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ACHCA Committees: 2017-2018 Appointments
Unless noted in the description:
This Committee is chaired by the ACHCA Secretary/Treasurer and includes 2 At Large Board members, 2 members from the ACHCA membership, and the President & CEO (ex officio) for a total of five (5) voting members.
Openings: 2 positions for members of ACHCA
Purpose: The Finance Committee is charged with assuring fiscal responsibility, review of financial information, oversight of investments, and assisting staff with budget preparation for ACHCA. The Finance committee meets monthly.
This committee is chaired by appointment and includes 1 At Large Board member, 3 members from the ACHCA membership, and the President & CEO (ex officio).
Openings: 3 positions for members of ACHCA
Terms: The Bylaws Committee Chair and members are appointed by the Chair of the Board with Board Approval for two-year, staggered, one-time renewable terms.
Purpose: Ensures that the Bylaws for ACHCA and the chapters are current, in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and reflect sound organizational and board governance principles. The Bylaws Committee also provides guidance in the development of organizational documents that support legal, financial, and regulatory compliance.
The Academy of Long Term Care Leadership Committee
A high priority for this Committee is Fundraising. It also works closely with the Mentoring Program Committee and the George & Leah Hollander Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Purpose: The Academy has the responsibility to build recognition, generate resources, and provide support for the professional enhancement activities including Education, Leadership Development, and Research.
Membership Committee – New!
Purpose: This committee meets quarterly to provide guidance and input on maintaining and improving the quality of the ACHCA Member Experience. This Committee oversees the Fellow Designation program of ACHCA.
The Awards Subcommittee of the Membership Committee
Terms:The Awards Subcommittee is a component of the Membership Committee and is comprised of a Chair, appointed for a two-year renewable term by the Board Chair. Members of the subcommittee are appointed by the ACHCA Board Chair for a two-year renewable term. Past Awards recipients are eligible (and encouraged!) to serve on this subcommittee.
Purpose:The Awards Subcommittee ensures that all ACHCA awards and scholarships have objective eligibility criteria and have a fair and credible selection process. It provides recommendations to the National Conference Planning Committee to ensure the ceremonial aspects of conferring awards, recognitions, and scholarships are meaningful and provide recognition and esteem. The Committee works with membership, the chapters and districts to identify (or ensures the identification of) multiple qualified candidates for each category of awards, recognitions and scholarships.
Purpose: The Education Committee identifies areas of leadership interest for programming; reviews proposals to develop educational offerings including ACHCA Marketplace and Annual Convocation; ensures educational program eligibility and credibility for the continuing education approval by accreditation bodies such as NAB and The Florida Board of Nursing. It also participates in the design, implementation, and review of ACHCA provided distance learning programs including webinars, and partnership offerings; and ensures programmatic relevance by reviewing learner needs assessments, program evaluations, and speaker effectiveness.
The Student Poster Exposition Workgroup of the Education Committee
Purpose: The Mentoring Committee provides professional leadership development opportunities to health care administrators by connecting mentors and protégés across the country; promotes excellence in leadership among long-term care administrators; develops and promotes natural leadership skill, which is paramount to enhancing future leadership capacity to serve the long-term care service field; utilizes education, resources, and tools to help mentors and protégés to form successful partnerships using an evidence-based approach to development and support; develops products and deliverables to support the program; monitors the utilization of grant resources for the achievement of desired goals and outcomes; and secures additional funding and revenue in collaboration with the ACHCA Academy to insure long-term sustainability of the program.
Student Experience Committee -- New!
Membership in this committee is open only to Student Members of ACHCA.
Purpose: This committee acts as a conduit/gateway for communication and participation by student members. The Committee works with ACHCA staff and leadership to identify and create the best possible experience for student members. This includes suggestions for services, programming, and benefits.
Advocacy & Policy Committee -- New!
Purpose: This committee reviews and advises ACHCA leadership on current regulations, laws, and other policies impacting the practice of long term care/post-acute care/aging services facility administration. Working with the President & CEO, the Committee would prepare policy statements, white papers, and comments for regulatory review processes on behalf of ACHCA.
Professional Advancement Committee
Purpose:The Professional Advancement (PA) Committee ensures the credibility and validity of the Professional Certifications offered by ACHCA (Certified Nursing Home Administrator and Certified Assisted Living Administrator). Committee composition is outlined in the following table:
Terms and Composition:
The Professional Advancement Committee consists of at least nine members identified from a slate of eligible candidates vetted by the Nominating Committee prior to approval by the board and appointment by the ACHCA Chair. Appointments are made for one renewable, two-year term in alternate years.
The Exam Development Subcommittee: This Subcommittee of the Professional Advancement Committee ensures quality examinations and maintains the integrity of the certifications within recognized standards.
Governance: The Exam Development Subcommittee (EDSC) is a component of the ACHCA Professional Advancement Committee, which acts as the ACHCA Certification Board. The Chair of the EDSC must be certified and a member of ACHCA (Fellow preferred), is vetted by the Nominating Committee, and appointed by the ACHCA Chair with the approval of the Board for a two-year renewable term. Members of the EDSC must be:
Purpose:The EDSC coordinates the activities associated with maintaining a competent and engaged item writer cadre; collaborates with the third-party certification contractor to ensure the integrity and relevance of the ACHCA CNHA and CALA professional certification exams; positions the ACHCA professional certification exams for potential third party accreditation per demonstrating compliance with the ICE standards; maintains credible CNHA and CALA certification exams, and ensures compliance with ICE standards.