Committees

Staff members of full Ohio Children’s Alliance member agencies may participate in 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 cancelled, Dec 6
  • 2020 Meeting Dates: Jan 31, Mar 27, Jun 5, Jul 31, Sep 25, Dec 4
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance Board Room and by GoToMeeting from 9:00am-1:30pm

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

  • 2020 Meeting Dates: Feb 11, Mar 3, May 12, Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and via GoToWebinar from 10:00am-12:30pm

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
  • 2020 Meeting Dates: Feb 13, Mar 12, May 14, Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10
  • Meetings are held at the Ohio Children’s Alliance meeting suite and by GoToWebinar from 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Medicaid Q&A (members-only and password protected; email Ohio Children’s Alliance for the password)

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:  Mar 21, Sep 12, Nov 21, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • 2020 Meeting Dates:  Feb 13, May 14, Aug 13, Nov 12, from 12:30-3:00pm
  • 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
  • 2020 Meeting Dates:  Jan 23, Apr 2, Jun 25, Sep 17
  • 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
  • 2020 Meeting Dates: 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: (4th Tuesday of each month) Thurs Jan 24, Tues Feb 26, Apr 30, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 30, Sep 24, Oct 22
  • 2020 Meeting Dates: Tues, Jan 28; Quarterly
  • Coordinator: April Stinemetz, The Village Network
  • Meetings are held via GoToMeeting from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Email April Stinemetz to sign up (members only)