Send Your Nominations! Help Build NAHC 2.0 on the Board of Directors
The deadline for submissions is tomorrow!
August 23, 2017 01:53 PM
Next month, members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives on the NAHC Board of Directors. Any NAHC member in good standing as of July 1, 2017 can run for election to the board or its nominating committee and we encourage all interested and qualified parties to do submit their nomination.
In particular, NAHC needs candidates in two areas:
1. The Nominating Committee;
2. The Proprietary Section.
The NAHC Board of Directors has the responsibility for making policy decisions and has the responsibility of preserving and protecting NAHC’s assets. The NAHC Board holds three meetings a year, one in January, June and October. Each meeting lasts one day and travel and hotel is paid by NAHC for those who attend the board meetings.
But beyond the normal duties of a member of the Board of Directors, this is a special time for NAHC. The Association has new leadership and a renewed commitment to fighting for home care and hospice and the millions of Americans who rely on us. The next Board of Directors will be crucial to the construction of this new NAHC — Project NAHC 2.0 — that will be the industry leader and standard-setter for the generation to come. Help build the new NAHC.
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 (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fall, all NAHC members will have a chance to vote for the position of Vice Chairman and Treasurer. The Vice Chairman 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.
All NAHC members will also have the opportunity to vote for members of the NAHC Nominating Committee. 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) and its job is to select two candidates from among those who submit their names to oppose each other in next year’s October 2018 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. Elections will be held in five of the 10 regions this year including Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT), Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV), Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI), Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE), and Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Guam). 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: Hospice Provider Section, Proprietary Section, Voluntary/Non-Profit Section, and the Forum of State Associations.
The NAHC membership will receive their ballots the last week of September and have a month to mark and return them to the independent CPA firm which tabulates the results. The results of the NAHC 2017 election will be announced at the NAHC Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California, October 15-17, 2017. Winners will also be notified by mail.