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

Monday March 29, 2021
I will be participating in the orientation training with Doug Bonnet on using the Quillo App. This is the tool we are going to be using to increase our development, management, and dissemination of information through video.

I will be meeting with Matthew Bahr to review the status on legal matters facing VMRC. We have two issues engaging parties with legal representation and one new whistleblower investigation that Christine Couch, Compliance Manager, will manage.

I will be participating in the DDS Task Force Subcommittee on Oversight, Accountability and Transparency Workgroup Meeting.

I will be meeting with Doug Bonnet to review and prepare for upcoming meetings and events for the week. Including preparation for the bi-annual managers meeting.

I will be meeting with Christine Couch and Bud Mullanix to review the new policies and procedures for the Conflict of Interests forms for employees.

Tuesday March 30, 2021
The Senior Leadership team will be meeting from 9 am to noon for department updates and make decisions on matters impacting the organization.

ACEs Aware will be hosting a webinar, “The Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap: A Guide for Strengthening Community Relationships” from 10 – 11 am to register click here.

Cindy Mix will be facilitating the program managers meeting to provide updates and supervision and review POS exceptions. DDS will be presenting at this meeting on the Conflict-of-Interest reporting procedures.

I will be meeting with the regional center directors from 3 pm to 4 pm hosted by the Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA).

We’ll be hosting a public forum on the POS disparities, from 4 pm to 6 pm, facilitated by Gaby Lopez, Cultural Specialist, which will show our spending trends across different groups.

I will be attending the Regional Advisory Committee for the SCDD North Valley Hills Office from 6 pm to 8 pm. I will provide a regional center update and the featured presentation will be the Family Resource Network “DATA” project. To participate in this meeting:https://zoom.us/j/95629995402?pwd=K1ZGYWFzUHljejFJemlLL0hCRmE1dz09,  Meeting ID: 956 2999 5402,  Passcode: 948567 or conference call number (888) 475-4499, MEETING ID: 956 2999 5402, password 948567.

Wednesday March 31, 2021 – Cesar Chavez Day Holiday (Office is Closed)

Thursday April 1, 2021
Doug Bonnet and I will be meeting Will Wise from “We and Me” to plan for the upcoming managers bi-annual training. The training will focus on the ideas in the book “Ask Powerful Questions”. To learn more click here.

I will be working on an article for the publication of Frontline Initiative on vaccination resistance among DSPs. To view our latest publication visit: https://publications.ici.umn.edu/frontline-initiative/16-2/cover 

Regional Center Directors will be meeting with Nancy Bargmann, DDS Director, and the DDS leadership to review statewide policies and any updates on directives from the department.

Friday April 2, 2021
I will be participating in the SAC6 Friday Chat from 11 am to 12 pm. This week SAC6 will tentatively be hosting a presentation by R&D focused on the new transportation broker services.

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