History

National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) will be recognized globally as the premier professional membership society for Blacks in health care management. National Association of Health Services Executives strives to improve the health status, economic opportunities and educational advancement of the communities we serve. NAHSE is committed to the Association goals by providing:

  • Professional Programs & Workshops
  • Educational Programs
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships
  • Community Service Projects
  • Networking Opportunities.

NAHSE places its origin as far back as the early 1930’s, when a group of black health executives formed what was then called the National Hospital Association (NHA), an affiliate of the National Medical Association (NMA). In 1936, a meeting of all “Negro hospital executives” was called and held at Lincoln Hospital in Durham, NC. At that meeting, the NHA was renamed the National Conference of Hospital Administration (NCHA). Dr. Albert W. Dent was named Chairman and Mr. John Procope was named Secretary-Treasurer. After several changes in leadership, the Conference’s activities were limited to one informal meeting held in conjunction with the annual AHA meeting. In 1968, NAHSE was formed and Mr. Everett W. Fox was named the first President.

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

Marcus Garvey

Founders

  • Charles Anderson*

 

  • Everett V. Fox, FACHE*

 

  • Morris Henderson*

 

  • Theodore Perkins

 

  • Haynes Rice, FACHE*

 

  • Charles Tildon*
  • Reginald P. Ayala, LFACHE*

 

  • Theodore Frazier*

 

  • Waverly Johnson*

 

  • Inder Persaud

 

  • Elliott C. Roberts, Sr., LFACHE

 

  • Woodrow W. Walston*
  • Steven Dorn, FACHE

 

  • Willis Fryer

 

  • Joseph B. Mann, Jr., FACHE

 

  • Clyde Reynolds, LFACHE*

 

  • James Robinson*

 

  • Henry J. Whyte, FACHE*

*deceased

Mission

The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. Since its inception, NAHSE has sponsored and participated in local and national programs and projects designed to improve quality, access and availability to health services and to expand educational opportunities in the field of Health Services Administration.
NAHSE’s purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field. Its basic objective is to develop and maintain a strong viable national body to more effectively have input in the national health care delivery system. It has provided a vehicle for Blacks to effectively participate in the design, direction and delivery of quality health care to all people.

Vision

NAHSE will be recognized globally as the premier professional membership society for Blacks in health care management. NAHSE strives to improve the health status, economic opportunities and educational advancement of the communities we serve. NAHSE is committed to the Association goals by providing: Professional Programs/Workshops Educational Programs A Job Bank/Mentoring Scholarship Student Internship Community Service Projects Health Policy Impact Expanding Business Contracting Opportunities

Meet the NAHSE-WMAC Executive Leadership

NAHSE-WMAC Committee Leadership

Communications Director

Rebekah Dailey

Policy/Advocacy Committee

Marva Jo Camp, Chair

Community Engagement Committee

Karyn Onyeneho, Chair

Membership

Andrea Lowe, Chair

Strategic Partnerships

Jerome Weems, Chair

Young Executive/Early Careerist

Antonio Bridge, Jr.

Student Committee

Dr. Christopher King

Student Committee Liaison

Taneisha Laume

NAHSE-WMAC Past Presidents

2005- 2007

Tamera Smith

2007 - 2009

Michael Thompson

2009 - 2011

Daniel Jackson

2011 - 2013

Marjorie Quint Bouzid

2013 - 2015

Al Campbell

2015 - 2017

Charlisa Watson

2017 - 2019

Deon Norals