MPN’s Action Committees are working on projects to lead the development and expansion of peer support services in various special populations. Committee rules are as follows:
- Candidates for the committee will complete a MPN committee application
- The board of directors shall review and approve all committee applications and appoint members to each committee
- All members of a committee shall be members of MPN
- The maximum number of members on a committee is 7
- Term shall be 1 year in length with a maximum of 4 consecutive years
- Committees shall meet at minimum once per month
- Missing 2 consecutive meetings is grounds for removal
- Leave of absences are not allowed
- Each committee shall have a chair and co-chair appointed by the board of directors
- Committee chair/co-chairs shall provide minutes of the meetings to the Executive Director for each meeting. A form shall be provided.
- Each committee member will have 1 vote. Proxy voting is not allowed.
- Committees shall have no more than 2 members from a single community in Montana
- Committee members may only serve on 1 committee at a time
Certified Professional Action and Advocacy Committee
The Certified Professional Action and Advocacy Committee (CPAAC) addresses workforce development including wages, Board of Behavioral Health representation, scope of practice, and others as needed. Includes MPN Board members, staff, and CBHPSS.
Amanda Walton (Chair)
Ashley McLean (co-chair)
If you are interested in becoming a member of the CPAAC, please complete the application. All members of this committee shall be CBHPSS.
Justice System Peer Integration & Reform Committee
The JSPIR committee includes justice-involved individuals seeking to break down barriers and dispel the stigma of justice-system involvement through targeted systems-change advocacy for peer support programming and services across the continuum of justice system involvement.
Family Peer Supporter
The Family Supporter Committee is working toward the development of a Family Peer Supporter workforce and certification process to support those with children in the behavioral health system in Montana.
Beth Ayers (Chair)
Andi Daniel (co-chair)
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Family Supporter committee, please complete the application. All members of this committee shall be family or caregivers of children with behavioral health diagnoses.
Veteran Peer Support Committee
The VPS committee is working toward expanding the Veteran’s Peer Support Workforce and engaging veterans in the implementation of veteran specific training and technical assistance.