Thank you for your interest in being a Board Member of St. Croix Regional Family Health Center.
Benefits of Serving as a Board Member
Board members have the opportunity:
- To contribute to an important community resource
- For professional growth and networking
- For important leadership and career development
- For a chance to help shape the healthcare services our community needs most
Board of Directors Role for a Federally Qualified Health Center
The primary role of a Board Member involves:
- contributing to defining the organization’s mission and governing the fulfillment of that mission
- carrying out the functions of the office of Board Member and/or Officer as stated in the bylaws.
- focusing on the development of policies that govern the implementation of institutional plans and purposes.
NOTE: This role is separate and distinct from the role of the Executive Director, who determines the means of implementation.
The health center patient board members must, as a group, represent the individuals who are served by the health center in terms of demographic factors, such as race, ethnicity, and gender. Non-patient health center board members must be representative of the community served by the health center. These community members must be selected for their expertise in relevant subject areas, such as community affairs, local government, finance and banking, legal affairs, trade unions, and other commercial and industrial concerns, or social service agencies in the community.
The health center bylaws or other internal governing rules must prescribe the process for selection and removal of all governing board members. This selection process must ensure that the governing board is representative of the health center patient population. The selection process in the bylaws or other rules is subject to approval by HRSA.
Board members are expected to attend 12 meetings a year and must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or agree to virtual attendance. A health center board member may not be an employee of the center, or spouse or child, parent, brother or sister by blood or marriage of such an employee. For non-patient board members, no more than one-half may derive more than 10% of their annual income from the health care industry.