MINUTES OF UMHCA BOARD 2/8/2020

  • 28 Feb 2020 2:39 PM
    Message # 8783266
    Terri Elise Goldstein (Administrator)

    Minutes

    February 8, 2020

    Start: 9:00 AM

    End: 10:42 AM

      I.          Call to Order by Secretary at 9:00AM

    II.          Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary.

    1. Welcome those in attendance through Webinar 
    2. Recognition of ALL Board members in attendance
    3. Meeting led by Terri Goldstein and Anna Lieber
    Governing Officers
    • Julie Tucker, LCMHC, President
    • Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President 
    • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary & EXEC Chair
    • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer 
    • Anna Lieber, LCMHC, NCCPresident-elect
    Board Members
    • Ellen Behrens, Phd, Education & Conference Chair
    • Jordan Briggs, ACMHC, LPPC Chair
    • Scott Carter, LCMHC, Vice President
    • Terri Goldstein, ACHMC, EXEC Chair
    • Anna Lieber, LCMHC, NCC
    • Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presidential Advisor 
    • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Treasurer

    List of Voting Members who are Absent.

    • Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual-chair
    • Gray Otis
    • Julie Tucker, LCMHC PRMM Chair
    • Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair

    Guests: Paul Carver, Bryce Poorman 

    Do we have a Quorum, 5 voting members in attendance? YES

    III.   Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from November

    1. Minutes ratified with no changes.
    2. Secretary to give the floor to the President.
    3. Meeting Called to Order

    IV.  Unfinished Business from Last Month.

    V.  COMMITTEE UPDATES

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    1. New Projects & Budget Change
      1. EXEC recommends that the takes steps to begin the process of hiring an Executive Director. Preliminary focus of role includes: increasing UMHCA's business acumen, help create and maintain budgets, manage reports, contracts and 501C rules. Position is proposed to be up up to 10 hours per week at $800-$1000 per month. Hire will be hired on a renewable contract. This hire would be managed by the EXEC. Executive director would come to board meetings, represent UMCHA at the Capitol and other places to support (not replace) volunteer efforts. Qualification review positions and post job on Utah Non-Profit Association
        1. The board pended the vote due to funding and management concerns.
        2. Board would like to see $50,000 in the bank before hiring an ED
        3. Recommendations: Create a budget for UMHCA as an organizatio

        4. Need an updated strategic plan to determine what’s next for UMCHA.

      2. Senate Bill 68 (Paul Carver): This bill came out of complaints that the USU, Vocational rehabilitation program would result in students promised CMHC licensure, being denied by DOPL due to USU's program being misrepresented.  The bill was set-up for the few who were effected by USU's actions but would dilute the clinical mental health association profession. The bill has been rewritten and in its current state, it would be time-limited and require USU to upgrade their program. This issue brings to light the issue that our profession must come up with a standard name for our profession, among other factors. Strongly urged members to reach out to Senators to oppose SB68 and Scott to draft a letter from UMHCA and circulate to board for imput.
      3. Discussion and motion for Eric Johnson to be retained for issues such as parity concerns. Eric spearheaded the legal portion of the custody evaluation  parity issue.
        1. Board pended the vote due to concern about this attorney who might serve his own concerns not UMHCA’s due to his interest in this arena.
        2. Board is concerned about UMHCA being structurally prepared to take legal action.
        3. Board is concern about the budget.
        4. Concerns reiterated for an updated strategic plan and real budget.
      4. Online marketing program: No new information
    2. Legislative/Public Policy Committee
      1. Number of bills for this year

        1. More beds
        2. Medicaid Reimbursement
        3. Getting inmates Medicaid
        4. Tax credit for counselors/inmates
      2. Locate local Senators
        1. Oppose/support
        2. Contact people
      3. After this legislative session, use budget, increase relationships with senators.
      4. First Friday of every month at 5:30, next meeting is March 6, 2020
    3. Education & Conference Committee (EACC
      1. Presenters confirmed
      2.  Schedule finalized
      3. Program mostly complete
      4.  Training for all volunteers at 7am
      5.  Bryce ordering SWAG
      6. Anna – Graduate Poster Session
    4. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)               
      1. Need a computer for the board room computer/Laptop for use at conferences $500
        1. Board requested written Instructions for using the computer.
        2. Motion was made and passed to allocate $500 towards the purchase of a Chromebook computer. MOTION PASSED.
        3. Motion was made to allocated $1000 for mailer for the upcoming conference ($630 for postage and 2000 postcards $350 from Alpha-graphics)MOTION PASSED.
    5. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)

             1.  Exhibitors- There are currently four exhibitors confirmed for the conference. Appeal to ask colleagues.

      6. Graduate student & Emerging Professional Committee (GSEP) 

    1. New Projects
      1. Paul Carver present free educational event for all UMHCA members & students to attend in April 2020; online and live at UMHCA office. Date pending.
      2. Preparing flyer to be given at UMHCA conference on GSEP offerings
      3. Three volunteers of UMHCA conference working with EACC on coordination. Estimate need 7 for the whole day.
      4. Student Poster session for UMHCA conference
    2. Updates on Progress
      1. Contacting online school
      2. Started UMHCA internship site list for graduate students and received confirmation from 2MH agencies for inclusion on the list
      3. Next meeting February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm                                               

      7.  Business of Governing Officers

    1. Treasurer Report
      1. Bank $26,532.67
      2. PayPal $4,149.79
    8.    Secretary Adjourned at 10:42 AMcloses meeting at 10:42 am.











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