BOARD MEETING MINUTES – April 15, 2011
Present: David Braiterman, David Sundell, Gail Mears, Kim Spencer, Joan Staigers Haley and Thomas Boulter. (Mr. Boulter was a substitute Board member as allowed by RSA 330-A:9 and to vote on matters that require just and timely resolution and a quorum due to a Board member being recused). Mr. Boulter did not participate in any votes during the public session of the meeting.
Not present: Deborah Warner
Board meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM.
Draft minutes of the March 18, 2011 meeting were reviewed by the Board. Motion was made by David Sundell and seconded by Joni Haley to accept the minutes with an addition on page 2 to II Legislation B. HB 476. A sentence was added to read: the Board requested Dr. Warner provide the Board with a copy of the proposed amendment to this bill. Motion passed unanimously.
I. CORRESPONDENCE - no public correspondence this month
II. LEGISLATION – Oral update
A. HB 554 – Mental Health Records – deferred until the May 20, 2011 Board meeting due to Dr. Warner not being present today.
B. HB 390 – Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Kim Spencer to have a Board member contact the Senate ED & A committee to attach an amendment to HB 390 that would correct the language of RSA 330-A:9 regarding advisory committee members serving as Board substitutes. Motion passed unanimously.
III. ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A. Motion was made by David Sundell and seconded by Gail Mears to approve Christine Lavoie to the Mental Health Counselor Advisory Committee. Motion passed unanimously.
A. Revised Candidate Agreement – The Board reviewed the revised Candidate Agreement. Motion was made by David Sundell and seconded by Gail Mears to approve the agreement and post it on the Board’s website. Motion passed unanimously.
B. Board request for a preliminary response to a letter of alleged misconduct – Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Kim Spencer to make a few minor corrections to the letter and approve it for Board use. Motion passed unanimously.
C. Investigation Process Letter – Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Gail Mears to send this letter to Board counsel for comment and guidance and revisit it at the May 20, 2011 Board meeting. Motion passed unanimously.
D. Highlights of Rules adopted 1/21/2011 – Motion was made by Kim Spencer and seconded by Joni Haley to adopt this document and post it on the Board’s website. Motion passed unanimously.
E. Parenting Rights and Responsibilities – Motion was made by Kim Spencer and seconded by Joni Haley to send this document to legal counsel for comment and revisit it at the May 20, 2011 Board meeting. Motion passed unanimously.
F. Initiatives 2011 – Initiatives will be discussed with advisory committees
Upon the motion of Joni Haley and seconded by Kim Spencer, 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 Kim Spencer, 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: Richard Hensley-Buzzell, Amanda Huyler, Jennifer Rowe, Jeff Stratton, Lori Lansdale..
B. Approved clinical social workers: Sarah Duffley, Sarah Gagnon, Jennifer LaSalle, Amanda McDade, Kristin Reifenrath, Lisa Jacobus, Jennifer Normand, Melissa Hendrick.
C. Approved psychologists: David Tobin and Alberto Cebollero
D. Approved marriage & family therapists – Carrie Swarthout
E. Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants reviewed this month
II. APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS
A. Mental Health Counselors: Kerri Gilfillan, Jennifer McFrath, Felicia Real, Melissa David, Sara Sullivan, Giulia Bussone, Karen Hall and Kerry Anne Ali.
B. Social Workers: Rebecca Blake, Kristen Majchrzak, Kristy Moon, Danielle Emile Riss, Michelle Keyworth and Jihan Ward.
C. Marriage & Family Therapists: Brenda Slongwhite
D. Psychologists: no agreements reviewed this month
E. Pastoral Psychotherapists: no agreements reviewed this month
Meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM
Next meeting scheduled for May 20, 2011