MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 5:30 PM


Call to Order (5:30 PM)

  • Hunter, Madsen, St. Julian, Thomas and Williamson
  • Flowers and Willis

Also Present: Deanna Cruse, Kathy Baumann, Ginny Donney, Graydon Burchfield, Nancy Maxwell, Holly Cormier, Jocelyn Popit

Approval of Minutes


January 28, 2019

  • A motion was made by Thomas, seconded by Madsen, to approve the January 28, 2019 minutes as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.



a. American Addiction Centers website request: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/behavioral-addictions/ http://drugabuse.com/library/mental-health-and-drug-abuse/ http://www.rehabs.com/local/illinois/
b. The Recovery Village website request: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/local-rehab-resources/illinois/
c. Paying For Senior Care website request: https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/financial-assistance/illinois.html
d. Rehab Center website request: https://www.rehabcenter.net/inpatient-rehab-centers/illinois-inpatient-rehab-centers/
e. STD Test Info website request: https://stdtestinfo.com/

The Board discussed the website requests.  They are all for profit companies that want to have their links added to the Mental Health Board website.  The Board voiced concerns about the requests not being part of the function of the Board and putting them on the website would look like the Board was endorsing them.  The consensus of the Board is to say no to all of the requests.  Also, the Board wants to create a guideline for what can be included on the website.  Thomas offered to write something and have the Board review it at the next meeting.  

Recognition of Visitors

Agency Reports

Centerstone-Popit reported on the CASTLE program which works with children age two to seven on the autism spectrum.  Then she spoke about the medical assistant therapy program in Marion.  Cormier asked about the CASTLE program and Madsen asked about medicaid approval, Popit is going to get the answers and send them tomorrow.

Archway-Cruse reported that things are going well.  They had a classroom teacher who's baby came a bit early so they have been having a few other employees help cover while she is out.

START-Baumann reported that they are concerned about the minimum wage increase, the new handicap doors are being installed, their job training in the high schools is going well, and they are applying for some additional funding through the state.

Shawnee Health-Donney reported that they have been asked to expand their Terrier Care program to the middle schools.  They hope to have this up and running sometime in the fall.

SICIL-Burchfield reported that the transportation is going well, the computer lab is almost up and running, and they have over 90 students in their life skills program.

Women's Center-Maxwell reported that the group at the Erma Hayes Center has over twenty five clients.  They have applied for a grant from Ameren and are accepting donations.  Maxwell went on to inform the Board of upcoming activities: Hope Walk, Art Exhibit, Easter Egg Hunt, Mothers Day Picnic, Back to School Block Party, Health Fair, and on April 9th a representative from Tammy Duckworth's office will be doing a presentation on Women in Politics.  She also mentioned that in the future they would like to try and start some programs for men.

Clinical Center-Cormier reported that the Clinical Center continues to provide LDHD assessments.  The results are given to the school and the Clinical Center often works with the schools to understand the results and accommodations that are necessary.

Old Business

Williamson brought up the Agency Adoptions and the one agency left if SICIL, the consensus of the Board is to ask Flowers if she would be willing to do this.

St. Julien had a question about the Perry-Jackson report that they have private counselors using the Murphysboro facility.  The Board discussed whether the counselors are paying to use the facility and what that would mean.  Thomas offered to find out since that is the agency she chose to work with this year.


FY20 Application Deadline

The Board discussed when to have the FY20 funding applications returned.

  • A motion was made by St. Julian, seconded by Thomas, to approve setting the FY20 funding application due date as June 14, 2019. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

New Business


First Quarter Reports

The Board reviewed the first quarter reports.

  • A motion was made by Thomas, seconded by St. Julian, to approve the FY19 first quarter reports as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Executive Session


St. Julien moved and Hunter seconded to adjourn, motion carried.