Present: Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Gail Mears, Thomas Boulter, David Sundell, David Braiterman, Joan Staigers Haley, and Kathleen Sternenberg
Not present: Karen Jennings
Joan Staigers Haley called the meeting to order at 9:07 AM
Draft minutes of the November 14, 2008 were reviewed Motion was made by David Sundell and seconded by Tom Boulter to approve the minutes as read.
For: SRF, TB, DS, GM, JH, KS
Not present for the vote: KJ, DB
A. Lorene Reagan – The Board reviewed a letter from Ms. Reagan explaining the procedures for mandatory reporting of ADS cases. It was noted by the Board that this information was posted on the Board’s website.
B. Mike Kandle - The Board reviewed a letter from Dr. Kandle asking for a transcript of the public hearing on the rules. Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by Kay Sternenberg to inform Dr. Kandle that the Board chose not to order a transcript, and Ms. Lynch will contact him with information on how he can order a copy. Motion passed.
A. Board Chairperson - Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Gail Mears to nominate Thomas Boulter as Board Chairperson. No other nominations were made and the vote to elect Thomas Boulter for the next year was unanimous.
B. Board Secretary – Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by Kay Sternenberg to nominate David Sundell as Board Secretary. No other nominations were made and the vote to elect David Sundell for the next year was unanimous.
III. Board meeting date change
A. Motion was made by Kay Sternenberg and seconded by Gail Mears to change the March 2009 board meeting date from March 20 to March 27, 2009.
Upon the motion of Kay Sternenberg 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 Kay Sternenberg 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.
I. APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR LICENSURE
A. Approved mental health counselors: Aimee Kolomick, Allison Sharpe, Gabrielle Rebbe, Andrea Poirier, Michael Edwards, and Brooke Kimbro.
B. Approved clinical social workers: Julie Hazell-Felch, Tammy Svenson, Nora Bowen, Alice Josephs, Sara Donahue, and Victoria Kruggel
C. Approved psychologists: Stacey Fiore and Michael Hendery
D. Approved marriage & family therapists – no applicants this month
E. Approved pastoral psychotherapists – Margaret Hess
II. APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS
A. Mental Health Counselors: Meredith Orchard-Blowen, Marie Polichronopoulos, Tara Davis-Thompson, Maria Coy, JoAnne Stroh
B. Social Workers: Leah Marie Elliott, Shelley Ledoux, Jaimie MacDonald, Meghan Canon
C. Marriage & Family Therapists: no applicants this month
D. Psychologists: James Patrick Gulla
E. Pastoral Psychotherapists – no applicants this month
III. DISCIPLINARY MATTERS
A. Eleanor Gardner Elkin, LICSW – Settlement Agreement approved by the Board.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM
Next meeting scheduled for Friday, January 16, 2009