CMSA-IA: Meet Your Local Chapter

CATHERINE GRAHAM MSN, CCM, CMSRN
President // Member since 2009

Current Position: Manager, UnityPoint at Home – Home Care (Cedar Rapids)
Graduate of: 
Finley School of Nursing; Mount Mercy College; Walden University
Previous Work Experience: Patient Care Facilitator; Adult Medicine; Float Nurse; Asst. Nurse Manager; Utilization Management-Catastrophe Case Management; Case Manager Mentor; PRN Home Healthcare Nurse; Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member; Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society

Scott Daniel RN
Vice President

DE DE GORSCHE RN, BSN, CCM
Secretary // Member since 1995

Current Position: Consultant
Graduate of: 
Iowa Methodist School of Nursing; University of Phoenix
Previous Work Experience: Assistant VP for Medical & Disease Management, American Enterprise Group (12 years); Team Leader; Case & Disease Management; Wellmark BCBS of Iowa; plus other positions for 8 years

BETH CORY RN, BS, CCM
Treasurer // Member since 2008

Current Position: Advanced Care Nurse at Blue Cross Blue Shield (Des Moines)
Graduate of: 
University of St. Francis; Des Moines Area Community College
Previous Work Experience: WBCBS Utilization Management/Prior Approval and Case Management; Encompass Health Management; Principal Financial Group and Consultec (ACS) in utilization, case and disease management; prior experience in ICU/CCU adult, acute hospital, home care, respite and skilled for mentally and physically handicapped children

MADONNA STILLMUNKS RN, CCM
Past-President // Member since 2000

Current Position: Development Coordinator – Catastrophic Nurse Specialist at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (Lincoln, NE)
Graduate of: 
Jennie Edmunson School of Nursing
Previous Work Experience: University of Psychiatric Services (Omaha); University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha); Richard Young Psychiatric Hospital (Omaha); Centennial Peaks Hospital (Louisville, CO); Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital (Denver); Broadlawns Medical Center (Des Moines); Westminster House (Des Moines); Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (Des Moines)

STEPHANIE CLARKEN RN, BS, CCM, CH-GCN
Board Member // Member since 2011

Current Position: Care Manager at Iowa Methodist Medical Center (Des Moines)
Graduate of: 
Iowa Central Community College; Upper Iowa University
Previous Work Experience: Staff Nurse at IMMC; Office Nurse for the Iowa Clinic – Neurological Services; and Educator, Field Research and Senior Sales Rep. for Aspen Medical Products

JANET PAULI RN, BS, CCM, CCP
Board Member // Member since 2004

Current Position: Manager of Nurse Care Management at Telligen (West Des Moines)
Graduate of: 
St. Luke’s School of Nursing; University of St. Francis
Previous Work Experience: Variety of healthcare settings to include acute care, physician specialty office and managed care arena

CYNTHIA PUETZ RN, CCM, MMA
Board Member // Member since 2011

Current Position: Retired, PRN
Graduate of: 
Iowa Methodist School of Nursing 
Previous Work Experience: Telligen (West Des Moines)

KAREN HILDRETH RN, CCM, CPHRM
Board Member // Member since 2015 (previous membership, as well)

Current Position: Health Coaching at Telligen
Graduate of: Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing
Previous Work Experience: Case Management, Healthcare Risk Management, Oncology, Medical-Surgical and Renal Dialysis

VAL TUEL RN, BA, CCM, CCP
Board Member // Member since 2010

Current Position: Director of Account Management at Telligen (West Des Moines)
Graduate of: 
Iowa Methodist School of Nursing; Upper Iowa University
Previous Work Experience: Hospital Nursing; Home Health/Supplemental Staffing Company; Case Management/Disease Management Operations; and Account Management

SANDY GRIMM MSN, CCM
Board Member // Member Since 2002

Current Position: Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist
Graduate of: Drake University and Mount Mercy University
Previous Work Experience: Oncology, Home Health, Utilization Review, Catastrophic Case Management, Population Health, Workers’ Comp Case Management, Clinical Improvement & Accreditation