March 13th, 2023
9:00 am

2nd Floor Conference Room
Central Park Complex Bldg., 110 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Johnstown, PA 15901
Conference Line

Commissioner Scott Hunt, Commissioner Tom Chernisky, Commissioner BJ Smith (via phone), Tracy Selak, Tanya Kvarta, Elyse Kirchner, Rebecca Valle, Tracy Shultz,
Fred Oliveros, Missy Raho, Veil Griffith

  • Approval of Minutes: January 23, 2023 meeting minutes: Approved motion Scott Hunt/seconded by BJ Smith. No discussion
  • Review of requested financials: (See attachment) November 2022 balance sheet made available to all in attendance. No discussion
  • 403B retirement contribution:
    • Joe presented a 403B retirement contribution (Steve Lewis, Retirement Solutions) to the commissioners
    • Tom requested components (pros/cons) of how program would work
    • Joe to reach out to Steve Lewis to obtain a list to provide to the commissioners
    • The commissioners need further discussion
  • Reinvestment Committee Meeting: Ad hoc:
    • Transitional Housing
    • Low Barrier Diversion Shelter
    • Recovery Community Center
  • Behavioral Health of Cambria County (BHoCC) Key Initiatives for 2023:
    • Housing
    • Suicide prevention and awareness
    • Crisis Stabilization
  • Magellan Behavioral Health (MBH) Updates:
    • Crisis Stabilization
    • MA renewal
    • Family/Member Advocate-Alexis Miller
  • 2023 BHoCC Trainings: UPDATE: All trainings will be held in-person (Cambria County Academic Center) and transition to zoom if needed due to COVID regulations. More information can be found on our FB page and/or website
    • “What is Peer Support?”, March 21st, 9-5 (?) – Richard Jones
    • Motivational Interviewing 2-day; April 11 & 12, 9-4, Barbara Orr
    • “All Stressed Up and No One to Choke”; April 25th, 9-4, Karen Vadine
    • Blended Family; May 10th, 9-4, Barbara Orr
    • Adolescent MH Issues & Intervention Strategies; June 14, 9-4, Barbara Orr
    • LGBTQ, July 14th, 9-4 – Melissa Perkins
    • Teen Social Media and Mental Health Usage Trends for Therapists and Counselors, August 1st, 9-4, Ryan Klingensmith
    • Trauma-Informed Care; August 9th, 9-4, Barbara Orr
    • Ethics; September 15th, 1-4, Andrew Nocita
    • Motivational Interviewing 2-day; September 26 & 27, Barbara Orr
    • S.M.A.R.T. Goals; October 11th, 9-4, Barbara Orr
    • Motivational Interviewing Tot 3-day; 9-4, November 7, 8, 9, 9-4, Barbara Orr
    • Report to the Community; December 1st, Tanya Kvarta
  • Executive Session: N/A

Adjourn: Motion to Adjourn: Approved motion by Commissioner Scott Hunt/seconded by BJ Smith.
Next meeting: May 22 nd, 2023
2023 Meeting Dates:
January 23
March 13
May 22
July 24
September 25
November 13

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