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June 2020 Board Minutes

June 08, 2020 | 4:00 PM | 500-B Old Lynchburg Rd


Members Present

Barbara Barrett, Chair

Stephen Wunsh

John Kronstain

Diane Jacobs

Nora Demleitner

Peggy Whitehead, Secretary

Jeff Gould, Vice-Chair

Edna Harris

David Szwedo


Others Present

Lisa Beitz, Executive Director

Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Kathy Williams, Senior Director

Members Absent

Albert LaFave

Ms. D Pryor

James Murphy

Andre Lewis

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.

III.   Comments from the Public

There was no public at this time.

IV.   Chair’s Remarks

Ms. Barrett publicly thanked the staff at Region Ten for their dedication. Those who were able stepped up to continue providing the most needed services during this time. Region Ten is lucky to have such a good Leadership Team.

V.   Executive Director’s Report

The Board is receiving all the same information as the staff through All Staff emails. We are looking at a conservative approach to opening back up. We are at a turning point in the pandemic. We’ve stabilized in the pandemic scene, and will stay here at this time, while slowly bringing services back online. DMAS has loosened a number of regulations to allow us to continue serving those in need. They will base this around the governor, who is currently moving faster than Region Ten in opening back up.

With the recent death of George Floyd, we face racial and diversity issues and concerns again. The change team is providing support where they can and is appropriate. This is a painful experience on top of a painful experience with the pandemic. Region Ten will work on a public statement around racial injustice.

We have not had any further positive tests.

How will programs reopen. Leadership Team and a subcommittee tasked for reopening is looking at and discussing the programs that make sense to reopen and which should wait. Such things include smaller groups in larger spaces, needs around services and community need. And what can be done without increasing risk. Highest acuity and residents will be among the first.

How many FTEs were affected? How many people? How many have returned? 30% less in furloughs and layoffs. Of the furloughed, all but 12 will come back at varying times.

PPE: Masks, gloves, face shields, gowns. We also take temperatures of incoming staff and consumers. The use of cleaning supplies as well. There is a supply built up of these items, but we do no know how quickly we will burn through those as things open back up.

Feedback from staff: some would like work and life separated. Others appreciate that Region Ten has acknowledged the things going on and some staff have even felt offended. The change team is drafting a statement to support the initial statement.

VI.   Consent Agenda

Ms. Barrett asked for any corrections to the consent agenda. The agenda was unanimously approved.

VII.   Executive Committee

Office vote was held over until the June Board Meeting. Lisa Beitz agreed to work with an extended contract during this time.

VIII.   Finance Committee

Motion from the committee to continue with Brown Edwards as the auditors. Peggy Whitehead second the motion and it was unanimously approved.

Ms. Williams provided information about the current Budget. April showed still having a profit despite our current situation. Preliminary numbers show we should be okay through the end of the year, without needing to borrow money from the line of credit.

Ms. Williams provided information about the projected FY21 Budget. With TDT services closing, it affected both expenses and revenues.

Of 98 open positions, some have been frozen. Others that are mandatory, will need to be filled, which is roughly 20 positions. As things progress, we will address positions based on needs and funding.

Reimbursement rates have not changed with moving from face-to-face to telehealth.

The Finance Committee recommends approving the proposed Budget. The motion was unanimously approved.

IX.   Officer Vote

Chair: Barbara Barrett, Vice Chair: Peggy Whitehead, Secretary: Edna Harris.

Nora Demleitner would like to nominate John Kronstain for Chair.

Jessica Phipps will send an email out to the Board offering the slate of officers to vote on. The Board has been asked to respond only to Ms. Phipps, so that she can take count of the vote, then will email the final vote out to the entire Board.

X.   Other Business

Mr. Gould thanked Region Ten for his time on the Board. Ms. Beitz thanked Mr. Gould for his expertise, thanked him for all his years of service, and offered him appreciation.

XI.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.