Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council
Sussex County Human
Services Advisory Council
Minutes for May 26,
Barbara Adolphe, Cathy Capula Bawa, Jeff Daly, Vladimir Raevsky, Ron-Dee
Lockwood, Linda Pinto, Michele Richard, Suzanne Sarner, Gordon Shelton, Joy
Sullivan, Donna DelValle.
Dorothy Ames, Sharon Giacchino, Anna Olsen, Gail Swain, Bruce Hayes.
Ralph Pinto, Suzanne Rosen, Christine Schnorr, Patty Tomaszewski.
Gregory Fehrenbach, Stephen
Gruchacz, Lorraine Hentz,
Melissa Latronica, Pat Kibildis.
Members of the Public:
Sue Lombardi, Mary Houtsma, Richard Lecher, Eileen Kivlen, Barbara Miller, Ed
Szabo, Alana Steib, Claire Willetts, Maureen McKenna, Cindy Everitt.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by Chair Barbara Adolphe at 9:05 a.m.
Introduction of HSAC Members and Visitors:
Introductions of members and visitors.
Jeff Daly motioned to approve the April minutes. Michele Richard seconded the
motion. No discussion. Abstentions: Vladimir Raevsky and Ron Dee Lockwood.
Motion passed, April minutes were approved.
report. Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for June 14th at
Allocations Committee-Linda Pinto and Mary Theile:
Szabo and Barbara Miller introduced themselves to the HSAC members, both were
members of the HSAC Allocations Committee.
Linda Pinto presented the Peer Grouping recommendations for allocations to the
HSAC Members, please refer to the attached Allocations Recommendations spread
Linda Pinto made a motion to accept the Peer Grouping allocations
recommendations. Ron Dee Lockwood seconded the motion. Discussion: Michelle
Richard inquired about the Allocation Committee Process. Lorraine Hentz gave
an overview on how the internal County Committee met previous to the HSAC
Committee, the Internal County Committee’s recommendations were forwarded to
the HSAC Committee. However, the Internal Committee did not make any
recommendations regarding funding any one agency, they felt that they should
support the HSAC’s recommendations, due to their expertise. Abstentions:
Jeff Daly and Vladimir Raevsky. Motion was passed unanimously to accept the
Peer Grouping allocation recommendations as outlined in the Allocations spread
Thiele presented the Grant-In-Aid recommendations for allocations to the HSAC
Members; please refer to the attached Allocations Recommendations spread
Dee Lockwood made a motion to accept the Grant-In-Aid recommendations. Cathy
Bawa seconded the motion. Discussion: The process for Grant-In-Aid was
exactly the same as the Peer Grouping. Abstentions: Vladimir Raevsky, Joy
Sullivan, Barbara Adolphe. Motion was passed unanimously to accept the
Grant-In-Aid allocation recommendation as outlined in the Allocations spread
Dee Lockwood and Stephen Gruchacz thanked the Allocations Committee and
commended their efforts.
Richard Lecher from SCARC discussed the unfortunate situation regarding
SCARC’s late submission of the RFP to the County. Stating that he was upset
by the loss of the funding, and that he will find alternate ways of serving
his clients that were receiving PG and GIA funds. Richard stated that even
though it is extremely unfortunate that SCARC missed the chance to receive
these funds; that he respects the process that occurred.
CEAS Committee-Donna DelValle:
Donna DelValle gave and in depth overview of Continuum of Care process
including the McKinney-Vento application. There has been some concerns
brought to Donna DelValle’s attention on how the County is proceeding with the
process regarding the RFP that was publicized and whether it follows the HUD
Format for the McKinney-Vento.
Stephen Gruchacz addressed concerns and clarified that the RFP Process is for
the prioritization by the CEAS and the support of the prioritization by the
Gregory C. Fehrenbach stated that he would further research with County
Counsel and have a response to these concerns within 24 hours.
Child Abuse/Missing Children-Michele Richard:
Work First NJ Committee-Jeff
Child Care Committee:
Linda Pinto made a motion to approve the Child Care Plan. Suzanne Sarner
seconded the motion. No discussion, no abstentions. The Child Care Plan was
report, meeting scheduled for June 17th at 12:30 p.m.
OEL update-Alana Steib:
An Executive Committee
Meeting is being organized to consider a replacement Training Committee Chair
given Barb O’Neill’s move to Rutgers. Interested parties should contact Alana
or any other member of the Executive Committee.
Approval of Monitoring Report-Melissa Latronica:
Suzanne Sarner made a motion to approve the Monitoring Report. Suzanne Sarner
seconded the motion. No discussion. HSAC Monitoring Report for Spring 2004
was approved unanimously.
Liaison & Task Force Reports:
Youth Advisory Council (SCYAC):
recommended changes to the By-Laws are being reviewed by Dennis McConnell,
Local/Professional Advisory Committee on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (LACADA/PACADA)
– Pat Kibildis
flyer was disseminated regarding the 2005 Prevention Services RFP. The
RFP announces two opportunities for the funding of prevention services:
Community Based Services and Special Projects. The 2005 Prevention RFP will
be available after June 15, 2004 on the New Jersey Department of Human
Services website at:
Disability Services Advisory Council (DSAC)-Melissa
Mental Health Board:
Aging Advisory Council:
Senior Day was well attended and due to such a tremendous turn out they are
looking into the possibility of a new venue.
Discussed that the HSAC Planning Process will begin this month and that the
meeting is scheduled for June 14th @ 1:00 p.m.
Eileen Kivlen requested that if anyone knew of a scholarship that could help a
little girl from Brookside Terrace go to Dance Class, to please contact her.
Donna DelValle announced that the confidentiality of shelter locations law has
Alana Steib announced CSA is having a fair well for Barb O’Neill.
Barbara Adolphe announced that Open House for CFPC is on Monday the 7th
Meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
The next Human
Services Advisory Council Meeting is scheduled for June 30, 2004 at 9:00 am
at the Sussex County Fire Academy.
Respectfully Submitted by