Trustee Involvement Application

The AHA has numerous avenues for trustee involvement and participation in the Association’s governance, grassroots advocacy, policy development, and field leadership initiatives.

Appointments for trustees are available on two AHA committees annually – the Committee on Governance (COG) and the Regional Policy Boards (RPBs). The COG is a national committee comprised of trustees while the Regional Policy Boards are regional committees comprised of CEOs, physicians, and trustees.

Other opportunities for trustees that go through the interview and selection process arise on AHA constituency section committees, task force committees, and ad hoc groups.

The Invitation for Involvement and Candidate Application are distributed to the field in January of each year for appointments that begin in January of the following year. The application period has ended for 2017 but will re-open in January 2018.

For more information on Trustee Involvement opportunities, please contact Rita Harmata, AHA Director of Trustee and Community Leadership, at