April 2016 Cambria County Health and Welfare Council Meeting Minutes

 The regular monthly meeting of the Cambria County Health and Welfare Council was held on April 6th at 8:30 am at Alleghenies UCP.

Call to Order:  Josh Yoder, Vice President

Attendance: The following members and guests signed in:

Megan Eckenrode, Jude Peruso, Karen Sellers, Eric Hochfeld, Jeffrey Lees, Ron Roberson, Jami Zipf, Tom Chernisky, Katelyn Clem, Josh Yoder, Doyin Desaler, Chris Baughman, Marlene Singer, Bridget Hall, Brandy Varner, Eileen Pierson, Rachael Leister, Kelsey Gross, Michelle Younkin, Melody Ray, Tasha Adams, Joyce Bowers, Cindy Debellis, Cathy Ritter, Liz McGregor, Martha Faust, Diana Grosik, Bethany Winters, Lee Kring, Laura Perry-Thompson, Beverly Bender, Briana Becquet, John Thompson, Jessica Pulliam Petrunak, Kristen Villarrial, Heidi Niebauer.


  • Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers:

“Cinco De Meow” – Pet Supply Drive benefitting Cambria County Humane Society.  Monday May 2- Friday May 6.  Drop off donations at Johnstown (Para-Coat Technologies, 817 Franklin St.) or Richland(AUCP, 119 Jari Dr.)  Some needed items:  paper towels, M&L Latex gloves, cat & dog food (unopened), non-clumping cat litter, garbage bags, toys, used collars and leashes.  *Make checks payable to the Humane Society of Cambria County.

  • Child Advocacy Center:

Pinwheels for Prevention.  April is Child Abuse Awareness month.  The Child Advocacy Center will be selling pinwheels for $1 and prevention t-shirts for $10 to raise awareness throughout April.  Please contact Diana Grosik, 254-4567

  • ACRP, Inc.

Oldies Dance, 4/30/16, Johnstown Classic Rockers,  Proceeds benefit ACRP will be 50/50 sales, food with good friends and dancing the night away.  Contact Bev Bender, 535-5611, ext. 321

Discussion Items:

  • March Meeting Minutes were approved.
  • Finance Report was shared by Katelyn Clem, Treasurer
  • Member survey results were discussed and several members did not get a chance to complete the survey.  Kristen Villarrial will send the survey out again this month. 



“Community Innovation Zone” partnership with Cambria County Child Development Corporation and Greater Johnstown School District.  Goals to increase family engagement with preschoolers – age 3.  Kristen will send power point with April meeting minutes.   

Next Month’s Guest Speaker:  Anne Heinzroth, Upward Bound

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 am by Josh Yoder, Vice President

Respectfully submitted,

Kristen Villarrial

Health and Welfare Council Secretary