Board Meeting Minutes - June 12, 2021

  • 18 Jun 2021 12:49 PM
    Message # 10664438
    Anne Farley (Administrator)

    Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

    June 12, 2021

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Start: 9:04 am

    End: 10:26 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 Governing Officers; PRESENT are underlined.

    Anna Lieber, LCMHC, President

    Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past-President

    Ellen Behrens, Ph.D., Vice President

    Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Acting Secretary/Treasurer

    Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

    3.         Board members PRESENT are underlined

    i. Jordan Briggs, LCMHC, LPPC Chair

    ii. Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Acting Secretary/Treasurer

    iii. Anna Lieber, CMHC, President

    iv. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

     v. Bryce Poorman, ACMHC

    vi. Karen Tao, EEAC Chair

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

    viii. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair

    d. Jim Macedone, AMHC, Executive Director is present.

    List of Voting Members who are Absent

    Dennis Tucker, LCSW

    Julie Tucker, LCMHC

    Quorum Present

    III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Minutes

    1.      President called for motion to ratify meeting Minutes from May 2021, motion carried.

    2.      Meeting Called to Order

    IV.  Special Announcements by the President:

    1.   Anna will give special announcements in the executive report.   

    V. Committee Updates & Votes

    1.      Executive Committee (EXEC)

    1. New Projects: None
    2. Update of Progress: None
    3. Items for Vote:
      1. A motion was called to vote Anne Farley, ACMHC, as the secretary for UMHCA. The motion passed.
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board: None.

    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

    1. New Projects: None
    2.  Update of Progress:
      1. We are monitoring the CLIPER plan, the BHWW and the DOPL CMHC board is aware of it. LPPC will continue to monitor details as they come forward.
      2. We are continuing to work on the other project of collecting CEU’s.
    3. Items for Vote: None
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board: None

    3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

    1. New Projects: None
    2. Update of Progress: No update at this time. A Fall conference was mentioned and Ellen is prepared to help the new chair in rolling out the Fall Conference, which is usually shorter and has a focus on ethics and suicide training.
    3. Items for vote: None
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board: None

    4. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

    1. New Projects: None
    2. Update of Progress: 
      1. Sandi discussed meeting with HMHI to board with UMHCA, but they are needing to wait until their budget resets.
      2. UVU CMHC program is getting ready to start in the fall. There were 74 applicants, and they have 24 spots, so they are moving forward with starting their program.
    3. Items for Vote: None
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board:  None

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

    1.      New Projects: None

    2.      Update of Progress: None

    3.      Items for Vote: None

    4.      Budget Changes: None

    5.      Suggestions from Board: Anyone who knows of anyone who is interested in chairing the PRMM, please contact Anna; they should have experience with marketing.  

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

    7. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

    1. New Projects: None
    2. Update of Progress:
    a.       Advocacy for mental health professional training, sponsored by the APA, 2 part virtual training June 16/17th at 12:00 pm. This training will assist in mental health professionals interacting and speaking to policy/lawmakers.
    b.      Karen requested information on how to access archives, Anna discussed scheduling a time to meet and accessing the google drive.
    1. Items for Vote: None
    2. Budget Changes: None
    3. Suggestions from Board: A committee flyer was mentioned for joining GSEP/UMHCA.

    8. Business of Governing Officers

    1.      President  -

    Reminder to put in minutes or bullet points to assist in helping the Board Meeting go more smoothly. Please like UMHCA on Facebook, Instagram, and Linked-In to help us get our message out. There will be a Q&A after the Board Meeting with Anne after the Board Meeting. We have special awards for past President Julie Tucker, and Paul Callister, which is something that UMHCA would like to continue to do. Anna attended UAMFT’s conference and board meeting to discuss collaboration, one idea that was mentioned is a multi-agency conference. They will be moving forward with this to help increase our voice. Supervision Training Course was discussed with CMHC & NASW in mind, presenting the material at a conference was also discussed. Strategic plan has been put on hold, discussed possibility of scheduling another strategic planning meeting. Anna discussed emailing. AMHCA’s Annual Conference starts next week, Anna will attend and report back in July. It’s a two week, virtual conference.

    2.      Presidential Advisor Report:

    AMHCA conference kicks off tomorrow, if you need hours, this is a great resource.     AMHCA’s Licensure portability has taken off; in the last 9 months the initiative and task force have worked to increase understanding around licensure interstate portability endorsement and reciprocity. National Center of Interstate Compacts (NCIC) is a policy division of Council of State Governments (CSG) and their goal is introduce the bill to several states and begin state participation in 2024 or even earlier. Counseling Compact takes effect after 10 states have enacted the authorizing legislation, if Utah is one of the first 10 states, Utah gets a voice at the table. Goals of CLIPER to achieve greater uniformity between states, streamline licensure endorsement and interstate practice reciprocity, reduce burdensome administration reviews for states and LCMHCs, eliminate LCMHCs having to “jump through hoops”, and offering the members of the public greater access to LCMHCs. Continue to advocate for the CLIPER plan, we want to request that state legislatures pass the proposed Counseling Compact. If you want more information, see:; or contact Gray at
    3.      Vice President  -Nothing to report.

    4.      Secretary:

    a.      Hall of Distinguished Service Awards

    5.      Treasurer Report:

       Monthly Rent $343/month-June paid. Board discussed continuing to pay monthly rent instead of yearly     rent. Update and Concerns regarding status of QuickBooks Online:
                                                                  i.      Log in confusion
                                                                ii.      Duplicate accounts
                                                              iii.      Account coding
                                                              iv.      Interface with Wild Apricot
                                                               v.      Challenge purchase of Desk Top version, discussed starting with a     clean slate and finding another financial program to track     UMHCA’s finances.
    Terri proposed possible ways to utilize income, such as possibly getting a CD. Suggestions to possibly seek assistance from an accountant to help organize finances was discussed.
    c.       Zions Bank Accounts:
    a.       $18,992.18 (QB
    b.      $1, 623.84 (QB
    c.       PayPal: $84.53 (QB
    1.      Total: $20,700.55

    i.        Money in:
    j.        Money out:
    k.      Net:

    6.      Executive Director
    Social media – need your help to organically “like” things, Jim requested “liking” and “sharing” our posts to help increase awareness and membership. Brown Bag Trainings coming up in about three weeks, 1 CEU from 12:00 – 12:50 pm to help increase online trainings .Jim needs bios and photos. Jim also informed everyone that we are moving to Zoom and ending our go-to-meeting account. The link for the board meeting will be in our emails for zoom.  

    VII. Other Issues

    1.      Open to floor for discussion:  None

    2.      Any issues not already discussed above: None

    VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting: 10:26 am

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