Dear Members of ACHE of Central Pennsylvania,
As the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, it is my pleasure to deliver this message to all ACHE of Central Pennsylvania members.
This “Call for Nominations” is for several ACHE of Central PA Board of Directors positions that will become vacant on 1 January 2020. In accordance with the ACHE of Central PA Chapter Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is required to recommend individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Prior to submitting a final slate of candidates to the chapter membership for a vote, the Nominating Committee must issue a call for nominations. All affiliates of ACHE of Central PA, in good standing, are eligible for election. Affiliates may nominate themselves or others for the Board of Directors.
PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
Nominations can be made by completing the Call for Nominations form attached and submitting it to the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Nominations requested from now until 9/12 at midnight. The individual being nominated must also provide the Nominating Committee a brief (1 to 2 paragraph) biography by this deadline as well. Please ensure that all of the requested information is completed on this form.
The Nominating Committee will review the nominations and prepare a ballot to be distributed to the chapter membership via email by September 20, 2019. The open Board of Directors positions will be announced from a majority vote of the active chapter members. The announcement will take places at the ACHE of Central PA educational event scheduled for October 18, 2019 at the Penn National Race Course from 8:00am – 3:00pm.
EVALUATION CRITERIA TO BE USED BY THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE
The following is a list of preferred attributes that the Nominating Committee will take into account in its deliberations. These will be used in selecting candidates for the final ballot that will be presented to the membership for election.
• Membership Status: Candidates must be members in good standing with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). “Good standing” means the nominee is current on his/her annual membership dues and has not violated any of the ACHE ethical standards.
• Education: Preference is given to candidates who hold an advanced degree in healthcare administration, business administration, or other disciplines with a healthcare emphasis.
• Fellow Certification: Preference is given to candidates who are Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), but this is not a prerequisite.
• Service/Availability: Board members must be able to attend at least three (3) of the four (4) Board meetings that are customarily scheduled each year. Board meetings are typically held every two (2) to three (3) months with conference calls held during the remaining months.
Eligibility: Officers: Must be members of the Chapter who have completed at least one term as a Chairperson.
Chairpersons: Must be members of ACHE for at least a year and actively involved in Chapter activities, though they may work or reside in an adjoining Chapter’s territory.