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The Sequoia Project’s

Board of Directors Elections

The Sequoia Project is seeking leaders with diverse views to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year term (January 1, 2023-December 31, 2025). 

A Nominating Committee, comprised of volunteers from the existing board and Sequoia members, is overseeing the nomination and election process in accordance with the bylaws. The Committee invites all The Sequoia Project Full Member organizations to submit one nomination and participate in the elections. Nominations should be coordinated in communication with your organization’s Leadership Council representative. The Nominating Committee will evaluate all nominees and prepare a slate for member elections to take place in October 2022. The new Board of Directors will be announced at The Sequoia Project’s Annual Meeting in December.

Please review the nominee qualifications and complete your nomination via the online form. Please note that all nominees for open member-elected seats must either be employed by or under contract with a member organization.

The nominations will close at 11:59pm ET on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Please reach out with any questions you may have about the nomination and election process or regarding your current membership status. Board@sequoiaproject.org

Board Role & Expectations

The Sequoia Project board serves a critical role overseeing and guiding the organization’s strategic direction regarding Sequoia’s work related to Interoperability Matters, the ONC TEFCA Recognized Coordinating Entity, and other projects. The board composition must meet specific stakeholder requirements for representation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Govern The Sequoia Project as a organization
  • Oversee and advise regarding strategies to assure the financial health and continued growth of the organization
  • Assure that The Sequoia Project initiatives are sustainable and continue to grow and innovate
  • Advise regarding the strategic direction in a rapidly changing health IT space
  • Help position The Sequoia Project as a leader in the industry
  • Serve on a range of Board Committees, such as: Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning, etc.

Qualifications

  • Nominees for member-elected seats must either be employed by or under contract with a member organization taking into account the composition requirements of the board.
  • Significant experience in the health IT industry or similar industries
  • Extensive knowledge of health IT field, in particular interoperability
  • Experience in developing or advising regarding a corporate strategy
  • Experience working on Sequoia or Interoperability Matters committees or work groups
  • Deep insights into the health IT market dynamics, and the role that a successful public-private collaborative can play in advancing nationwide interoperable data sharing
  • Ability to participate in a minimum of 80% of The Sequoia Project board calls and to actively engage in at least one Board committee. The board meets virtually every other month and in person 1 or 2 times a year (e.g., HIMSS Annual Conference and Sequoia’s Annual Meeting)

Sequoia Board Election Process

  • Late August: Announce Call for Nominees
  • September 9: Member Nominations Deadline
  • Mid-September: Committee develops the slate of nominees
  • September 29: Board approved slate of nominees
  • September 30 – October 31: Member Elections 
  • Early November: Announce new board member
  • November – DecemberOnboard new board members; Prepare for Officer Elections
  • Early December: Officer Nominations
  • January 2023: Officer Elections; At Large Directors Appointments

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