Joni Haley, Chair, Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Karen Jennings, Jet Goldberg, David Braiterman and Julie Introcaso. (Ms. Introcaso was not present for the correspondence, AAMFT request or hearing on the application of Mary Ann Salvatoriello).
Draft minutes of the July 21, 2006 meeting were reviewed. Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by David Braiterman to accept the minutes as read.
Not present for vote: DB
A. Pat Olinger (ASWB) - Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by Karen Jennings to accept Ms. Olinger's letter regarding the exam pre-approval and application process the Board has instituted for persons wishing to take the ASWB exam. The letter will be kept on file at the Board office.
B. Bre Branco - Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by Karen Jennings to refer Ms. Branco to Mhp 302.17 (c,d & e)which specifically address the rules regarding in residence and how the Board determines in residence.
C. Paula Jones - Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by Karen Jennings to let Ms. Jones know the Board reviewed her letter and they have nothing additional to add to the letter sent by Ms. Lynch on July 28, 2006.
II. AAMFT Travel Request
A. Motion was made by Jet Goldberg and seconded by Karen Jennings to ratify the phone voted taken to allow Joni Haley out-of-state travel funds, not to exceed $1,000, to attend the Annual Meeting of AMFTRB in Washington DC.
A. Hearing was held on the application of Mary Ann Salvatoriello.
IV. Motions and Responses - In the Matter of Anita Remig, Ed.D.
A. Respondent's Motion to Dismiss dated 7/31/06
B. State's response to Motion to Dismiss dated 8/7/06
C. Respondent's Motion to Stay Hearing dated 8/11/06
D. State's Objection to Motion to Stay dated 8/21/06
E. Respondent's Petition to Vacate Board Order dated 8/30/06
F. Respondent's Motion to Postpone Hearing dated 8/30/06
G. Respondent's Petition for Declaratory Ruling dated 8/23/06
H. Objection to Petition for Declaratory Ruling dated 8/31/06
I. Response to Respondent's Motion to Continue
J. Response to Respondent's Petition to Vacate Board Order
K. State's Objection to Respondent's Request for Records
L. Petition for Public Deliberations
Motion was made by Jet Goldberg and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to go into non-public session pursuant to RSA 330-A:29 V and 91-A 3, II (c).
Mr. Braiterman and Dr. Jennings were recused.
Chairperson Joan Haley made a statement that due to recent statute changes requiring 5 to constitute a quorum, the vote to go into non-public session was nullified. No action was taken on the above referenced motions.
V. New Applications
The Board reviewed the new application packets. Spelling corrections will be made and the applications will be put to use.
Upon the motion of Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by Karen Jennings, 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 Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and the second of Karen Jennings, 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
1. Approved mental health counselors: Thomas Wilkins, Joseph Viana, Tracey Tucker
2. Approved clinical social workers: Patti Nichols, Karen Jorgensen, Brenda Smith, Dawn Varney, Jody Von Jess, Raymond Howard and Sandra Petalas
3. Approved psychologists: none (no orals this month)
4. Approved marriage & family therapists - Anne Eisenmann
5. Approved pastoral psychotherapists - no applicants this month
II. Candidate for Licensure: Supervisory Agreements Approved
Mental Health Counselors: Matthew Anderson, Jennifer Bowser, Kristina Cookinham, Kris Geno, Brooke Kimbro, Nathaniel Webb, Lucia Savage
2. Social Workers: Julie Ebel, Judyth Leavitt, Susan Leonard, Nicholas Pfeifer, Nicholas Pfeifer, Sarah Maynard, Susan Cannon, Lisa Rutherford, Anna Crohn, Elizabeth Jutton
3. Marriage & Family Therapists: Amanda Hutchins
4. Psychologists: Kathleen Cocoran, Pamela Gallant, Kristen Gustavson, Betsy Hafner
5. Pastoral Psychotherapists - none
III. Docket No. 2006-005
1. Suzanne Matheson (application hearing) - Motion was made by Julie Introcaso and seconded by Karen Jennings to treat Ms. Matheson's letter as a Motion for Postponement.
Motion was denied.
IV. Notice of Hearing
1. Suzanne Matheson (application hearing) - Docket No. 2006-005
Motion was made by Julie Introcaso and seconded by Karen Jennings to schedule a hearing for October 20, 2006.
Meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM
Next meeting scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2006