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President’s Message

I’m thrilled to be writing my inaugural message to our chapter fresh off of the incredible news we just learned about our chapter. You may have seen the announcement from our Immediate Past President, Geoff Bernhardt, regarding our chapter receiving the most prestigious National HFMA award, the Robert M. Shelton! The Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Chapter Excellence is awarded to one chapter each year, which is judged as displaying exemplary service to members over a sustained period of the immediate past five years. The award, unveiled in 1979 in honor of Robert Shelton's long-standing contributions to the Association, was presented for the first time in 1980. This award is the highest and most prestigious award in HFMA and it is so important to us because it is a testament to the volunteers and sponsors who have spent countless hours over the last five years to continuously improve the Rochester chapter. Our Board of Directors and Chapter Leadership set out an ambitious goal to be awarded the Shelton in three to five years and we were astonished to learn we had won the award a few years early. The last time the Rochester Chapter won this award was in 2000 and we are very proud to represent such a great and collaborative chapter.
For more information on the Shelton Award please visit http://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=44.

As an active volunteer in the Rochester HFMA chapter for nearly 10 years, I’ve worked with some of the most dedicated and passionate healthcare professionals in the industry. As a leader in HFMA I am acutely aware of how much work goes into supporting a local chapter for one of the largest national healthcare associations in the country! We’ve got the most talented and hardworking volunteers in our chapter and I feel very lucky and truly honored to work beside our committee members. I’m stepping into the chapter Presidency at the best time. The groundwork for an incredibly successful year has been laid by Geoff Bernhardt and the leaders before him. We have strong committees supporting us and I am truly excited to continue to make this one of the best chapters in the country! I look forward to a fantastic year. A very special thank you to all of our members for being so involved with this invaluable organization. Let’s make it another great year!

Carla D’Angelo
Rochester Chapter President
2016 - 2017

Current Officers

Carla D’Angelo, President – Carla is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development at Monroe Plan for Medical Care.  Carla serves on several local not for profit boards and has been an HFMA member for 9 years.  She also serves on the Operations, Education and Membership committees.  Carla and her husband live in Victor.



Hugh Chisholm, President Elect – Hugh is a Sr. Director of Finance at Rochester Regional Health, prior to the merger he was Director of Accounting at Rochester General Health System.  He has also held couple of positions with Fust Charles Chambers. This year, Hugh will handle Sponsorship and he will facilitate the strategic planning process. He will become President on June 1, 2017.  Hugh lives in Irondequoit with his wife and three children.



Karl Hagen, Vice President – Karl is Vice President of Finance with Finger Lakes Health System in Geneva, prior to his current position Karl worked for The Bonadio Group as a Principal Auditor.  As Vice President, Karl also serves as our Program Chair running the education committee for the year charged with meeting the chapter’s education goals set by National and planning the Fall Institute.  Karl lives in Victor with his wife and two children.



Jonathan Miller, Secretary – Jon is a Principal at the Bonadio Group where he has worked since 2002.  As our secretary this year Jon handles the recording of minutes for our meetings and also servers as co-chair of the education committee, playing a major role in the planning of the spring Current Events session. Jon lives in Webster with his wife and two children.



Richard Leicht, Treasurer - Rich is a Manager in the Healthcare/Tax-Exempt Division at The Bonadio Group, where he has worked since 2005. As chapter Treasurer, Rich is charged with tracking our chapter expenses and reporting to our Board of Directors and National on our overall financial condition.



2017 Buffalo/Rochester HFMA Golf Tournament

June 19, 2017
12:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Terry Hills Golf Club
5122 Clinton Street Rd
Batavia, NY 14020

2017 Buffalo/Rochester HFMA Golf Tournament

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