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January 2019 Board Minutes

January 14, 2019 | 4:00 PM | 500-A


Members Present

Missy Wernstrom

Albert LaFave

Barbara Barrett, Chair

Sena Magill

John Kronstain

James Murphy

Victoria Waterfield

Nora Demleitner

Peggy Whitehead, Secretary


Others Present

 Lisa Beitz, Executive Director

Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Matt Quatrara, Attorney- Lenhart Pettit

Seth Ragosta , Attorney- Lenhart Pettit

Terrie Glass, Consultant for Zelos

Members Absent

Jeff Gould, Vice-Chair

Stephen Wunsh

Nadia Anderson

Meeting Minutes

I.   Call to Order

Ms. Barrett called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM.

II.   Welcome

Ms. Barrett welcomed everyone to the meeting.

III.   Comments from the Public

There were no comments at this time.

IV.   Chair’s Remarks

Ms. Barrett provided a current listing of committees and members. Mr. Murphy is on the Finance Committee. The Fundraising Committee has two non-board members on the committee.

V.   Executive Director’s Remarks

See previous month’s packet. Ms. Beitz welcomed the lawyers from Lenhart Pettit and Ms. Glass from Zelos. Region Ten celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. There will be an open house on March 15 from 4:00-6:00pm, in 500-A Old Lynchburg Rd. John Pezzoli will be our guest speaker.

 The Lovingston Assisted Living Facility is opening next week. It is a 60-bed facility with 50 beds guaranteed for discharges from Western State Hospital.

 Genoa Pharmacy is moving forward, though in the early stages. It is an onsite pharmacy. This will help cut down on medication errors as well as create a greater one stop shop for our consumer needs. If we have the space, they will pay for the construction costs. The question was raised whether Region Ten would handle the liability of securing the meds, or if Genoa would be responsible. Ms. Beitz indicated that Region Ten would follow all rules and regulations related to having the pharmacy, and that Genoa would handle the pharmacy piece to include securing medications.

 Integrated Care is going well. Paula Tomko has approached Region Ten to add additional integrated care locations in Louisa and Greene. Looking at plans with the architect to see how feasible this is.

 Ms. Beitz celebrates her one-year anniversary tomorrow. When she came on board, there were several new and ongoing construction projects including the Women’s Center, MOHR, Wellness Recovery, and the Assisted Living Facility. We are now facing a roughly $900,000 budget deduction between this year and next year that will potentially be offset by Medicaid Expansion, and the start of Medallion 4.0. Proactive measures are being taken to keep Region Ten balanced. There is currently no trend data for Medicaid Expansion since it began this month. This information will not be available and useful before June.

 STEP VA is moving forward. Same day access was step one. Step two is taking physical health screening information such as weight, height, waist circumference, etc. The effort is to aid in physical health and to be able to refer consumers for these services.


Women’s Treatment Center has not been at capacity yet. Ms. Beitz will discuss this at the ED Forum to see if referrals are being made/or denied. MOHR has been at capacity but the Detox wing has not opened due to not being staffed by 24/7 nursing coverage. The question was raised about women possibly not seeking services in fear of losing their children if they do. Is there any assurance that this will not happen? Is Region Ten working with PACEM? It was suggested that some education and PR may be needed to address how to enter the program of Region Ten.

VACSB Legislative Conference is next week.

 Region Ten participated in the City Council work session. Diversity became a broad topic of conversation. There was consistent conversation regarding Region Ten as a current and ongoing partner. (5:12 pm Ms. Demleitner arrived.)

 VI.   Consent Agenda

Ms. Magill motioned, and Mr. Murphy seconded, to approve the consent agenda. The motion was unanimously approved.

 VII.   Zelos Presentation

Ms. Glass presented the Strategic Planning process and where the process currently stands in now. Stakeholder information is currently being gathered.

 How do we measure outcomes to see how the strategic plan is working: staff and consumer surveys, mission statement, progress reports at each Board Meeting, ensuring the plans continuous relevance, LT and ED stay on top of new trends, expected changes, shortcomings, etc.

 What are the most critical issues: Funding, Retention and Hiring, Diversity, eliminate disparities, PR.

 Doing Well: integration of care, person centered/ care oriented, LT built mostly from within agency and all female, Partnerships

 Concerns: LT built mostly from within and all-female (lack of diversity: gender, tenure, age, race. Etc.) Health insurance, Missed opportunities with UVA

 Where does it fall? Salaries and benefits compared to market, internal training/licensure, Partnerships in urban areas vs rural areas.

 VIII.   Fundraising Committee

$20,300 to spend on Power of Ten grants. All of the grants will be funded in some way. Three grants were fully funded and the rest were funded at 85%. See below for a full listing.

 Ms. Demleitner moved to approve and Ms. Wernstrom seconded. The Power of Ten grants were approved for their funding.

 IX.   2019 Holidays

Discussion was held regarding Region Ten not closing the agency in honor of Veteran’s Day. Concern was raised that Veterans should be honored through offering Veteran’s Day as a recognized holiday at Region Ten with closing the agency for the day.

 A motion was made by Ms. Wernstrom and seconded by Ms. Magill to approve the 2019 Holiday calendar. The motion was approved with one no from Mr. Murphy.

 X.   Other Business

There was no additional business at this time.

 XI.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.


 Grants Awarded:


Adult MH Case Management

 $       1,700.00

Family Treatment Court

 $       1,700.00

Horizon House

 $          255.00


 $       2,125.00

Access and Adult Clinical

 $          850.00

Child and Family TDT

 $       1,700.00

Nelson Counseling Center

 $       1,700.00

Greene SA Services

 $          850.00

Mohr Center

 $       2,125.00

Adult MH Case Management

 $          850.00

Nelson TDT

 $          850.00

ID/DD Community Engagement

 $       1,020.00

Meadowcreek Day Services

 $          680.00


 $       1,700.00

MH Transportation

 $       1,000.00

Infant and Toddler Connection

 $          690.00

Adult MH Case Management

 $          500.00