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2019 Call for Regional Delegate Nominations
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Regional Delegate Call for Nominations  

NAHAM is now accepting nominations for following roles: 

Central Regional Delegate: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Midwest Regional Delegate: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin

Southeast Regional Delegate:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Current and former Regional Delegates have stated that serving as a NAHAM Regional Delegate has been a rewarding professional and personal experience.

Here are a few frequently asked questions:


How much time do I need to invest?

  • You will be responsible for sending quarterly newsletters to NAHAM members in your region, and maintaining relationships with affiliates in your region. Additionally, reports to the board of directors are due twice yearly.
  • The term of office is two years with a maximum of two terms of service.
  • One delegate is represented on each NAHAM standing committee. As such, you will serve as a member of the Membership, Publications and Communications, Special Projects, Education, or Policy Development and Government Relations Committee. The committees hold monthly phone calls.
  • You can plan on a time commitment of 5 to 15 hours per month.  

How many meetings do I have to attend?

  • There are two in-person Board of Directors meetings annually - one in the spring (April or May) at  the Annual Conference and one in the fall (October or November). Travel to NAHAM offices in Washington, DC will be necessary for the fall board meeting.
  • We request consistent participation at monthly phone conference calls with the other Regional Delegates and NAHAM President.
  • We also request consistent participation in quarterly NAHAM Affiliate Council conference calls, which brings together local and state association leaders to hear about NAHAM's work and share best practices. 

What are the financial implications?

  • NAHAM has an expense budget for the regional delegates. It is the responsibility of each delegate to maintain records to track and report expenses. All Board members will receive a $750 travel subsidy for travel to Board meetings. The cost of the hotel nights for both the Annual Conference and the fall board meeting are covered.

What will my employer have to do?

  • Most employers find that an opportunity like this is an excellent educational opportunity for the employee as well as great national exposure for their facility. Each facility will have different guidelines and we would be glad to discuss any questions that may arise.

How would NAHAM support me?

  • The NAHAM Executive Director will lead an orientation for all newly elected Delegates to explain your role and introduce you to the work of the NAHAM Board.
  • The Executive Director and NAHAM President are always available as a resource to all Board members. 
  • The Executive Delegate, Patti Consolver, is responsible for oversight of Regional Delegates and is also a resource. 
  • The NAHAM Ambassador, Maxine Wilson, ( is also a valuable resource.

What will I gain from this experience?

  • Contact hours for your CHAM recertification (Board members earn 4.0 NAHAM-approved contact hours per year) 
  • Opportunities for learning include meeting and parliamentary procedure, strategic planning, resource management, organizational practices, public speaking and service.
  • Volunteer service also provides these unique opportunities: 
  • Expand your network of professional contacts
  • “Pay forward” the benefits of the association’s work
  • Gain recognition from your employer, community or peers
  • Build your resume/CV

Who can serve as a NAHAM regional delegate?

In order to serve as a NAHAM regional delegate, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Hold the Certified Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM) credential, or become CHAM certified within one year.
  • Hold active membership in NAHAM for the past three (3) consecutive years
  • Have support (in writing) from your organization
  • Submit an application with past volunteer leadership experience, a statement of interest, a biosketch or resume and a completed Volunteer Leader Agreement
  • Participate in a telephone interview with the NAHAM Nominating Committee

New in 2019- NAHAM Nominating Committee

In 2019, all candidates for regional delegate will be asked to participate in a short telephone interview with the NAHAM Nominating Committee. The purpose of these interviews is to be sure that candidates have a good understanding of the role and are ready to serve in the position.  


Regional Delegate Job Description

Please click here to see a more detailed job description that outlines responsibilities. You must review this document before submitting the form below.



Now through February 15: Call for Nominations Accepted
February 18 - 28: Candidate interviews with the Nominating Committee
By March 8: Slate approved, candidates notified
March 8 -14 : Candidate campaigning
March 15 – April 5: Election Open
By April 12, candidates will be notified
By April 17, all members will be notified of the results

Please direct any specific questions regarding the position of Regional Delegate to Executive Delegate Patti Consolver, CHAM. Patti can be reached via email at

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the information in the form below. For fields that are underlined, hover your cursor over the field names to read more detail about the information requested.


Items you will need to upload for your application: 

  • A written letter of support from your supervisor
  • A completed Volunteer Leader Agreement 
  • Your photo (a professional headshot is preferred) 

To nominate someone else, please send the individual's name and contact information to NAHAM Executive Director Kirsten Shaffer at

* Individuals who are not currently CHAM certified are NOT precluded from running for the position of Regional Delegate provided they take and pass the CHAM examination within one year of election.

Please enter the information below EXACTLY as you wish it to appear on the ballot. We cannot edit your information after it's submitted.

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