Committees

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Staff members of full Ohio Children’s Alliance member agencies may participate in advisory committees. To be added to a committee email list, sign up by clicking here (members only).

Board of Directors

  • Chair: Matt Kresic, Homes for Kids
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: Feb 23, Apr 20, Jun 22, Aug 24, Oct 26, Dec 14
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToMeeting from 10:00am-2:00pm

Behavioral Health 

  • Key topics: community behavioral health Medicaid, managed care, OMHAS and ODM rules for certified behavioral health providers, state legislation
  • Chair: Sean Reilly, UMCH Family Services; Debra Rex, Beech Brook
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9, Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToMeeting from 10:00am-12:00pm for odd months (Jan/Mar/May/Jul/Sep/Nov); and from 10:00am-2:00pm for even months (Feb/Apr/Jun/Aug/Oct/Dec)
  • Medicaid Q&A (members-only and password protected; email Kelly Vyzral for the password)
  • CQI Affinity Group Sign Up Form (members only)

Developmental Disabilities 

  • Key Topics: DODD and Ohio MHAS policy initiatives impacting behavioral health providers and children with developmental disabilities, cross-system initiatives at the county and state levels affecting children with DD, funding of DD services
  • Chair: Glenn McCleese, House of New Hope
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: Mar 2, Sep 7, Nov 2
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToMeeting from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Foster Care & Adoption 

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of foster care programs, independent living, and adoption services; state legislation impacting foster carel state child welfare initiatives; best practices and tips in foster care programs
  • Chair: Ann Mitchell, Pressley Ridge
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11

  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToMeeting from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Residential Center & Group Home

  • Key Topics: ODJFS and OMHAS rules and licensing activities impacting residential and group home providers, state legislation impacting residential care, state child welfare initiatives, best practices
  • Chair: Bruce Tessena, Abraxas Youth and Family Services
  • 2018 Meeting Dates:  Feb 15, Jun 6, Aug 16, Nov 29
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToMeeting from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Learning Community for Seclusion and Restraint Prevention in Children’s Residential Centers

  • Key Topics: data analysis of seclusion and restraint use, trauma informed care consultation, best practices in crisis management, implementation of the Six Core Strategies for the Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: Aug 16, Nov 29, included in the Residential Committee meetings

Collaborative Governing Council

  • 2018 Meeting Dates: Jan 11, Mar 8, May 10, Jul 12, Sep 13, Nov 8
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToMeeting from 12:30-2:30pm

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Affinity Group

  • 2018 Meeting Dates: Jun 7, Aug 2
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToMeeting from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Sign up for the email list (members only)