OOC Minutes May 22, 2023

May 22nd, 2023
11:00 am

2nd Floor Conference Room
Central Park Complex Bldg., 110 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, Johnstown, PA 15901
Conference Line

Commissioners Tom Chernisky, BJ Smith, Scott Hunt
Tanya Kvarta, Rebecca Valle, Elyse Kirchner, Tracy Shultz, Amy Hamilton, Brandy Mangus

  • Approval of Minutes: March 13 th , 2023 meeting minutes: Approved motion Commissioner Hunt/seconded by Commissioner Smith
  • Review of requested financials: (See attachment): No changes, no discussion
  • 403B retirement contribution:
    • Denied at this time
    • Set up a meeting with the board members and Steve Lewis
    • Request for proposal for better administration fees
    • Match contribution up to 9%
  • BHoCC Vehicle: Request granted to donate BHoCC vehicle to the Walk-in Crisis unit. Approved motion by Commissioner Smith / seconded by Commissioner Hunt
  • CFST contract rate increase request: Approved motion of 6% increase ($125.00 to $132.50 per survey) by Commissioner Hunt / seconded by Commissioner Smith
  • Reinvestment Committee Meeting: Ad hoc:
    • Supportive Housing
    • Low Barrier Diversion Shelter
    • Recovery Community Center
  • Behavioral Health of Cambria County (BHoCC) Key Initiatives for 2023:
    • Walk-in Crisis to open in the fall of 2023
    • Working on initiation costs
  • Magellan Behavioral Health (MBH) Updates: No new updates at this time
  • 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 www.bhocc.org.
    • 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
    • Opiates, Opioids, & Emerging Trends; November 13th, 9-4, Bruce Schaffer
    • Report to the Community; December 1st, Tanya Kvarta
  • Executive Session: No discussion
  • Adjourn: Motion to Adjourn: Approved motion by Commissioner Smith/seconded by Commissioner Hunt

Next meeting: July 24th, 2023

2023 Meeting Dates:
January 23
March 13
May 22
July 24
September 25
November 13

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