CEO Transition Update
By Barbara Laura, MS
I am glad to report that the CEO search continues to move forward. The Search Committee will start interviews toward the end of October, but we continue to welcome resumes from outstanding candidates. Please take a moment and think whether you may know someone who cares passionately about maternal and child health, and has the experience and skills to lead an outstanding national association.
From my perspective as an interim CEO, I see many things in place that would appeal to a leader. AMCHP has a dedicated and talented staff, a motivated board and membership who are moving maternal and child health issues forward statewide and nationally, committed partners and grantors, and programs that bring MCH professionals together to share, learn and take our collective work on behalf of women and children to the highest level. So one more time, send good candidates our way! You can find more about the position here.
In the meantime, I want to assure you that while the government was shut down, AMCHP was not. In early October, AMCHP and its federal and association partners hosted an exciting meeting with state health officials, MCH leaders, and others to share successes and discuss the continuing implementation of the CoIIN project. Planning for our annual conference in January is well underway. Our board has been engaged in ongoing discussions to develop recommendations about the future of Title V, and we expect to be working with Dr. Lu to host listening sessions for members later this fall. Every day, the staff at AMCHP is doing their job to serve our membership and keep them connected and informed.
Thanks for your support during this time – we look forward to an exciting fall and a great conference in January!