NOSORH committees are great focal points for engaging in many NOSORH initiatives.  Descriptions of all committees and contact information can be found on the NOSORH website.

Board of Directors – The Board of Directors met twice in the month of May: during the NRHA meeting and on May 23.  They revised the Policy for Board responsibilities during NRHA and endorsed a new plan for the 2019 Community Stars effort. Maner Costerian reported on the annual federal audit and provided a clean report- “as good as you can get”. The Board formally commended Donna Pfaendtner, Administrator, for her exceptional work on the financial responsibilities of the organization. In addition, a policy for a new mentoring program for SORH Directors was approved. The Board also reviewed and approved draft comments for response to the CMS Request for Information regarding Geographic Population Based Payment model.

Communications- The Communications Committee met to provide input on the revamped Community Stars 2019 process, brainstormed possible presenters/topics for the NRHD webinar and reviewed their purpose statement to be sure it reflects the work they do. The June meeting has been moved to June 12 at 2:00 pm ET.

Development- The Development Committee continues to support Partnership Development and other sponsorship activities. The committee is reviewing its purpose statement and continues to discuss strategies to increase membership engagement. If anyone has potential partner and/or sponsor suggestions, please contact Graham Adams ( or Kylie Nissen (, co-chairs of the committee.

Executive Committee – The Executive Committee considered amendments and additions to the Board policies on the use of Executive Sessions, a policy on Diversity and whether the current policy on the CEO compensation and performance are needed. Recommendations to the Board that there is no need for a policy on executive session, the CEO performance review policy is sufficient and that the board should plan to study models for diversity policies in the future. The Committee will work with the CEO to review bylaw changes, which will allow for needed changes to NOSORH governance.

Educational Exchange The EE Committee met in May to review the future focus of the committee and revise the committee purpose statement; Chris has sent out draft language to all members, please submit feedback as soon as possible. The committee also reviewed the first draft of the Communicating SORH Value rubric. The committee will continue the discussion on the future focus and review the first draft of the Workforce rubric at the June 17th meeting.

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