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Restructuring Update: Executive CFAC Continues to Rework Bylaws

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare — March 05, 2019
The Executive Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) continues to work on updates to the CFAC bylaws that must be completed before the seven existing CFACs can be reorganized into four regional groups.
Beverly M. Morrow, Interim Chairman of the Executive CFAC and Chair of the Piedmont CFAC, said the group made a lot of progress on issues such as membership and board representation during meetings in January and February, but there’s still more work to be done.
The Executive CFAC will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 20 at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare’s Community Office in Burlington, N.C., to work on changes to the bylaws that are necessary before the restructuring moves forward. This meeting is open to the public. If the updates are completed March 20, the Executive CFAC could vote on the changes as soon as April. 
“I’m so hopeful we will finish it in this five-hour meeting,” Morrow said. 
Morrow said the bylaws must be edited to reflect the new CFAC structure that members voted on during a two-day CFAC Summit in the fall. The four new groups will be:
  • Five County (Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance, Warren)
  • Central: (Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Orange, Person)
  • Southern: (Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union)
  • Triad: (Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes)
These four groups will not start meeting until the new bylaws are completed. The Executive CFAC plans to create a steering committee to bring the different groups together to discuss their opinions about services and needs, but it will not have authority over the regional groups like the current Executive CFAC does. 
CFACs were created by the state to provide active participation by members and family members. They are self-governing groups that have a choice to receive administrative support from the Cardinal Innovations staff. 
CFAC members are adult volunteers age 18 or older who receive services for mental health, intellectual or developmental disabilities, or substance use disorder (MH/IDD/SUD) or are family members of those receiving services. They help inform decisions and initiatives that improve the health and wellness of Cardinal Innovations’ members.

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