The Healthcare Financial Management Association is a national organization for health care financial management professionals comprised of members employed by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, long-term and ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, medical group practices, public accounting and consulting firms, insurance companies, government agencies and other health care organizations. The Kansas chapter, known as the Sunflower chapter, has committed to providing its members with quality education programs, career and professional development resources and a forum to facilitate an exchange of ideas, information and experience. The Sunflower chapter has been recognized nationally for each of the past six years by winning the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award for education, attaining some of the highest number of education hours per member in the nation.
Information regarding publications, chapter information, certification programs, educational programs, membership and much more is available on the HFMA Sunflower chapter's website https://hfmaregion8.org/sunflower, the Region 8 website https://www.hfma.org/chapters/region-8.html and the HFMA Association website https://www.hfma.org/. In addition to their regular membership, HFMA offers membership to faculty members, as well as student membership. To learn more about HFMA, contact Tanner Wealand, HFMA Sunflower chapter president, at (620) 241-2251, ext. 16 or Shannan Flach, KHA liaison, at (785) 276-3132.
We strive to bring members of the Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter of HFMA educational seminars that address current issues and are presented by renowned health care speakers. Our meetings are usually held quarterly and are presented in a variety of localities around the state.
Tanner Wealand - PresidentLiz Murphy – President-ElectMary Bennett – Past PresidentCasey Cockrum - SecretaryJohn Nelson – TreasurerMelissa Atkins – Director (2024)Pam Blochlinger – Director (2025)Laraine Gengler – Director (2024)
Erin Kurtz - Director (2026)
Kelli McCarty – Director (2025)Dennis Shirley - Director (2026)
Shannan Flach – KHA Liaison
Cameron Werth - Audit ChairLauren Beard - Communications ChairAndrew Purcell – Corporate Sponsorship ChairMary Bennett - Founders Award ChairPatrick Whisennand - History ChairLaraine Gengler - Membership ChairThad Turner - Membership Co-ChairWeston Tallman - Professional ExcellenceNikki Esquibel – Program Co-ChairSophie Crow - Social ChairDennis Shirley - Program Co-Chair
With HFMA's life-long learning, you can stay on top of today's steep learning curve with the profession's premier educational opportunities. HFMA offers national conferences and courses, local seminars, chapter meetings, online learning and onsite education, books and more.