Substance Abuse Council Meeting, July 11, 2022

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

July 11, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B



  1. Call to Order


  1. Welcome and Introductions


  1. Approval of June 6, 2022 Minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)


  1. Treasurer’s Report


  1. Committee Reports
  2. Prevention
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. Treatment


  1. Director’s Report


  1. Old Business/Projects
  2. Race for Recovery


  1. New Business:
  2. Fall Festival
  3. 2022 grant presentation schedule
  4. National Night Out, August 2, 6:00 – 8:30 pm


  1. Presentations:
  2. Drug and Alcohol Deferral Services (DADS)
  3. Oxford House


  1. Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.


  1. Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: Monday, August 1, 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

The SAC Executive Committee: July 18, at noon, 501 John Street Conference Room





6 June 2022

Members present:  Kathryn Kornblum-Zell – Parenting Time; James Akin – VCCC; Nathan Simon, TSA; Bri Bolin – Transgender Alliance; Jill Hoskins – Brentwood; Daren Harmon – Prosecutor Office; Laura Wathen – Youth First; Kim Ashby – Boom Squad; Wally Paynter; Julie Robinson – TSA; Matt Knight – EPD; James Budde – Vanderburgh Sheriff; Joe Branson — ; Laura Walker – Hillcrest; Hannah Duckworth – Counseling for Change; Courtney Horning – Smokefree Indiana; Heather Woods – Juvenile Court; Crystal Sisson – Holly’s House; William Wells – DADS; Kevin Groves – Southwestern Behavioral Health; JoAnn Delisle – Groups Recover; Ginny France – Anthem; Amy Rich – Patchwork; Leslie Jackson – Misdemeanor Court; Shay Wood – NOW Counseling; Molly Fahrlander – Patchwork; Stacey Kuder – Deaconess; Jodie Cross – Girl Scouts; Beth Greenwell – Adult Probation; Jane Vickers – Patchwork; Dan Miller – Director

Guests:  Charlotte Critchfield, Southwestern Behavioral Health; Doug Berry – Diehl Consulting

James Akin, Treasurer, called the meeting to order at 1:35pm. The meeting was held in the large conference room at Central Library and  via Microsoft Teams.

Minutes of the May 2, 2022, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting.  There was one correction:  Wally Paynter’s title in the attendance list should be omitted; he is no longer an officer with TSA.  Kim Ashby moved to approve the minutes as corrected.  Daren Harmon seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:  James Akin presented the Treasurer’s report, which is attached.  There was no change to the balances of the Taste account or the CD.  The beginning balance in the checking account was $8,926.73.  Expenses were $2,714.26.64 for payroll, office supplies, telephone, director’s and officers’ insurance, and Fall Festival expense.  Income was $18.84 from a tax refund, leaving an ending balance of $6,320.81.  .

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  Chairman Laura Wathen reported that Prevention Committee will meet after this meeting; Doug Berry from Diehl Consulting will speak to the committee on the topic of data.

Law Enforcement Committee.  Chairman Daren Harmon reported that he will send Dan the May report on drug arrests.

Treatment Committee:  Jackie Hughes is on vacation.  There has not been a meeting; and there is no report.

Screening Committee:  Chairman Kevin Groves reported that the Screening Committee met just prior to this meeting.  The screening committee funding proposal for 2023 recommended by the committee is attached to these minutes.  Jill Hoskins moved that the Screening Committee funding recommendations for 2023 be approved by the Council.  Kathryn Kornblum-Zelle seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 5 votes against the motion.  Wally Paynter explained his no vote.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes.

Previous Business:

  1. 2022 Grant Cycle: this was covered in the Screening Committee’s report.  The vote on funding recommendations occurred during the Screening Committee’s report.  Dan reported that the next step was the County Commissioners meeting on June 14, 2022.  He hopes to have funding agreements in place by the end of the month with auditors releasing checks

New Business:

  1. Race for Recovery: Dan sent out requests for sponsorship and had already received word that 3 organizations were planning to be sponsors with a projected sponsorship of $1,750.  Two of those sponsorships are new.  Volunteers for the race day and race preparations are needed.  The entry fee increased to $30.00.  Dan was worried about the effect of the increase on some of the potential racers in the treatment and recovery community.  Laura Wathen offered to sponsor a race participant, and others may do so, as well.  Also, someone pointed out that the website needs to be changed to reflect the correct date.


Southwestern Behavioral Health Crisis Services:  Charlotte Critchfield presented on this new service offered by Southwestern Behavioral Health for people in a mental health crisis.  This is an effort to keep persons in crisis out of jail.  They have a crisis line (812-422-1100) that is operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  They offer a 5-bed unit and a place where someone can be held for 23 hours while mental health care can be set up.  They are working with authorities to take inmates who need services directly from jail.

DADS  Williams Wells was scheduled to present on their program funded by SAC, but he experienced difficulties with the virtual link; his presentation was postponed until July.



Julie Robinson reported that TSA is hosting an LGBTQ legal issues event on June 23, 2022, at 6:30 pm in the conference room at 501 John Street.  Legal professionals will present on Wills and Trusts and Adoption and Family Law.


Dan made the following meeting announcements:


The next meeting is scheduled Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room B.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, June 13, at noon, conference room at 501 John Street.

Kim Ashby moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Daren Harmon.  The motion passed, and James Akin adjourned the meeting.

Submitted by Dan Miller

Treasurer’s Report

June 1, 2022

Account                                           Checking                           Taste                                 CD


Beginning Balance 5-2-22            8,926.73                            8270.68                            20,155.73

Ending Balance 6-1-22                 6,230.81                            8270.68                            20,155.73


May Expenditures:


Payroll                                                            1,819.98

Office Supplies(Intuit)                                       12.83

Telephone                                                         104.95

Insurance                                                           654.00

Fall Festival Expense                                        123.00


Subtotal                                                         2,714.76

May Income:


Payroll tax refund                                                                                       18.84

Total                                                                                                          2695.92




6 June 2022


  • Smokefree Coalition meeting, May 10
  • Plaza Park Site Council initial meeting, May 19

Financial Review:

  • Successfully transitioned to an on-line Quickbooks service


  • Collected grant evaluations, copied and scanned them and tabulated scores for grant screening committee
  • Sent Funding proposals for Race for Recovery
  • Obtained Certificates of Insurance for Race for Recovery and Fall Festival
  • Sent Invoices for Race for Recovery Sponsors. So far:  4 sponsors, 1 new, total $1750.00, and $250 already deposited.
  • Received notification from ICJI that CCP has been approved
  • Worked on budget for 2023 county council
  • Began preparation for County Commissioner meeting on June 14.


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