What does the PHA Board do?


With the help of some part-time administrative support, PHA’s funding and operations are largely brought to life by our passionate volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is supported by PHA's professional members and passionate warmline volunteers; However, PHA's existence ultimately relies on each Board member's dedication and ability to independently carry out their position's role and commitments.


  • PHA is a working board. Each director carries out their assigned position’s role in addition to partnering with or assisting other board members as needed.
  • Serve a minimum of one (1) two-year term on the Board.
  • Individual Board contribution goals are $250 per year. These goals can be reached in a variety of ways. Popular options include - 1) personal fundraising efforts (ex. Facebook fundraiser) and 2) in-kind donations (ex. providing auction items for the October Fiesta). Direct payments are also possible and can be done in a lump sum or in installments.
  • Attend a minimum of ten (10) monthly Board meetings each year. The full Board of Directors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Board meetings are currently held via Zoom.
  • Enroll in 3-4 hours of cultural competency education training per year (Board to share opportunities).
  • Stay informed about PHA matters, be prepared for meetings, complete monthly board reports, and participate in PHA events and committees.
  • Participate in the advancement of PHA’s strategic plan, including, but not limited, to fundraising, grants, inclusion and diversity efforts, enhancing professional membership, and community outreach.
  • Actively seek opportunities to promote PHA’s mission and resources and recruit diverse professional members, Board members, and volunteers.
  • Build collegial working relationships with other Board members and abide by PHA’s policy and expectation to carry out and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all aspects of PHA’s operations.