Board Member Boot Camp

2022 Board Member Boot Camp is now a Virtual Only Event

An Introduction to Health Center Board Roles

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Health centers operate in a changing and increasingly complex health care environment. It is important that health center board members understand the role of the board and their responsibilities as board members. Board Member Boot Camp starts with a review of board roles and responsibilities and an overview of the legal duties of board members. This offering also provides a deep dive into several areas of responsibility including quality oversight and financial oversight, and an introduction to advocacy for board members. Participants will also gain an understanding of where to access additional resources about health center board roles.

Who Should Attend?
Board Member Boot Camp is designed for new health center board members or health center board members that want a refresher about board roles.*

  1. Register online to attend VIRTUALLY
  2. Registration Form

Pricing Information
Participants must register for Board Member Boot Camp separately from the Policy & Issues Virtual Conference.

  • NACHC Member Rate $250 (1st and 2nd registrant from an organization/NACHC Member Rate $230 (3rd or more registrants from the same organization
  • Non-Member Rate $500 (1st and 2nd registrant from an organization)/Non-Member Rate $460 (3rd or more registrants from the same organization

All times are Eastern time.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Overview of Health Center Board Roles & Legal Duties of Board Members
Boards of directors play a vital role in the overall success and sustainability of health centers. This segment will review the roles and responsibilities of the board. It will also include discussion of the legal duties of board members and the importance of the board-CEO partnership. This section will include some discussion of the board’s oversight of the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program.

Faculty (anticipated):
Jacqueline C. Leifer, Esq., Senior Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Deborah D. Morrison, Board Chair, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
Avni Shridharani, MHS, President, Community Health Strategies, LLC
Emily Heard, MA, Director, Health Center Governance Training, NACHC

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Fundamentals of Board Financial Oversight
The board is responsible for safeguarding the organization’s assets. This segment covers the establishment of financial priorities for the health center, budget approval, internal control policies and procedures, long-range planning, financial statements, and the audit.

Faculty (anticipated):
Mary L. Hawbecker, CPA, Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer, NACHC
Gervean Williams, Director, Finance Training and Technical Assistance, NACHC

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Critical Components of Health Center Governance: Quality Oversight & Board Member Advocacy
This section will combine two critical focus areas for health center boards:

  • Providing Oversight of Quality – Providing quality health care services is central to the mission of health centers. The governing board has a critical role in providing oversight of the quality assurance and quality improvement program. This segment defines quality and discusses the board’s oversight role related to quality.
  • Board Member Advocacy – This segment will include an introduction to advocacy for board members.

At the conclusion, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on items they will take back to their boards or implement to make themselves a more effective board member.

Faculty (anticipated):
A. Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer and Medical Director, Mary’s Center
Avni Shridharani, MHS, President, Community Health Strategies, LLC
Susan Greer Burton, Director, National Grassroots Advocacy, NACHC
Brandon L. Jones, Health Center Board Member

* Please note this program does not go into detail about co-applicant board roles or governance structures for public agencies, such as county or city health departments and universities, among others, that may receive grant funding under the Health Center Program. For information on public center governance, please refer to the Public Centers Monograph.

** Schedule as of January 11, 2022. Subject to change.