“Faith Based Approaches to Cultivate Healthier Communities”, HMA’s 30th anniversary conference and celebration, is a happy memory.  What an uplifting gathering of learning from each other and from guest speakers, of good food and fellowship, of singing and dancing (yes, there was a conga line jiving during the gala evening!), of prayer and meditation, of ideas and inspiration!  What a blessing to be together!  What a joy to recognize 30 years of HMA’s amazing work in bringing together faith and health!

Check out the pictures on our HMA webpage: 2019 HMA National Conference.

 “One Voice, One Vision: Wisdom for Healthier Communities” is the theme for our next annual gathering.  So mark your calendars for September 13-15, 2020 and plan to get together in Chicago.  Details regarding accommodations, workshops, poster presentations, spiritual offerings, and more will be forthcoming, so keep an eye on your email inbox and the HMA website and Facebook page!

On another note, the HMA Board welcomed four new directors, thanks to your votes as members!  Here are the current Board members and their respective Board roles:

  •     President – Karen MacDonald
  •     Vice-President – Denise Viker
  •     Treasurer – Deborah Dixson
  •     Secretary – Linda Hall
  •     Director for Health Ministry & Spiritual Leadership – William Coleman
  •     Director for Program Leadership – Neppie Alexander
  •     Director for Faith Community Nursing – Nancy Durbin
  •     Director for Public Relations – Ruth Syre
  •     Director for Practice & Education – Felicia Stewart

Information about your Board members will soon be on the HMA website:  About Us, Staff & Board Members.

Special thanks to outgoing board members Beverly Lunsford and Pat Welsh. Their many years of service are greatly appreciated.

We’re excited about what the next months will bring for our work together and are so glad you’re part of it!  Do feel free to connect with any Board member with questions or ideas.  And, onward as people of faith working for healthier communities!

Rev. Karen MacDonald, M.Div.
HMA President