Board Meeting Agenda - March 2021

8 Mar 2021 3:15 PM | Anne Farley (Administrator)

Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

March 13, 2021

Board Meeting





 I.  Call to Order by Secretary

II.  Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary

1.      Welcome to those in attendance through Webinar.

2.      Recognition of ALL Board members in attendance

Governing Officers

·         Anna Lieber, LCMHC, President

·         Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past-President

·         Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Vice President

·         Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Secretary

·         Bryce Poorman, ACMHC, Treasurer

Board Members PRESENT are underlined+ These should be in alphabetical order

1.      Ellen Behrens, Ph.D., EACC Chair                                                                

2.      Jordan Briggs, LCMHC, LPPC Chair      

3.      Terri Goldstein, ACHMC, EXEC Chair         

4.      Anna Lieber, President

5.      Jim Macedone, ACMHC, PRMM Dual Chair

6.      Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

7.      Bryce Poorman, ACMHC, Treasurer

8.      Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Vice President 

9.  Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President, PRMM Chair 

10.  Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair 

List of Voting Members who are Absent

Quorum Present

III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Minutes

1.      Secretary called for motion to ratify meeting Minutes 

2.      Secretary gives the floor to the president.

3.      Meeting Called to Order

IV.  Special Announcements by the President:

1.  Invitation to join a coalition with other states (SD, ND, IA, NB, MN, IL) to work with congressional representation to pass Medicare coverage for counselors. They meet every other Saturday. If interested please reach out to or 

2. Invitation from WVLPCA to participate in their Spring Conference as part of the OneAMHCA movement. April 8-9, 2021. 

V. Committee Updates & Votes

1.      Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. New Projects: 
    1. Request from DOPL for 3 nominees for the CMHC Licensing Board. UMHCA nominations are due March 31, 2021 
    2. Finalizing DOPL survey. It will be sent out Monday 3/15/21. 
  2. Update of Progress:
    1. Continuing to seek Executive Director 
    2. Working (slowly) on bylaws and  board member manual
  3. Items for Vote:
    1. Executive Committee Nominations: 
      1. Vice President: Ellen Behrens, Ph.D., CMHC
      2. Treasurer: Terri Goldstein, LCMHC 
      3. Past-President: Julie Tucker, CMHC
      4. Presidential Advisor: Gray Otis, CMHC
      5. Secretary: Open
      6. President-Elect: Open 
    2. Acknowledgement & Recognition to: 
      1. Dennis Tucker, LCSW for his service as Vice President
      2. Bryce Poorman, ACMHC as outgoing Treasurer and dedication to multiple committees.
      3. Terri Goldstein, CMHC for continued work with UMHCA and service as Secretary. 
  4. Budget Changes:
  5. Suggestions from Board:

2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

  1. New Projects:
  2. Update of Progress:
  3. Items for Vote: None
  4. Budget Changes: None
  5. Suggestions from Board:

3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

  1. New Projects: 
  2. Update of Progress:
  3. Items for vote:
  4. Budget Changes:
  5. Suggestions from Board:

4. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

  1. New Projects: 
  2. Update of Progress: 
  3. Items for Vote:
  4. Budget Changes:
  5. Suggestions from Board: 

5. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)

  1. New Projects:
  2. Update of Progress:
  3. Items for Vote:
  4. Budget Changes:
  5. Suggestions from Board:

6. General Board & Advisory Board Committee (GBAB) - HOLD

7. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

  1. New Projects:
    1. GSEP Chair is Open
    2. Executive Committee is currently managing all emails and UMHCA Honors
    3. Email will be sent to all schools beginning of April regarding UMHCA Honors
    4. Upcoming Events: 
      1. Presenting to University of the Cumberlands on 3/18/21 on the NCMHCE and benefit of joining professional organizations
      2. Participating in a panel on licensure and introducing UMHCA to the University of Utah MHC program on 3/29/21
  2. Update of Progress: Previous planned presentations on hold pending voting in a new chair 
  3. Items for Vote: none 
  4. Budget Changes: none 
  5. Suggestions from Board:

8. Business of Governing Officers

1.      President  - Have reached out to UTNASW and UAMFT on a collaborative project to work together to provide support & hope for mental health counselors. The second wave of this pandemic seems to be impacting our profession right now.  Continuing to work on finalizing the strategic plan. 

2.      Presidential Advisor Report:

3.      Vice President  -

4.      Secretary –

5.      Treasurer Report:

1.      Zion's checking: 

2.      Zion's money market: 

3.      Zion's PayPal: 

4.      Total:

Money In:

Money Out:


VII. Other Issues

1.      Open to floor for discussion:

2.      Any issues not already discussed above:

VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting:

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