NACHW Committees

Get to Know our Committees 

The NACHW Board of Directors committees are actively engaged with work to advance the mission of NACHW. The committees include: policy, workforce development, nominating, development and executive committee. Several committees are open to NACHW members – for information on applying, see here! Each committee’s purpose and goals are listed below: 

 

WORKFORCE
COMMITTEE

 

The Workforce Committee’s mission is to convene CHWs and CHW-workforce stakeholders (trainers, employers, funders, and policymakers) and facilitate the exchange of resources, ideas, and models around education, capacity, and infrastructure building, economic development/sustainability models.

Applications for 2023: OPEN

Co-chairs: 

Paige Menking <pcmenking@gmail.com>

Floribella Redondo-Martinez

Objectives: 

  • Convene at least 5 sessions engaging a diverse group of employers to discuss guidelines on CHW training and professional development and the CHW roles and scopes of practice for workforce integration.
  • Convene CHWs to drive the development of messaging and talking points to promote and advocate for the CHW profession and professional identity.
  • Support NACHW staff in providing technical assistance to CHW networks and in the convening and linking of regional networks and associations.

POLICY
COMMITTEE

 

The Policy Committee’s mission is to engage and organize members who will work to analyze, respond to, and help shape public policy at the national, state and local level related to the Community Health Worker profession.

Applications for 2023: CLOSED

Co-Chairs: 

Ashley Wennerstrom <awenne@lsuhsc.edu>

Durrell Fox

Objectives:

  • By January 2023, develop a Medicaid financing subcommittee.
  • Collaborate with NACHW staff to continue to achieve the objectives of the committee and NACHW’s strategic plan. Co-chairs will meet regularly with NACHW policy staff and identify policy-related roles, duties, and responsibilities of NACHW staff and the policy committee in order to maximize our collective impact.
  • Continue to support CHW leadership within the policy committee, including bringing on an additional CHW co-chair, and engaging NACHW members.
  • By June 2023, develop and pilot a process for creating policy statements intended for use by NACHW stakeholders that address NACHW member-identified policy priority areas.
  • Continue to host, in collaboration with NACHW policy staff,  quarterly policy briefings and presentations during state, regional and national meetings.

DEVELOPMENT
COMMITTEE

The NACHW Development Committee serves to advise and guide NACHW’s strategic plan for organizational growth and sustainability. The committee is made up of elected board members and NACHW members dedicated to contributing to NACHW’s mission and vision.

Applications for 2023: CLOSED

Co-Chairs: 

Lily Lee <lkleeph@gmail.com>

Maria Lemus

Objectives:

  • By December 2023, conduct 2 training/workshops/informational sessions for CHWs on increasing their understanding and/or building their capacities in fundraising and financial capacity development to support the advancement of their profession and practice.
  • By December 2023, engage CBOs, network, associations, and/or CHW employers in at least two (2) sessions of information sharing and communication about funding and development.
  • By June 2023, support NACHW’s Executive Director and staff in the following objectives:
    • Support the development of a job description for a full-time Manager of Finance to support the Executive Director and board treasurer in managing financial reports, grants and contracts deliverables and respective budget and invoices.

    • Support the recruitment, screening and hiring of a Director of Development as full-time NACHW staff to plan and oversee “development” priorities and activities of the organization mapped to short-term and long-term strategies.

    • Increase Board Members capacity in fiduciary responsibilities and active participation in connecting to partners and fundraising opportunities.

NOMINATING
COMMITTEE

The Nominating Committee is one of two standing committees established under NACHW’s bylaws.  It is composed and appointed by members of the Board of Directors. Its primary functions are to recruit the best qualified candidates for board membership and organize and manage the election process at the Annual Meeting. It may also be charged by the board with other responsibilities, as needed.

Applications for 2023: Limited to currently serving board members

Chair:

Lillie Fox <lilliefox94@gmail.com>

Objectives:

  • Recruit, vet, and recommend nominees for open positions on the NACHW Board of Directors. 
  • Serve as the lead/coordinators for the BoD election portion of the Annual Meeting.
  • Facilitate process of nominating and electing BoD officers and Executive Committee members as appropriate, based on Board decisions.
  • Facilitate process of Board appointments to the Executive Committee and Nominating Committee as needed.
  • Develop, review, and revise the new board member orientation packets, and implement orientation.
  • Contribute to implementation of strategic plan as appropriate.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee (EC) is a standing committee established under the NACHW bylaws. The EC oversees all aspects of NACHW Board operations, provides guidance to committee chairs, and cooperates with the Executive Director to achieve NACHW’s mission and strategic priorities.

Applications for 2023: Limited to currently serving board members

Chair: 

Wandy Hernandez-Gordon <WandyHG@outlook.com>

Objectives:

  • Fulfill all functions outlined in the purpose.
  • Support integration of newly elected board members into all aspects of board service.
  • Oversee development and implementation of the NACHW strategic plan in cooperation with the executive director.
  • Provide support for successful production of NACHW’s 2023 hybrid (in-person and virtual) Unity conference and annual meeting.