Board Meeting Minutes - September 2021

  • 11 Sep 2021 10:41 AM
    Message # 11053596
    Anne Farley (Administrator)

    Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

    September 11, 2021

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Start: 9:04  am

    End: 10:21  am


    I.                   Call to Order by Secretary

    II.                Explanation of Board Meeting and Protocols by President

    Moment of Silence to commemorate September 11th 

    III.  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. Ellen Behrens, LP, LCMHC, Ph.D., Vice President

    vi. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor

    vii. Karen Tao, Ph.D., EEAC Chair
    ix. Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President
    x. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
    xi. Jim Macedone, ACMHC, Executive Director

    List of Voting Members who are Absent

    ·         1.   Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair

    ·         2.   Karen Tao, Ph.D., EEAC Chair

    ·         3.    Julie Tucker, LCMHC, Immediate Past President  

    ·         4.      

    IV.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Minutes

    1.      Call for motion to ratify meeting Minutes from August 2021

    2.      Meeting Called to Order

    V.  Special Announcements by the President:

    1. Thank you Paul Carver for all of his contributions to our profession. Paul served as UMHCA president, chair of the MHC DOPL board, educator at Argosy University, clinical supervisor for the Dept. of Corrections, and has continually supported UMHCA. Paul is an advocate for mental health counseling and providing hope for recovery. UMHCA wishes Paul the very best on his new journey. 

    2. 2021-2022 Strategic Plan 

    1.       Increase board & committee membership:

    1.       Fill all board positions & have each committee with 3-5 active participants

    2.       Establish a budget and present Annual Report at the 2022 Annual Conference 

    3.       Expand Professional Partnership & Membership benefits

    4.       Continue to develop UMHCA's diversity, equity, and inclusion stance & practices

    5.       Advocate for and educate about professional identity

    VI. Committee Updates & Votes

    1.      Executive Committee (EXEC)

    1.       New Projects:   

    1.       Suggestion to change of the UMHCA board meeting to make it more inviting for members/public to attend. The name "UMHCA Meeting" was chosen

    2.        Update of Progress:

    1.       2nd draft of Board of Director's Manual is in progress 

    3.       Items for Vote: Change the name from UMHCA Board Meeting to UMHCA Meeting. Motion was called, discussion was had to add "monthly" to UMHCA Meeting. Gray would like to amend motion to the UMHCA Monthly Meeting.  Motion has been amended to change the name from the UMHCA Board Meeting to the UMHCA Monthly Meeting with a tag line to add things as needed. Motion passed. 

    4.       Budget Changes: None

    5.       Suggestions from Board:  None

    2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee. (LPPC)

    1.       New Projects:

    1.       DEI statement - our committee will begin drafting a DEI statement for UMHCA

    2.       ACMHC licensure and testing - Gray - Removal of ACMHC time limit to obtain CMHC licensure and having the option to take the NCE during your graduate program. NCMHCE would be required to obtain full CMHC licensure. Testing is similar to what Psychologists are advocating for during the next legislative session. Licensing is similar to what CSW's do currently. Terri proposed having an executive meeting discussion and bring it into the board, Anna shared this proposal would potentially allow for the ACMHC licensure to continue without a time limit. Gray stated that if we want to support this, we would go to DOPL and see if they would get on board. Jordan reiterated that this proposal was brought to the board for discussion. Ellen brought to attention that the motivation for the deadlines is to protect the public and ensure continued growth as the associate license is meant to transition towards full licensure. More discussion is recommended. 

    2.        Update of Progress:

    1.       Counseling Compact - brought to the BHWW and discussed during the past two meetings. One concern about the ability to practice across state lines was brought up. Gray shared that states that belong to the counseling compact have the ability to practice in their state and see clients from other states, but if they want to set up a practice in both states, they'd have to get licensed by both states. Gray will be attempting to meet with Senator Bramble to see if he will sponsor the bill during the next legislative session. Gray shared Senator Owens is another valuable contact.

    2.       Medicare advocacy - tracking bills, watching movement of bills and committees, getting information out to membership and helping them find ways to advocate with our local senators. 

    3.       Items for Vote: None

    4.       Budget Changes:

    1.       Set budget to $100/month for lunches, gift baskets, thank you cards, etc., for meetings with representatives and legislative advisors. 

    5.       Suggestions from Board: None

    3  Education & Conference Committee (EACC)  

    1.       New Projects: 

    1.       Planning for a joint UMHCA/UAMFT/NASWUT Therapy Summit in May 2023.

    2.       Update of Progress:

    1.       Fall Conference 10/15/2021

    1.       Special awards will be presented

    2.       Partners Tables; 

    3.       UMHCA board/committee recruitment table 

    4.       Ellen discussed DOPL list, Jim confirmed he received it and will send out an email in the next few days. 

    5.       Food and Drink for the conference has been confirmed. 

    6.       Hybrid option for the Fall Conference was discussed, Ellen shared there were OWL available for that space. 

    7.       Supervision Training is continuing to move forward with multiple organizations on board. 

    2.       Brown Bag Series continues with a positive response

    1.       9/23/21 Scott Carter, CMHC - teenage depression

    2.       11/3/21 Jason Wagner, LCMHC Establishing a private practice 

    3.       Items for vote: None

    4.       Budget Changes: None

    5.       Suggestions from Board: 

    4. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

    1.       New Projects: None

    2.       Update of Progress: 

    1.       Sandi has requested assistance from the Executive Committee towards drafting a letter around Professional Partnership Membership Benefits. 

    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: 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 submitted her strategic plan goals for her committee.

    3.       Items for Vote: None

    4.       Budget Changes: None

    5.       Suggestions from Board: None

    8. Business of Governing Officers

    1.      President  - None

    2.      Presidential Advisor Report: None

    3.      Vice President: None

    4.      Secretary: Continuing to work on the 2nd draft of the UMHCA's Board of Director's Manual; it will be sent to the committee chairs within the week. 

    5.      Treasurer Report: 

    a.     Zions Bank Accounts: $19,792.75

    1.     Checking: $18,168.82

    2.    Money Market: $1,623.93

    3.      PayPal: $165.11

    4.    Total: $19,957.86

    b. Statement of Activity (Money In/Money Out) – Only for this fiscal year, it starts on July 1 and goes to June 30, 2022. Review the statements to understand revenues and expenditures. 

    1. YTD- Total Revenue - $15,739.99 - Total Expenses - $19,856.68 - NET: $ -4,116.69

    c.  Budget – Budget was reviewed. 

    6.      Executive Director: Brown Bag has been pretty successful; Fall Conference has about 60 people already registered. Submitted a budget for PRMM, and will resubmit it to Terri. We are in the works for getting the CE credits approved.  UMHCA did apply for the State Chapter award and publicize the work we have done over the past year. 

    VII. Other Issues

    1.      Open to floor for discussion: None

    2.      Any issues not already discussed above: None

    VIII. Secretary to Close the meeting: 10:21 AM


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