STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
HEATH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, started the meeting at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
Members excused: ALBRIGHT, Tony, ALLEN, Susan, DEAN, Matt, and QUAM, Duane.
Claire Wilson, Assistant Commissioner of Community Supports at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), provided an overview of the 2016 Final Report of the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health.
A quorum was present at 8:35 a.m. Representative Schomacker officially called the meeting to order at 8:46 a.m.
Representative Kresha moved to approve the minutes from January 12, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Schomacker opened the meeting to public testimony about the task force report.
Nathan Gove, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and
Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, LGSW, Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Mental Health Center;
Jin Lee Palen, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health
Melissa Balitz, Chair, State Advisory Council on Mental Health;
Dr. Paul Goering, Vice President of Mental and Behavioral Health Services, Allina Health;
Tracine Asberry, Ed. D., Executive Director, St. Paul Youth Services;
Suzanne Koepplinger, Catalyst Initiative Director, George Family Foundation;
Catherine Dalnes, Manager of School Social Work Services, Minneapolis School District;
Steven Wickelgren, MA, LMFT, Clinical Director, Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team
(CIT) Officers’ Association;
Shannah Mulvihill, Executive Director, Mental Health Minnesota;
Mary Vukelich, law enforcement instructor;
Melinda Shamp, Wellness in the Woods.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:52 a.m.
Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair
Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant