September 19 th, 2022

Conference on the Park
Central Park Complex Bldg., 110 Franklin Street, 1st Floor, Johnstown, PA 15901

Commissioner Tom Chernisky, Commissioner Scott Hunt, Tracy Selak, Tanya Kvarta, Elyse Kirchner, Rebecca Valle, Fred Oliveros, Tracy Shultz

  • Approval of Minutes: May 23 rd and July 18 th, 2022 meeting minutes: Approved motion Commissioner Hunt/ seconded by Commissioner Smith. No discussion
  • Review of requested financials: (See attachment): June balance sheet made available to all in attendance. No changes, no discussion. Approved motion Commissioner Hunt / seconded by Commissioner Chernisky
  • Reinvestment Committee Meeting: Ad hoc:
    • Intensive Family Coaching
    • D&A Recovery Housing
    • Homeless Shelter
    • Walk-in Crisis-construction delays
  • Behavioral Health of Cambria County (BHoCC) Key Initiatives for 2022
    • Executive Management, Standard 78, Peer representation needed on OOC board to prevent CAP
    • Suicide prevention: Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk was held on September 17 th
    • Provider retention & recruitment (additional CPS and/or CRS training a possibility)
  • Magellan Behavioral Health (MBH) Updates:
    • Recovery in the Valley: September 24 th , 1 pm-5 pm, Roxbury Park
    • Heidi Niebauer’ s last day with Magellan is September 23
    • Providers struggling to retain staff
    • Dr. Chip to help with CIT training
    • CMMC Behavioral Management issues
  • 2022 BHoCC Trainings: UPDATE: All trainings will be held via 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
    • Trauma-Informed Care – August 10th , 9 am-4 pm
    • Certified Peer Specialist Training – August 15 th – August 25th , 9 am-5 pm
    • Narcan Administration – August 18th, 2 pm-4 pm
    • Ethical Principles for Mental Health Professionals: September 16th, 1 pm – 4 pm
    • Motivational Interviewing (x2) – September 27th & 28th, 9am-4pm
    • SMART Goals – October 13th, 9am-4pm
    • Motivational Interviewing TOT – November 1st, 2nd, 3rd , 9am-4pm
    • What is a “Recovery Community Organization” (RCO) – November 17th, 9am-5pm
    • Report to the Community – December 2nd, 10am-1pm

Adjourn: Motion to Adjourn: Approved motion by Commissioner Hunt / seconded by Commissioner Tom Chernisky
Next meeting: November 14 th, 202

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