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NACHC Board Member Boot Camp


**Special Registration Required**
(refer to NACHC P&I Registration Form)

Sunday, March 15

Coffee will be available for all Boot Camp participants from 7:30am โ€“ 9:00am.

8:00am โ€“ 2:45pm ย  NACHC Board Member Boot Camp
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

A changing and increasingly complex health care environment presents many challenges for health center governing boards. To be effective, board members must be fully knowledgeable about their roles and responsibilities and the many issues their health centers face as health care businesses. This four-part comprehensive seminar is for new board members (as well as seasoned board members who want a refresher).

8:00am โ€“ 9:15am Setting the Scene and CEO Oversight/Partnership

Boards of directors play a vital role in the overall success and sustainability of health centers. This introductory segment will review the roles and responsibilities of the board and set the scene for content that will be reviewed throughout the day. This segment will also address the role of the board in relation to the CEO, the important role the board plays in providing oversight of the CEO, and pillars of an effective board-CEO partnership.

Malvise A. Scott, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Resource Development, NACHC
Emily Heard, MA
, Director, Health Center Governance Training, NACHC

9:15am โ€“ 9:30amย  ย Break

9:30am – 11:00amย ย Legal Responsibilities

Health center boards must ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws governing the operations of health care businesses. This segment covers the fundamentals of the board’s legally mandated fiduciary responsibilities and the board’s legal liability in connection with its decision-making role. This section will include some discussion of the boardโ€™s role related to oversight of the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program and corporate compliance.

Jacqueline C. Leifer, Esq., Senior Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

11:00am โ€“ 11:15amย  ย Break

11:15am โ€“ 12:00pm Quality Oversight

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.

Donald L. Weaver, MD, Senior Advisor, Clinical Workforce, NACHC
A. Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer and Medical Director, Maryโ€™s Center

12:00pm – 1:15pm ย Lunch on your own

1:15pm – 2:30pmย  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.

Mary Hawbecker, CPA, Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer, NACHC
Gervean Williams, Director, Finance Training and Technical Assistance, NACHC

2:30pm – 2:45pmย  Action Planning/Wrap-Up

Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on key concepts from Boot Camp they will take back to their boards and use to be more effective board members.

Emily Heard, MA, Director, Health Center Governance Training, NACHC