Our Volunteers

More than 100 healthcare quality leaders volunteer their time and share their expertise each year to help us accomplish NAHQ's goals. This collective effort helps elevate our visibility and credibility as an industry leader. The annual call for volunteers opens every summer. Additional calls may take place throughout the year. Please check back!

NAHQ Teams

Below are NAHQ's teams and a brief description of how they contribute to the growth and success of NAHQ and the profession.

Thank you to our dedicated volunteers


NAHQ has a team of advisors that supports corporate relations and organizational development. These advisors serve as liaisons and Subject Matter Experts.

Awards Team

The Awards Team reviews applications and selects the best candidates for NAHQ awards.

Competencies Commission

The Competencies Commission works to develop and maintain the HQ Essentials.

Conference Planning Team

The Conference Planning Team plans NAHQ Next the only annual conference designed exclusively for the profession.

Education Commission

The Education Commission works with subject matter experts and teams to guide educational offerings including Summit, Annual Conference, Learning Labs, and more.

Fellowship Review Team

The  Fellowship Review Team reviews and selects qualified candidates for NAHQ Fellowship, coordinates Fellow Mentorship Program, and promotes Fellowship.

Finance Team

The Finance Team assures the appropriate oversight of all financial matters of the association.

Healthcare Quality Certification Commission (HQCC)

The HQCC is the certifying arm of NAHQ and establishes policies, procedures, and standards for certification and recertification in the field of healthcare quality.

Journal for Healthcare Quality Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is responsible for managing the efforts of NAHQ's journal.

Posters Team

The Posters Team reviews and selects qualified poster abstract proposals for presentation at NAHQ Next.

Nominations Team

The Nominations Team reviews applicants for the NAHQ Board of Directors.

Recognition of the Profession Commission

The Recognition of the Profession Commission explores career services solutions for HQP or employers, assists in planning Healthcare Quality Week, and works to align awards and fellowship with the NAHQ strategy.

Test Development Team

The Test Development Team is tasked each year to review the current Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® exam, analyze the questions, and ensure that the test fully encompasses the knowledge needed to be a CPHQ.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Team

The SIG Team oversees and actively participates in SIGs to facilitate professional development and networking opportunities.