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: Nancy Harvey, Community Teaching Homes
  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Feb 22, Apr 24 (Breakout Session 5 @ Spring Conference), Jun 21, Aug 23, Oct 25, Dec 6
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and by GoToMeeting from 9:00am-1:30pm

Behavioral Health 

  • Key topics: community behavioral health Medicaid, managed care, OMHAS and ODM rules for certified behavioral health providers, state legislation
  • Chair: Debra Rex, Beech Brook; Sheree Lynch, Positive Leaps
  • 2019 Meeting Dates: Feb 14, Mar 14, May 9, Jun 13, Aug 8, Sep 12, Nov 14, Dec 12
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and by GoToWebinar from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • 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; Kristina Hudson, Bair Foundation
  • 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-12:30pm

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; Nancy Harvey, Community Teaching Homes
  • Includes: Learning Community for Seclusion and Restraint Prevention in Children’s Residential Centers, best practices in crisis management, implementation of the Six Core Strategies for the Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint
  • 2019 Meeting Dates:  Thurs Mar 21, 10:00am-2:00pm; Thurs Sep 12, 12:30pm-3:00pm
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToWebinar

Day Treatment Learning Community

  • Key Topics: Best practices and management strategies in day treatment programs
  • 2019 Meeting Dates:  Mon Jun 10; Wed Aug 7; Sep 11
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToWebinar from 10:00am-12:00pm

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, May 2, Nov 7
  • 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: (4th Tuesday of each month) Thurs Jan 24, Tues Feb 26, Apr 30, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 30, Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26
  • Co-Chairs: Andrew Dodds, Focus on Youth; Jennifer Painter, UMCH Family Services
  • Meetings are held via GoToMeeting from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Email Andrew Dodds or Jennifer Painter to sign up (members only)