2021 HHN Committee Rosters

Finance Committee


Charge of Committee: Shall oversee the budget, audits, and investments, as directed by the Board of Directors and in accordance with the standing rules. 


Governance Committee


Charge of Committee: Shall oversee board and officer nominations, board development, bylaws, and legal activities, as directed by the Board of Directors and in accordance with the standing rules.


Membership Committee


Charge of Committee: Works with the Executive Director and Committee Chair to actively recruit prospective new members; serve as ambassadors for HHN with new members; and assist with member retention and renewal.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Committee Members:


Ask the Expert Committee

Charge of Committee: Works with the HHN staff to plan calendar, determine content, recruit speakers, and facilitate Ask the Expert sessions.

Chair: Colleen Cipolla, Children's Hospital Carolyn Scott Rainbow House, Omaha, NE: [email protected]

Committee Members:


Certified Hospitality House Committee

Charge of Committee: with the Executive Director and Committee Chair to evaluate, define and enhance the Certified Hospitality House (CHH) curriculum and qualifications; and review certification applications.

Chair: Sarah Hoehlein, Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion, Baltimore, MD: [email protected]

Committee Members:


Events Committee

Charge of Committee: Works with the HHN Staff to actively recruit sponsors, speakers and underwriters; provide feedback and input on conference content and activities; and volunteer during the conference. Works with the HHN Staff and Conference Chair to plan for future conferences.

Committee Members: 






Interested in joining an HHN Committee? 

We welcome members who would like to volunteer to serve on an HHN Committee. Share your knowledge, energy, and expertise with HHN and help shape the association's future.  

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Q. How often do committees meet?
A. The committees set their meeting schedule at the beginning of each calendar year. Meetings take place through an online webinar link and on average committees meet for one hour each month.
Oftentimes there are action items for the committee to work on in between meetings, for example: the Membership Committee assists with member outreach during our renewal drives and outreach to prospective members; the Event Committee works with the host team and national office on a variety of tasks in support of the conference(s) that takes place in addition to the regular meeting schedules. 


Q. What is the benefit of joining a committee?
A. It's a great way to get more involved with the leadership group of HHN. Each committee is chaired or co-chaired by an HHN Board Member. Committee work is a great way to build connections with your industry peers as well as provide an opportunity for professional development as we deep-dive into a variety of programs essential to HHN's mission.