Health Law Program Seeks Additional Board Members
Washington – The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) invites you to submit names of individuals who would be strong additions to NHeLP’s Board of Directors. Recommendations should be submitted to Governance Committee Co-Chairs, Ron Wisor ([email protected]) and Ann Kappler ( [email protected]). Selection of new board members will be made by the full board at its meeting in December 2018.
Qualifications for membership on NHeLP’s Board of Directors include the following:
Board Members must have the time and expertise to provide meaningful oversight, direction and support, and be free of conflicts of interest.
Ideal Board candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Extensive experience, with significant leadership accomplishments in business, law, academia, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
- A passion for pursuing and supporting NHeLP’s mission
- A passion for and/or experience pursuing health equity
- A commitment to and understanding of NHeLP’s constituents, who include both low income underserved individuals directly assisted by NHeLP’s advocacy and litigation expertise and state-based advocates for whom NHeLP provides ongoing technical support, training and co-counseling
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and collegiality
- A commitment to assisting in raising funds for NHeLP
- Diplomatic skills and an affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
NHeLP seeks Board Members with a variety of professional experiences, cultural backgrounds, spectrum of life experiences, and geographic reach. Among the areas of expertise sought on the Board are:
- Governance and leadership
- Communications, public relations, and marketing
- Finance, financial management and investments
- Personnel and Human Relations
- Advocacy and government relations
- Strategic planning and development
- Public health
In particular, this year, the Board seeks:
- Expertise in developing and implementing multi-year and multi-dimensional fundraising strategies
- Experience in deepening a board’s understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Organizational development and governance expertise
- Connections with corporations that may be interested in supporting NHeLP’s mission
- The ability to magnify NHeLP’s voice by reaching beyond individuals and organizations already aligned with NHeLP and its work
National Health Law Program serves a diverse population and seeks a board reflective of that diversity.
Recommendations should include the following:
- A description of the candidate’s skills, experience or other qualifications that match the criteria for Board membership set out above
- Information necessary to determine whether the candidate meets the independence standards outlined in NHeLP’s Bylaws and Conflict of Interest policy.