Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Tribute to Jacquelyn Smith, Esteemed President of AAMCN


Jacquelyn Smith, RN, BSN, MA, CMCN started her nursing career in 1974 by attending the University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Registered Nursing in 1979. Jacquelyn eventually went on to complete her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 1998.

Over the years, Jacquelyn has worked in various Medical Management positions and designed, developed, and implemented Medicare/Medicaid, Dual Eligible, Long-Term Services and Supports programs. More recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Advisor of Business Development at NextLevel Health. Today, she is the Associate Vice President of Long-Term Services and Supports Clinical Operations with UPMC Health Plan.

Jacquelyn Smith has been a loyal member of the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) since September of 1995. Jacquelyn earned her Certification in Managed Care Nursing (CMCN) in November of 2006. She was named the Managed Care Nurse Leader of the Year and received her award at the Fall Managed Care Forum in November of 2011.

Jacquelyn Smith was named the 2011 Managed Care Nurse Leader of the Year at the Fall Managed Care Forum in Las Vegas, NV.

Jacquelyn has served on various AAMCN Councils, contributed as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Managed Care Nursing (JMCN), and led the Board of Directors activities as President of AAMCN since January of 2012. She has given years of her time towards the goals of educating, leading, advising, and advocating for managed care nurses. Jacquelyn’s continuing commitment to others is an inspiration to all those around her.

Rosalind Handy (left), Jacquelyn Smith (center), and Katie Eads (right) attending the Fall Managed Care Forum of 2013.

Jacquelyn’s ambitions and need to give back to the community will not stop with her passing of the AAMCN President’s torch at the end of this year. She will go on to serve on the board of Bethlehem Haven homeless shelter for women and continue her mission of advocacy. Jacquelyn, as you continue to move on in life and face new events, adventures, and challenges, we all wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors.

Jacquelyn Smith (left) and Ashley Austin (right) running the Membership Table at the Fall Managed Care Forum of 2015.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses would like to give our sincere thanks to Jacquelyn Smith for all of her efforts, diligence, leadership, laughs, and smiles she has brought to our association.   You have fortified our foundations for years to come and we are forever grateful for your dedication to the advancement and growth of our family. We hope you continue to lend your insight and presence within AAMCN far into the future.

THANK YOU!