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Do You Know a Future LTC Leader?

Do You Know a Future LTC Leader?

VHCA-VCAL is seeking recommendations for candidates to participate in AHCA/NCAL’s annual “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” program. Candidates will be selected for this professional training and mentorship program, which begins at the September 13-15, 2017 symposium in Washington, DC.  Each state affiliate may nominate one person.

Please discuss the following requirements and responsibilities with your nominee. Future Leaders will be expected to:

  • Attend a three-day training session, which will be held in Washington, DC Sept. 13-15;
  • Complete any assigned reading—typically 4 or 5 books during the year—and be prepared to discuss on conference calls;
  • Participate in a majority of scheduled conference calls and activities, including an event hosted by AHCA/NCAL leadership at the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo, which will be held October 7-10, 2018 in San Diego, CA;
  • Demonstrate an interest in working on LTC issues at the national level, which may include participating on AHCA/NCAL workgroups or committees; and
  • Consider active participation in the AHCA PAC and promoting its importance to other members.

VHCA-VCAL members who have successfully participated in the program include:

  • Ben Higgins (2016/2017)
  • Chad Isabelle (2015/2016)
  • David Tucker (2014/2015)
  • Paul Clements (2013/2014)
  • Vernon Baker (2012/2013)

AHCA will absorb the costs related to the 2017/2018 “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” symposium, including a two-night hotel stay, airfare, and a fixed stipend of $100.00 for miscellaneous travel expenses.

Once you have discussed the responsibilities and requirements with your nominee, please submit a resume and a brief statement explaining why he or she would like to participate in the program by May 31 to Keith Hare.  VHCA-VCAL will then nominate one individual to represent Virginia.

The nominees for the 2017/2018 class should be owners and operators who are up and coming leaders.  We especially encourage nominees who reflect not only the diversity of AHCA/NCAL membership in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds, but the various constituency groups that comprise AHCA/NCAL – whether that is a rural or urban area, a non-profit or a proprietary facility, or small, independently-owned facilities or regional, multi-facility corporations.