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April 2018 Board Minutes

April 10, 2018 | 4:00 PM | 502-A Old Lynchburg Rd


Members Present

 Patricia Hughes, Chair                                                                                        

Dr. Jerry Swiggett

Jeff Gould

Missy Wernstrom

Albert LaFave

Barbara Barrett

Nora Demleitner

Peggy Whitehead

Daniel Krasnegor, Vice-Chair

Brian Pinkston, Secretary                                                                       


Others Present

 Lisa Beitz, Executive Director

Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Jennifer Faison, Executive Director of VACSB

Genhi Whitmer, Senior Director

Kathy Williams, Senior Director

Matt Quatrara, Lawyer

Jeanette Rush

Treana Brown

Members Absent

 Stephen Wunsh

Meeting Minutes

I.   Call to Order

Ms. Hughes called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM.

 II.   Welcome

Ms. Hughes welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 III.   Comments from the Public

There were no comments at this time.

 IV.   Chair’s Remarks

Ms. Hughes indicated Ms. Beitz’s reception was a success. The Board welcomed Peggy Whitehead as the new representative from Nelson. Ms. Hughes thanked everyone for their attendance for their participation in the Board Retreat.

V.   Executive Director’s Remarks

See previous month’s packet. Ms. Beitz thanked Kathy Williams for connecting us with a consultant through Brown Edwards to review our IT department. She indicated the chart was created based on desired outcomes from the Board Retreat as a way to stay connected. Financial trend data was copied over from March’s missed meeting. Ms. Williams will continue providing trend data in this format for the Board, along with Ms. Beitz. Ms. Williams asked the Board to contact her with any follow up questions. Mr. Krasnegor asked if fees related to third party payers and insurance could be broken out so that the Board could better understand them. Ms. Beitz thanked those who participated in the welcome reception.

 VI.   Consent Agenda

Ms. Hughes asked for any changes to the agenda. The agenda was unanimously approved.

 VII.   VACSB Legislative Update

Ms. Faison indicated the VACSB creates both a Legislative and Budget ….

It is common for adults see changes sooner than juveniles as a way of testing to see how things work first……Temporary detention for juveniles starting in July. Typically, during the legislative cycle, the VACSB focuses on a handful of bills, 2-3 they like and the rest they don’t like. Of those, they will focus on about 2 they really don’t like to pursue through the entire cycle. Burglary was added as a barrier crime. If all stipulations are met including parole requirements and the person is screened and assessed by the employer and a clinician trained for this purpose, you can become eligible for employment. This only applies in the adult world. This is beneficial in a peer support way. CSBs will not be required to provide services in a jail setting at this time. This would have been dependent upon the jail supervisors or sheriffs requesting this service. Only local funding was attached to this bill. SB 392 requiring to both parents being notified about a commitment hearing for a juvenile, did not move forward. Moved forward with the requirement that one parent be served notice and reasonable attempts have been made to serve the other parent as well. (see recorder) Not sure about the impact that will be related to this.

 How does the Board provide notice of bills they feel are important to follow? The Public Policy Committee invites everyone to sit in, and this is the group that looks over the bills/proposals before passing them on to the councils. The bills are looked at by several councils and committees, moving forward and chiseled down until a few stand out bills/proposals are the ones that are followed closely. The same process is taken during the Budget cycle. Focusing on areas that can attach to STEP VA seem to have worked during the Budget cycle. Ms. Beitz plans to participate on the Public Policy calls going forward. The VACSB has been sending out monthly talking points to the EDs at each CSB to be filled in with local data to use to speak to legislators through the year. Contacting the legislators repeatedly helps get you through the door, creates a trust relationship, so that moving forward they know who to reach out to in relation to the CSB.

 SJ47 subcommittee will be working for another two years gathering data and reviewing the information before providing any determinations.

 Governor’s budget comes out. If anything is missing that the VACSB feels is needed, they go to their legislators, who go before the committees to request the funding. It trickles up from there. The House and Senate provide their budgets, to be voted on by the other group, before moving forward again. This year’s budget has not yet been approved, stalled along Medicaid. Currently facing the potential for a $40 million cut to CSBs over the next two years. The VACSB put out a statement requesting that CSBs receive no cut, regardless of Medicaid Expansion or not. DBHDS sent out a survey to see what population within the CSBs would receive additional funding abilities with Medicaid Expansion.

 There will be a Board specific workshop at the end of the May VACSB Conference. One part will be about change with the other being potentially about Performance Contract.

 VIII.   Nominating Committee Creation

Ms. Hughes asked for three volunteers to sit on the committee. A potential slate would need to be provided in May and voted on in June. Jeff Gould, Jerry Swiggett, and Albie LaFave each volunteered. Mr. LaFave will chair the committee. Suggestions should be forwarded to the committee on potential officers.

 IX.   Health Insurance Discussion

Ms. Whitmer summarized the recommended plan. The increase will be 13.2%. Region Ten is looking at possibilities for next year with the consultant’s assistance. The recommended plan is aligned to still potentially offer the staff increases.

 The committee moves to adopt the recommendation of the Leadership Team with regard to next year’s health care plan. The motion was unanimously approved.

 X.   Budget Review Process

Leadership Team has been working on revisions of the current budget. Seems to be on target. FY19 Budget key factors: Budget will be presented to the Finance Committee at the end of April, to be voted on at the May Board Meeting. Three major items: Health Insurance, 2% increase to staff, and that a 2-month reserve be created, required by the state.

 Dr. Swiggett suggested that the CSB speak to the localities to indicate that the reserve is required by the state, to avoid any potential withdrawal of funding.

 Can CSBs access lines of credits to count towards the required 2-month reserve?

 Around April 24th the Board will receive the Proposed FY19 Budget.

 Ms. Beitz and Ms. Becker put through a request for funding for positions at the ALF center. DBHDS approved part of the funding, roughly $400,000.

 Women’s Treatment Center and MOHR openings are coming in May and June.

 A potential director for ALF has been interviewed. A second interview is being set up.

 XI.   Closed Session

Mr. Pinkston stated that he moved the Board go into a closed meeting in compliance with VA. Code 2.2-3712 for the purposes of:

  • Discussion of employment matters pursuant to 2.2-3711.A.1;
  • Discussion or consideration of medical and mental health records pursuant to 2.2-3711.A.16; and
  • Briefings with staff members pertaining to actual or probable litigation where such briefing in an open meeting would adversely affect the litigating posture of Region Ten pursuant to 2.2-371.A.7.

The motion was seconded by Mr. LaFave and was unanimously approved.

 Motion was made to include: Ms. Whitmer, Ms. Beitz, Ms. Williams, Mr. Quatrara, and Ms. Phipps. The motion was unanimously approved.

 The Board hereby certifies as follows in compliance with VA. Code 2.2-3712(D):

 To the best of each individual board member’s knowledge, only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements under Va. Code 2.2-3711 and only such public business matters as were identified in the motion by which the closed session was convened were heard, discussed, or considered in the closed meeting.

 Each Board member will be polled to verbally state Aye or Nay regarding the certification: Ms. Demleitner, aye;  Ms. Barret, aye; Ms. Wernstrom, aye; Mr. Gould,aye; Mr. LaFave, Jr., aye; Dr. Swiggett, aye; Ms. Whitehead, aye; Mr. Pinkston, aye; Mr. Krasnegor, aye; Ms. Hughes, aye.

 XII.   Other Business

There was no additional business at this time. QIS will be going back out to recruit an HR Director and the HR Representative position was filled.

 XIII.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.