Board Meeting Agenda 2/8/2020

7 Feb 2020 7:36 PM | Terri Elise Goldstein
Utah Mental Health Counselors Association
February 8, 2020
Board Meeting Agenda

 I.  Call to Order by Secretary

II.  Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary

  1. Welcome those in attendance through Webinar.
  2. Recognition of ALL Board members in attendance
Governing Officers
  • Julie Tucker, LCMHC, President
  • Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President
  • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer

Board Members

  1. Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair                                                                
  2. Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Chair      
  3. Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President                                                     
  4. Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair                                                
  5. Anna Lieber, Graduate Student Chair                                                       
  6.  Terri Goldstein, ACHMC, EXEC Chair                                                          
  7. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor                                                  
  8. Dennis Tucker, LCSW, GBAB Chair                                                              
  9.  Julie Tucker, LCMHC, PRMM Chair                                                            
  10. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair                                                                       

List of Voting Members who are Absent

Do we have a Quorum, six (5) voting members in attendance?

III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from January
  1. Secretary to call for motion to ratify meeting notes from last month
  2. Secretary to give the floor to the President.
  3. Meeting Called to Order

IV.  Unfinished Business from Last Month                                                                                       

V. Committee Updates & Votes

1. Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. New Projects
    1. Executive Director- Julie proposed a budget, which will be sent for board vote. The motion is for a budget of $800-$1,000 per month with an annual contract that will be renewable. Up to 10 hours per week. Responsibilities will include those that contribute to UMHCA's business acumen, budgets, bylaws, licenses, etc., and support for the president.
    2. Action Needed: SB 68
  2. Update of progress
    1. Strategic Planning - To be held in August 2020
    2. Attorney subscription -Plan for fall roll out- ad hoc committee (Jim, Anna, Julie, Dennis)
    3. Attorney for UMHCA-Attorney Eric Johnson is interested in working with UMHCA. Motion to the board to allow for a $3,000 retain for his services.
    4. Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Work Group (BHWW)- Quiet
    5. DOPL's efforts to change ethical guidelines for counselors in UT- We will take the lead for attendees from Gray Otis. Researching CACREP's official stance on this matter. 
  3. Items for vote
    1. I motion that the UMHCA Board allocate up to $12,000 annually to employ an executive director through an annual contract of 5-10 hours per week.
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board
2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)
  1. New Projects
    1. SB 68 - Substitution 2 changes
      1. Continue telling people to contact legislators, continue monitoring
      2. BHWW Meeting - Mon Feb 10, 2:30 - 4 pm 
      3. Communicating with Ken Roach, who is communicating with Senator Weiler and the UPA
    2. Tracking bills in the legislative session - HB 35 - Mental health treatment access amendments, HB 38 - Substance use and healthcare amendments, HB 219 - Mental health amendments, SB 89 - Mental health services amendments
    3. Finding local senators - each person on the committee find your local legislators and send a list to
    4. Meeting with Senators - May/June 2020?
  2. Update of progress
    1. Disseminating easy-to-digest information to the public, especially emerging professionals - haven't started, will be collaborating with GSEP committee
    2. Meetings - First Friday of each month at 5:30 pm - Next meeting is March 6, 2020. 
  3. Items for vote
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board
3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC) Update of progress
  1. New Projects  None
  2. Update of progress  All sessions have been selected and presenters have been confirmed.  Tentative Conference Schedule is posted on the website.  Early Bird will close Feb 27.  We will need 7 volunteers to staff the conference and Anna Lieber's committee will facilitate that.  Bryce is ordering bags, pens, paper for conference sway.
  3. Items for vote
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board
4. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)
  1. New Projects
  2. Update of progress
  3. Items for vote
    1. $500 for a board room computer
    2. $1000 for mailer
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board
5. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)
  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 & Emergin Professionals Committee (GSEP)

  1. New Projects
  1. Paul Carver (DOPL Board) will present a free educational event for all UMHCA members & students to attend on applying for licensure in April 2020. This will be online and live at the UMHCA office. Date pending. 
  2. Preparing flyer to be given at UMHCA conference on GSEP offerings. 
  3. Have 3 volunteers for UMHCA conference - working with EACC on coordination. Estimate need for 14 volunteers. 
  4. Student Poster session for UMHCA conference 
  1. Update of progress
  1. Contacted online schools with information about UMHCA for MH students in UT. Continue to work on reaching more schools. Please email with any online graduate school contacts. 
  2. Have started the UMHCA internship site list for graduate students and received confirmation from 2 MH agencies for inclusion on the list. 
  3. Next meeting February 19, 2020 @ 6:30pm
  1. Items for vote - none 
  2. Budget Changes. - none 
  3. Suggestions from Board
8. Business of Governing Officers
  1. President 
  2. President-elect
  3. Vice President
  4. Secretary
  5. Treasurer Report - 
    1. Bank $26,532.67
      PayPal $4,149.79

V. Issues

  1. Open to floor for discussion
  2. Any issues not already discussed above
VI. Secretary to Close the meeting

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