Board Meeting Agenda - September 2020

17 Aug 2020 10:20 AM | Anne Farley (Administrator)

Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

September 12, 2020

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

·         Julie Tucker, LCMHC, President

·         Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Secretary

·         Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Vice President

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

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

2.      Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Chair      

3.      Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair                                                

4.      Anna Lieber, President-Elect, Graduate Student Chair   

5.      Terri Goldstein, LCHMC, EXEC Chair                                                          

6.      Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

7.      Bryce Poorman, ACMHC, Treasurer

8.      Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Vice President   

9.      Julie Tucker, LCMHC, 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 to call for motion to ratify meeting Minutes from August 2020–

2.      Secretary to give the floor to the President.

3.      Meeting Called to Order

IV.  Special Announcements by the President 

  • 1.     

V. Committee Updates & Votes

1.      Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. Business of Governing Officers
    1. President's Report: None
    2. President Elect's Report
      1. Strategic Planning: Planning Continues 
      2. Anna reported for the GSEP that Carrie Graham will be nominated to replace Anna as chair. Anna also recapped GSEP Committee activities previously reported. Additional ideas were discussed including supervision and test preparation.
    3. Vice Presidents: None
    4. Secretary's Report: UMHCA received an email to continue Staffing meetings, which needs to be addressed.
    5. Treasurer's Report 
    6. Presidential Adviser's Report
      1. Gray does not expect anything regarding Medicare until after the election.
  1. New Projects
    1. Internet marketing/Business sponsorship/partnership: Will be a focus of the UMHCA Strategic Planning Session
    2. One AMHCA: Pertains to changes is the membership structure between AMHCA and state affiliates. Bryce is participating on the One AMHCA committee. Consensus is that UMHCA would not want to be absent from the pilot group but more information is needed. Gray also mentioned a third idea that could also be an option, which he will take to AMHCA leadership.
      1. No complete update on Membership Management System, a shared database process between state affiliates and AMHCA.
      2. UMHCA much research how many UMHCA members are AMHCA members are members of UMHCA, or unified members.
      3. Gray states we must get a solid proposal from One AMCHA.
      4. One UMHCA will not be addressed at the Strategic Planning Meeting.
    3. Utah Mental Health Workforce Group and Report Committee: This is not the Behavioral Health Workforce Group. It is a venture done every few years that researches and reports on the status of mental health care in the community. The process includes evaluating the survey, gathering statistics, analysis and report. UMHCA has accepted the opportunity to service. Terri Goldstein will represent UMHCA on the committee.
    4. Gray discussed the importance of UMHCA board members participating in the various AMHCA committees.
    5. Gray also discussed needing someone to replace him on AMHCA over the next several years. Commitment is about two hours a week and representative must be a AMHCA member. It is about the desire to contribute, not the expertise. AMHCA is looking for other committee members.
    6. Discussed "hanging on to people" like Paul Callister for future leadership. Gray also discussed revisiting the two commitment of the president. This was tabled.
    7. The question of CACREP incorporated AMHCA Code of Ethics was discussed, and may be addressed in the future.
  2. Update of Progress
    1. DOPL Board has officially adopted the AMHCA Code of Ethics.
  3. Items for vote:
  4. Budget Changes:
  5. Suggestions from Board:

2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

  1. New Projects
    1. PA's seeking CMHC licensure - discussion. Committee meeting Sept 15 at 1:00 pm. 
    2. Improving access to multicultural resources
  2. Update of Progress
    1. Template letter finalized and Sarah, Jordan, and Anne will begin reaching out to legislators in the coming weeks.
    2. DOPL update: SB 23 & State Licensure Portability - the CMHC DOPL board is looking over CMHC regulations in other states and determining what will be acceptable for people seeking licensure by endorsement. They made a list of requirements by state and will be reviewing each state's requirements and deciding on "red," "yellow," and "green" states during their next meeting. 
  3. Items for vote: None
  4. Budget Changes: None
  5. Suggestions from Board:

3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC) Update of progress  in board

  1. New Projects
  2. Update of Progress    The Summer Series went well.  We had 151 registrants and 122 attended one or all sessions for a total of 81% attendance.  Engagement during sessions was good. There seems to be strong, continued interest in the online/on-demand sessions now available for CEs.  UMHCA  has earned $8,800 from the events, with ongoing earning expected to continue.  Thanks to Jim and Carrie for hosting and managing the events.  They worked hard and did a great job!

Feedback was favorable, noting that the content was relevant, presenters were effective,  the low cost was compelling, and they liked the focus on ethics.  Concerns to sort out for future online sessions: 

  • emails with session links were sometimes "blocked" making it hard for some attendees to get access
  • tracking attendance is cumbersome given the platforms used
  • ideally there is a way we can show more faces (cameras on) during sessions, so presenters have a sense of their audience.  

We now wonder about the possibility of doing quarterly sessions, live online (and subsequently available for on-demand viewing).  

On a separate note, we have approved 14 CE seminar applications during 2020.

  1. Items for vote:
  2. Budget Changes:
  3. Suggestions from Board:

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

  1. New Projects
    1. WispForms
  2. Update of Progress
    1. Training Page
  3. Items for vote:
  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 & 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.      President-elect – 

3.      Vice President  -

4.      Secretary –

5.      Treasurer Report:

1.      Zion's checking: 

2.      Zion's money market: 

3.      Zion's PayPal: 

4.      Total:

VII. Other Issues

1.      Open to floor for discussion

-*Jordan - Recording board meetings to post

2.      Any issues not already discussed above

VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting:


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