NAHC Board Elections to be Held in September
August 29, 2014 05:20 PM
In the month of September the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) membership will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives on the NAHC Board of Directors. To ensure continuity, the NAHC bylaws specify that half of the NAHC Board is up for election each year. Any NAHC member in good standing can run for election to the board or its nominating committee.
The NAHC Board of Directors has the responsibility for making policy decisions and has the responsibility of preserving and protecting NAHC’s assets.
This fall, all NAHC members will have a chance to vote for the position of chairman and secretary as well as for the members of the NAHC Nominating Committee. Candidates for chairman, who presides over the board, must have prior board experience. The secretary is responsible for keeping minutes of board meetings; any member can run for the post.
The nominating committee is made up of one representative from each NAHC section (Corporate, Financial Management, Forum of State Associations, Hospice, Institution-Based, Medicaid Council, Nurses Association, Official, Pediatric, Private Duty, Proprietary, Technology, and Voluntary/Non-Profit) and its job is to select two candidates from among those who submit their names to oppose each other in next year’s September 2015 election.
NAHC members will also have the opportunity to vote for their two specific representatives on the NAHC Board. The first is elected geographically. NAHC is divided into 10 regions following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services model. Region II (NY, NJ, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands), Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN), Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX), Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY), and Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA) are up for election this year. In addition, NAHC members also elect a section representative depending on their area of primary interest. The sections which are up for election this year include: Corporate Provider Section, Financial Managers Section, Institution Sponsored Section, Private Duty Section, and Technology Section.
NAHC members who wish to run for the Board should submit a consent to serve form - located here - along with a one page resume and a photograph. This should follow the standard format because it will be mailed out with the ballot to guide member balloting. The biography prepared by Ruth Constant, NAHC’s past chair, is included as an example.
These documents may be submitted to the NAHC offices by mail, 228 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003, Attn: Nominating Committee; by fax: (202) 547-6137; or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 1, 2014. If you have any questions please contact Blake Neilsen or Elaine Stephens at (202) 547-7424 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAHC 2014 Nominating Committee will meet on September 8, and candidates for the Board will be notified immediately thereafter as to their selection. The NAHC membership will have a month to mark their ballots and return them to the independent CPA firm which tabulates the results.
The results of the NAHC 2014 election will be announced at the NAHC Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, October 19-22, 2014. Winners will also be notified by mail. The NAHC Board holds three meetings a year, one in January, one in June and one in October. Each meeting lasts one day and travel and hotel is paid by NAHC for those who attend board meetings.