CAHF members have the opportunity to contribute their knowledge and expertise to benefit the long term care profession and the association by serving on a CAHF Committee. Each year in December, the Executive Committee considers requests for committee assignments for the upcoming year.

Some committee membership is limited due to popularity and space consideration.

Business Management

This committee supervises the business policy and procedures of CAHF. Preparation of the annual CAHF budget, regular review of financial performance, analysis of business-relates issues and the review of service contracts and staff benefit programs are the committee's primary duties. This committee is usually chaired by CAHF's secretary/treasurer.
Committee Chair: Matt Yarwood, St. Francis Extended Care, Hayward, 510-782-3825,
Staff Liaison: Tonja Fontes, 916-432-5215

Bylaws & Credentials

This committee monitors the Bylaws of the Association, assuring that the Association operates within the Bylaws. The committee recommends changes in the Bylaws to the CAHF Board when necessary. The committee clarifies and credentials all delegates to the House of Delegates meeting at the CAHF Annual Convention, as well as for any special House of Delegates meeting that might be called.
Committee Chair: Calvin Callaway, Folsom Care Center, Folsom, 916-985-3641,
Staff Liaison: Laura Thomas, 916-432-5199,


This committee is responsible for selecting meeting sites, implementing the CAHF Spring Legislative Conference, Summer Conference and Annual Convention, including themes, speakers, entertainment and budget.
Committee Chair: Lisa Tatarian McQuone, Dycora Transitional Health & Living, Manchester 559-227-4063,
Staff Liaison: Laura Thomas 916-432-5199,

Government Relations

This Government Relations Committe (GR) is the policy-making committee of the Association. It is made up of 35-40 members representing various interest groups and political opinions within CAHF membership. The entire Board of Directors are members of the GR Committee. GR has several subcommittees assigned to specific issue areas.
Committee Chair: Mike Williams, Ensign Group, Mission Viejo, 949-487-9500
Staff Liaison: Rita Chen Fujisawa, 916-432-5206,

GR Legal Subcommittee

This subcommittee monitors legal matters concerning the profession and makes its recommendations to GR on legal action when administrative, financing or regulatory issues cannot otherwise be resolved.
Subcommittee Chair: Darryl Ross, Mariner HC, Mission Viejo, 949-238-7775,
Staff Liaison: vacant

GR Payment Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and proposing policy on payment issues, managed care and reimbursement systems, including issues related to state budget and rates, national reimbursement, managed care and subacute care.
Subcommittee Chair: Deb Friedman, Rockport Healthcare Services, 323-326-3413,
Staff Liaison: Jeff Sandman, 916-432-5180, 

GR Quality Improvement Subcommittee

This subcommittee monitors clinical matters concerning the profession and makes its recommendations to GR.
Subcommittee Chair: Terry Sheets, Meritage Healthcare LLC, 530-894-1010,
Staff Liaison: DeAnn Walters, 916-432-5213,

GR Workforce Subcommittee

This subcommittee provides strategic guidance and expertise to assist the Association in identifying key workforce issues and developing programs to strengthen our ability to recruit, train and stabilize the professional workforce in long term care facilities. The subcommittee is comprised of various CAHF members representing the spectrum of care and selected non-members.
Subcommittee Chair: Ken Evans, Dycora Transitional Health & Living, Fresno
Staff Liaison: Claire Enright,

Products and Services

This committee reviews potential cost-saving programs and products which can be made available to CAHF's membership through the Association.
Committee Chair: Richard MacFarlane, HPSI, 916-482-0652,
Staff Liaison: Joe Diaz, 760-944-1666,

Public Advocacy

A primary responsibility of this committee is to provide critical insights, strategies and community support for CAHF's public relations, advertising and grassroots advocacy efforts. The committee is comprised of various CAHF members representing the spectrum of care.
Committee Chair: Rick Burke, Plum Healthcare, Rocklin, 760-471-0388
Staff Liaison: Deborah Pacyna, (916) 432-5189,

Strategic Planning

This committee is responsible for the development of a long-range plan which attempts to identify the future environment in which the profession will operate and to develop policy, goals, objectives, strategies and tactics for successfully advocating what CAHF members believe the role of long term care providers should be.
Committee Chair: Mike Williams, Ensign Group, Mission Viejo, 949-487-9500,
Staff Liaison: Rita Chen Fujisawa, (916) 432-5206,