May 2017 Cambria County Health and Welfare Council Meeting Minutes

 The regular monthly meeting of the Cambria County Health and Welfare Council was held on May 4, 2017 at 8:30am at the Alleghenies UCP.

Call to Order:  Davina Bixby, President


The following members and guests signed in:

Frank Reidelbach, Katie Kovacic, Cindy Allison, Marlene Singer, Jeffrey Lees, Kirby Brugh, Tony Penna, Barb Penna, Tyler Torchia, Michelle Mauro, Doyin Desalu, Sarah Bantly, Lori Rowzer, Terra Setzler, Howard Ermin, Michelle Younkin, Cindy DeBellis, Chris Baughman, Joyce Bowers, Tasha Adams, McKenzie Warshel, Cathy Ritter, Rachael Leister, Martha Faust, Lee Kring, Amanda Fox, Jim Yeager, Liz McGregor, Davina Bixby, and Bridget Hall.


  •  Cribs for Kids
    • Received a grant to continue through Beginnings, Nurse Family Partnership, and more
  • Conemaugh Hospital
    • Johnstown Walk of Hope- walk to benefit cancer patients
      • Saturday June 3rd
    • Opioid education and Narcan Training Available - Somerset SCA is able to provide an opioid education and narcan training to your agency. The training is about an hour long and provides your agency with narcan at the completion at no cost. If you are interested, please click the link.
  •  Johnstown Central Labor Council
    • May 13 – Letter Carriers Food Drive
      • Looking for volunteers to help at the Johnstown Post Office that morning
  • AmeriCorps
  • Health and Human Services Consulting
    • Assists agencies with resource development and project development
  • Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers
    • Cinco de Meow – pet supply drive for the 1st week of May benefiting the Cambria County Human Society
    • Rec the Alleghenies – Outdoor Active Expo – Free event
      • May 13th from 12 pm to 6 pm
      • Greenhouse Park
  • Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
  • PA Link
    • May 23rd – Emergency Preparedness Seminar in Somerset County from 10m to 3pm
    • May 23rd – Emergency Preparedness for Families at Somerset Jr./Sr. High from 6pm to 8pm
    • June 8th – PTSD and Veteran Resource Program from 9am to 3:15 pm at American Red Cross
  • Self-Determination Housing Project
    • Hiring 3 new regional housing coordinators
    • Carol will be new to Cambria County in June
  • Senior Life Johnstown
    • Partnering with local agencies for a variety of Wellness Programs
  • Coaches 4 Kids
    • Golf Tournament on June 10th with a 1:30 pm Shotgun start
    • Playground take over project with Goodwill at the Park Ave. and Wood Street playgrounds from 4pm to 8pm


Discussion Items

  • Finance Report was shared by Liz McGregor
    • Membership fees were added to the account for a newbalance of $11,074.34
  • Kids-a-Fair
    • June 9th from 4pm to 7pm at Trojan Stadium
    • Planning Meeting on May 19th at 12:30pm at Beginnings, Inc
    • Still in need of flyers to distribute to kids
  • Narcan training - If you are interested in the training that was sent out via e-mail on April 12 and included above, please let Marlene Singer know.


Jeffrey Lees, Cambria County Coroner’s Office, introduced himself to the membership.  Jeffrey discussed Suicide Prevention and the Cambria County Yellow Ribbon Program.

  •  The Coroner’s Office created a video for local schools (guidance counselors) to show students in small groups to introduce the Yellow Ribbon Program for suicide prevention.
    • National Crisis Line – 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)


Next Month’s Meeting – Wednesday June 7th, 2017

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 by Davina Bixby, President.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bridget Hall

Cambria County Health and Welfare Council Secretary