RCCMHC Governing Board

What is a Governing Board? What does the Board do? 

 

The Governing Board is the ultimate decision-making body for RCCMHC. Board members listen to the community to determine needs and priorities. Together, Board members define our mission, vision, and values. Each year, the Board decides what specific work we will do and how we will spend our resources. Through a continuous feedback loop with community, the Board makes a plan, reports on how resources are being used, and measures impact. Plans are often adapted to respond to new or emerging needs.

Every Board member has an equal vote. RCCMHC values youth and caregivers as equal partners with providers and policy makers. The Governing Board meeting is open to the public.  See Zoom link & calendar below.
 

Who is on the Board?  How do they make decisions? 

 

Governing Board members are appointed, elected, or nominated for a term of three years. The exception to this rule is that youth Board members may be elected for a one-year term. Elected and nominated Board members have a term limit of two consecutive three-year terms.

Our system partners volunteer their hours on the Board. Youth and caregivers receive a small stipend. Most Board members lead other RCCMHC committees, serve on task groups, and volunteer at RCCMHC family events and trainings. 

Each Board member represents a constituency group in Ramsey County.  Board members talk to their constituents before voting. For example, the Co-Chairs of the Family Services Committee will talk to the 75 active parents and caregivers in their committee before making a recommendation or decsion on the Board. 

Board Diversity

Board Representatives

6 school districts

4 county departments

1 statewide mental health entity

2 community providers 

3 parents/caregivers

2 youth

How can YOU guide decison making? 

PLEASE share your ideas with the Board!

  • Attend a community-based committee or task group

  • Attend a Board meeting and speak during Public Comment  (see zoom link & calendar below)

  • Email or call your representative on the Board (see chart below)

  • If you don't know who to contact, ask our Executive Director wendy@rccmhc.org 

Governing Board Folder

Search the Governing Board folder to view 2020 Board Minutes, Agenda, Treasurer's Report, Presentations and other Board documents according to month. 

Fourth Fridays, 9:00 to 11:00
  • Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Friday, May 28, 2021

  • Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Friday, September 24, 2021

  • Friday, November 19, 2021
     

Phone Options

Dial +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)  

Meeting ID: 841 3260 2805

Passcode: 943812

 
Governing Board Members 2021

Click on a Board member's name in the chart below to send an email.

2021 Board Officers

Board Chair: Jacinta Moss

Vice Chair: Dan Porter

Past Chair: Aerine Caerwyn

Treasurer: Kathy Lombardi-Kimani

Secretary: Jim McDonough