Corey Prachniak serves as Chair of LGBT HealthLink’s Steering Committee and is a healthcare and LGBT rights attorney. Corey tweets @CPrachniak.
As Chair of LGBT HealthLink‘s Steering Committee, I am happy to announce that we are looking for two individuals to join our diverse and active group. The Steering Committee supports HealthLink’s staff by advising on and promoting the organization’s initiatives, which include work in tobacco, cancer, and other fields of LGBT health. The Committee is also consulted on major organizational decisions and meets regularly by phone and occasionally in person. There are two spaces open on the Steering Committee:
- We are seeking a youth representative between the ages of 18 and 24. The youth representative will ideally be able to assist the rest of the Steering Committee and HealthLink’s staff on reaching other young adults, and on building connections with groups that serve this population. The youth representative will be one of two such representatives on the Committee, and is a full member.
- We are also seeking a Steering Committee member with experience in cancer issues. Ideally, this person would be familiar with LGBT disparities in cancer as well as with the organizations doing work in this field. As HealthLink expands more into cancer-based work, an ability and willingness to connect us into relevant networks and advise us on substantive issues is highly desirable.
Both individuals must be willing to make at least four out of six conference calls per year (usually occurring at 3:00 p.m. EST on a weekday); be willing to travel up to one time per year for an expenses-paid, in-person meeting; be willing to join at least one sub-committee with additional, infrequent conference calls; and be willing to publish at least one blog post per year on a topic of interest to you in the HealthLink blog. Appointments to the Committee will run from July 2015 through June 2017, with the option of a two-year extension.
To apply, please fill out our application by Friday, June 5, 2015. Applicants may be asked to participate in a phone or Skype interview, and final notifications will be sent by July 1, 2015.