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Statewide Board Directory

Statewide Boards

Advisory Boards for Schools of Nursing
Many of these boards are designed to advise and assist the Dean of the School of Nursing in pursuing the vision, mission, and implementation of strategic priorities; to provide philanthropic support both directly and through development of beneficial relationships; and to serve as advocates for the School of Nursing with various internal and external constituent groups (University of Virginia, 2013, School of Nursing Advisory Board).

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The best way to get involved is to contact the Dean of Nursing for the school of nursing. For example, “Members are appointed to the board by the Dean of the School of Nursing and include alumni, parents, and friends of the School, as well as representatives of the School of Nursing faculty and student body. The President of the School of Nursing Alumni Council also serves on the Advisory Board” (University of Virginia, 2013, School of Nursing Advisory Board).

Easter Seals
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

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March of Dimes
Their mission is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

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Medical Reserve Corps
The Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency. Each of the 31 local MRC units is comprised of teams of medical and public health professionals who, along with interested community members, volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and assist during emergencies throughout Virginia.

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Military Officers Association of America
MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. With more than 380,000 members from every branch of service - including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families - they are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers. MOAA's highest priority is providing first-class service to the members. They are the leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community and they provide expert advice and guidance to members.

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The association is governed by a board of directors consisting of 36 officers from the seven uniformed services. Four of the association's national officers - the chairman of the board and three vice chairmen - are elected by the board of directors. Also elected as association officers by the board of directors (from outside the board membership) are the president, chief financial officer, and secretary, all of whom serve on MOAA's professional, salaried staff. The president and staff directors conduct daily business from the headquarters in Alexandria, Va. List of board members

Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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This link will provide you with various red cross regions throughout the state of Virginia. Click on the link, highlight the state of Virginia, and this will reveal the various regions (It is not very clear who to contact. Therefore, we suggest that you find out who the community liaison is to contact them). Here are some links to help you in this search:
Red Cross Chapters
Board Membership Guidelines

Safe Harbor
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center provides child abuse victims with a child friendly, community oriented, facility-based program in which professionals from multiple agencies come together to address the child's abuse. Safe Harbor works to address the abuse in such a way that it honors the child's need for safety, dignity and privacy. Thus reducing the trauma and preventing further victimization of the child.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition is comprised of more than 40 organizations passionate about preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) deaths through legislative initiatives that lead to greater public awareness, research, and access to life-saving therapies. The coalition is focused on working cooperatively on a national level to achieve results with Congress, the Administration, other policy makers, the media, health care providers, and the public.

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Virginia Association of Free Clinics
Founded in 1993, the Virginia Association of Free Clinics (VAFC) is the nation's oldest free clinic association. It is a private, nonprofit membership organization that provides training and technical assistance, research, resource development and advocacy to free clinics throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VAFC represents and supports 57 of the free clinics in the state's safety net, providing health care to uninsured and underserved Virginians. The mission of the VAFC is to support, strengthen, and advocate for our member clinics as they deliver quality health care to Virginia’s low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents. The vision of VAFC is a Virginia where the health care needs of the low-income, uninsured and underinsured are met by free clinics as a vital part of Virginia’s health care safety network.

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Virginia Nurses Association
At the October 2010 Annual Meeting VNA changed its structure from one of district membership to a system of chapters. During the 2010-1011 the VNA transitioned into chapters. As a member of VNA, you now have more choices and opportunities for participation. Many of the chapters have opted to base their definition and purpose to geographic locations. Other chapters plan to become specific in their mission and concentration. As a member of the VNA, you may choose to belong to as many chapters as you like, or you may remain a member at large and affiliate with no specific chapter.

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The YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

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Gubernatorial Board Appointments

Gubernatorial appointments are an ongoing process, with approximately 900 appointments being made throughout the year. Please note that the majority of boards and commissions have certain qualifications of appointment that must be met as set forth in the Code of Virginia. Additional information about the boards and commissions may be found in the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Also known as the "Blue Book," the Report details the purpose, powers and duties of each board, seat qualifications or requirements by Code, and a listing of current board members.

Most state board terms expire in June and are appointed by the Governor. The majority of board/commission seats come due on June 30 each year. While applications are taken year round, it is strongly recommended that you have your application submitted online by March 15 to be fully considered for the upcoming round of appointments.

The Governor makes appointments to three types of boards and commissions:

  • Advisory — An advisory board, commission or council serves as a formal liaison between the agency and the public, ensuring that the agency understands and responds to public concerns and that the activities of the agency are communicated to the public. Advisory boards provide advice and counsel to an executive branch agency.
  • Policy — A policy board, commission or council is specifically charged by statute to promulgate public policies or regulations. Policy boards may also be charged by statute with adjudicating violations of those policies or regulations.
  • Supervisory — A supervisory board, commission or council is responsible for agency operations, including approval of appropriations requests. Supervisory boards appoint the agency director, and the board ensures that the agency director complies with all board and statutory directives. Agency directors serve at the pleasure of the board.

Secretary of Health and Human Resources: Appointed Positions
The Secretary of Health and Human Resources oversees twelve state agencies which provide often vital services to Virginians. Individuals with disabilities, the aging community, low-income working families, children, caregivers and the provider network are supported through the work of this Secretariat. In addition, the agency licenses health practitioners and ensures safe drinking water in the Commonwealth.

Virginia Health Reform Initiative: Advisory Council/Task Force: Appointed Positions
On August 16, 2010, Governor McDonnell announced the membership of the Virginia Health Reform Initiative Advisory Council. The Council will provide recommendations to the Governor towards a comprehensive strategy for implementing health reform in Virginia. The Advisory Council will go beyond federal health reform and recommend other innovative healthcare solutions that meet the needs of both Virginia’s citizens and government. The recommendations put forth by the Council will help create an improved health system that will serve as an economic driver for Virginia while allowing for more effective and efficient delivery of high quality care, at lower cost. The Advisory Council is made up of dynamic leaders from the legislature, health care delivery, health care policy, health insurance, and business communities.

In addition to the Advisory Council, there are six task forces that will work in coordination with the Council. The memberships of the task forces also pull from a wide range of stakeholders, including consumers, that will bring suggestions to the Council who will then provide recommendations to the Governor. Like the Advisory Council, the task forces will go beyond federal health reform and identify other innovative healthcare solutions for Virginia:

  • Medicaid Reform
  • Insurance Reform
  • Capacity
  • Delivery & Maintenance Reform
  • Technology
  • Purchases

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2013 Virginia board openings

Health Reform and Advisory Council Taskforce information

List of Virginia healthcare boards

Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth information

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