HLAW is the state’s professional association of medical group managers. We are committed to advancing the profession and HLAW is your resource for information, education, networking and advocacy.

Get involved today to help HLAW advance leaders and practices in Wisconsin. The following describes a variety of opportunities for involvement in HLAW. The options range in time and scope to best match your interests and time availability.


Committee participation offers members of HLAW an opportunity to contribute to the work of the organization while interacting with fellow members who share common interests. Involvement on a committee is a great way for members to network, share ideas and further HLAW’s initiatives. The average committee member time commitment is 1 hour per month. The following HLAW committees provide significant governance and guidance to the medical practice management professionals they serve.


Education Committee
Members of the Education Committee plan, organize and execute the annual conference and webinar series. Committee members work to choose speakers, arrange facilities, prepare meeting notices for mailing, host and introduce speakers, and process meeting evaluations.

Payer Relations Committee
The Payer Committee is a combination of the influential Third Party Committee and the Medicare/Medicaid Committee. They work with other organizations on Payer activities, hold meetings, and post updates on the HLAW website. 

Legislative Committee
HLAW represents and advocates for members’ interests. This Committee works with the HLAW lobbyist to represent the Association and its members to State Legislators.The committee keeps members informed of the latest health care legislation at the State, as well as federal public policy issues affecting health care management. 

Membership Committee
This Committee works closely with the WMGMA office to recruit, renew and engage membership. They are available to answer questions from current and prospective members, welcome new HLAW members and implement new member services. This committee oversees the HLAW Mentor Program that pairs seasoned practice managers with those new to the profession. 

HLAW’s Mentor Program introduces seasoned medical practice management professionals to those new to the field. By serving as professional role models, trusted friends and career advisors, mentors make a significant contribution by helping to develop the professionals who will lead tomorrow’s practice management industry. Mentors can offer guidance, advice and information on best practices and available resources.

HLAW is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. Board members are elected annually to staggered three-year terms. Nominations are accepted throughout the year. Board members develop and manage the affairs of the Association, and are supported by Committee Chairs and staff. Positions include President, President-Elect, Membership Coordinator, Finance, Executive Committee, Education Committee, Legislative Committee, Payer Committee, ACMPE Representative and Directors At- Large.

Click here to serve on the Board or nominate a colleague.

There are also a number of other ways to get involved throughout the year.

  • Submit a presentation for a conference or webinar 
  • Post news on the website
  • Update your profile on the WMGMA website
  • Attend a future conference or webinar
  • Host a local event
  • Encourage others to join

For questions, call or email the Association Executive Director:  Jean Thomas, CMPE | 319-560-0435 or talk with any of the current board members.

Contact Us

Healthcare Leaders Association of Wisconsin
Executive Director:  Jean Thomas, CMPE
319-560-0435  |


To be a resource for information, education, networking, and advocacy opportunities for all medical group management professionals.