The Metro Regional Quality Council is a group of people working together to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. This region serves Dakota, Hennepin and Scott counties.
What is the Metro Regional Quality Council?
The purpose of the Metro Regional Quality Council is to promote and connect communities so that people have the services and supports to live a life based on their hopes and dreams. Implement a system to continually monitor and improve the quality of services and supports for people with disabilities by improving person centered outcomes, quality of life indicators and to drive overall systems change.
Who is the Metro Regional Quality Council?
The Metro Regional Quality Council membership consists of individuals with disabilities, their families, county workers, the Department of Human Services, The Office of the Ombudsman, service providers and community members. The Metro Regional Quality Council is funded by the State of Minnesota and The Arc Minnesota is the fiscal host.
What does the Metro Regional Quality Council Do?
The primary tasks of the council are as follows:
- Develop and implement a quality improvement system based on person-centered principles.
- Promote best practices and address gaps in services, based on information gathered.
- Make recommendations for statewide changes to improve quality of services.
When does the Metro Regional Quality Council meet?
The Metro Regional Quality Council meets the second Friday of every month, from 9:00am-11:00am at The Arc Minnesota Office. (2446 University Ave. W, Ste. 110, St Paul, MN, 55114)
How do I become a member of the Metro Regional Quality Council?
Individuals interested in becoming a member of the council must fill out the Metro Regional Quality Council application and submit to the Metro Regional Quality Council Project Manager. The council will review the application of the interested party and take into consideration if the individual is able to meet all of the membership requirements and commitments. The council will also take into consideration current number of members and gaps in required membership at the time the application is received. After the consideration process has taken place, council members will vote on accepting new members to the council.
Metro Regional Quality Council Team
Regional Quality Council Project Manager
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Meet the Metro Regional Quality Council:
Pictured Front Row (L to R): Angie Guenther – Metro Regional Quality Council Project Manager; Ann Cirelli – Advocate; Erin Paredes – Dakota County;
Pictured Second Row (L to R): Joe Cuoco – Supportive Living Solutions; Diane Sjolander – Advocate; Chelsea Lorenz – Dakota County; Katie Elleraas – Scott County
Pictured Third Row (L to R): Judi Marie Ringe – Advocate; Rod Carlson – Living Well Disability Services; Jon Estrem – Hammer; Rhonda Godfrey – Advocate
Not pictured: Tayler Guccione – Metro Regional Quality Council Project Associate; Jeffrey Nurick – Advocate; Georgann Rumsey – Advocate; Mary Gaasch – Hammer; Rebecca St. Martin – Advocate; Felicia Thomsen – Department of Human Services; Robert Morneau – Regional Ombudsman