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November 2019 Board Minutes

November 18, 2019 | 4:00 pm | 500-A Old Lynchburg Rd

Attendees

Members Present

Jeff Gould, Vice-Chair

Albert LaFave

Barbara Barrett, Chair

Stephen Wunsh

John Kronstain

James Murphy

Diane Jacobs

Nora Demleitner

Peggy Whitehead, Secretary

Andre Lewis

Linda Hanson

Ms. D Pryor

Edna Harris

 

Others Present

Lisa Beitz, Executive Director

Jessica Phipps, Executive Assistant

Ryann Baker, Accounting Manager

Ms. Anderson

Members Absent

David Szwedo

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

Ms. Anderson came to summarize recent events the PAC was involved in. She indicated this was the first year that the PAC was deeply involved with the planning of the annual conference. The conference went very well. Ms. Anderson also expressed appreciation for the ability for the PAC members to attend various conferences this past year.

IV.   Chair’s Remarks

Ms. Barrett welcomes Ms. Edna Harris to the Board. She will be representing Fluvanna County.

V.   Fundraising Committee

Ms. Whitehead informed the Board that the next Fundraising Committee is this Thursday at 11:30am in room 502-A. The Fundraising Committee is looking for new members.

VI.   Legislative Action Committee

Mr. Gould informed the Board met just prior to the Board Meeting. The committee will be focusing on State Legislators. The committee will bring forward the desire to reinstate the funds taken away during the Medicaid Expansion.

The VACSB Conference is January 21-22, 2020 in Richmond. This is a good time to meet with legislators.

VII.   Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met last month with the auditor. Region Ten is on target for the current year. The cash position of the agency has not changed by much, despite concerns over reimbursements.

The Finance Committee recommends accepting the Audit Report for FY19. Mr. Lewis seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved. (Ms. Whitehead and Mr. Gould left prior to the vote.)

The question was raised how we handle debt collections. Region Ten has a sliding scale fee. The agency works with the consumers to create an affordable payment plan when it is appropriate.

VIII.   Executive Director’s Remarks

See previous month’s packet. Ms. Beitz brought the Board’s attention to STEP VA. Each CSB was asked to bring forth proposals on how to spend potential funds for children’s mobile crisis stabilization. Region One’s proposal was turned down. The desire is to have one crisis number across the region and everything to flow through one regional location, instead of through individual CSBs. The state would like us to move to the Crisis Now model, similar to Georgia. The region is negotiating to find out what exactly the department is looking for and see if there is a compromise that can be met.

Daniel Herr has resigned his position at the Department.

The Racial Equity Change Group is starting with racial equity within the agency (hiring, retention, pay rates, etc.). The new HR Director starts Monday.

The new IT Director starts the 25th and Ms. Beitz has made an offer to a potential Compliance Director.

Ms. Barrett reminded the Board to provide feedback to Joanna Jennings about their preferences on the potential website layout.

IX.   Other Business

The December Board Meeting is a Cookie Meet & Greet between Board and staff. The Board will send cookies to the counties to express their appreciation.

Mr. Lewis motioned and Ms. Hanson seconded the motion to have the Board send cookies to the counties. The motion was unanimously approved.

Mr. Kronstain participated in a prevention training offered by Kate Modica related to bilingual needs and inclusion. He also suggested the possible need for badges for the Board members to wear when at events to indicate they are part of Region Ten.

Ms. Demleitner suggested that sustainability related to the Strategic Plan. The Board should learn about cyber security and IT for Region Ten as well. Compliance reviews would be helpful for the Board to know where we stand as well.

Mr. Lewis shared information pamphlets with the Board and Ms. Beitz for consideration.

Ms. Beitz handed out some Annual Report information to the Board Members.

X.   Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.