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Get involved with Your Association!

The Association welcomes -- and encourages -- member participation in the process of identifying, evaluating and recommending action on the various policies, rules and other forces impacting long-term care.

Committees and other Association groups provide many opportunities for members to become involved, and to benefit from the significant access to information and resources available through this participation.

Association committees are open to any interested member.

We invite you to review the following list of committees and consider becoming involved in the areas where you can share your experience. In consideration of members' time, many meetings are held by conference call, and we often solicit committee members' input via email.

To volunteer or to ask questions, please email the committee staff member listed below. Thank you for considering Association committee service!

Activity Council
Assists with planning and execution of educational programming for activities professionals, including the annual Activities Conference. Discusses survey issues relating to activities. Meets 4 times around the conference and convention.

Staff Contact: Kathy Chapman - kchapman@ohca.org


Convention Committee
Provides oversight and direction for our annual convention and trade show. Helps determine convention theme, schedule, fees, speakers, and other elements. Meets monthly through April.

Staff Contact: Kathy Chapman - kchapman@ohca.org


Council of Nurses
Advisory council for OHCA staff regarding clinical issues. Corresponds online as needed.

Staff Contact: Mandy Smith - msmith@ohca.org


Dining & Nutritional Services Council
Assists with planning and execution of educational programming for dietary professionals, including the annual Dining & Nutritional Services Conference. Discusses survey issues relating to dietary services. Meets 4 times around annual conference and convention.

Staff Contact: Kathy Chapman - kchapman@ohca.org


Human Resources Committee
Oversees the association's Human Resources Conference, develops informational materials for members on human resources topics, and reviews current issues affecting long-term care personnel. Helps implement and guide our awards programs honoring long-term care professionals. Meets bimonthly.

Staff Contact: Stephen Mould - smould@ohca.org


LSC/Disaster Planning Committee
Assists members in disaster preparedness through informational and educational resources. Reviews Life Safety Code issues affecting members and recommends strategies for advocating for their interests. Meets monthly.

Staff Contact: Stephen Mould - smould@ohca.org


Regulatory Committee
Examines the latest survey/certification and other regulatory issues, reviews new government proposals, considers quality-related initiatives, and guides the association's regulatory advocacy. Assists in providing information and education to members on key regulatory and quality topics. Meets monthly.

Staff Contact: Mandy Smith - msmith@ohca.org


Reimbursement Committee
Assists in identifying Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues affecting members and developing solutions. Guides information, education, and advocacy on payment matters. Monitors the Medicaid reimbursement formula and recommends changes as appropriate. Meets monthly.

Staff Contact: Peter Van Runkle - pvanrunkle@ohca.org


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