REACH Foundation Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

September 28, 2015  |  Foundation News, Press Releases & Announcements

News Release

Merriam, Kansas – The Community Advisory Committee of the REACH Healthcare Foundation is accepting applications from community members interested in health issues who would like to be considered for nomination to the foundation’s Board of Directors. The deadline to apply for the REACH nominations process is Thursday, December 17, 2015.

The REACH Foundation was established in 2003 for the purpose of improving access to health care coverage and services for the benefit of uninsured and medically underserved individuals and communities in the foundation’s service area. In 2014, REACH awarded $4.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support health services and health education, advocacy and outreach in a six-county region that includes Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri.

The foundation is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors that serve as volunteers. Board members are elected to three-year terms and may serve up to two terms. To be considered, candidates must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the foundation’s defined six-county service area.

The Board seeks candidates with an interest in health issues and the needs of underserved populations, and who reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the region. Other priorities are candidates with investment, audit and financial expertise, health services delivery, policy, nonprofit and/or community service experience.

Board members will be selected in March 2016, with terms beginning June 1, 2016. To be considered, applicants must complete an online Statement of Interest form and submit a resume by Thursday, December 17, 2015. The Statement of Interest form and other information about the nominations process is available on the About the Board of Directors section of the web site.

For questions, contact Brenda Sharpe, REACH Foundation President and CEO, at (913) 432-4196.