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BOARD MEETING MINUTES - January 16, 2009


Present:   Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Gail Mears, Thomas Boulter, David Sundell,  David Braiterman, Joan Staigers Haley, and Karen Jennings

Not present: Kathleen Sternenberg

Thomas Boulter called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM

Draft minutes of the December 19, 2008 were reviewed  Motion was made by David Sundell and seconded by Joni Haley to approve the minutes as read. 

Motion passed.

For:  SRF, TB, DS, GM, JH, KJ, DB
Opposed: 0
Recused: 0

I.  Correspondence

A.  Edie Gault – The Board reviewed a packet of information from Ms. Gault regarding the NH Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Karen Jennings to thank Ms. Gault for the correspondence and inform her that the Board has no comment on this matter.  Motion passed.

II.  Rules

A.  Carol Holahan – The Board reviewed a letter from Ms. Holahan Director of Legislative Services, in which she informed the Board that their request for a waiver pursuant to RSA 541-A:40, IV of the 150-day deadline for filing final Proposals 2008-164, 165 and 166 was granted.

III.  Discussion

A.  Board Policies – The Board reviewed a copy of Board Policies written by former Board members.  Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Gail Mears to strike the document called “Board Policies”.  Motion passed.

B.  Renewal Application – The Board reviewed the current renewal application.  Questions will be added to comply with Mhp 401.03 (d)(6) and h.

C.  Bill of Rights – The Board reviewed a letter that will be sent to professional associations, advisory committees, NHH, NHH Association, prisons, community mental health centers and NAMI regarding the rewriting of the Bill of Rights.

Upon the motion of Joni Haley and seconded by David Sundell, the Board, by roll call vote, resolved to conduct a non-public session for the purpose of discussing application, investigations of alleged misconduct of licensees, in accordance with RSA 91-A:3, II (c), RSA 91-A:3, II (e), RSA 91-A:5, IV, Lodge v. Knowlton, 118 N.H. 574 (1978), and the Board’s executive and deliberative privileges.  Each member recorded his or her vote on the motion, which passed by the unanimous vote of all members present.

Upon the motion of Joni Haley and the second of David Sundell, the Board by roll call vote, resolved to withhold the minutes of the preceding non-public session, with the exception of approved applications, responses to motions and disciplinary actions until they are served, from public disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A:3, III on the grounds that public disclosure would be likely to affect adversely the reputation of a person other than a Board member and to render the proposed action ineffective.  Each member recorded his or her vote on the motion, which passed by the unanimous vote of all members present.


 A.  Approved mental health counselors:  Maegan Hoberman, Jennifer Bowser, Stacie Leclerc, and Wendi Hieronymous.

B.  Approved clinical social workers:  Christina Owens, Alisa Pearson and Edward VanGass.

C.  Approved psychologists:  Kristy Morris

D.  Approved marriage & family therapists – no applicants this month

E.  Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants this month


A.  Mental Health Counselors:  Christopher Rossey, Karen Harrison, and Mary Croasdale

B.  Social Workers:  Amy York, Stephen Curtis, and Elizabeth Enright

C.  Marriage & Family Therapists:  no applicants this month

D.  Psychologists:  no applicants this month

E.  Pastoral Psychotherapists – no applicants this month


A.  Hollenbeck, Burt G, Ph.D.–  Agreement for Practice Restriction was approved by the Board.


The Board issued a Notice of Hearing on the application of Alicia Seggelin, MA.  A hearing is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2009 at 9:30 am.

Meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM

Next meeting scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2009


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