Board of Directors Recruitment Announcement

Gwinnett Coalition is seeking proven leaders to serve as members of its Board of Directors.


A burst of population growth in the 1980’s significantly influenced the health and human service provider community in Gwinnett County.  As a result, a need to promote collaboration between major public and private health and human service providers to prevent duplication of services and to advocate for the best use of scarce resources was identified.  Thus, the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services (Gwinnett Coalition) was established in 1990 to meet this critical need.

Since its inception, the Gwinnett Coalition has served as a public/private partnership of health and human service providers and organizations, state and county government agencies, members of the business community and civic-engaged citizens that collaborate to identify critical community needs and resources, set priorities, plan solutions, and educate and motivate the community into action.

Given the changing community dynamics and the ever-evolving health and human service needs of Gwinnett County residents, the Gwinnett Coalition has recently completed a robust strategic planning process to help guide the organization’s future growth and development.  The Strategic Plan provides a roadmap for evolving the organization into a more strategic-oriented organization that prioritizes and focuses its efforts on driving impact in critical and complex issues that result in systemic change.

As a result, the Gwinnett Coalition is seeking proven leaders to serve as members of its Board of Directors.  The role of the Board of Directors is to advance the mission of the Gwinnett Coalition, and contribute directly to the organization’s goals by providing leadership and strategic governance.  As ambassadors for the organization, board members work to inform and engage others in the Gwinnett Coalition’s efforts and hold a range of responsibilities, particularly in the areas of planning, policy, and development. While day-to-day operations are led by the Gwinnett Coalition’s Chief Executive Officer/President (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

An affinity for the work of the organization is paramount, as is a willingness to contribute an average of one hour per week in time, including Board meetings, committee meetings, and individual work in between meetings.  Diversity in all its forms (age, ethnicity, race, gender, and geography) is welcomed by the Board and is very important to the organization.

To be considered for a position on the Board of Directors or to nominate a qualified individual, please email Board Chair, Mary Hester,  Nominations close and applications are due by October 18, 2019.  After that date, interviews will be scheduled for selected candidates for Board Positions with the Nominating Committee.  The selected slate of new members of the Board will be submitted for vote to the existing Board of Directors at the December 3rd, 2019 meeting in accordance with the Bylaws.