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What it Means to Serve on the Board and Nominations Committee

February 21, 2024

At GHC-SCW, we are a non-profit member-owned health plan that provides health care to over 83,000 members in south central Wisconsin. Our organization was founded over 47 years ago as the area’s first HMO with a vision to revolutionize health care. The mission of GHC-SCW is to partner with members and communities to maximize health and well-being. We are a quality-driven Cooperative that values individual differences and fosters a caring and compassionate environment through collaboration, innovation and community involvement.

Our Board of Directors and Nominations Committee are essential in assisting the Cooperative in fulfilling our goals. We seek three candidates for our Board of Directors and three for our 2025 Nominations Committee. These are excellent opportunities to make a positive difference in our organization and community. Learn more about these exciting positions and how you can apply!

Understanding the Board of Directors

As the representatives of the organization’s members, the Board oversees the Cooperative’s business and affairs. They focus on the longer-term goals, purposes and opportunities to serve the member-owners’ needs. They provide strategic and ethical leadership, are accountable for all activities of the Cooperative and discharge its legal responsibilities.

Serving on the Board gives you the opportunity to use your unique set of skills through collaborative leadership. Working with other members of our community, you can have a positive impact on our member-owners’ health and well-being, as well as GHC-SCW staff.

How to Apply

To apply as a candidate for the Board, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a voting member of the Cooperative
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A non-employee (Individual Class Director)
  • Not have an employment or financial interest that conflicts with the mission, objectives or goals of the Cooperative

Members wishing to run for a Board position must submit their completed application by March 19, 2024. Click here to fill out and submit your application to be a candidate for the 2024 Board of Directors.

Board Candidate Selection Process

The 2024 Nominations Committee will review applications for the Board Candidates. Based on applicant qualifications, the 2024 Nominations Committee will select the nine candidates for the Board election.

Preference is given to candidates with one or more skills or experience in the following areas:

  • Health Care Insurance/Finance
  • Actuarial Analysis
  • Information Technology/Cybersecurity
  • Risk Management
  • Board Governance

The Board of Directors election will be held online between May 20 and June 25. Board candidate statements will be published in the GHC-SCW member newsletter, HouseCall, before the Annual Membership Meeting so members can decide who to vote for. The results will be announced at the virtual Annual Membership Meeting on June 27, 2024.​

The 2025 Nominations Committee

In addition to accepting applications for the 2024 Board of Directors open positions, we are also accepting applications for our 2025 Nominations Committee. The members of the 2025 Nominations Committee will play an essential role in identifying and vetting potential Board Members next spring. They will have significant responsibilities, such as candidate outreach, evaluation and recommendation.

The Nominations Committee is significant in ensuring GHC-SCW has a diverse and skilled Board. We want to ensure all of our members and their best interests are represented by Board Members who reflect the mission and values of GHC-SCW. Each member of the Nominations Committee takes seriously the importance of a thorough nomination process for the Cooperative’s governance.

As a member of the Nominations Committee, you can gain a unique insight into GHC-SCW’s governance and strategic planning. Plus, you can collaborate and engage with diverse members and leaders. Most importantly, you will significantly contribute to the Cooperative’s future by shaping its leadership.

Members who want to run for a position on the 2025 Nominations Committee must submit their completed application by March 19, 2024. Click here to fill out and submit your application to be a candidate for the 2025 Nominations Committee.

For those interested in shaping the future of GHC-SCW and serving its community, applying for a position on the Board of Directors or the Nominations Committee presents a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact. It’s a chance to work alongside like-minded individuals committed to the Cooperative’s success and the well-being of its members.