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July 2019 Board Minutes

July 15, 2019 | 4:00 PM | 500-B Old Lynchburg Rd


Members Present

Jeff Gould, Vice-Chair

Albert LaFave

Barbara Barrett, Chair

Stephen Wunsh

John Kronstain

James Murphy

Diane Jacobs

Nora Demleitner

Andre Lewis

Linda Hanson


Others Present

Lisa Beitz, Executive Director

Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Kathy Williams, Senior Director

Heather Hines, Senior Director

Members Absent

 Peggy Whitehead, Secretary

Meeting Minutes

I.   Call to Order

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

II.   Welcome

Ms. Barrett welcomed everyone to the meeting. Ms. Barrett introduced Heather Hines as the new Senior Director of ID/DD Services. The Board introduced themselves to Ms. Hines.

III.   Comments from the Public

There were no comments at this time.

IV.   Chair’s Remarks

Ms. Barrett did not have any additional comments at this time. Mr. Lewis summarized his visit to a conference. There were informational sessions related to trauma, making changes through peaceful protest and how to work with the system, not against it. There conference also touched on diversity and transformation.

V.   Executive Director’s Remarks

See previous month’s packet. The Executive Committee met a few weeks ago and discussed the possibility of a Board Retreat. The question was raised on when the best time to hold this retreat would be. We are more members who work during the day now versus how the Board used to be. The date range being considered would be late August to early September. A Doodle Poll will be sent out with varying dates and time frames (days, nights, and weekends). Ms. Beitz asked the Board to consider what they might like to discuss during the Retreat. She will build an agenda at a later time. The Board Orientation will be held during August to go over the role of the Board, the member expectations, as well as learning about the agency.

There will be no Board Meeting in August.

Minority Mental Health event on July 24th. Region Ten will be represented through the Mental Health Coalition. This will be a panel discussion.

Frank Allevato spearheads the billing piece of Medication Expansion. Since January 1st, we have identified 1289 new individuals who qualify for Medicaid. 211 have had their first service and 1053 already are open cases, 236 are closed. Region Ten was close to breaking even with the General Fund Reduction and billing for Medicaid. Year two of the reductions is more of a concern due to the larger increase in the reduction.

Mr. Kronstain asked about a Mental Health work session that happened in Charlottesville and if anything more has come from this. The City thanked providers for the information provided, but they have not provided any follow up to this. There were concerns raised during a City Council meeting a few months ago related to human rights violations. Region Ten provided statistics regarding the agency’s unfounded violations. Region Ten will have to provide details and reasons to continue receiving grants and special funding though the City.

The Engagement Specialist position is still vacant at this time.

Ms. Williams has had one of two meetings regarding the new Louisa County Clinic. Things are moving forward. They have met with the Planning Commission, which seems to have gone well.

The REACH Crisis Home is moving forward. A property was purchased in Fishersville. This project is moving alone with a potential completion date a year from now. The current property could then be sold or used for other purposes. Originally it was requested to become a child crisis stabilization residence, but this property is not ideal for children. Region Ten has indicated they are willing to look at other options for a child crisis stabilization residence. Each region is supposed to bring forward a proposal for a regional approach to child crisis stabilization.

VI.   Consent Agenda

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

The Genoa Pharmacy contract has been signed. A design has been approved and preparations are moving toward to begin the renovation.

The Fundraising Committee meeting in August will be rescheduled. Ms. Whitehead will work with Ms. Phipps to reschedule this meeting.

VII.   Other Business

There was no additional business at this time.

VIII.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.