Mission Complete!

Hundreds of medical assistants from across the country took their education to new heights at the 65th AAMA Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. A little more than 400 people networked and connected with their fellow star attendees, while also reaching for the moon to improve their clinical and administrative knowledge. Many thanks to the Annual Conference Education Committee and the members of the Texas Society of Medical Assistants for making the event out of this world!

Three Cheers

Volunteers from the North and South Carolina societies once again delighted the conference crowd with the 2021 CMA (AAMA)® Knowledge Bowl. Attendees competed in teams to test their medical assisting expertise in one of the most popular events of the conference.

Bylaws Amendments

The House adopted 14 bylaws amendments: 21-01 through 21-04, 21-06 through 21-07, 21-09, 21-13 through 21-18, and 21-20. Read 2021 Proposed Bylaws Amendments for the AAMA Bylaws via the “Member Downloads” section of the website (sign-in required) for details on each amendment.

Passing the Torch

At the Presidents Banquet, 2019–2021 AAMA President Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC, congratulated incoming AAMA President Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), CPC. The AAMA extends its appreciation to Past President Houston for her excellent leadership and wishes the best to President Licurs as she leads the association through the coming year!

Best in Showcase

Visitors to the Publishers Showcase discovered the latest developments in the world of health care literature and technology. The AAMA thanks all the 2021 exhibitors:

  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
  • Elsevier
  • Excelsior College
  • Gateway Genomics
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Platinum Educational Group
  • Relentless Healthcare Performance Advisors
  • Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping
  • University of Nevada, Reno/Medical Assistant FASD Practice Improvement Collaborative

House Highlights

The House of Delegates elected the following officers and trustees:

Vice President

Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA)

Speaker of the House

Monica Case, CMA (AAMA)

Vice Speaker of the House

Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE


Sherry Bogar, CN-BC, CMA (AAMA)

Natasha Geno, ATS, CMA (AAMA)

Candy Miller, CMA (AAMA)

Jane Seelig, CMA-A (AAMA)

Sandra Williams, CMA (AAMA)


On the Web

CMA (AAMA) Fact Sheet

Under Downloads/About the Profession and Credential

Share this document on the advantages of the CMA (AAMA) credential with employers and those who make hiring decisions. (Visit the “Downloads” page for a PDF or order print copies through the online store, within the “Complimentary Marketing Materials” section.)

Follow Your Leaders

Under Volunteers/National Volunteer Leaders

See the roster of committed members leading this association!

Reports from the CEO

Under News & Events/Reports from the CEO

Access past reports of AAMA CEO and Legal Counsel Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, to the House of Delegates.

Save the Dates

Under Calendar

Find dates for upcoming board meetings, annual conferences, and MARWeek in the AAMA calendar.


Supporting the Profession

Conference attendees gave generously to the Endowment funds:

Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund


Ivy Reade Relkin Surveyor Training Fund