2018 Leadership Team Elections
Each candidate has provided a response to the following questions:
- How has your personal and professional experiences prepared you for the position you seek?
- Describe your goals and objectives for the position you seek and how they relate to and would advance the association's mission and vision.
CLINICAL CASE MANAGER at LARGE
Case Manager, University of Georgia
Joined HECMA in 2016
My goals for this position will be to continue to develop and strengthen the support that HECMA can provide to clinical case managers. My hope is to do that by continuing to strengthen the clinical track by implementing measures to continue to increase membership for clinical case managers. In addition, I think it is important to ensure that the Roundtable offers numerous, high quality clinical track sessions. I also hope to focus on ensuring that there is material, training, discussions, etc relevant to case managers who are farther along in their careers in order to ensure ongoing interest in membership. ...
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP AND RECRUITMENT
Clinical Case Manager, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Joined HECMA in 2014
My goal as the Director of Membership and Recruitment is to build on the work the previous committee has done. The growth of HECMA membership has been tremendous over the years thanks to the committed work of the committee to outreach and recruit more members. It is my goal to continue building on the reputation of the association and all the positive it brings to HECM’s work. The last report shows that we have members from 43 states, the district, Canada and the West Indies. I hope to amplify the outreach efforts to the remaining states, the rest of Canada and other global higher education institution that use case management models. Because many schools are still developing the role, I plan to encourage tapping into other national higher ed organizations and outreaching to academic communities to increase the exposure to HECMA. While welcoming members, I hope to foster more connections between them so they are provided the sense of home I have felt from HECMA.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
DukeReach Student Support Coordinator, Duke University
Joined HECMA March 2018
I see a lot of opportunity for new engagement from professionals who may not be currently connected with HECMA, whether they are currently in case management roles or in related student support roles, as this is a developing field. Social media, the HECMA blog, and the website generally can be used to develop and support this. In addition, there are always opportunities to utilize new technology and new modules both to facilitate communication among members and create new ways of interacting. Strong branding and an energetic online presence will help HECMA remain the preeminent organization for higher education case management professionals.
**Please note that this candidate has less than one year of official HECMA Membership. He has, however, been active in his current program in support of their work for several years. The ballot provides for acknowledgement of and the option to support or to not support granting an exception to the one-year HECMA membership requirement for LT positions, per Bylaws. An opportunity for comment is also provided
DIRECTOR OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
Case Manager, Center for Cura Personalis, Gonzaga University
Joined HECMA in 2016
When I decided on a career in Higher Education, I never saw myself as a Case Manager; not even knowing it existed. However, my passions and commitments to Higher Education and our students have flourished by being able to provide the holistic care as a Case Manager. Within our field, we have an unwavering commitment to equitably support all students with various identities, abilities, values, and beliefs. I strongly believe that with the addition of the newly created Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee that HECMA can increase the support, resources, and education needed for all members to provide such crucial support in our ever-changing environments. If selected as the Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, my vision will be focused on developing, implementing, and strengthening resources, programming, and educational opportunities to promote the abilities of our members. In order to accomplish this vision, I will focus on the following: (1) Identifying & Analyzing areas of growth and improvement. (2) Actualizing tangible action steps to improve the functionality of what HECMA can provide. (3) Engaging the HECMA community to create transparent, effective, and stabile resources and practices for all members of the association. ...
Clinical Case Manager, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Joined HECMA in 2011
It has been an honor to be a part of the first talks of creating HECMA and our previous two presidents have done an amazing job of taking the organization to the next level. I continue to be proud of the efforts of our leadership team and members who have grown this organization from a mere 100 members to where we are today at more than 700. In addition, each year the number of individuals who have participated in the Roundtable and on various committees have grown as well. If elected President of HECMA, I would: • Advance the mission to provide members with a professional identity in higher education as well as within those in the broader mental health profession. • Support and lead efforts to establishing a certification for Higher Education Case Managers • Grow the number and ensure the quality of affordable professional development opportunities for members • Strengthen the regions by organizing a structure of half-day or 1-1/2 day “drive in” conferences to provide networking opportunities. With the uptick in mental health issues reported on campus, HECMA can be poised to play a pivotal role in the lives of our members and for the students we serve.