Call for Nominations for NAHC Board of Directors
August 8, 2017 02:56 PM
Every year during the month of September, members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) have the opportunity to cast their votes for candidates for various seats on the NAHC Board of Directors, as well as for members of the NAHC nominating committee for the subsequent year’s election cycle. 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 as of July 1, 2017, and otherwise eligible may run for a seat on the Board or its Nominating Committee, and we encourage all interested and qualified parties to submit their information for consideration.
For 2017, the following seats are up for election:
Board of Directors:
Representative—Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Representative – Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Representative – Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Representative – Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE)
Representative – Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Guam)
Hospice Provider Section
Forum of State Associations Section
Nominating Committee: All seats on the 2018 Nominating Committee are up for election. The Nominating Committee is made up of one representative from each NAHC section (Corporate, Financial Management, Forum of State Associations, Hospice, Institution-Sponsored, National Medicaid Action Council, Private Duty, Proprietary, Technology, and Voluntary/Non-Profit). The nominating will meet for one day in late August or early September to select two candidates from among those who submit their names to run for each Board seat up for election in 2018.
About the NAHC Board and Seats up for Election: The Vice Chairman of the NAHC Board of Directors shall serve in place of the Chairman in case of his/her absence or inability to serve, and the Treasurer shall be responsible for the financial affairs of the Association, and shall report on the financial status of the Association to the membership annually and to the Board of Directors at each regular meeting of the Board. Because of the importance of these two officer positions, prior experience on the Board is a necessary prerequisite to run for either of these positions.
The NAHC Board of Directors has the responsibility for making policy decisions, as well as the responsibility of preserving and protecting NAHC’s assets. The NAHC Board holds three meetings each year: one in January or February, one in June, and one in October. Each meeting lasts one day and travel and hotel expenses are paid by NAHC for those who attend.
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), fax (202-547-3540) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 24, 2017. If you have any questions please contact Caroline Marsh at 202-547-7424 or by email at email@example.com.
The results of the NAHC 2017 election will be announced at the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California, October 15-17, 2017. Winners will also be notified by mail.
NAHC greatly appreciates every one who takes the time to contribute to the Association in this important way. We look forward to hearing from you.