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picture of Tony Anderson, executive director of Valley Mountain Regional Center.

Monday October 12, 2020
I’ll be reviewing the new HIPAA Compliance report and proposed ongoing policy developed by consultant Beverly Davis and meeting with Claudia Reed, CFO to discuss further.

We’ll be meeting with Gaby Castillo, board member, to review her idea for recording short interviews focused on services VMRC purchases to support people with disabilities and their families.

Doug Bonnet and I will be meeting to review and prepare for the meetings of the week including senior leadership, San Andreas PPE, and a few upcoming large events.

Tuesday October 13, 2020
Part C to B for CA Kids workgroup discussion on transitioning children from Part C to Part B. Workgroup Meeting #2 (Virtual) Session 1: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Break: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Session 2: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: https://www.partctobforcakids.org/home.

The Senior Leadership team will be meeting from 9 am to noon for department updates and we will discuss the HIPAA Compliance Report and plan for work session to review the policies implications in the report.

I will be meeting with the regional center directors to discuss an update from Clinical Directors on End of Life issues, various statewide topics impacting all regional centers, and to prepare for our weekly meeting with the DDS Director.

Wednesday October 14, 2020
Part C to B for CA Kids workgroup discussion on transitioning children from Part C to Part B. Workgroup Meeting #2 (Virtual) Session 1: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Break: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Session 2: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: https://www.partctobforcakids.org/home.

We’ll be having a Self Determination Informational Gathering to “Meet some Self Determination Participants and their families for their perspective of how the program works for them” from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, this is Part 4 in the series: https://zoom.us/j/96127663909?pwd=ZVpGeWJ5eDRIbVJiN0xCWEhFMEFrdz09, Password: 380639.

Doug has organized another Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution Drive Through day from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at 704 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

There will be a VMRC Clients’ Rights Training via Zoom from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm hosted by our Quality Assurance team featuring Christine Couch our Compliance Manager. http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=pnnut8zab&oeidk=a07ehb46yjq48648d37

I’ll be attending the NextGen group of Executive Directors who have been recently hired (within the last 5+ years) organized by Eric Zigman of Golden Gate Regional Center. This is a very helpful informal group discussion for relatively new directors that meets prior to the ARCA Board of Directors meeting.

Thursday October 15, 2020
We’ll be hosting a free webinar on Medication Basics Part 2 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm presented by Dr. William Kehoe, Clinical Pharmacist (Offers FREE CE units). To register in advance for this webinar click this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hoY427dXTKavG6_1xOyejA

I’ll be attending the ICC meetings (ICC stands for The Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Start) from 9-12 pm via zoom. Meeting link: https://wested.zoom.us/j/97891111769?pwd=WkFNMjNlY0lIblRYZU9Wd2lVVDRPZz09

I will be participating in a meeting with Nancy Bargmann, DDS Director, DDS senior leadership, regional center directors, and ARCA to review the status of various changes in response to COVID-19.

I will be attending the workgroup for creating employee networks as a component of tour Cultural and Linguistically Competent organizational plan.

I will be attending the Self-Determination Advisory Committee meeting from 3:30 pm to 5 pm via zoom. To participate click on the link: https://zoom.us/j/96826836440?pwd=THJtV2FkWFg5WDJxeEh0Z01XWkpxQT09, meeting ID: 968 2683 6440, passcode: 923719.

Thursday evening several of us will be writing the short articles for the Friday Health Advisory.

Friday October 16, 2020
Doug Bonnet will be publishing Health Advisory 33 and distributing the weekly newsletter sometime Friday morning.

Along with Margaret Heinz, President, I’ll be attending the Board of Directors meeting for the Association of Regional Center Agencies chaired by Kathy Hebert of Regional Center of the East Bay.

After the ARCA board meeting I’ll switch over to the ICC day two meeting at https://wested.zoom.us/j/97891111769?pwd=WkFNMjNlY0lIblRYZU9Wd2lVVDRPZz09. To view the meeting materials click here: https://www.dds.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/October-ICC-Meeting-Packet.pdf

The Self-Advocacy Council 6 will be hosting their Friday Chat from 11 am to 12 pm. To participate in the Friday Chat click here: https://zoom.us/j/92098005525?pwd=TUF4dEFJRVhTREI1M1phOXlwbFlJZz09, meeting ID: 920 9800 5525, Passcode: 538515.

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