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March 2019 Board Minutes

March 11, 2019 | 4:00pm | 500 Old Lynchburg Rd, Room 500-B


Members Present

Jeff Gould, Vice-Chair

Barbara Barrett, Chair

Sena Magill

John Kronstain

James Murphy

Victoria Waterfield

Nadia Anderson

Nora Demleitner

Albert LaFave

Peggy Whitehead, Secretary


Others Present

Lisa Beitz, Executive Director

Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Matt Quatrara, Attorney- Lenhart Pettit

Kathy Williams, Senior Director

Brian Dotson, HR Director

Carl Hayden, IT Director

Ms. Anderson

Andre Lewis

Tilwana Terrell

Members Absent

Stephen Wunsh

Meeting Minutes

I.   Call to Order

Ms. Barrett called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM.

II.   Welcome

Ms. Barrett welcomed everyone to the meeting.

III.   Comments from the Public

Mr. Lewis spoke to the Board with concerns about the Open House celebration. Consumers were not invited to attend. He stated that the agency was brought into existence because of consumers, and they should have been invited. Ms. Anderson agrees with Mr. Lewis. She also brought up a video that is in circulation. The video expressed people telling the upset parent of a missing child to calm down in a patronizing manner. Ms. Anderson expressed this is a theme she sees all around, including at Region Ten. She feels that there are times people have a right to be upset, and that the root of the problem should be looked at and considered instead of just asking people to calm down.

IV.   Chair’s Remarks

Carl Hayden, IT Director, and Brian Dotson, HR Director, introduced themselves to the Board. The Strategic Planning process is moving along.

 V.   Executive Director’s Remarks

Ms. Beitz indicated the holiday dinner between Leadership Team and the Board has been rescheduled for June, at 3:00pm prior to the Board Meeting. ALF is up to 11 consumers, with 60 total beds. Women’s Center has 7 consumers, with a total of 8 beds. Wellness has 10 consumers with another two planning to join, and MOHR has 10 consumers currently. Women’s Center had a few areas adjusted; including the phone transferring to the right location, a new dedicated director, and staffing has stabilized. Three articles were recently released with positive feedback related to the Women’s Center. The Marketing and Community Relations department will be heading media outreaches. Ms. Beitz will send the Board news articles as she sees them.

 The Budget has been reviewed by the Leadership Team. FY19 Budget revision is currently in process. The Finance Committee will receive the feedback in April, and the Board should receive this by May. FY20 will have a significant impact from Medicaid. Cash flow has increased.

 Matt Quatrara has been appointed to become a judge. His official start date is June 1st. Don Long will take over for Matt Quatrara. Ms. Beitz thanked Mr. Quatrara for his services. Mr. Quatrara will be present at next month’s meeting with Don Long.

 VI.  Consent Agenda

Ms. Waterfield motioned to approve the consent agenda. Ms. Whitehead seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

 VII.   Public Policy and Advocacy

Ms. Waterfield indicated the committee has formulated a plan for Board Members to meet with legislators and local officials. Ms. Phipps will assist in scheduling meetings. The committee would like one member from each locality to meet with their officials. A staff member will accompany each Board Member. The outreach should be finished by May. The committee is requesting to change their name to Legislative Advocacy. The name change can be made official once the Bylaws are modified.

 VIII.   Committee Calendars

Personnel Committee will create a calendar once the chair meets with Ms. Beitz and Ms. Barrett.

 The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee will meet again on April 11th at 4pm. A room will be reserved by Ms. Phipps.

 IX.   Closed Session.

Barbara read, Sena seconded. All approved.

Ms. Barrett moved that the Board go into a closed meeting in compliance with Va. Code §2.2-3712 for the purposes of: discussing employment (2.2-3711.A.1) and mental health records (2.2-3711.A.16). The motion was seconded by Ms. Magill and unanimously approved.

 Ms. Williams, Ms. Beitz and Mr. Quatrara were asked to join the closed session.

 Ms. Barrett indicated that 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. The members unanimously agreed this to be true.

 X.   50th Celebration

The celebration is Friday, March 15th. Parking will be an issue. Overflow parking will be available at Christian Aid with shuttle service by volunteer employees. PAC was invited to act as greeters, as will other staff and senior directors.

 A request was made to host meetings at other facilities. Board members have been offered to tour facilities and locations individually during normal business hours to see the programs.

 XI.   Other Business

There was no additional business at this time.

 XII.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.