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
  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Feb 22, Apr 24 (lunch meeting @ Spring Conference), Jun 28, Aug 23, Oct 25, Dec 6
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite 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
  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Feb 14, Mar 14, May 9, Jun 13, Aug 8, Nov 14, Dec 12
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance office and by GoToWebinar from 10:00am-1:00pm, Feb-Aug; 10:00am-12:30pm, Nov-Dec
  • Medicaid Q&A (members-only and password protected; email Ohio Children’s Alliance for the password)

Foster Care & Adoption 

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of foster care programs, independent living, and adoption services; state legislation impacting foster care state child welfare initiatives; best practices and tips in foster care programs
  • Chair: Bryan Forney, Focus on Youth
  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Feb 12, Mar 12, May 21, Jun 11, Sep 10, Nov 12, Dec 10

  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToWebinar 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
  • Includes: Learning Community for Seclusion and Restraint Prevention in Children’s Residential Centers, 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
  • 2019 Meeting Dates:  Thurs Mar 21; Fri Sep 20
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToWebinar from 10:00am-2:00pm

Collaborative Governing Council

  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Apr 11, 10:00am-12:00pm; Jun 13, 12:30-2:30pm, Nov 14, 12:30-2:30pm
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToWebinar

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Affinity Group

  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Feb 7, TBA
  • Coordinator: John Smith, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToMeeting from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Email John Smith to sign up (members only)

Coding & Billing Affinity Group

  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Thurs Jan 24, Tues Feb 26, Tues Mar 26, TBA
  • Co-Chairs: Andrew Dodds, Focus on Youth; Jennifer Painter, UMCH Family Services
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToMeeting from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Email Andrew Dodds or Jennifer Painter to sign up (members only)