Massachusetts Association of Healthcare Quality (MAHQ)

Governance/Leadership Committee

Responsible for oversight of governance process, the organization’s ruling documents, and abilities of the Board leadership to execute the Association’s business


  • Review bylaws and propose changes to the Board and membership
  • Maintain the Association’s business operations manual
  • Prepare the Association's board nominations ballot for election
  • Recruit volunteers for standing committees

Meetings Required:
Conference calls 6 times a year

Time commitment:
Approximately 8-12 hours during the year term

2018 - 2019 Governance/Leadership Committee Members:

Debra Blyth-Wilk (Committee Chair)
Director, Quality and Compliance
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Taruna Banerjee, MPH
Director, Quality Improvement
Boston Children's Hospital

Cheryl Hafela, RN, MSN, CPHQ

Rita Morin, RN, MSN
Director, Quality and Process Improvement
St. Joseph Hospital

Lynn Myers, RN, MBA, CPHQ
Quality Project Leader
Tufts Medical Center