Howard Brown Health Center Invites Applications for its Board of Directors
Contact: Anthony McClellon
Chicago, IL (April 22, 2015) – The Board of Directors of Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) invites service-oriented patients and community members to apply for membership on the Board.
With fiduciary responsibilities governing HBHC, the Board of Directors provides high-level direction and oversight of the organization’s fiscal health, programmatic performance, and central management. Working closely with staff leadership, the Community Advisory Board, and other stakeholders, the Board focuses efforts on advancing HBHC’s mission improving the health and wellness of LGBTQ people and allies.
“An active, engaged and passionate Board is essential to advancing our important mission in community health,” said Duke Alden, HBHC Board Chair. “For the 2015 class, the Board seeks diverse candidates with a broad set of skills. Professional backgrounds in finance, banking, retail, program evaluation, and philanthropy are especially welcome. Demonstrated commitment to community mobilization among transgender, lesbian, bisexual and young LGBTQ people is highly desired.”
The Board plans to elect 3-5 candidates with newly elected members serving a term ranging from 1-3 years.
Ideal candidates should have personal experiences with HBHC as a patient and/or a concerned member of the community. They should possess volunteer experience and proven capabilities working on teams. Nonprofit experience is helpful but not necessary.
Board responsibilities include participation in monthly Board meetings and committees; advising HBHC on organizational and programmatic strategy; liaising with community stakeholders; supporting Board giving and fundraising efforts; and other duties as may be assigned.
To apply, visit howardbrown.org/application. Applications are due no later than Monday, May 4, 2015.
About Howard Brown Health Center
Founded in 1974, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) is a Chicago-based health care and research organization, primarily serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) community and its allies. HBHC serves more than 27,000 adults and youth each year. A patient-centered health home, HBHC provides primary medical care, behavioral health services, specialty chronic and infectious disease services, and conducts community-based clinical and behavioral research.