Search for a new President & CEO (Chief Staff Executive)

Job Description

Position: President and Chief Executive Officer

Reports To: Board of Directors through the Chairman and Executive Committee of MHHA

Board Involvement: Ex-officio / non-voting member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and standing committees

Salary Range:  $90,000 -$120,000

Deadline For Resumes: January 30, 2024

  • Supports the purpose, goals, and strategic plan of MHHA.
  • Manages staff in a hybrid style work environment in consultation with Executive Leadership and supportive of individual and organization goals.
  • Responsible for the overall operations of the organization including developing, administering, and adhering to capital and operating budgets; hiring, supervising, and disciplining personnel; leading all planning activities; evaluating association performance; negotiating & administering contracts; recruiting/retaining members; supporting operations.
  • Develops strategic relationships and acts as an advocate for MHHA in legislative, regulatory, and other public policy forums, at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Takes a leadership role in working with other stakeholder organizations, especially health-related trade associations, and public policy officials, at the state and national levels. Maintaining a strong networking presence in the MI Capitol regional area is important.
  • Oversees the operation of MHHA’s committee structure including staffing the Board of Directors and interacting with committees. Oversees the development and implementation of MHHA’s educational program.
  • Identifies, develops, and activates member volunteer leaders for the Association.
  • Reports regularly to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
  • Oversees the activities and operation for MHHA affiliated organizations, including the Michigan Foundation for Home Care and the Michigan Home Health Political Action Committee.
  • Develops, implements, and administers policies and procedures for all programs, with input from the appropriate Committees and/or Board of Directors.
  • Represents MHHA at key conferences and meetings; makes presentations on behalf of MHHA.
  • Chief spokesperson representing the association and the home care industry.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to lead the organization.
  • Manages technology to maximize communications, organization effectiveness, and data security.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Reside in Michigan.
  • Able to travel regularly to the MHHA office in Okemos, MI, and MI Capitol Region.
  • Occasional overnight travel.
  • Organization management experience including budgeting, personnel, and planning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven leader with strong organization skills.
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Able to motivate, recruit, work, and follow through with committees and volunteers.
  • Contributes to an environment which fosters trust, teamwork, emphasizes meeting members’ needs and requirements, and supports learning and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ethical behavior.
  • Capacity for reliable home internet access.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience and knowledge in all aspects of home care, including certified home health, private duty, durable/home medical equipment, palliative care, and hospice organizations and their services.
  • Baccalaureate degree in related health or business field.
  • Resides in Mid Michigan and is willing to commute to the Capitol regional area to support a hybrid work environment.
  • Experience in advocacy with regulatory and legislative bodies.
  • Familiar with the operations required to manage a not-for-profit trade association.
  • Experience in non-dues revenue development.
  • Experience in conference/events planning.
  • Experience working with political advocacy (lobbying).
  • Non-tangible sales experience.

Other Requirements

  • Occasional overnight travel required.
  • Ability to travel regularly to Okemos, MI office and MI Capitol Region.
  • Holds the Certified Association Executive Certification (CAE) from the Michigan Association of Association Executives (ASAE/MSAE) or willing to seek achievement of the designation.
  • Possesses current Michigan motor vehicle license, ability to drive a car, and insured vehicle capable of transport to the MHHA office, meetings, and out-of-town events.
  • Pass a drug test.
  • Agree to a Background Check.
  • MHHA does not offer employee-sponsored health insurance. Candidates are recommended to consider the cost of securing individual health insurance when communicating salary expectations. Employer IRA match, and life and disability insurance are provided as an employer-sponsored benefit.
  • This position requires moving/lifting office supplies and materials up to 25 pounds.

Deadline: January 30, 2024

Application Submission: Send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to or via US Postal to:

Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association
Attn: CEO Search Committee
2140 University Park Dr., Suite 220
Okemos, Michigan 48864

Please include salary requirements with your cover letter.  Employer does not provide employer sponsored health insurance.  If health insurance is necessary, please consider your cost for individual health insurance when stating your salary requirements.

Please designate as a safe sender on your laptop or other electronic system or device.  This will be the email address  used by the Search Committee to communicate with persons interested in the MHHA President & CEO position.   

About MHHA: Established in 1981, the Michigan Home Health Association, DBA, the Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association (MHHA) is the state trade association for organization and agency providers of home health, hospice, palliative care, private duty medical

As the next President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association (MHHA), you will shape the future of this highly regarded state trade association located near Michigan’s State Capitol.    

The position offers the flexibility for a hybrid style work environment that balances work from home and maintaining a collaborative relationship with other associations and government opinion leaders. 

 The new President and CEO will build/maintain a strong networking relationship with member volunteer leaders, and serve as a spokesperson and advocating for the home care industry.       

Founded over 40 years ago, MHHA is the state trade association in Michigan representing businesses providing in home health care services, including  home health, hospice, private duty, palliative care, and home medical equipment suppliers.  The Association provides a unified voice for all segments of home care and promotes high standards of patient care. The Association advocates for the role of home care services within the total health care system.

The position leads $600,000 budget and two person staff.  The person selected will represent 250 organizational members to provide membership experiences from just belonging to being an actively engaged volunteer leader, proudly contributing and investing in the association.

President/CEO Barry Cargill to Retire From Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association

LANSING, Mich. – Barry Cargill, CAE, president and CEO of the Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association (MHHA), announced today his retirement effective June 1, 2024, marking the end of a distinguished 11-year tenure with MHHA and a 41-year career in Lansing-based association management and public policy.

Cargill is renowned for his leadership and dedication to the home care and hospice industry.

His career has spanned various roles, including policy advisor in the Michigan Senate, chief lobbyist for the Small Business Association of Michigan, and leadership positions within several Lansing based trade associations, including MHHA.

During his time at MHHA, Cargill has been a staunch advocate for the industry both in Michigan and on a national level, working on legislative and regulatory initiatives to support persons with disabilities and seniors requiring long-term care and prefer to stay in their own home.

“The one constant about home care and hospice is change.  I have always made it my priority to help MHHA member organizations embrace technology, in order to stay ahead of the challenges faced from the struggling health insurance payor system. Change will not end anytime soon as industry regulation, technology and an expanding baby boomer population accelerate the market demand for in home care,” said Cargill. “I’m proud of my contribution to MHHA and professionalism of the home care and hospice industry,” he added.      

Sara Lowe, MHHA board chair, lauded Cargill’s impact. “We made a very good decision eleven years ago when we hired Barry to manage the Association. Barry has helped agencies across the state of Michigan advocate for exceptional care and common-sense legislation ensuring the vulnerable receive the care they deserve where they want it.” 

“While it will be challenging to replace Barry, a search committee has been formed to ensure we find the right person to continue this important work and we look forward to making that announcement when they are selected,” said Lowe.


About Michigan Home Care

Established in 1981, the Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association (MHHA) is the state trade association for organization and agency providers of home health, hospice, palliative care, private duty medical and personal care, home medical equipment, and pharmacy Infusion.  MHHA advocates for the role of home care services within the total health care system. Based in Okemos, Michigan, its membership consists of over 250 member organizations

The time period for accepting resumes expired January 30, and are no longer accepted. If you wish to communicate with an email to the MHHA CEO Search Committee, you may do so at: This email will no longer be operational when a new President and CEO is announced.

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