The FY2021 CHA Governance Committee, chaired by Laura S. Kaiser, BS, MBA, MHA, FACHE met virtually on November 13, 2020 to begin the FY2022 new board member recruitment cycle. Attending the meeting were returning committee members, Cathleen P. Eldridge, MBA, Joseph Gage, Sr. Mary M. Haddad, RSM, MSW, MBA, Dougal G. Hewitt, Jeffrey A. Johnston, MBA, MHA, Richard Korman Esq., Lawrence P. Schumacher, RN, MSN, FAAN, and new Committee members, Sr. Ricca Dimalibot, CCVI, MA, MD, FAAFP and Rhonda M. Medows, MD, FAAFP. The Committee has up to a maximum of three candidates in the FY2022 class of new board members.
The Committee engaged in a robust and productive dialogue of the current Board-approved list of competency-based criteria that guides its work, the current composition of the Board, the outgoing board members' competencies, demographic data, and which competencies to prioritize for the FY2022 class, given the limited number of openings. Committee members spent time listening to and considering all points of view with respect to how best to structure the competency-based criteria to reflect what is truly needed for an effective CHA Board, how best to collect board members' competency information in the future, and how best to ensure a diverse and well-rounded Board.
Following a full discussion, the Committee agreed that Ms. Kaiser and Ms. Hurley will finalize and later approved the following focused recruitment priorities this year:
- Ability to influence national policy;
- Clinical experience at various levels of the care delivery system;
- Experience as a change leader in organizational dynamics and/or entrepreneurialism/innovation; and
- Digital platform and data analytics expertise.
At the January teleconference, the Committee will determine which nominees should receive the candidate questionnaire based on the focused recruitment priorities. CHA staff will send the candidate questionnaire to those nominees, and will send a letter to the remaining nominees, thanking them and explaining that, due to the limited number of openings, the Committee is limiting the number of candidate questionnaires being accepted this year.
Finally, the Committee agreed to continue with the process of allowing submissions to be made online. Nominations are currently being accepted at the following link: https://www.chausa.org/about/leadership/cha-board-nomination.
Any questions about the online nomination process or the focused recruitment criteria may be directed to CHA's General Counsel, Katie Hurley, or CHA's Governance Paralegal, Dawna Brown.