Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Ellen Fink-Samnick is Principal of EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC. She empowers health care’s transdisciplinary workforce thru professional speaking, mentoring & consultation.
An industry thought leader for over 30 years, Ellen is known and respected as “The Ethical Compass of Professional Case Management”. She is a popular presenter with hundreds of offerings to her credit and author of over 80 publications. Ellen has received awards and global recognition for her innovative practice models, including the 2016 National Award of Service Excellence for the Case Management Society of America; the first social worker to do so.
With Teresa Treiger, Ellen is co-author of the book COLLABORATE® for Professional Case Management: A Universal Competency-Based Paradigm, 1st ed., published by Wolters Kluwer Health, and the chapter on Case and Population Health Management for the upcoming 6th Edition of Leadership and Nursing Care Management by Diane L. Huber, published by Elsevier. Ellen has authored the chapters on the Ethical Use of Case Management Technology in the latest edition of CMSA’s Core Curriculum for Case Management, and on Collaborative Care for the Encyclopedia of Social Work Online, published by the NASW and Oxford Press. She has contributed to CMSA’s Career and Knowledge Pathways®, plus the Commission for Case Manager Certification’s Case Management Body of Knowledge®.
Ellen’s passion is evident across her roles as professional trainer, industry consultant, educator, social media moderator, continuing education developer, accreditation specialist, clinical social work supervisor and professional mentor to the case management community. Her contributions to professional case management, ethics, and clinical social work transverse professional associations and credentialing organizations, including roles as subject matter expert, exam item writer, and many leadership positions.
Ellen has served as a commissioner for CCMC, and member of their Executive Committee. She was also Chair of their Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee. Ellen is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Professional Case Management Journal, and moderator of Ellen’s Ethical Lens on LinkedIn. She is a vibrant professional voice.