REACH Seeks Candidates with Health Interests for Board

MERRIAM, KANSAS – The REACH Healthcare Foundation is accepting applications from individuals with an interest in issues pertaining to health equity and health care access to fill positions on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 14, 2017.

The REACH Foundation is a regional philanthropy governed by a 17-member volunteer Board that awards grants and provides other support to strengthen health insurance coverage and services for uninsured and medically underserved people. The foundation’s service area encompasses six counties in the bi-state area:  Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; and Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri, including Kansas City, Missouri.

A 13-member Community Advisory Committee (CAC) leads the Board nominations process, with responsibility for developing a slate of nominees who bring a broad array of professional experience and reflect the demographic diversity of the foundation’s service area. Applicants also must be 18 or older and reside in the REACH service area. Board terms are three years; members are eligible to serve two terms. The selection process will be completed in March 2018, and new members will begin their terms in June 2018.

Each year, the REACH Board and CAC identify additional specific recruitment needs, which may include expertise in the financial, management, health services and nonprofit fields, and/or volunteer experience. For more information on the nominations process, vacancies and priority skillsets, contact Brenda Sharpe, REACH Foundation President and CEO, at (913) 432-4196.

Applicants must complete a Statement of Interest form and submit a resume by December 14, 2017.

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