STATEWIDE

COMMITTEES

The five conferences represent special interest groups within CAHF membership and provide a forum for sharing ideas and concerns. Each conference meets at the Spring Legislative Conference, Summer Conference and Annual Convention. Officers are elected by the conference for a two-year term. The conference chairs are members of the CAHF Board of Directors.

Business Management

Supervises the business policy and procedures of CAHF. Preparation of the annual CAHF budget, regular review of financial performance, analysis of business-related issues and the review of service contacts and staff benefit programs are the committee's primary duties. This committee is usually chaired by CAHF's secretary/treasurer.

 

Committee Chair:  Matt Yarwood • Crestwood Behavioral Health, Sacramento, CA • 510-782-3825

Staff Liaison: ​Tonja Fontes

Bylaws & Credentials

Monitors the Bylaws of the Association, assuring that the Association operates within the Bylaws. The committee recommends changes in the Bylaws to the CAHF Board when necessary. The committee clarifies and credentials all delegates to the House of Delegates meeting at the CAHF Annual Convention, as well as for any special House of Delegates meeting that might be called.

Committee Chair:  Calvin Callaway • Folsom Care Center, Folsom, CA • 916-985-3641

Staff Liaison: ​Laura Thomas

Convention

Responsible for selecting meeting sites implementing the CAHF Spring Legislative Conference, Summer Conference and Annual Convention, including themes, speakers, entertainment and budget.

Committee Chair:  Yvette Ortega • Stonebrook Healthcare Center, Concord, CA • 818-348-8422

Staff Liaison: ​Laura Thomas​

Government Relations

Government Relations is the policy-making committee of the Association. It is comprised of 35-40 members representing various interest groups and political opinions within CAHF membership. All members of the Board of Directors are members of the GR Committee. GR has several subcommittees assigned to specific issue areas.

Committee Chair:  Mike Williams • Ensign Group, Mission Viejo, CA • 949-487-9500

Staff Liaison: ​Amy Blumberg​​

Government Relations - Legal Subcommittee

Monitors legal matters concerning the profession and makes the recommendations to Government Relations on legal action when administrative, financing or regulatory issues cannot otherwise be resolved.

Subcommittee Chair: Darryl Ross • Mariner Healthcare, Oxnard, CA • 805-479-8831

Staff Liaison: ​Amy Blumberg​​

Government Relations - Payment Subcommittee

Responsible for reviewing, analyzing and proposing policy on payment issues, managed care and reimbursement systems, including issues related to state budget and rates, national reimbursement, managed care and sub-acute care.

Subcommittee Chair: Deb Friedman • Rockport Healthcare Services, Clayton, CA • 323-326-3413

Staff Liaison: ​Jennifer Breen

Government Relations - Quality Improvement Subcommittee

Monitors clinical matters concerning the profession and makes its recommendations to Government Relations.

Subcommittee Chair: Terry Sheets • Meritage Healthcare LLC, Sacramento, CA • 530-894-1010

Staff Liaison: ​DeAnn Walters​​

Government Relations - Regulatory Subcommittee

Monitors regulatory matters concerning the profession and makes its recommendations to Government Relations.

Subcommittee Chair: Kara Pappanduros • Avalon Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT • 801-596-8844

Staff Liaison: ​Patti Owens​​​

Government Relations - Workforce Subcommittee

Provides strategic guidance and expertise to assist the Association in identifying key workforce issues and developing programs to strengthen our ability to recruit, train and stabilize the professional workforce in long-term care facilities. The subcommittee is comprised of various CAHF members representing the spectrum of care and selected non-members.

Subcommittee Chair: Vacant

Staff Liaison: ​Claire Enright

Products and Services

Reviews potential cost-saving programs and products which can be made available to CAHF's membership through the Association.

Committee Chair: Richard McFarlane • HPSI, Irvine, CA • 916-482-0652
 

Staff Liaison: ​Joe Diaz​​​

Public Advocacy

Provides critical insight, strategies and community support for CAHF's public relations, advertising and grassroots advocacy efforts. The committee is comprised of various CAHF members representing the spectrum of care. 

Committee Chair: Rick Burke • Plum Healthcare, Rocklin, CA • 760-471-0388

 

Staff Liaison: Deborah Pacyna

Strategic Planning

Responsible for the development of long-range plan which attempts to identify the future environment in which the profession will operate. On behalf of members, develops policies, goals, objectives, strategies and tactics for successfully advocating the proper role of long-term care in the health care continuum.

Committee Chair: Mike Williams • Ensign Group, Mission Viejo • 949-487-9500

Staff Liaison: ​Rita Chen Fujisawa

CONFERENCE

COMMITTEES

Chair

Rosemary Campos Kilby

Staff Liaison

Patti Owens

bEHAVIORAL

hEALTH

Chair

Matthew Steinorth

Staff Liaison

Vacant

Developmental Services

Chair

Phylene Sunga

Staff Liaison

Joe Diaz

Independent

Owner/Operators

Chair

Scott Carlson

Staff Liaison

Joe Diaz

Multi-

Facility

Chair

Melanie Segar

Staff Liaison

Joe Diaz

NON-

PROFIT

REGIONAL / CHAPTER

COMMITTEES

Chair

Matt Yarwood​

Staff Liaison

Deborah Pacyna

regional chairs &

chapter presidents

Chair

Julie Butenko

Staff Liaison

Laura Thomas

region 1

chair

Chair

Deanna Hil​l

Staff Liaison

Laura Thomas

region 2

chair

Chair

Lucille Esperson​

Staff Liaison

Joe Diaz

region 3 

chair

Chair

Rosemary Campos-Kirby​

Staff Liaison

Joe Diaz

region 4 

chair

Chair

Steve Flood​

Staff Liaison

Joe Diaz

region 5

chair

OTHER

COMMITTEES

Chair

Tiffany Karlin

Staff Liaison

Joe Diaz

Associate

member council

Chair

Pam Rupp

Staff Liaison

Patti Owens

CAHF

NURSES COUNCIL

Chair

Scott Carlson

Staff Liaison

Amy Blumberg

CAHFPAC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair

Calvin Callaway

Staff Liaison

Rita Chen Fujisawa

National Issues/

AHCA

Chair

Lori Cooper

Staff Liaison

Claire Enright

QCHF

Board of Trustees

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