Mental Health group picks Robert Klepfer

Robert O. Klepfer Jr. was elected president of the Mental Health Association in Greensboro at the group's recent annual meeting.

Other officers elected to serve terms beginning Jan. 1 are Jonthan Barker, president-elect; Sally Weeks, vice president; Trudy Ennis, secretary; and Audrey Stone, treasurer.Board members elected to a three-year term are Maude Alston and Ed Evans. Re-elected to second three-year terms are Mary Kit Dunn, Mike Fleming, Bob Klepfer and Gwyn Shelton.

Elected to serve unexpired terms are Tina Jones, Sher Silver, Mary Plybon, Harold Gutterman, Lynne Goodykoontz and Howard Sherill.

Serving on the professional advisory committee for 1991 are Raouf Badawi, Joe Crabtree, Robert Dorn, Mary Hartsell, Joyce Lewis, Judy Lockhart and Alice Luno.

Council elects Yeamans Dr. Earle Yeamans, community representative for the Guilford County Health Department, was elected chairman at a recent meeting of the newly-merged Guilford County Development Policy Council (Day Care and Head Start). Other officers are: vice chairman Katrina Whitaker, parent, Craven Child Development Center; secretary Oveter McLean, parent, Memorial United Methodist Child Development Center, High Point; assistant secretary Jacqueline Leggett, parent, St. Luke Child Development Center, High Point; treasurer Ira Doom, community representative, GATE Transportation; and nominating chairman Denise W. Bryant, community representative and past parent, High Point.

Elected as new board members were Mark Gray, attorney; Christine Murdock, Guilford County Health Department; Loretta Hatfield, N.C. Association for the Education of Young Children; and Denise W. Bryant, past parent.

The council meets the third Monday in each month. Young children ages 6 weeks to 13 years are served.

Recycling group officers Citizens for Waste Reduction and Recycling, a non-profit group based in Guilford County, has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors for 1990-91.

Joining the CWRR board are John Farmer, director of Planned Giving, Guilford College; Dr. Jothi Kumar, professor of chemistry, N.C. A&T State University; Scott Maris, director of Regulatory Affairs, ECOFLO; Eric McAlister, director of Environmental Affairs, Procter & Gamble; and Carolyn Spence, Greensboro Beautiful and Soft Drink Association.

They replace out-going board members Barry Appelget, Janis Boyles, Sara House, Linda Potts, Dick Thomas and Allen Trelease.

CWRR President Gary Kenton said, ``These out-going board members helped to establish CWRR as a strong voice for waste reduction and recycling in Guilford County. With the new board members, we have much greater support from people who are professionally involved in waste management or who have expertise in a related environmental field.'

Continuing board members are Leslie Catlett, Lindley School Recycling; Fenna Corry, New Garden Friends School; Gary Kenton, CWRR president and chairman of the board; Sarah Ladd, Sierra Club, energy analyst; and Gary Lowell, Sierra Club, WFMY-TV.

For more information about CWRR, contact Kenton at 375-4515.

Shelby gets national post

Pat A. Shelby, administrative hearing officer with Guilford County Department of Social Services, was named treasurer of the National Association of Hearing Officials at the organization's recent national conference in San Antonio.

Shelby will be on the organization's board of directors, an affiliate of the American Public Welfare Association. The organization provides a forum at national, state and regional levels for training and discussion of matters pertaining to administrative hearings. Shelby also serves as national by-laws cochairman and parliamentarian.

As hearing officer, Shelby conducts local administrative fair hearings when an applicant or recipient for aid is dissatisfied with action taken by the department. She serves as an impartial mediator and determines whether the county has correctly applied policies and regulations in the administration of the program. Shelby also holds administrative disqualification hearings to determine whether an intentional program violation has been committed.

Shelby has worked for Guilford County for 11 years and is active in the N.C. Social Services Association on the state and local levels.

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