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July 2015 LHRC Minutes

July 16, 2015 | 1:00 PM | 502 Old Lynchburg Rd


LHRC Board Members in attendance:

John Shepherd

Eddie Banks

Tina Robertson


Advocates in attendance:

Mark Seymour, Regional Human Rights Advocate


Affiliates in attendance:

Joann Murphy, Region Ten CSB

Sheri Gauthier, Region Ten CSB

Rondalyn Palmer, Fair Winds

Savannah Thompson, Lutheran Family Services of Va.

Erin McKowan, Family Preservation Services

Lindsay Jackson, Wall Residences

Leela Lipscombe, CAVA

Kelly Greer, National Counseling Group

Nikki Bowles, Elk Hill

Tess Shipe, Behavioral Health & Wellness

Michelle Bornhoft, Worksource Enterprises

Jeri Cox, Therapeutic Interventions

Kristen Ault, New Y-CAPP

Tyrone Hilton, Envision Solutions

Tosha Berry, Creative Family Solutions

Paige Nolt, South Central Counseling Group

Mittie Harvey

Bruce Ellsworth

Meeting Minutes

Items covered during the meeting:

  • Meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m.
  • Everyone in the room introduced him/herself for the record.
  • Minutes for the April, 2015 meeting were approved. Since there was no quorum at the April meeting, all items (listed below) that were recommended for approval were also approved. 
    • Region Ten – Request for approval of protective restraints.
    • Elk Hill – Request for affiliation
    • Behavioral Health & Wellness Center – Request for affiliation. 

 Human Rights Advocates Report-  

 Mark Seymour -

-Announced that he will be the Human Rights Advocate for this area.  He shared his contact information and reminded affiliates to update their HR posters with his information.

- New HR regulations went into effect Oct. 8, 2014.

-Discussed some of the new July 1st law changes.

-Director of Licensing position is still open and the Department is actively recruiting. 

Comments from Affiliates- None noted.

 Annual Reports from Affiliated Providers – Therapeutic Interventions, Region Ten and New Y-CAPP presented their annual report.   Not in attendance was Empowering Families Program.  They will be carried over to the next meeting.

Quarterly Reports – The following reports were not received, Blue Ridge First Step, ARS Pantops Clinic, REACH, Arc of the Piedmont, and Virginia Institute of Autism.


  • Region Ten – Requested approval for 12 renewals of protective restraints – recommended to be approved for 1 year.
  • Wall Residences – Notification of new sponsored provider (11 Passante Sr. Lane  – Gordonsville, VA). 
  • South Central Counseling Group – Request for affiliation was approved for all programs located in this catchment area.  Programs located outside of this catchment area were not included.
  • Lutheran Family Services – Requested approval for 2 new protective restraints and several renewals, all of which were approved.  Notification of two new sponsored providers was also given.  (1044 Hayrake Lane, Charlottesville, VA & 2205 Shelby Drive, Charlottesville, VA)
  • Wall Residences made a request for “Next Friend” (Norma Searcey) was also presented and approved.
  • Two new committee members, Margaret Harvey and Bruce Ellsworth were interviewed and recommendation was made for approval for both. 


 The LHRC Meeting was adjourned.

 The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015

 We would like to thank everyone that attended this meeting and those who presented during the meeting. Please remember that everyone is invited to attend each LHRC Meeting held.