Board Meeting Minutes - February 13, 2021

  • 12 Mar 2021 8:06 PM
    Message # 10191771
    Anne Farley (Administrator)

    Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

    February 13, 2021

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Start: 9:00 am

    End: 10:48 am


     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.      Carrie Graham, ACMHC, GSEP Chair & EACC Dual Chair 

    5.      Anna Lieber, President

    6.      Jim Macedone, ACMHC, PRMM Dual Chair

    7.      Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

    8.      Bryce Poorman, ACMHC, Treasurer

    9.      Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Vice President 

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

    11.  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 from January 2021

    2.      Secretary gives the floor to the president.

    3.      Meeting Called to Order

    IV.  Special Announcements by the President:


    V. Committee Updates & Votes

    1.      Executive Committee (EXEC)

    1.      New Projects:
    a.       New issue with 4-903
    i.      EXEC Committee prepared a motion providing Anna the  support to move forward in securing legal counsel should it be necessary.
      ii.      Discussed need for legal counsel.
    b.      Update on coordination of associations: Anna provided an update on her meeting with AMFT and NASW-UT and shared a letter the group drafted to provide a unified voice.
    c.       Executive Director Job Description: Anna shared the job description, and it was discussed.  There was a recommendation that the chain of command for supervision of the position be added to # 10. With that change, A motion was made to move forward with the hiring practice. The motion carried.
    d.      Updating bylaws: Anna, reported this project is continuing.
    e.       Board member manual: Anna reported, this project is continuing.
    2.      Items for Vote: None
    3.      Budget Changes: None
    4.      Suggestions from Board: None

    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

    1. New Projects:
      1. Website Forum- Website forum is up and running. Board members are encouraged to join.
      2. Email Blast
    2.       Update of Progress:
    a.   UMHCA and BWFWG had a productive meeting to unite voices against SB 27 Physician Assist to practice independently and SB 28 giving the permission to practice as clinical mental health counselors.
    3.     Items for Vote: None

    4.     Budget Changes: None

    5.     Suggestions from Board: None

    3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

    1. New Projects: 
    a.       Spring Conference. The EACC has secured Dr. Caprice Hollins to do a full day online live conference on April 30. Her fees are $7,500.  We will offer a half day (4 Ethics CEs)  or full day option (7 Ethics CEs).   Three of us have attended her conferences and agree that she is the best presenter we've heard and that we learned more from her about anti-racism, cross-cultural communication, and social justice than anyone.  See her link for her TedTalk .  
    b.      EACC decided against an in-person conference because 1) Would we be able to profit enough given the high overhead (venue, catering) if in person attendance is low due to COVID? and 2) We don't have anyone with time to chair/organize such a conference.  
    c.     There was some discussion about Dr. Hollins fee. However, Ellen reported that Dr. Hollins is not requiring that she be paid up front, and that based on her workshops across the country, we should expect to make more money. Ellen acknowledged the view of others and stated that the EACC exercised its autonomy to use their budget as they felt best.

    2. Update of Progress: None

    3.Items for vote: None

    4.Budget Changes: None

    5. Suggestions from Board: None

    4. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

    1. New Projects: 
      1. Business Partnership Agreement - great plan but needs refining. We have “discounted” and “reduced rates” as incentives but need to be specific. From the Conference committee: pricing of conferences -do we translate “discounted” and “reduced rates” to a specific percentage, or do we give a number of free admissions? Marketing: banner advertising, logo recognition and link on website - is that possible on our end and what is that worth to a business? General: introductions at conferences, vendor tables, logo on specialty items at conferences, complimentary membership
      2. Input was given on various pricing with levels and marketing during conferences. Many of the suggestions were received and are doable.
    2. Update of Progress: 
      1. EC wants me to meet with HMHI but until the above is finalized PPAC/UMHCA has nothing to present to them.
    3. Items for Vote: None.
    4. Budget Changes: None.
    5. Suggestions from Board: Do we roll out an online plan for this year and then change for in person next year?

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

    1.      New Projects:

    1.      Removal of tracking from website. Discussed what trackers are and what they do.

    2.      Removal of Survey Monkey ($$) the cost was higher and difficult to use; changed to Wispform. One casualty, we missed one conference that didn’t get approved in time for the conference; data was obtained through other means.

    3.      Membership drive: concurrent to conference (side-by-side cost graphic/what saved).  Gray discussed details on unified dues.

    2.      Update of Progress:

    1.      Marketing: Working on advertising for conference in April, almost finalized

    2.      Public Relations: Will send out Facebook, IG, and LinkedIn ads to membership soon promoting conference and keynote speaker.

    3.      Membership: Student-tier audit; adding license numbers from DOPL.

    3.      Items for Vote:

    4.      Budget Changes:

    1.      Will collect information and submit soon.

    5.      Suggestions from Board:

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

    7. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

    1. New Projects:
      1. Carrie Graham, ACMHC has stepped down from the GSEP chair and UMHCA board. 
      2. Seeking new GSEP Chair; reach out to Anna if interested. Ellen recognized Carrie and the wonderful work she has done on behalf of UMHCA.
    2. Update of Progress: None.
    3. Items for Vote: None.
    4. Budget Changes: None.
    5. Suggestions from Board: None.

    8. Business of Governing Officers

    1.      President  -

    1. Increased collaboration with the Presidents of UAMFT and NASWUT with plans for regular collaboration. 

    2.      Presidential Advisor Report:

    1. National Association is preparing a major report on portability and reciprocity which is coming. Updates coming.

    2. Of particular note is AMHCA’s response to the Biden Administration, regarding the contribution of LCMHC’s to Biden’s 5 point plan and health care initiative, to authorize CMHC’s to be reimbursed for Medicare. President Biden is interested in expanding the Affordable Care Act. Bill introduced in Senate, will be introduced in the House, for CMHC’s to be reimbursed for Medicare. The national association is really being proactive, and that 25% is not able to provide services for older adults and those who deal with disabilities.

    3.      Vice President  -

    1. UMHCA is monitoring court recommendations as it relates to custody evaluations.

    4.      Secretary –

    5.      Treasurer Report:

    1.      Zion's checking: about $20,000 

    2.      Zion's money market: $1600

    3.      Zion's PayPal: $1500

    4.      Total: $23,100.00

    Money In:  $550

    Money Out: $350

    Net: $200

    Think about budgets each committee wants to bring to the board.

    VII. Other Issues

    1.      Open to floor for discussion:  Karen W. Tao recognized and introduced herself. Discussed Interview Day at the U of U and involvement with UMHCA. Discussed event in March where process of moving through steps from student to ACMHC to LCMHC will be more fully explained; invited UMHCA’s participation.

    2.      Any issues not already discussed above:

    VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting: 10:48 am

    Last modified: 13 Mar 2021 1:43 AM | Anna Lieber

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