Members present: Helen Howell, Paula Carvalho, Simha Reddy, Gordon McHenry, Adrienne Quinn, John Chelminiak, Nate Caminos, Dr. Damien Pattenaude, Juanita Spotted Elk, Harold Odom, and Professor Sarah Rankin
Members absent: Rev. Dr. Carey Anderson
Intro and Welcome
Attendance taken and all present except for Rev. Anderson.
Public Comment (1 of 2)
Meeting opened for Public Comment but no one there. Will try again later in the meeting.
Started the meeting with a get to know each other question - all answering how they got their name/the origin of their name.
Theory of Change/Equity-Based Decision Making
Then there was discussion/review on the theory of change. This revolved around equity-based decision making where the solution centers around the customer’s voice. Equity-based decision making revolves around policy and strategy, business operations, and hiring operations. This board’s focus was around business operations, specifically in the areas of 1. Participatory budgeting, 2. Complete and equitable RFP framework and 3. Contractor selection that involved lived experience in the decision making.
Continued RHA Start-Up Discussion
Next the six key decisions needed for the Board to continue operating and to move forward with the CEO hiring process were discussed and voted on.
Implementation Board Officers
Next was discussion of the Board Officers makeup - chair and vice chair, two co-chairs, etc. No decision was made. They will decide at October meeting. Need more info and need to get to know each other better.
Public Comment (2 of 2)
Public Comment was opened again with one comment. The gentleman was asking the Board to make sure they stay connected to the Regions. People outside of the work that they are doing do not know what is happening at the meetings. The Board needs to reach out and share more.
Board wanted to add this comment to the Agenda for the next meeting so it is addressed. Next meeting is Wed, Oct 2, 2 - 3:30pm.
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