Local Human Rights Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2013
502 Old Lynchburg Rd
LHRC Board Members in attendance:
Advocates in attendance:
Chuck Collins, Regional Human Rights Advocate
Mark Seymour, Regional Human Rights Advocate
Affiliates in attendance:
Jeffrey Barth, Virginia Neurocare
Harley White, START
Sheri Gauthier, Region Ten CSB
Savannah Thompson, Lutheran Family Services of Va.
Tania Dawn, ARC of the Piedmont
John Santowski, ARC of the Piedmont
Lanette Wood, Wall Residences
Amy Berry, Wall Residences
Tyrone Hilton, Envision Solutions
Elizabeth Ransom, Envision Solutions
Sebastian Symeonides, VABODE
Gene Lemarr, Little Keswick School
Robins Rudacil, Worksource Enterprises
Darien Hall, Family Preservation Services
Items covered during the meeting:
- Chuck commented that the DOJ agreement still top priority at the department right now. Human Rights regulations are being revised and there will be an opportunity for public comment. CHRIS system is being implemented and all providers will be responsible for entering their own data.
- Mark reported that residential treatment center are going out of business and/or operating at a reduced capacity. Many children are now being seen on an Outpatient basis.
Comments from Affiliates-
- The Arc of the Piedmont commented on a very pleasant experience working with a consumer and the START program.
- Dr. Jeffrey Barth was introduced by Chuck Collins. Mr. Barth will be taking over at NeuroRestorative for Don Niddifer.
The LHRC Meeting was adjourned.
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.