Board Meeting Agenda - January 8, 2022

29 Oct 2021 6:41 PM | Anne Farley (Administrator)

Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

January 8, 2022

Board Meeting Agenda

Start: 9:00  am

End:   am

MEETING HELD BY WEBINAR DUE TO COVID-19

  • Explanation of Board Meeting and Protocols by President
  • Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary 
    • Welcome to those in attendance through Webinar
    • Recognition of Governing Officers and Members of the Board 
    • Excused

Governing Officers

  • 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

Board members 

  • Ellen Behrens, LP, LCMHC, Ph.D., Vice President
  • Jordan Briggs, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
  • Anne Farley, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Treasurer
  • Anna Lieber, CMHC, President
  • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor
  • Karen Tao, Ph.D, EEAC Chair
  • Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President
  • Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
  • Jim Macedone, ACMHC, Executive Director
  1. Call to Order
  2. Recognize a Quorum
  3. Call to ratify the Minutes of the November 2021 Board Meeting
  4. Special Announcements by the President
    1. Welcome to 2022 and COVID Safety 
  5. Business of Governing Officers

    1. President 
      1. Numerous open board positions - invite someone 
      2. Discussion: move February Board meeting online?
    2. Presidential Advisor Report
    3. Vice President
    4. Secretary
      1. Continuing to work on Board Member Manual 
    5. Treasurer Report
      1. Account Balances
        1. Checking: $21,268.15
        2. Savings: $1,624.01
        3. PayPal: $180.78
      2. December 2021 Performance
        1. Total Revenue: $834.97
        2. Total Expenses: -$1,661.10
        3. Net Revenue: -826.13
    6. 2021 Year-end Statement of Activity (Screen)
    7. Update: QuickBooks Online Clean-up
    8. Executive Director Report 
      1. Brown Bag 
  6. Committee Business

1. Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. New Projects
    1. Phishing emails awareness 
    2. No Surprise Act 
  2.  Update of Progress
  3. Items for Vote
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board

2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

  1. New Projects
    1. Working with Senator Kennedy, BHWW, and UAMFT on legislative changes
      1. From Anna's email on 12/27/2021
        1. On 12/7/21 I sent a request for an email board vote that UMHCA would not support a reduction in supervised practice hours. This is was overwhelming approved by the UMHCA board.
      • ·          LPPC and Gray followed up on this and Gray met with Senator Kennedy on 12/17/21 and has been in communication with the BHWW. To discuss UMHCA’s concerns and clarify the reason for this change in law. Senator Kennedy is very concerned about the increase in mental health problems (esp. suicide) and current challenges to access to mental health professionals and the proposed legislation to decrease practice hours to 3000 for MHC’s is an attempt to increase access. Gray expressed UMHCA’s stance and explained how decreasing practice hours would not improve access or number of mental health counselors.
      • ·          A meeting was held with LPPC last week to brainstorm alternative legislation to the current one proposed.
      • ·          LPPC and I support an alternative legislative change to increase the timeframe to obtain full licensure following completion of the 4000 supervised practice hours. This will increase the mental health workforce by allowing more time for ACMHC licensure extensions due to problems with passing the NCMHCE and NCE. This is timely as I know the NBCC is currently working on revising all of their exams.
  2. Christopher Austin has joined the LPPC and will be working on newsletters and attending DOPL meetings.
  3. Legislative session begins January 19. BHWW will be compiling and distributing a list of mental health-related bills soon.
  1.  Update of Progress
  2. Items for Vote
  3. Budget Changes
  4. Suggestions from Board

3. Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

  1. New Projects
  2. Update of Progress 
    1. Focus on Annual Conference May 29th 
  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. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

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

7. Other Business and Items for Discussion

8.  Adjournment


Year-to-Date-StatementofActivity (1).pdf


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