President's Message

Welcome to the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) Houston Chapter website. On behalf of our leadership team and active members, I want to thank you for visiting the site and taking time to find out more about our organization.

For those not familiar with us, NAHSE it is a 501C3 non-profit association of health care executives, founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of African-American health care leaders, and improving the quality and access of health care services rendered to minority and under served communities. We represent NAHSE in the eight-county Greater Houston area, home to the world-

renowned Texas Medical Center, and our members range from graduate students, to early and mid-level careerists, to senior executives, and even health entrepreneurs, working in all facets of care administration. What unites us is a commitment to a cause larger than ourselves, and not strictly for ourselves.

With that in mind, whether you work in a provider, payer, or consulting setting in Houston, there is no better place for you to grow than NAHSE, and no better time to join than now. While the Trump administration brings uncertainty, it also brings a tremendous opportunity for innovation and influence in local markets; coinciding with a reengineering of the healthcare system. This presents an unprecedented opportunity for NAHSE to nurture and develop an unparalleled cohort of leaders that will guide & shape the transformation of the care delivery system of the future. Supporting each other and advancing together.

I invite you to join us for our bi-monthly meetings and mixers, as well as our symposiums and partner events. You can find our calendar on the homepage, as well as on social media. We have a (too) small but dedicated team of volunteers that does a great job of putting together our events, assisting our members, and identifying educational and career opportunities for our members, so please come out and take the time to meet them. Then get involved.

If you are still reading this, we challenge you to step forward, join NAHSE, and participate in the activities of the Houston chapter. I encourage you not just to attend an occasional event, but to join a committee, recruit others to join, and support the organization financially. I frequently reflect on the words of the great Houstonian and former congresswoman Barbara Jordan, who noted that a vibrant organization is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding its rich traditions and common values. An organization is its membership. So if you are looking for a network of professionals with a commitment to career development, education, and community engagement through the wealth of health, the National Association of Health Services Executives is for you.

See you soon.


Carl McGowan-Chapter President