2018 Slate for Board of Directors

2018 Slate for Board of Directors

Ballot open from September 27 to October 11, 2017

In keeping with NAHQ’s bylaws, a slate for the 2018 Board Nominations has been determined by the Nominations Committee. Voting is open to full active members, please watch for a voting e-mail in your inbox. 


Sandra Jones

Sandra currently serves on NAHQ’s board as a Director- at-Large. Sandra is a highly motivated professional with over 30 years in health care with an emphasis in performance improvement/quality/risk management consistently exceeding goals and objectives in challenging Healthcare environments.  Her strengths include problem solving, teamwork, collaboration, and flexibility with character traits of honesty, reliability and dependability; significant capabilities in verbal, written, and oral presentation.

Sandra’s vision for NAHQ: “My vision for NAHQ is that the association be seen as an organization which is relevant to and meets its member’s needs.  I would like to see NAHQ be the association that healthcare quality professionals and those interested in the field across the world choose for core education and information, from entry level to top leadership in the healthcare quality arena.  We will build upon our identified strengths and will increase market share and membership.  I would like to see NAHQ continue to make significant strides to be recognized as the leading resource for healthcare quality professionals.”


Marian Savage

Marian is a highly credentialed and results-driven healthcare quality assurance professional with more than 18 years’ experience focusing on medical and business processes. She is well-regarded for devising new processes to improve customer service and the overall patient outcomes and experience. As a member of the Education Commission and Education Conference Chair for NAHQ, Marian has been able to work with the NAHQ staff to provide excellent content for the NAHQ Next Conference, while maintaining financial responsibility. Innovative approaches to abstract selection and idea generation for content delivery methods helped to contain costs, while aligning the mission of excellence in healthcare quality.

Marian’s vision for NAHQ: “To be the prominent healthcare quality resource and advocate to a diverse set of professionals, while increasing knowledge and networking with likeminded colleagues. NAHQ is the premiere reference point for new, emerging and experienced quality professionals and provides the tools for each level. As a member of the NAHQ board I hope to further the mission and vision of the organization through innovative strategies and best practice knowledge.”


Cheri Clark

Cheri has been in the volunteer realm for over 20 years. Cheri is an RN that has over 20 years’ experience in a diverse career including over ten years in healthcare leadership roles in the private and public sector. Areas of experience: medical-surgical nursing, case management/social work-Elderly and HIV/AIDS programs, community collaborations; skilled nursing facility-leadership; program management and leadership for community and hospital based case management as well as diabetes inpatient NP/CM model; patient safety and environmental/worker safety, healthcare disaster preparedness, risk management, healthcare regulatory and performance improvement. Cheri is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She also is an Associate Faculty for the University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus since 2010 teaching in the BSHA, BSN, MSN and MHA programs. Cheri currently serves on NAHQ’s Recognition of the Profession Commission.

Cheri’s vision for NAHQ: “The art and science of the profession allows the professional to change and be what is needed as the healthcare landscape changes. The need to lead and assist with change are critical competencies for the workforce to know and be able to execute. Ensuring we have a workforce that is ready and supported for complex issues and challenges is essential to the profession being valued. I hope to work with other colleagues to be able to provide leadership and mentoring that allows for advancing the profession and its workforce in a coordinated manner to serve the entire healthcare system for the betterment of our collective communities.”