Board Meeting Agenda - September 2021

26 Aug 2021 12:15 PM | Anne Farley (Administrator)

Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

September 11, 2021

Board Meeting Agenda

Start:   am

End:   am

MEETING HELD BY WEBINAR DUE TO COVID-19

I.                   Call to Order by Secretary

II.                Explanation of Board Meeting and Protocols by President

Moment of Silence to commemorate September 11th 

III.  Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary

1.      Welcome to those in attendance through Webinar.

2.      Recognition of ALL Governing Officers; PRESENT are underlined.

Anna Lieber, LCMHC, President

Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past-President

Ellen Behrens, LP, LCMHC, Ph.D., Vice President

Anne Farley, ACMHC, Secretary

Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Treasurer

Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

3.      Board members PRESENT are underlined

i.  Jordan Briggs, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
ii. Anne Farley, ACMHC, Secretary
iii. Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Treasurer
iv. Anna Lieber, CMHC, President
v. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor
vi. Karen Tao, EEAC Chair
viii. Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President
ix. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
d. Jim Macedone, ACMHC, Executive Director

List of Voting Members who are Absent

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IV.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Minutes

1.      Call for motion to ratify meeting Minutes from August 2021

2.      Meeting Called to Order

V.  Special Announcements by the President:

1. Thank you Paul Carver for all of his contributions to our profession. Paul served as UMHCA president, chair of the MHC DOPL board, educator at Argosy University, clinical supervisor for the Dept of Corrections, and has continually supported UMHCA. Paul is an advocate for mental health counseling and providing hope for recovery. UMHCA wishes Paul the very best on his new journey. 

2. 2021-2022 Strategic Plan 

  1. Increase board & committee membership:
    1. Fill all board positions & have each committee with 3-5 active participants
  2. Establish a budget and present Annual Report at the 2022 Annual Conference 
  3. Expand Professional Partnership & Membership benefits
  4. Continue to develop UMHCA's diversity, equity, and inclusion stance & practices
  5. Advocate for and educate about professional identity 

VI. Committee Updates & Votes

1.      Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. New Projects:   
    1. Suggestion to change of the UMHCA board meeting to make it more inviting for members/public to attend  
  2.  Update of Progress:
    1. 2nd draft of Board of Director's Manual is in progress 
  3. Items for Vote:
  4. Budget Changes:
  5. Suggestions from Board:  

2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

  1. New Projects:
    1. DEI statement - our committee will begin drafting a DEI statement for UMHCA
    2. ACMHC licensure and testing - Gray - Removal of ACMHC time limit to obtain CMHC licensure and having the option to take the NCE during your graduate program. NCMHCE would be required to obtain full CMHC licensure. Testing is similar to what Psychologists are advocating for during the next legislative session. Licensing is similar to what CSW's do currently. 
  2.  Update of Progress:
    1. Counseling Compact - brought to the BHWW and discussed during the past two meetings. Gray will be attempting to meet with Senator Bramble to see if he will sponsor the bill during the next legislative session. 
    2. Medicare advocacy - tracking bills, watching movement of bills and committees, getting information out to membership
  3. Items for Vote:
    1. Board approval/support for ACMHC licensure and testing proposal
  4. Budget Changes:
    1. Set budget to $100/month for lunches, gift baskets, thank you cards, etc., for meetings with representatives and legislative advisors. 
  5. Suggestions from Board:

3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

  1. New Projects:
    1. Planning for a joint UMHCA/UAMFT/NASWUT Therapy Summit in May 2023
  2. Update of Progress:
    1. Fall Conference 10/15/2021
      1. Special awards will be presented
      2. Partners Tables
      3. UMHCA board/committee recruitment table
    2. Brown Bag Series continues  with a positive response
      1. 9/23/21 Scott Carter, CMHC - teenage depression
      2. 11/3/21 Establishing a private practice 
  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:
  2. Update of Progress:
  3. Items for Vote:
  4. Budget Changes:
  5. Suggestions from Board:

8. Business of Governing Officers

1.      President  - 

2.      Presidential Advisor Report: 

3.      Vice President: None

4.      Secretary: 

5.      Treasurer Report: 

a.     Zions Bank Accounts: $19,792.75

1.     Checking: $18,168.82

2.    Money Market: $1,623.93

3.      PayPal: $165.11

4.    Total: $19,957.86

b. Statement of Activity (Money In/Money Out) – 

1. YTD- Total Revenue - $15,739.99 - Total Expenses - $19,856.68 - NET: $ -4,116.69

c.  Budget – 

6.      Executive Director: 

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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