attitude toward other organizations.

Chair:   OPEN   COHC   Members:  Kimberly Hertel, CMA (AAMA), Helena Villarreal, CMA (AAMA), COHC, Keeley Anderson, CMA (AAMA), Tamara Braund, CMA (AAMA)    E-mail:  wsma.publicrelations@gmail.com

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE  (2015-2018 Strategic Plan)

PURPOSE: The purpose of this committee shall be to research and design sound and reasonable long range (strategic) programs to meet the requirements of the Wisconsin Society.

Chair:  Tamara Braund, CMA (AAMA) (2017-2020), Members:  Linda Gratz, CMA (AAMA) (2016-2019), Joyce Muehlberger, LPN, CMA (AAMA) (2015-2018), Cynthia Ruebl, CMA (AAMA) (2015-2018), Kimberly Cooper, CMA (AAMA) (2016-2019), Lonna Stueber, CMA (AAMA) (2016-2019)

E-mail:  wsma.strategicplan@gmail.com

 

WSMA.net COMMITTEE

PURPOSE: To assemble and post information of professional interest on the WSMA website.

Chair:  Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA    Members:  Christine Judnic, CMA (AAMA), Tamara Braund, CMA (AAMA), Chris Kincaid, CMA (AAMA), Joyce Muehlberger, LPN, CMA (AAMA), Tanya Sjoberg, CMA (AAMA), Gail Luttenberger, CMA (AAMA), Keeley Anderson, CMA (AAMA), Connie Hantula, CMA (AAMA)

E-mail:  wsma.net@gmail.com

 

WSMA PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE

PURPOSE:  To build partnership and maintain open communication between WSMA, CAAHEP, and ABHES accredited medical assistant programs, educators, and students throughout the state of Wisconsin and to encourage increased student involvement in WSMA.

Chair:  Bobbi Fields, CMA (AAMA), MPA  Members:  Harmony Spoeric, CMA (AAMA), Tonia Breuer, CMA (AAMA)

E-mail: wsma.partnership@gmail.com

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

 

AD HOC WSMA LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING:

Chair:  Judy Newland, CMA (AAMA)  Members:  Helena Villarreal, CMA (AAMA), COHC, Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), RMA, Nancy Kohls, CMA (AAMA), Gail Luttenberger, CMA (AAMA)

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