CHICAGO — The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has named Regina A. Baras, CAE, its new executive director. The council selected Baras from an extensive field of experienced association executives.
“The executive director is critical to the smooth and efficient operation of the Accreditation Council,” says Nancy Bjerke, HLAC chair. “Ms. Baras has the experience and expertise required for the position, and the HLAC Board looks forward to advancing the HLAC vision and mission with the leadership and assistance of Ms. Baras.”
Baras has more than 25 years association experience, most notably at Altrusa International and the Emergency Nurses Association. As a certified association executive (CAE), Baras brings strong organizational management skills, innovative thinking, problem solving and governance team building with associations and their volunteer constituents, HLAC says.
Baras replaces Kathy Tinker, who left the organization in late January to pursue other interests and opportunities.