Welcome to the Southern California Chapter

Chapter Information

Southern California Chapter (est. 2002)

Represents Case Management professionals who reside and/or work in the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ACMA provides:
Benchmarking & Research

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

Get Involved!
The Chapter is always looking for members who are interested to serve in the following committees:

Watch out for opportunities as well to serve on the Chapter Board!

Please email the Chapter President for more details on being part of this exciting and helpful professional organization. To learn more, just contact us.

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Annual Meeting

The ACMA Southern California Chapter thanks everyone who made our 2017 Annual Chapter Conference and the ACM Prep Workshop a success!

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2018 ACMA Southern California Chapter Annual Conference
March 10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Please stay tuned for more information on the upcoming 14th Annual Case Management Conference!

2017 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference

2017 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference
November 5 to 7, 2017
H‍yatt Regency New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

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2017 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference


ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who made our Dine and Learn events in San Diego and Los Angeles a success! 

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ACMA SoCA Chapter presents:

Medicare Regulation Wheel of Fortune

Earn CE while having dinner.

September 12, 2017
530pm to 830pm
Marina Village
Dockside Room
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109

September 13, 2017
6pm to 9p
Quiet Cannon

Crystal I

901 Via San Clemente

Montebello, CA 90640

There are a myriad of regulations that case management professionals need to understand. For this presentation, Dr. Hirsch has prepared a series of short talks on a variety of regulatory issues and will ask the audience to vote on which topics should be discussed. The presentation will also include interactive case presentations with audience voting.

We Celebrate YOU!!!

October 8 to 14 is National Case Management Week. This week highlights the role that case managers like you play in optimizing health care outcomes, while ensuring that patients and families voices are heard in the process. The theme for this weeks is "Case Management: Exceptional People. Exceptional Care.". The ACMA Southern California Chapter is grateful for all our members and their contributions to the organizations and patients we serve every day.

Hope you can join us in celebrating Case Management Week on October 11 in three different locations: San Diego, Long Beach and San Fernando Valley.

October 11, 2017 coincides with ACM™ Recognition Day which give us the opportunity to celebrate our ACM Members as well.

ACMA 2018 National Conference

2018 ACMA National Conference:
April 24 to 26
Houston, TX

Click on the link below for more information or click on the "Contact Us" tab if you have more questions:



ACMA SoCA would like to thank everyone who made our first networking event a success!

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2017 Apps and Chats in San Diego

2017 Apps and Chats in San Fernando Valley

2017 Apps and Chats in Long Beach

In celebration of National Case Management Week, ACMA SoCA would like to invite practicing case managers, social workers and physicians to our first Membership Networking Event, Apps & Chat. Come meet others in your area while enjoying free Hors d'oeuvres


October 11, 2017
Apps and Chats
-ACMA SoCA's Membership Event!

ACMA Southern California Received Chapter of Merit Award

The ACMA Southern California Chapter is excited to announce that our chapter was recognized and awarded the Chapter of Merit on April 20, 2017 during the ACMA National Conference in Washington, DC.

Chapter of Merit 
defines outstanding performance of chapters by outlining the standards of practice for outstanding chapter operation. Chapters achieve these awards by demonstrating performance in the key areas of chapter operations and achieving certain benchmarks for growth and development, ensuring that chapters continue to grow, remain financially strong, are well-led, and are adequately prepared to meet members' educational and networking needs.

We are very proud to share this award with all of our chapter members. This recognition will not be possible without the unconditional support of members like yourself!

Please go to our Facebook page to see photos from the award ceremony that captured this momentous event! Attendees from our chapter were given Chapter of Merit ribbons that were proudly worn for the duration of the conference.

Congratulations again on this significant accomplishment! We look forward to continue to provide our members with great service as always.

Jay Larrosa
President, ACMA Southern California

ACMA SoCA Membership Just Got CHEAPER!

ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who supported the chapter's March Madness quest. Not bad for our first time trying and to finish so close to Maryland at just 10 points away.

Membership just got cheaper.
No more chapter dues for Southern California.
Renew or become a member today!

Click HERE for membership details.

ACM Certification

Looking for a Specialty Certification in Case Management?  Become an ACM-RN or ACM-SW TODAY!

Click HERE for more info.




ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who made our Dine and Learn events in San Diego and Los Angeles a success! 

Click on the link below for pictures taken during the events:

Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!

-ACMA SoCA's Educational Event.

POSTER Presentation at the April 2018 National Conference

Poster Presentation

FINANCIAL AID is available to a chapter member who will be chosen to present their poster at the National Conference in Houston, Texas.
Please contact us for details!

Are you interested in doing a
Poster Presentation at the National Conference in Houston, Texas in April 2018?
Applications must be received by October 20, 2017.

Have you accomplished a Case Management or process improvement project?

Present your information in this informal yet professional forum at the 2018 ACMA National Conference.

ACMA is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the practice of case management. If you have a program or project that has had a positive outcome or provided a valuable resource to your patients, facility, or agency, we encourage you to submit an application.

Posters will be confidentially judged and receive extra recognition in three categories:

  • Best Practice - Articulates well a best practice and demonstrates strong analysis of the published literature
  • Most Innovative Topic - Conveys an advanced idea that will impact a common Case Management problem or a new approach to an old problem
  • Ability to Replicate/Implement - Imparts confidence that the process can be easily implemented and is applicable to a wide range of settings.


  • If you have questions or have any technical issues with the submission forms, please call the ACMA office at 501-907-2262 or email posters@acmaweb.org.


  • Click on the "CONTACT US" tab above this page.

2017-2018 ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors

Please welcome our 2017-2018 SoCA Chapter Board of Directors!

Jay Larrosa
Scripps Health

Gilbert Dorado
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro 

Marcy Adelman
Palomar Health

Mencie Ilog
Scripps Health


Karen Longpre
USC University Hospital/ Norris Cancer Hospital

Stephen Chavez-Matzel
Tri-City Medical Center

Lori Oberon
Kaiser Ontario

Sharon Harris
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 

Jody Haddock
Cedars Sinai Health System

Immediate Past-President
Peg Bernardy
White Memorial Medical Center

National Board Liaison
Patti Velky
Memorial Hermann

ACMA Member ONLY Discounts

Another great benefit of being a member of ACMA is Member discounts.

To access your account and start saving, log in to the members only section of the ACMA website, scroll to the Member Discount section and click the "begin shopping" button.

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