BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION WORKGROUP
C.L. “BUTCH” OTTER, GOVERNOR
ARTHUR F. (SKIP) OPPENHEIMER, CHAIRMAN
May 20, 2009, 2 – 2:55 p.m.
Location: By conference call
Skip Oppenheimer, Chairman
Dick Armstrong, Department of Health and Welfare
Larry Callicutt, Department of Juvenile Corrections
Ken Coll, Boise State University, Institute for the Study of Addiction
Debbie Field, Office of Drug Policy
Samuel Hulse, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office
Tony Poinelli, Association of Counties
Brent Reinke, Department of Correction
Teresa Wolf, Idaho State Planning Council on Mental Health
At the call of the Chair, a conference call was held with Deb Kupfer and Dennis Mohatt, WICHE
staff, to discuss and ask questions regarding the WICHE proposal to facilitate the planning
process for the Transformation Workgroup. The contract proposal outlined steps for moving
forward with the project within the allotted time frame.
All components of the proposal would occur at the same time. It would be necessary for one
entity to perform the proposed population-in-need study in order that consistent information is
gathered statewide and the data consistently interpreted. This study would provide information
that could be used for responses to a Request for Information.
The Chair recommended contracting with WICHE according to the proposal and starting the
facilitation process at the May meeting. All members present were in agreement. Sara Stover
(Division of Financial Management) will work with the Attorney General’s Office to draft the
The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.