Michelle Grachek, M.ED, CAE
I am an Account Executive
Credentialing/Certification | Operations | Board Governance
I am an Account Executive for Bostrom Corporation, where I currently serve as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for both the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). In this role, I provide operational and financial direction in collaboration with the CEO.
Some of my specific responsibilities for NAB are providing oversight during the 2017 launch as well as continued maintenance of both the Administrator in Training (AIT) Program manual and the four-part online Preceptor Leadership virtual training course. Additionally, in 2017, I led the Credentialing Commission through the launch of NAB’s Health Services Executive (HSE™) qualification, which is a broad-based credential allowing the most talented health services and supports administrators from across the country to practice along the continuum of care while taking the first steps toward addressing the longstanding issue of portability of licensure across state lines. In 2019, both myself and our testing partner PSI, led the Job Analysis Committee (JAC), consisting of subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the country, in reviewing NAB’s tasks, knowledge, and skills that are part of the blueprint of the NAB’s domains of practice. Once completed and industry professionals are surveyed, a Professional Practice Analysis (PPA) is developed, which becomes the content in which all NAB programs and services are developed upon. I continue to provide staff oversight for the NAB team project managers and associates who manage the NAB Annual and Mid-Year meetings, the National Continuing Education program, the Academic Accreditation universities offering health services and support programs across the country, and supporting the ongoing needs of our fifty-one state member boards and agendas charged with licensing Nursing Home, Resident Care/Assisted Living, and Home and Community Based Administrators from across the country.
Prior to joining Bostrom in 2016, I had over 10 years of experience in the fields of education, business operations, and project management, both in educational settings and professional membership association environments. I was the Director of Operations with the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) for seven years, where I managed our office services team of three professionals who were tasked with providing all administrative, operational, and technology support services. In addition to staff management, I provided oversight, in collaboration with the organization President and CEO, on financial reporting/budgeting, conference logistics, board governance, governance document modifications, and educational expertise for selection of professional development offerings. I also served as the staff liaison to the Bylaws, Education, and Nominating committees in addition to the organization’s foundation: The Academy of the Long-Term Care Leadership and Development.
Prior to my time at ACHCA, I was a first-grade teacher for eight years for Greenville County Schools, which is the largest school district in South Carolina. During my teaching tenure, I was invited to return as an adjunct professor for a semester at my alma mater, Clemson University, where I taught senior level elementary education majors their “Reading Education for the Elementary School Teacher” practicum class.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Clemson University in 2000 and continued my education, earning my Masters of Education in 2004 from Clemson University with a focus in Reading Education. Since this time, I have focused my professional development on adult learning principles as well as knowledge essential to managing the complex associations of today. This led me to successfully earn by Certified Association Executive (CAE) Credential in 2019.
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Before the days of match.com, I was one of the original Internet dating success stories. I met my husband in an AOL chat room in 1997 when I was a freshman in college in South Carolina and he was finishing his senior year of high school in Ohio.