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November 2018 Board Minutes

November 13, 2018 | 4:00 PM | 500-A Old Lynchburg Rd


Members Present

Jeff Gould, Vice-Chair

Missy Wernstrom

Barbara Barrett

Stephen Wunsh

Victoria Waterfield

Nadia Anderson

Nora Demleitner

Peggy Whitehead, Secretary

James Murphy

Albert LaFave


Others Present

 Lisa Beitz, Executive Director

Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Kathy Williams, Senior Director

Susan Chapman, Brown Edwards

Matt Quatrara, Attorney- Lenhart Pettit

Ryann Baker, Staff

Monica Seale, Staff

Joanna Jennings, Staff

Charlie Fawcett, Director- Louisa Clinic

Members Absent

 John Kronstain

Sena Magill

Meeting Minutes

I.   Call to Order

Mr. Gould called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM.

II.   Welcome

Mr. Gould welcomed everyone to the meeting. Mr. Pinkston and Ms. Hughes resigned from the Board prior to the meeting.

 III.   Comments from the Public

There were no comments at this time.

IV.   Audit Presentation

Ms. Williams introduced Ms. Susan Chapman from Brown Edwards. Ms. Chapman presented the audit to the Board. Region Ten received an unmodified opinion. There were no findings or deficiencies.

 Mr. Wunsh motioned to approve the audit as presented. Ms. Demleitner seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

 Ms. Whitehead motioned to adjust the agenda to include a review of the bylaws as they currently stand and revise language that would allow the Board to facilitate the election of a new Chair. Ms. Waterfield seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

 V.   Executive Director’s Remarks

See previous month’s packet. The CAC Conference had an incredible turnout. An artist was on hand creating pieces on stage. There was some signing and someone played the harmonica.

 Ms. Beitz invited the Board to a holiday meal on December 10th at 2:30 pm with the Senior Directors. No business will be discussed during this time.

 Ms. Glass will be attending the next Board meeting to discuss the strategic planning process.

 The Commissioner visited Region Ten recently. He spoke with staff, consumers, and was provided a tour of a few programs. He would like to create an advisory council of about 8-16 CSB Executive Directors to discuss important matters that need to be looked at and how to support each other across the state to best help our communities. Region Ten will be part of this council.

 VI.   Consent Agenda

Mr. Gould asked for further changes to the Consent Agenda.

 Ms. Barrett motioned for the Consent Agenda to be approved as amended. Ms. Demleitner seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

 VII.   Bylaws Modification

Mr. Quatrara reviewed the portion of the bylaws related to an absence of a Chair of the Board. What is not clear is what happens if the Vice-Chair does not wish to fill the position of Chair. The bylaws indicate the election cycle takes place once a year.

 The suggestion is to amend the bylaws to appear as follows: Should the position of Chair become vacant at any time, the Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of Chair for purposes of the Board’s next meeting, at which time the Board shall elect a replacement Chair, such replacement Chair being the Vice-Chair or other Board Member as the Board may otherwise elect. If the vacancy should occur in the position of Vice-Chair or Secretary, the Board shall elect a replacement at its next meeting. Replacement officers elected pursuant to this Section shall serve the remainder of the predecessor’s term unless the position otherwise becomes vacant.

 (Mr. Gould left the meeting at 4:40pm. Mr. LaFave arrived to the meeting at 4:45pm.)

 A motion was made by Ms. Wernstrom and seconded by Mr. Wunsh to approve the suggested language change to the bylaws as indicated by Mr. Quatrara. The motion was unanimously approved.

 VIII.   Nomination of a new Board Chair

Ms. Whitehead asked for nominations for the Board Chair. Mr. LaFave nominated Ms. Whitehead to be Chair. Mr. Gould and Ms. Whitehead indicated they do not want the position of Chair, and so Ms. Whitehead withdrew her name from consideration.

 Ms. Waterfield nominated Ms. Barrett, which was seconded by Ms. Anderson.

 Ms. Wernstrom moved to close the nominations, which was seconded by Ms. Anderson.

 Ms. Barrett was unanimously approved as the Board Chair to complete Mr. Pinkston’s term.

 IX.   Other Business

There was no additional business at this time. The Coffee and Chat was a good success. Senator Deeds and Delegates Landes and Bell attended. The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee is going to request that Board members reach out and meet with their legislators. Talking points are being reviewed and will be available for these meetings. The VACSB Legislative Conference is January 22-23, 2019.

 Mr. Murphy thanked anyone in attendance who  may be a Veteran or who has a family member who is a Veteran. It is because of Veterans that we are here doing what we are.

 X.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.