Board Transitions: Frank Nydam Leaves a Legacy and Model for the Future
Arika Lycan, Specialist, CHIME Foundation
A new year will bring with it change and transition to the CHIME Board. As we enter 2019, we are excited about things to come, and the guidance we’ll receive from our Foundation Board. That comes with the knowledge that a strong CHIME advocate is concluding his time on the board: Frank Nydam, vice president, Global Healthcare Alliances at VMware.
Frank will have served on the CHIME Board of Trustees and the CHIME Foundation Board from Jan. 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2018. During his term of service, Frank demonstrated a high level of commitment to find ways for existing Foundation firms to become more engaged with CHIME. He was a tireless representative of the interests of the Foundation to the larger board. Frank used his passion for CHIME’s mission and worked diligently to attract new Foundation firms to CHIME, serving as an ambassador and demonstrating the possibilities offered through CHIME partnership.
Among his many contributions, one of Frank’s longest lasting legacies will be his efforts to champion the cause of a partner education event for our Foundation firms. Frank saw, early on, the need for specific education tailored to the needs of our Foundation firms to help make them more engaged and more informed partners to CHIME provider members. Frank worked with the CHIME team and a dedicated planning committee to build what is now known as the CHIME Partner Education Summit (CPES).
The first CHIME Partner Education Summit was held in 2016, and we are already engaged in the planning process for this September’s CPES 2019, the program’s fourth year. CPES has grown into a very successful educational offering for our Foundation firms. Not only did Frank support this idea’s coming to fruition, but he has provided excellent oversight and direction for the CPES planning committee for the past three years.
Frank has served as a great representative for his fellow Foundation firms during his tenure. His presence on the Board will be missed. We want to extend our sincerest appreciation to Frank for his service on the CHIME Board of Trustees and the CHIME Foundation Board over the past four years. The support structures that he has championed will help to sustain and grow the CHIME Foundation long in to the future.