Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Board of Directors
July 21, 2016 - 2pm Uber Conference Call
Present: Ellwyn Andres, Rita Kraus, Richelle, Brad Eastman, Heidi Eastman, Joseph Martin, Susan Poznar, David Young, Scott Heller, Anna Trout, Donna, Kim MacDonald-Wilson, Beth Ricker,
Excused: Cathy Ann, Emily,
BH10 – Janice and Tricia are working with Maria – things are moving forward there.
New Executive Director – yes – we are managing this and Rita has the job description. It’s a 1099. No set job description. David to set up call with Scott and others identified.
Most recent join was in March and several have dropped off – we are reaching out as able – Wernersville State Hospital(Beth thinks we shouldn’t expect to get these folks back), Opportunities Unlimited of Erie and Copeland (Scott can do an outreach).
We want to reach out to to board members for support
Completed outreach assignments through September and these will be sent out
PRA updates – new executive director – colleen ubanks – at hill day – and moved amyno longer assigned to PRA – advisory capacity. Leonnie – was let go from PRA – she is now with national counsel – only 2 Kacie and Latrice and Colleen – lower numbers for exam (children and family CFRP) but 2/3rds are from PA!
PRA – we are thinking about the MOU – we have not forgotten about this – we need to not lose sight of it. Several folks have met Colleen – impressions thus far are positive.
PRA – 2017 conference??? They haven’t identified a location yet. Heidi suggests we get our dates out there so PRA knows before they plan their dates – things are a bit miffed because they wanted to come back to pa and were told no. we are unsure how well they did at Boston – under 900 people.
PRA meetings – board meeting and chapter meeting – Jen attended – gave feedback about their conference fees.
Murphy Bill – Joseph – passed the house – moving into the senate.