CHHSM Annual Business Meeting Tells Good News of CHHSM Member Agencies

One highlight of CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — held March 7-9 in Denver — was the CHHSM Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, which took place March 8.

During the meeting, which included highlights of the work of CHHSM staff over the past year, the board also received the Member Report, enumerating not only the number of CHHSM organizations but also the amount of care provided each year. Here are highlights from the meeting.

By the Numbers

In the past year, 75 nonprofit corporations were recognized by the Conferences and General Synod of the United Church of Christ, as CHHSM agencies, encompassing 417 facilities and programs. Collectively, CHHSM provides:

  • 302 Affordable Housing communities
  • 82 Services to the Aging
  • 20 Services to Children, Youth and Families agencies
  • 7 Transitional and Shelter Care agencies
  • 3 Primary and Acute Health Service organizations
  • 2 Services to Persons with Disabilities organizations
  • 1 Charitable Grant Making Foundation

Additionally, CHHSM:

  • Operated 21,506 affordable housing units
  • Operated facilities with 6,065 beds providing acute & skilled nursing care
  • For older adults, operated 10,237 independent and 3,301 assisted living units
  • Provided community-based ambulatory health care to over 2.2 million people
  • Cared for 26,509 children and youth in residential & non-residential programs
  • Provided residential & non-residential services to 350+ with developmental disabilities
  • Provided 198,295 hours of volunteer service
  • Provided over $1 billion in uncompensated & charitable care
  • Received $62.5 million in charitable contributions
  • Expended $13.6 billion for operations with revenues of $14.2 billion
  • Maintained capital assets with a replacement value of $15.5 billion
  • Employed 89,969 people

Honoring Old Friends, Welcoming New

The Business Meeting also recognized these CHHSM members having 25th anniversaries:

The CHHSM board honored these retiring directors and transitions:

During the Business Meeting, the board also recognized and welcomed these new executives:

  • Va Cun, Executive Director, United Caring Services
  • Aimee Hart, Executive Director, Uni-Pres Kindercottage
  • Beth McMaster, President and CEO, UCC Homes
  • Christine Stewart, Executive Director, St. John’s Community Care
  • Rebecca van der Groef, CEO, Hoffman Homes
  • Jeff Weatherhead, President and CEO, Plymouth Harbor
  • Tim Wetzel, President and CEO, Brewster Place

The CHHSM Board also honored the lives of colleagues who died in the past year:

CHHSM board members welcomed these communities added to existing members:

  • Montview Manor, Archway Communities
  • Elderhaus, EveryAge
  • Regency Apartments and Slate Ridge Apartments, Retirement Housing Foundation

The board also welcomed new CHHSM member Resurrected Community Development Corporation (CDC) of Allentown, Pa. Resurrected addresses systemic issues in the Allentown, PA, community related to racism and poverty including unemployment and educational disparities.

Finally, CHHSM elected these board members:

  • The Rev. Dr. Lee Berg — Board Chair, Archway Communities; senior minister, Washington Park UCC, Denver
  • The Rev. James Pennington — Executive Director, Back Bay Mission
  • Shirley Ryan — COO, Crossroad Child & Family Services
  • The Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson, senior pastor St. Peter’s UCC; president and CEO of MOLO Village, Louisville, Ky.
  • The Rev. Julie Jennings — Vice President of Spiritual Care and Wellbeing, Cedar Community
  • The Rev. Dr. Kirsten Peachey — Vice President, Faith Health Partnerships, Advocate Health
  • The Rev. Beth Long-Higgins—Vice President of Engagement, Director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes
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