The expectation is that every Board member serves on at least one committee or taskforce.

  • Committee – closed group focused on specified ongoing task/responsibility of the Board.
  • Taskforce – time limited group focused on the pursuit of specific goals


Executive Committee

Chaired by mhca's Board Chair and comprised of the other Board Officers and mhca's President & CEO.

  • Tuerk Schlesinger, Chair
  • Jamie Stewart, Vice Chair
  • Terri Wlson, Treasurer
  • Kelly Phillips-Henry, Secretary
  • Dale Shreve, President & CEO

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Innovation Taskforce


The Innovation Taskforce will help implement a new mhca program to formally recognize members for their innovative initiatives. (See Most Innovative Member Award Plan: The taskforce will rate (0-5 stars) presentations given by members at each mhca quarterly conference. At year-end, the taskforce will evaluate the ten (10) presentations receiving the highest scores (taskforce scores + session attendee scores) and via rank ordering determine the top five (5) innovative initiatives to be recognized at the Annual Meeting.

The Taskforce will meet remotely following each conference to review the member presentations and the attendee and taskforce’s submitted scores.

The Innovation Taskforce is Chaired by the Secretary – Kelly Phillips-Henry

Committee Members:

  • Jodi Daly
  • Patrick Evans
  • Laureen Pagel
  • April Rhodes
  • Inman White


Investment Committee

The Investment Committee oversees the performance of mhca’s investment portfolio. mhca has selected Mark Klopfenstein / First Federal Bank to be our fund manager. To avoid conflicts of interest members of the Investment Committee may not use Mark Klopfenstein to manage their personal or organizational assets. The Investment Committee typically meets via conference call to review with Mark each quarter’s performance and address any needed adjustments in the portfolio.

The Investment Committee is Chaired by the Treasurer – Terri Wilson

Committee Members:

  • Abby Drane
  • Jon Cherry
  • Candance Clevenger
  • Tom Sebastian
  • Jim Cooney


Nominating Committee

This Committee, chaired by mhca’s Immediate Past Board Chair, provides oversight and establishes the process for nominations and elections for the mhca Board of Directors. It also presents a slate for election of the officers of the Corporation.



Membership Committee

The Membership Committee focuses on, and takes a leadership role in, the recruitment, onboarding and engagement of members. The Membership Committee typically meets via conference call the week prior to each quarterly conference.

The Membership Committee is Chaired by the Vice Chair – Jamie Stewart.

Committee members:

  • Carl Clark
  • Kiara Kuenzler
  • Orville Mercer
  • Catherine Ryder
  • Sue Stubbs







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mhca is a results-oriented organization that operates in a fast, flexible, and focused mode. We take pride in the purposeful and productive involvement and participation of our members. Because mhca is composed of members who share common visions and priorities, we are able to quickly determine our objectives, commit the necessary resources, and accomplish our goals.

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