BOARD MEETING MINUTES – January 18, 2008
Present: Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Joni Haley, Karen Jennings, Gail Mears, David Sundell, Thomas Boulter, Julie Introcaso and David Braiterman
Not present: --
Joni Haley called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM
Draft minutes of the December 14, 2007 meeting were reviewed. Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Tom Boulter to approve the minutes as read.
For: SRF, JH, KJ, TB, DS, DB, JI. GM
A. Betsy McGuigan – The Board reviewed a letter from Ms. McGuigan in which the inquired as to whether or not an on line program in marriage and family therapy from Capella University would be accepted by the Board. Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to inform Ms. McGuigan that it is the Board’s policy not to comment on specific programs and coursework until a full application for licensure is submitted. The letter also informed her that the Board is in the process of rule writing and is planning on including a residency requirement of one year as already in the rules for the other four professions regulated by this board. Motion passed unanimously.
B. Carlotta Willis, Ed.D. & Katherine Clarke, Ph.D. – The Board reviewed an informational letter from Dr. Willis and Dr. Clarke explaining changes being made to the clinical mental health counseling program at Antioch University NE. Motion was made by Gail Mears and seconded by David Braiterman to thank the Drs. For their letter and keep it on file at the Board office. Motion passed unanimously.
C. The Friends Program – In celebration of National Mentoring Month, the Friends Program of Concord sent a letter to the Board acknowledging the strong commitment Board employee, Peggy Lynch, has made as a Senior Friend volunteer with the Friend’s Program. The Board acknowledged Ms. Lynch’s dedication to this program.
II. Disciplinary Hearing – Kit DeVries, LICSW – Docket No. 07-2004
A. Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Tom Boulter to ratify the email poll vote taken on 1/14/08 approve the Assented to Motion to Continue.
For: TB, DB, DS, SRF, JI, JH, GM
B. Motion was made by Julie Introcaso and seconded by Joni Haley to reschedule the hearing on Kit DeVries to April 18, 2008.
For: TB, DB, DS, SRF, JI, JH, GM
III. Bill of Rights- Spanish version
A. Motion was made by Julie Introcaso and seconded by David Braiterman to utilize Board funds to hire a certified translator to have the Bill of Rights translated into Spanish. No licensee will be required to post or provide the Spanish-language version at the outset. Motion passed unanimously.
Upon the motion of Tom Boulter and seconded by David Braiterman, 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 Tom Boulter and the second of David Braiterman, 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.
I. APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR LICENSURE
A. Approved mental health counselors: Cindy Rounds, Kara Kidder
B. Approved clinical social workers: Phyllis Aldrich, James Panzer, Lisa Hartnett, Robin Sawyer.
C. Approved psychologists: Evelyn Harriott, Susanna Gallor, Amanda Houle, Cara Vecchio.
D. Approved marriage & family therapists – no applicants this month
E. Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants this month
II. APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS
A. Mental Health Counselors: Dahlia Rizk
B. Social Workers: none
C. Marriage & Family Therapists: Patrica Pasquarelli (2 agreements)
D. Psychologists: Matthew Garlinghouse
E. Pastoral Psychotherapists – no agreements this month
Meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM
Next meeting scheduled for Friday, February 15, 2008