June 21, 2019
The Alabama State Board of Midwifery met on Friday, June 21, 2019, to conduct business. Board members physically present at the primary physical location were: (1) Ms Noel Leithart (Board Chair), (2) Ms Marietta Nero (member), (3) Ms Kaycee Cavender (member), (4) Ms Stacey Bufkin (member) and (5) Ms Stephanie Armstead (member). Also in attendance was Ms Bettie Carmack (attorney). Board members that were absent were (1) Ms Colleen Tullis (member) and (2) Ms Tori Dennis (member). The physical meeting was held at 501 Washington St, Montgomery.
The members of the public at the physical location were Carla Kruger and Lynne Crowder from the Board of Medical Examiners and Jennifer Lorentz and Kerri Butler from State Purchasing.
The Board meeting had been advertised on the Secretary of State’s website, in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act. There being a quorum of board members present at the physical location, Ms Leithart, Board Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. and proceeded to preside over the meeting.
Ms Armstead was sworn in by the Chair Ms Leithart as a new Board member.
Ms Jennifer Loretz from State Purchasing presented the options for hiring someone to help with the administrative duties of running the Board. Ms Cavender motioned that the Board rescind the vote for the bid for an Executive Director. The motion was seconded by Ms Nero and unanimously approved by the Board. Ms Cavender motioned that she take the responsibility to examine the requirements of an administrative staff person to help with the Board duties. Ms Nero seconded. Verbal vote by the Board approved the motion.
The Board solicited comments from the public. No comments from the public.
Ms Cavender motioned to move the next meeting location to Vestavia Hills on August 23. Ms Armstead seconded. The motion was unanimously approved by the Board.
There was no further business of the Board. Ms. Cavender made a motion to adjourn. Ms. Armstead seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. Ms. Leithart adjourned the meeting at 11:35 a.m.
Noel J. Leithart, Chair