ORHA MISSION: The Oregon Rural Health Association aims to improve the health status of rural Oregonians by advocating for rural health as a distinct statewide concern. As a nonprofit membership organization, we connect and amplify the voices of consumers, public officials, and representatives of all health professions to promote a high quality, accessible, and financially sustainable health care network serving rural Oregon.
Any ORHA Individual Member or Agent of either an Organization Member or Founding Organization Member is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. Non-members who are otherwise good candidates for board membership are required to join ORHA before they can be nominated. Any ORHA board member can nominate another member to the board. The board members are elected by the ORHA membership at the annual meeting, typically during the annual conference. In some cases, members can be appointed temporarily by the existing board mid-year to fill an open position.
The Board will support the work of Oregon Rural Health Association and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Executive Committee and staff, the Board is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
The Board has 4 regular meetings each year; one per quarter. Typically, they are held in January, April, July, and October. The summer meeting is held in selected rural community. The final meeting of the year is at the Annual Conference location. All meetings are intended to be face-to-face unless video conferencing is available. Additional meetings may be called as necessary.
ORHA Board Members shall serve a One-Year Term and until their successors are elected and qualified, subject to prior death, resignation, or removal
Service on ORHA’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support and occasional travel and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.
The ideal board candidate is passionate about ORHA’s mission and has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high performing Board Members. Ideal candidates will also have the following qualifications:
Oregon Rural Health Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 11954 Portland, OR 97211