Incorporators are the non-profit equivalent of shareholders in a for-profit enterprise. As such, Incorporators have a stake and interest in the welfare of the non-profit business. The agency exists to serve the public and through the work of its volunteer Board and Incorporators, its mission is directed by the public. Monadnock Family Services is a community mental health agency that serves the approximately 100,000 residents of the Monadnock region. Every effort is made to assemble a slate of Incorporators that is representative of the geographical scope of the agency.
Monadnock Family Services "Fact Sheet"
Founded in 1905, MFS is a non-profit, comprehensive, community mental health agency serving 35 towns in Cheshire and western Hillsborough counties in southwestern New Hampshire.
Each year, our team of professionals helps approximately 800 children and youth who have serious emotional and behavioral disturbances and 2000 adults through a variety of counseling and support services.
MFS offers programs in parent education, family support, youth development, services for seniors, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and treatment for individuals and families confronting mental illness.
Our mission is to be a source of health and hope for people and the communities in which they live, particularly as it pertains to mental illness. We create services that heal, education that transforms, and advocacy that brings a just society for everyone.
· Staff: Philip Wyzik, CEO, Gigi Batchelder, CFO, Dr. Marianne Marsh, Medical Director
· Board of Directors: Jane Larmon, President, Elizabeth Cleary, VP, Mike Chelstowski, Treasurer, Bob Englund, Secretary, Sharon Price Stout, Asst. Secretary, Tom Casey, Diane Croteau, Susan Doyle, JoAnn Fenton, Ann Heffernon, Molly Lane, Steve McGreal, John Round, John Santos, Winston Sims, Andrew Weglinski and Louise Zerba.
· Monadnock Family Services (MFS) – the operating organization that provides clinical services
· Monadnock Community Service Center – asset holding entity that owns the buildings and properties
· Monadnock Regional Foundation for Family Services – foundation that helps support MFS from donations
9 Service Locations:
Administrative Office, Child and Family Services, and Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center - 64 Main Street
Recovery Support Services - 17 93rd Street
Case Management and Supported Employment - Vernon Street
Peterborough: Eastern Region Office serving children and adults - 9 Vose Farm Road
Jaffrey: Monadnock Adult Care Center (MACC), All R Kids (ARK) and Restorative Partial Hospitalization (RPH)
Winchester: serving children and adults, 83 Parker Street
189 Staff Positions: the current fiscal 2016 budget contains 189 full and part-time positions.
Total served – in fiscal 2015 we served 2,784 (767 children, 1,691 adults and 290 seniors) by way of 70,000 appointments
Clients served – we provided $1.9 million dollars in free or discounted care and wrote off $.8 million in uncollectable fees. A total of 689 Cheshire County residents were treated in our 24 hour, 7 day, Emergency Service.
Specialty Services –
· InSHAPE - Health promotion and wellness services for children and adults providing one-on-one mentorship and group activities
· Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) -- intensive 24/7 for adults with severe and persistent mental illness
· Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - special cognitive behavioral treatment for high need adults and children
· Emerald House – 24/7 residential care services for adults – capacity for 10 individuals
Revenue – total revenues are budgeted at $9.8 million. Of that 9.8 million, 87% are earned through the provision of services to the community. Medicaid revenues represent 90% of all service revenues and are budgeted at 7.6 million. Grants, donations and other income are expected to amount to 1.3 million this fiscal year.
Expenditures – total expenses are budgeted at 9.7 million. Of that 9.7 million personnel expenses are budgeted at 8.5 million or 87% of all expenses.
Incorporators – MFS currently has 157 Incorporators who have made a commitment to support MFS in various ways when called upon to help with things such as advocacy, committee work, supporting fundraising events, and volunteering in other capacities.
Roles of the Incorporators
As defined in the by-laws, every Incorporator:
- serves for a five-year term
- attends an initial orientation at the beginning of his/her term, as well as educational updates on agency programs, directions and goals.
- attends and votes at the agency’s annual meeting and at any special meetings.
- is responsible for electing the governing Board
Based on Incorporator skills and interest, other possibilities for involvement with the agency include:
- Acting as an advocate and ambassador for the agency, serving as a communications link in informing the community about the agency’s services:
- keeping the agency apprised of agency-related problems or opportunities in his/her community.
- cultivating an awareness of the mission and work of the agency and remaining current with agency communications received during the year.
- keeping the agency apprised of the service needs of his/her community.
- providing financial and/or volunteer support to the agency within the individual capacity to do so.
- serving on committees or special projects when possible to provide needed expertise and background experience.
- assisting with the town funding process in his/her respective town.
- a. writing letters to the editor
- speaking to selectmen and budget committees
- speaking for the agency at town meetings