On April 15th, Kim Opsahl will be stepping down from her role as President/CEO for Indiana’s provider trade association – INARF. Kim has been with INARF for over twelve years, beginning as Director of Membership Support and culminating in her most recent role serving the past three years as the Association’s third President/CEO. During that time, she helped lead the Association in many successful advocacy efforts, including working with the Indiana General Assembly in 2015 to secure the necessary resources to restore rates that were cut during the most recent economic decline. Kim also completed her law degree, while working at INARF – graduating summa cum laude from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in May 2014. She also greatly enjoyed being a part of the ANCOR Family by participating in the State Association Executive group, Government Relations Committee, and National Advocacy Campaign. She is leaving to pursue opportunities to put her legal education into more direct use on behalf of providers and the individuals they serve. INARF is hosting a “Good-bye” Open House Luncheon for Kim Opsahl, INARF President/CEO, on Friday, April 22 from 12:30PM – 2:00PM (immediately following the INARF Board of Directors meeting.) Additional information and Registration for the April Member Forum and/or Board of Directors meetings are available here. Please join us as we share laughs, reflect upon fond memories and deliver our best wishes to Kim.
As the INARF Board works to select a permanent replacement, Jim Van Dyke will serve as INARF’s Interim President/CEO. Jim has most recently been a consultant in the health care field. Prior to that, Jim was the CEO of INARF Member New Hope of Indiana for 15 years during which he led New Hope’s successful spinoff from St. Vincent Health. Before New Hope, Jim was the CEO of then-INARF Member REM-Indiana for seven years prior to its becoming part of the Mentor Network. Jim has experience assisting the state of Indiana in closing several large institutions for persons with developmental disabilities. He is also very familiar with rate setting and rate reform efforts, having been deeply involved in Indiana’s last three changes to Medicaid Waiver rate setting. Jim is well-respected by his colleagues with a demonstrated commitment to the Association, its members, and their collective success. As INARF’s Interim President/CEO, he will provide continuity and proven leadership to the INARF team.
The INARF Succession Committee continues to move forward with the process of identifying a new President/CEO. A good cross-mix of applicants was received and after a thorough review of the resumes and written responses to a series of questions, the committee has narrowed the list to six candidates. In mid-April, these six individuals will join the committee for face-to-face interviews. Soon after, the top 2-3 candidates will be asked to return for further discussion and more extensive interviews. At the completion of that set of interviews the committee will be prepared to make a recommendation regarding the proposed new President/CEO to the INARF Board of Directors.
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