Board Meeting Minutes - August 14 2021

  • 14 Aug 2021 10:31 AM
    Message # 10931519
    Anne Farley (Administrator)

    Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

    August 14, 2021

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Start:  9:09 am

    End:  10:05 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, LP, LCMHC, Ph.D., Vice President

    Anne Farley, ACMHC, Secretary

    Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Treasurer

    Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

    3.      Board members PRESENT are underlined

    i.  Jordan Briggs, LCMHC, LPPC Chair
    ii. Anne Farley, ACMHC, Secretary
    iii. Terri Goldstein, LCMHC, Treasurer
    iv. Anna Lieber, CMHC, President
    v. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor
    vi. Karen Tao, EEAC Chair
    viii. Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President
    ix. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
    d. Jim Macedone, ACMHC, Executive Director

    List of Voting Members who are Absent

    • 1.     Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President
    • 2.      Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
    • 3.      
    • 4.      

    III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Minutes

    1.      Call for motion to ratify meeting Minutes from July 2021, Motion passed.

    2.      Meeting Called to Order

    IV.  Special Announcements by the President:

    1. Anna had a meeting with UMAFT and others, we are all interested in and exploring a joint conference in May 2023. We are looking at every three of five years to continue having a conference. 

    2. AMHCA has officially recognized UMHCA as a recognized charter until July 1, 2022

    V. Committee Updates & Votes

    1.      Executive Committee (EXEC)

    1. New Projects: None
    2.  Update of Progress:
      1. Following the board meeting we are having the strategic planning meeting 
      2. One of UMHCA's members is officially joining the DOPL Committee and will begin in September of 2021. 
    1. Items for Vote: None
    2. Budget Changes: None
    3. Suggestions from Board:  None

    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

    1. New Projects: None
    2.  Update of Progress:
      1. Continuing to work with BHWW, and attending the DOPL meetings. She is continuing to track legislative information and the progress on the Counseling Compact. 
    3. Items for Vote: None
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board: None

    3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

    1. New Projects:
    2. Update of Progress:
      1. Currently seeking membership and a chair 
      2. Brown Bag Series is continuing to go well with consistent attendance. If anyone is interested in presenting, please contact Jim. 
      3. Fall Conference is confirmed for October 15, 2021 at Westminster on the Draw for 2 Ethic CE's and 2 Suicide CE's.  
    3. Items for vote: None
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board: Suggestions were made to make the Fall Conference hybrid. 

    4. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

    1. New Projects: None
    2. Update of Progress: 
      1. Sandi is looking into inviting the Huntsman organization to the Fall Conference, discussed the ability for Huntsman to set up a table if interested. 
      2. Gray discussed UMFT, BHWW, and other mental health organizations are invited to the Fall Conference. 
    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: 
      1. Fall Conference flyer is a priority, estimated cost $360.00 
      2. Jim is continuing to explore sponsorship with local restaurants/businesses. 
      3. Training site is going to be adding Anna and Ellen and will start to generate income. 
      4. We are looking for a chair 
    3. Items for Vote: None
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board: None 

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

    7. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

    1. New Projects: None
    2. Update of Progress:
      1. Karen met with Anna and is starting to form a committee. 
      2. Karen is looking at creating a flyer or handout for the UMHCA honors program. 
      3. Karen is also looking at assessing the needs of students and those in the field. 
    3. Items for Vote: None
    4. Budget Changes: None
    5. Suggestions from Board: When we visit schools, we should be discussing the UMHCA Honors Programs. 

    8. Business of Governing Officers

    1.      President  - Friday at 2pm the Florida Clinical Mental Health chapter will be presenting on how to grow your organization on the AMHCA website.  Anna mentioned that Colorado is looking to start an AMHCA chapter and will be looking to work to support them as they start to get organized. Gray mentioned multiple states are starting to organize for chapters. 

    2.      Presidential Advisor Report: Gray discussed presenting the Essentials of  Clinical Mental Health and Anna suggested a topic of digging deeper into developing CMHC's professional identity. Gray discussed meeting with former senator Dr. Shiozawa who provided information on how to push the Counseling Compact further, suggested contacting Senator Bramble and others. Gray discussed working with the Presidents of different mental health organizations to work towards getting sponsors and co-sponsors. 

    3.      Vice President: None

    4.      Secretary: Board of Directors Manual will be sent on 8/14/2021 to the Executive Committee for review. 

    5.      Treasurer Report: 

    a.     Zions Bank Accounts: 

    1.     Checking: $18,614

    2.    Money Market: $1624

    3.      PayPal: $160

    4.    Total: $20,398

    b. Statement of Activity (Money In/Money Out) – For the month of July we had 66.00 of revenue and we spent 1220.76. Terri discussed the possibility of providing a quarterly budget report. 

    c.  Budget – We are implementing a budget process that will be presented during the Strategic Planning meeting. 

    6.      Executive Director: Jim presented information on dues around the country, as well as how to choose the right membership for new members. Board discussed that the map that shows membership dues around the US may not be as helpful to individuals . Gray suggested looking into reaching out to Utah State University. 

    VII. Other Issues

    1.      Open to floor for discussion: Board welcomes Kristal from Rocky Mountain University and Heather Stephenson for participating in the Board Meeting today. Heather discussed the need for the Counseling Compact and the benefit to those we serve. 

    2.      Any issues not already discussed above: None

    VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting: 10:05 am.

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