The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is calling for nominations of highly engaged candidates from our diverse membership to fill the open seats on the NAHC Board of Directors for 2023. NAHC’s Board of Directors has 15 seats, with nine elected members and six appointed members. These seats are staggered to allow for a three-year term. Every year, three positions are elected by the membership and the NAHC Board makes two appointments.
The nomination period begins Monday, August 15, 2022, and concludes Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Please submit nominations electronically through the NAHC Election Candidate Nominations Portal.
The three seats that are up for election this year represent members in the following sections:
- Forum of State Associations* – The organization represents the interests of home care, home health, hospice and/or palliative care as an association on a state level.
- Integrated Health System Provider – The Member provides four or more different health care services that include at least one home care related service.
- At-Large— Any individual eligible for any of the other elected Board seats is eligible for this Board seat. Please see the list below for eligibility:
Home Health – The Member operates as a Medicare or Medicaid participating home health agency.
Hospice – The Member operates as a Medicare or Medicaid participating hospice.
Private Duty – The Member provides private duty personal care, nursing or other professional services, generally on an hourly, shift care basis.
National Provider – The Corporate Member operates as a home health agency, home care provider, or hospice in multiple states and has annual revenue from those service of $550 million or greater.
Integrated Health System Provider – The Member provides four or more different health care services that include at least one home care related service.
State Association – The organization represents the interests of home care, home health, hospice and/or palliative care as an association on a state level.
Business Partner – The Member is a NAHC Business Partner Member providing items or services that support the delivery of home care, home health, hospice and/or palliative care services by NAHC provider members.
NAHC also seeks recommendations for the two appointed positions. These nominees can come from any section of NAHC membership. Candidates not selected for the election process will automatically be considered as well for appointment to the Board for the two appointed positions.
Terms of office are for three years with a limit of two consecutive terms. Board eligibility is re-established after three years off the Board.
The nomination period begins Monday, August 15, 2022, and concludes Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Please submit nominations electronically through the NAHC Election Candidate Nominations Portal. Please be prepared to submit a personal statement regarding the nominee’s expected contribution to NAHC governance, a one-page updated/current Resume or CV, and a high-resolution Headshot.
The Board meets six times a year, with three in-person meetings and three virtual meetings.
The purpose of the combination of elected and appointed Board membership is to ensure that the Board has well-rounded talent to ensure the best service and that we are representative of the NAHC membership. Appointments are based on an evaluation of the elected board member qualifications. The appointments are intended to fill any gaps in needed skills and sector representation as well as to ensure a diverse and well-rounded board of directors. Appointments will be made by the 2022 Board members following a review of the election outcomes.
Throughout, the Board election process will be managed by the NAHC Governance and Nominating Committee charged with an ongoing role of achieving a high performing Board. The Committee will be responsible for cultivating and selecting Board candidates for election or consideration for an appointment. The Committee will also take steps to encourage highly-active participation and engagement of NAHC members in the Board elections and NAHC governance.
Election eligibility is based on two factors:
- First, the individual must be employed by a NAHC member in good standing.
- Second, the individual must be running for a Board seat that is consistent with their selected voting section in NAHC.
Members designate the one voting section in which they will participate. If the member is eligible for more than one section, the member must select just one for voting and board qualification purposes.
The NAHC Governance and Nominating Committee invites all eligible individuals to consider participating as a member of the Board. NAHC 2.0 was created to ensure we serve have a voice within our association. It is an exciting time for the home care and hospice community as NAHC moves into a new generation as the leading voice for home care and hospice in Washington, D.C. There is a heightened energy around all the new opportunities that NAHC 2.0 brings, and those opportunities are best realized through a highly engaged and vibrant Board of Directors that is representative of the broad and diverse membership it leads.
Election results will be announced at the Opening General Session of the NAHC Annual Meeting by the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.