Centerpoint Governance

Centerpoint has oversight from a Partnership Board, with executive representation from the partner agencies as defined by a partnership agreement.

Centerpoint’s affiliated partnership organizations include:

Howard Center, Inc,, a Vermont non-profit agency with AHS Department of Mental Health accreditation as a designated agency for mental health and developmental disability services and with approval as a preferred provider with the VDH Division of Alcohol and Abuse Programs. (To learn more about Howard Center, click here)

NFI Vermont, a Vermont non-profit agency with AHS Department of Mental Health accreditation as a specialized services agency for distinctive youth and family mental health services and with accreditations through the Agency of Education (To learn more about NFI Vermont, click here).

Matrix Health Systems, PC is a specialty practice of mental health, psychological, and psychiatric services, including Otter Creek Associates.  All three organizations are covered healthcare providers as defined by the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. (To learn more about Matrix Health Systems, click here).

As a Partnership Board with governance authority, ‘host’ partner organizations have responsibility for establishing and maintaining policies and procedures that are in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulatory requirements.

Centerpoint’s array of services and supports are governed accordingly, with polices and procedures as matched to the scopes of services defined within the partnership agreement.  This is inclusive of, and not limited to:

Agency policies and procedures related to the provision of designated agency programs and services provided through Centerpoint are governed by Howard Center, Inc.

Agency policies and procedures related to the provision of preferred provider treatment programs and services provided through Centerpoint are governed by Howard Center, Inc.

Agency policies and procedures related to the provision of specialized services agency programs provided through Centerpoint are governed by NFI Vermont, Inc.

Agency policies and procedures related to the provision of approved independent school programming provided through Centerpoint are governed by NFI Vermont, Inc.

All polices and procedures related to human resources management are maintained through the host agency of each employee, unless otherwise established within the partnership agreement.

All other policies and procedures are established and maintained through the partner organizations, as defined by current agreement, superseding agreements, or precedent. Incorporated non-profit partner agencies have established Boards of Directors with legal and fiduciary responsibilities, elections and appointments, and posted meeting minutes that are publicly available (Leadership & Board – Howard Center; Board of Directors | NFI Vermont).

Centerpoint’s Partnership Board meets 10 times/year, with review of the integrated financial reports occurring 4 times/year.  Partnership Board Meetings include representation from each partner agency, with RBA-based content presentation and facilitation by the Centerpoint Director.  Centerpoint’s financial report meetings also include Finance Management representation from each partner organizations.

Operationally, Centerpoint maintains an organizational structure based on a service leadership model.  As noted, the affiliated Partner Board maintains shared management oversight and guidance to the Centerpoint Director who operates with executive capacity, and who  supervises a Senior Leadership Team with program and service responsibilities.  Through this service leadership modeling, Centerpoint staffing is organized within program and service structures that include opportunities for integrative and complementary service enhancements, expansions, collaborations, and innovations.  Centerpoint’s organizational structure maintains a staffing of 65-70 FTEs across a range of professional roles, disciplines, and credentialed positions:

 

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