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Quarterly Council Minutes, February 2019

Quarterly Council Meeting Minutes
FINAL
Hilton Garden Inn, Cary, NC
February 15, 2019

MEMBERS PRESENT: Katherine Boeck, Eric Chavis, Anna Cunningham, Allison Dodson, Bryan Dooley, Christina Dupuch, Kerri Eaker, Mary Edwards, Myron Gavin, Joshua Gettinger, Brendon Hildreth, Katie Holler, Rep. Verla Insko, Gary Junker, Danielle Matula (for Kelly Kimple), Aldea LaParr,  Mya Lewis (for DMH/DD/SA), Alex McArthur, Will Miller, Joseph Piven, Cheryl Powell,  Ryan Rotundo, Nessie Siler, Dan Smith, James Stephenson, Teresa Strom (for DSS), Jim Swain (for DVR), Peggy Terhune

MEMBERS ABSENT: Amanda Bergen, Dawn Allen, Nakima Clark, Jason Faircloth, Senator Foushee, Kristy Locklear, Dreama McCoy (for DPI), Wing Ng, Dave Richard, Sandra Terrell, Kelly Woodall

STAFF PRESENT: David Ingram, Melissa Swartz, JoAnn Toomey, Yadira Vasquez, Travis Williams, Philip Woodward, Letha Young

CONTRACTORS/GRANTEES PRESENT: None

GUESTS: Paula Coppola, Darcy Hildreth, Katherine Johnson, AmyLeigh Myers, Lisa Nesbitt  

WELCOME AND ATTENDANCE

Alex McArthur, NCCDD Chair, welcomed the members and asked that any Council member with a potential conflict of interest regarding items on the agenda to identify the specific conflict for documentation in the minutes and recuse, as necessary.  She also reminded members of the emergency exits at the Hilton Garden Inn.  She thanked the members for their participation on Thursday.

Aldea LaParr, NCCDD Secretary, conducted the roll call.

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MINUTES

Aldea LaParr asked for approval of the November Council meeting minutes.  A copy of the minutes had previously been made available to Council members.   

MOTION:  Eric Chavis made a motion to approve the November Council meeting minutes.  Cheryl Powell seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Alex thanked all members for attending on their Valentine’s Day.  She also thanked staff in the absence of an executive director and gave a special thanks to JoAnn Toomey and the rest of the staff.  Alex also gave an update of the search for the NCCDD Executive Director.

FINANCE REPORT

Alex McArthur reminded members to complete their reimbursement forms and submit them to staff.  She gave a brief report on the financial status of the Council.  A copy of the report had previously been made available and reviewed with Council members.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE/PUBLIC POLICY

Rep. Verla Insko gave a brief up date of the General Assembly.  She shared that they now have a DD work group.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Paula Coppola introduced Kathy Johnson, executive director of Oak City Cares who shared information about the program that is a new comprehensive, coordinated approach to making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Wake County and is supported by Catholic Charities of Raleigh.

Joshua Gettinger shared information about MAHEC and the primary care I/DD clinic in western NC.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Alex McArthur requested presentation of committee reports.  Please refer to the committee minutes for a detailed description of the committee’s work, including motions made in committee.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee members met November 19, 2018, December 18, 2019 and January 14, 2019.  Copies of the minutes were made available to Council members and Alex McArthur asked members to review the minutes and stated that they are also posted on the NCCDD website.  

ADVOCACY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Committee Chair Nessie Siler presented the Advocacy Development Committee report.    She thanked all committee members and staff and gave a brief update on the discussions from the Thursday meeting and initiative updates.  The following motion was presented on the floor for Council consideration:

MOTION:   Kerri Eaker made a motion to approve a no-cost extension to December 31, 2019 from the original end date of June 30, 2019 to Disability Rights North Carolina for the Leadership Development Training initiative.  Mary Edwards seconded the motion.   The motion was approved by majority vote.

COMMUNITY LIVING COMMITTEE

Committee Chair Kerri Eaker presented the Community Living Committee report.  She thanked all committee members and staff and gave a brief update on the discussions from the Thursday meeting and initiative updates.  There were no motions presented for approval.

FINANCIAL ASSET DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Committee Vice-Chair Myron Gavin presented the Financial Asset Development Committee report.  She thanked all committee members and staff and gave a brief update on the discussions from the Thursday meeting and initiative updates.  There were no motions presented for approval.

NEW BUSINESS

Alex McArthur reminded members of the information provided yesterday regarding the Council’s In-House initiatives and the need for approval of continuation funding. 

MOTION:   James Stephenson made a motion for continuation funding of the In-House Public Policy Initiative for the period of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 for an amount up to $60,000 with match requirement waived since this is an in-house initiative of the Council.  Anna Cunningham seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

MOTION:   Katherine Boeck made a motion for continuation funding of the In-House Council Development Fund Initiative for the period of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 for an amount up to $40,000 with match requirement waived since this is an in-house initiative of the Council.  Ryan Rotundo seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

MOTION:   Anna Cunningham made a motion for continuation funding of the In-House Conference Funding Initiative for the period of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 for an amount up to $20,000 with match requirement waived since this is an in-house initiative of the Council.  Eric Chavis seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

MOTION:  Katherine Boeck made a motion for continuation funding of the In-House Jean Wolff-Rossi Fund for Participant Involvement Initiative to support individuals with I/DD or their families to attend conferences or leadership development opportunities for the period of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 for an amount up to $30,000 with match requirement waived since this is an in-house initiative of the Council.  Kerri Eaker seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

MOTION:    Katherine Boeck made a motion that i2i Center for Integrative Health (i2i) be approved for continuation funding for the Cross-System Navigation in a Managed Care Environment initiative.  Funding is approved for up to $125,000 with a required minimum of 25% non-federal matching funds (minimum of $41,667) for Year 2 (of 2) from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  Joshua Gettinger seconded the motion. The motion was approved by majority vote.

MOTION:  Mary Edwards made a motion to approve funding in the amount of up to $600 to Disability Rights NC for the Disability Rights NC 2019 Conference being held May 1, 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC.  Anna Cunningham seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by majority vote.

MOTION:  Katherine Boeck made a motion to approve funding in the amount of up to $1,200 to The Southeastern Social Care Farming Collective for their Annual Summit being held February 23, 2019 in Durham, NC.   Katie Holler seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES NETWORK PARTNERS UPDATES

Joe Piven shared that NC Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the CIDD provides interdisciplinary leadership training and that they are looking for self-advocates for the leadership skill training.  There are currently 43 LENDs in 37 states. They work together to address national issues of importance to children with special health care needs and their families, exchange best practices and develop shared products.

Cheryl Powell shared the purpose of the NC Empowerment Network and that the membership has increased.  Cheryl also thanked the Council for approving the grant.

OLD BUSINESS:

None at this time.

ADJOURN

Alex McArthur asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

MOTION:  Katherine Boeck made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Myron Gavin seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by unanimous vote and the meeting was adjourned.

Approved:  _________________________

                     Aldea LaParr, Secretary

Date: _______________

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