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March 2017 Board Minutes

March 13, 2017 | 4:00 PM | 800 Preston Ave, room 800-C


Members Present

 Patricia Hughes, Chair                                                                                        

Daniel Krasnegor, Vice-Chair                                                                               

Dr. Jerry Swiggett

Jeff Gould

Missy Wernstrom, Secretary

Albert LaFave

Elliott Harding

Brian Pinkston

Stephen Wunsh


Others Present

 Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Kathy Williams, Senior Director of Finance

Joel Rothenberg, DBHDS

Julia Gowell, UVA Nursing Student

Esther Lee, UVA Nursing Student

Members Absent

 Summer Sage

Claudia Allen

Eddie Deane

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 welcomed UVA students to the meeting. Ms. Hughes explained the purpose of the consent agenda to the students.

V.   Executive Director’s Remarks

See previous month’s packet.

 VI.   Consent Agenda

Ms. Hughes asked for any changes to the agenda. Mr. Gould asked that the minutes be corrected under item IV for Shelah Scott’s name.

 On a motion made by Mr. Krasnegor and seconded by Ms. Wernstrom, the consent agenda was unanimously approved with the noted change from Mr. Gould.

 VII.   Succession Plan Update

The timeline has been updated. The committee had hoped to have the posting up by early February, but it was up by mid-February. The posting is still open at this time. The committee requested from Mr. Johnson his concerns moving forward for the agency, which at this time is funding. Other areas of focus are aging populations, the Lovingston facility, and the Women’s Center. The job description has been created and can be found on ConnecTen. Minimum requirements have set. Applications that surpass these set requirements will be reviewed by the Succession Committee. The committee hopes to get information from the Leadership Team about what they hope to get in a new Executive Director. The committee met with Christine Nardi from CNE to see what they can offer in the area of an executive director search. Ms. Wernstrom asked the Board to email her any questions they might have. Onboarding will be considered, which will help transition the new executive director into their position. Mr. Rothenberg suggestions that the entire Board be present during the interviews of the final three candidates. What level or format should be used to interview candidates that meet the minimum requirements? Should phone calls, Skype, or in person interviews be used? Mr. Rothenberg has typically seen Boards use a search committee to take down the candidate list to 5 candidates to do in person interviews with. From there, the committee then decides which three should be brought to the Board for in person interviews. Ideally 15 applicants will meet the minimum qualifications for the committee to then review further. There will be a second set of Region Ten specific criteria the Board would like met for a candidate. Board should consider asking the initial round of candidates questions based around what they see over the next five years, etc. The committee will send out a notice once the posting closes to say how many applicants met the minimum requirements and from there the Board will decide how to proceed on scoring and interviews. Mr. Krasnegor hopes that the search will seek out a creative (innovative) leader who will be in the forefront of happenings at state and federal levels. Mr. Pinkston would like management styles and philosophies looked at. Look into ways to have the final candidates demonstrate their abilities, possibly even prepare a strategic plan. Have Leadership Team write down what worked and what didn’t work over the last two executive director hirings. Dr. Swiggett mentioned that in a conversation with Robert, it was suggested that the new executive director should not touch the political field for at least a year. This creates a vacuum that will need to be filled by the Leadership Team. Suggested that we bring in previous Board members who were here during Robert’s hiring process to gain insight. Consultations with staff and former Board members is fine, but the current Board of Directors are the people who should be making the final decision on hiring. Ms. Wernstrom will meet personally with the Leadership Team to gain their input. The Executive Committee will meet to discuss how to handle the final decision, whether the decision be unanimous or based by a quorum vote.

 VIII.   Advocacy Committee Update

Mr. Harding indicated the last meeting was at the end of January, and the next is coming up. The Symposium was decided as an easier way to meet with localities and legislators instead of trying to go out and meet everyone at different locations and times. The Symposium would help gather information about what is needed from Region Ten as well as informing the localities and legislators about what Region Ten needs. The Symposium would take place prior to any budget seasons, which has a target week of around June 12th. The symposium would take place in the Conference Center for an estimated 2-3 hours. The idea would be to have several breakout sessions to have them provide feedback and gain some information about where Region Ten is. Consumers would be invited to share their stories as well. In the future the symposiums can be opened up to partnerships and sister agencies in an effort to have a larger dialogue take place. Next meeting is March 27th. Suggested that county administrators be invited as well (and city manager).

 IX.   ALF Committee

Facility is being sold to us. Contingencies are in place. State did confirm we are receiving $1 million towards the purchase. Bank has confirmed the purchase amount as well. Architect revised his estimates to align with $1.7 million.

 X.   Other Business

There was no additional business at this time.

 XI.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.