Nominations Requested for VNAA Board of Directors
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: VNAA Updates




The VNAA Governance Committee seeks candidates for election to the Board for terms beginning in April 2016.

As stewards of VNAA’s vision, mission, resources, and strategic direction, the Board of Directors represents your interests and ambitions for the future of mission-driven home health and hospice care. Below is detailed information on VNAA’s strategic goals, Board vacancies, key criteria for nominations, Board member expectations and a timeframe for consideration of Board nominations.

VNAA’s Strategic Goals

VNAA’s Board of Directors recently approved a new strategic plan to guide the organization’s activities through the 2016-2018 timeframe.  The strategic plan is used to guide VNAA’s work on behalf of mission-drive home-based care providers. VNAA’s Board of Directors, receiving guidance from a special Strategic Planning Committee, also approved new mission and vision statements.

VNAA’s Vision:

Transforming home-based care for providers and populations in the community.

VNAA’s Mission:

VNAA Advances quality, value and innovation in home-based care.

VNAA’s Strategic Goals:

  • Improve coordination and outcomes for the health of populations served by home-based care providers.
  • Drive quality and value improvement in the home-based care industry.
  • Lead innovation and transformation in the home-based care industry.
  • Ensure VNAA’s success.

VNAA Board Vacancies

VNAA is accepting nominations for two Board seats. Both seats must be filled by an executive of a VNAA affiliate member agency. Please consider nominating a highly qualified senior executive, such as yourself, your CFO, CNO, COO, or a leader from another VNAA-member nonprofit agency.

VNAA’s Board Competency Analysis & Key Criteria for Nominations

Successful Board nominees will bring to their service a strategic outlook, a collegial and collaborative working style, a strong understanding of and commitment to the VNAA’s vision and mission, and experience working with the VNAA.  VNAA’s Governance Committee developed a competency tool for purposes of assessing current Board member skills, identifying necessary skills and competencies and guiding Board member recruitment and consideration. The Committee identified diversity goals; technical skills; experiential skills; and interpersonal skills as core competencies for VNAA Board service. The Committee recently completed a skills assessment of current Board members to identify gaps among these core competencies. After an assessment of our Board’s expertise, VNAA will focus on recruiting candidates who possess the following competencies:

Priority Competencies

  • Experiential skills with Medicaid, FQHC and Dually Eligible Populations
  • Experiential skills with Managed Care Organizations
  • Technical skills in Health Information Technology

VNAA Board Member Expectations

VNAA Board members serve one, 3-year term.  Board members are eligible to stand for election for a second, 3-year term.  A nominee to the VNAA Board of Directors should be available to participate in monthly, one-hour Board conference calls and travel to and attend four meetings annually.  In-personBoard meetings are typically held in January for a strategic retreat, in conjunction with VNAA’s spring Annual Meeting, in June in Washington, DC, and September in conjunction with the Public Policy Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Travel and lodging for these meetings are the responsibility of the board members’ agencies. Board members serve on at least one VNAA committee and actively encourage the engagement of others in their own organizations. VNAA Board members also serve as champions for VNAA’s role on behalf of nonprofit agencies and actively encourage membership expansion efforts.

Submitting a Nomination and Nominations Timeline

Nominations must be received by Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Nominations should be emailed to Becky Squire, VNAA, at bsquire@vnaa.org. When nominating yourself or someone else, please include the following:

  • Nominee’s Resume/Bio;
  • Contact information for the Nominee and Nominator; and
  • A short paragraph about the nominee’s experience and expertise, in relations to the identified key criteria as well as desire to serve on the VNAA Board. This paragraph will appear on the ballot.

VNAA’s Governance Committee will consider all nominations in January. Finalists will be contacted by January 22 and finalist interviews will occur before February 12, 2016. VNAA’s Board of Directors will consider a slate of recommended nominees during the April 2016 Board Meeting. VNAA’s affiliate membership will be asked to ratify the slate following the Board’s action.

Thank you for your support for VNAA and assistance identifying future leaders.

Tracey Moorhead
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Associations of America

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