Our Committees

HECMA Committees are led by members of the Leadership Team. Our Committees typically meet by conference telephone calls on a monthly basis to develop goals and accomplish the work of the Association. The HECMA Leadership Team may also establish special ad-hoc committees as needed to sustain the function of the Association. Learn more by clicking below.

Clinical Case Manager Committee
The HECMA Clinical Case Manager Committee works to provide support to the HECMA members who identify as clinical providers by promoting and enhancing services and opportunities specifically for clinical members. This committee works to identify and address the needs of clinical case management professionals in a variety of roles and at different points in their careers by providing ideas for publications and conference presentations, opportunities for intentional engagement of clinical peers and focusing on the common needs of clinical case managers.

Goals for 2020-2021
This year the clinical committee has decided to focus on two specific work groups.

Work Group One:
Collect and organize  survey data specific to clinical case managers/case management for the purpose of creating a white paper on Clinical Case Management in Higher Education.

Work Group Two:
Develop a cohesive training manual/program to offer professionals who are new to the field of clinical case management in higher education.

Name and Contact
Alicia Talbird, clinicalcm@hecma.org

Conference Committee
The HECMA Conference Committee aims to support the networking and professional development needs of members through the coordination of the annual conference and collaboration on special events, regional drive-ins, and state meetings. Committee members commit to attend monthly meetings to organize group tasks and provide updates on subcommittee goals. Subcommittees include: proposal review, social and accommodations, and administration and marketing.

Goals for 2020-2021

  • Build virtual programming to complement smaller, in-person gathering
  • Collaborate with membership and training team to create quarterly “get togethers” focusing on HECM hot-topics
  • Expand sponsorship

Name and Contact
Jacqui Tisdale, PhD, conference@hecma.org

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee  holds the purpose of strengthening HECMA’s commitment to DEI through intentional and culturally relevant policies, programming, and resources. DEI works to improve networking opportunities and personal development for members through the creation and implementation of affinity groups and resources based on reported member identities.

Goals for 2020-2021

  • Increase collaboration with HECMA committees to provide comprehensive programming and resources for members
  • Increase offerings and resources related to current topics and opportunities for growth within DEI framework
  • Contribute to research relevant to diversity, equity and inclusion within Higher Education Case Management

Name and Contact
Aisha Warner; diversity@hecma.org

Finance Committee
Of the utmost importance for the HECMA Finance Committee is garnering an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the equitable interests of our membership in partnership with our diversity, equity, and inclusion committee, and membership and recruitment committee. This must center the needs of our Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) members and BIPOC-serving members to ensure that funding for professional growth and support for underrepresented populations is a priority, as we seek to foster an inclusive, accessible, and equitable organization that intrinsically engages in practices grounded in social justice.

  • Work as an advisory committee to develop deliverable and tangible policies and procedures that determine prioritization of spending that align with HECMA’s mission, vision, and goals as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, outline clear fiscal decision-making practices, and determine internal business processes related to spending and reimbursement.
  • Work with other HECMA sub-committees to set goals for corporate sponsorship, identify mission-aligned contributors, and source opportunities for additional revenue building with a purview to providing services and support requested by our membership.

Goals for 2020-2021

  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice by aligning our business and financial practices with BIPOC-supporting banks and other professionals (accountant).
  • Create an advisory and practice committee that will help determine best practices for revenue building, corporate sponsorship, spending prioritization, and fiscal decision-making.
  • Help secure mission-aligned corporate sponsorship.

Name and Contact
Suzie Baker finance@hecma.org

Membership and Recruitment Committee
The Membership and Recruitment Committee helps bring together the mission and values of HECMA by recruiting a diverse body of case management professionals from a diverse variety of institutions. Using membership and association data, this committee will strive to draw in and retain new members from areas and institutions that are not as equally represented in current HECMA membership. This committee will also work to build equal representation in all regional areas to to encourage a consistent foundation for regional roundtable participation.

Goals for 2020-2021

  • Analyze membership data to determine gaps in association recruitment efforts
  • Build regional membership liaison program to provide a tool kit for enhanced regional roundtable experience

Name and Contact
Justin Kelley, membership@hecma.org

Strategic Operations Committee
The HECMA Strategic Operations Committee supports the membership by providing research-based practice recommendations for the field of case management. Using data, scholarly research, national standards, and practical experience, this committee strives to help HECMA grow the field of case management and support the strategic initiatives of the organization. Specifically, the committee helps to manage resources in the HECMA Library, conducts and analyzes a biannual membership survey, and works to develop practice recommendations for members to use as they create or grow their programs and define best practices within the structures of their institutions.

Goals for 2020-2021

  • Conduct and analyze 2021 HECMA membership survey and results
  • Develop recommendations using case management data and assessment for social justice
  • Create additional resource guides for members based on topics of committee interest

Name and Contact
Noah Henry-Darwish, operations@hecma.org

Training and Development Committee
The Training and Development Committee will identify the professional development needs of HECMA. In doing so, the committee will work to develop and disseminate content that is aligned with HECMA membership needs and strategic needs.   Members will = gain skills in developing original content and facilitating development opportunities.

Goals for 2020-2021

  • Identify the needs of HECMA case managers and create content for engagement opportunities
  • Create a digital engagement calendar for Spring 2021, that will be readily available on the HECMA website and social media accounts
  • Host monthly TwitterChats, Webinars, and Roundtables

Name and Contact
Brenda Anderson Wadley, training@hecma.org