Bridge Center Selects RI International to Operate Crisis Center
P&N hired, new board members elected
The Bridge Center for Hope has selected RI International from among competitive proposals to offer crisis services at a behavioral health stabilization center for East Baton Rouge Parish.
“The Bridge Center Board is excited to welcome RI International as a partner in this community,” said Kathy Kliebert, Bridge Center board chair. “Their selection today marks another important milestone in bringing these critical services to the Baton Rouge community.”
Accounting firm hired, new board members, Solicitation of Proposals
Effective July 1, Postlethwaite & Netterville was formally engaged to provide accounting services to the Bridge Center. New members were elected to the Board: Charlotte Claiborne, Patrick Seiter, and Sharon Buchanan Robinson. We are excited to welcome them to the Board and look forward to working with them for the betterment of Baton Rouge.
Bridge Center Operations Update
At the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on May 29, 2019, the following new members to the Board: Eugene Bentley, Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis, and Dr. Leah Cullins. We are excited to welcome them to the Board and look forward to working with them for the betterment of Baton Rouge.
Council approves CEA
Over the last month, the Finance Committee received proposals from three third party firms to provide accounting services to the Bridge Center. A firm will be contracted to serve as an outsourced Chief Financial Officer and assume responsibility for day-to-day accounting duties of the Bridge Center to ensure accountability and efficiencies.
On March 13, 2019, the metro council approved a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) between the City-Parish and Bridge Center for Hope. This CEA will allow the Bridge Center access to the tax funding approved by the voters in December of 2018.
To better facilitate transparency and information sharing, the Bridge Center is pleased to announce the formation of the community relations committee. In addition to the community relations committee, four other committees of the board have been formed: executive, nominating, finance, and operations.