Working Groups

The Clubhouse Advisory Council is a group of experienced members and staff from strong Clubhouses who advise and counsel Clubhouse International staff and Board on all matters of program, long-range planning, and issues requiring unified advocacy throughout the worldwide Clubhouse community.

Advisory Council Members

Name
Clubhouse
Location
Mark Benson
Yahara House
Wisconsin, USA
Serge Blasberg
Fountain House
New York, USA
Kevin Bradley
Genesis Club, Inc.
Massachusetts, USA
Cassandra Burries
Independence Center
Missouri, USA
Crystal Byer
Adventure House
North Carolina, USA
Gunilla Bystrom
Fountain House/Stockholm
Sweden
Annette Callow
Flourish House
Scotland
Helena Carlstr├Âm
Goteborgsfontanen
Sweden
Valerie Comerford
Crossroads Clubhouse
Massachusetts, USA
Lori D'Angelo
Magnolia Clubhouse
Ohio, USA
Phil Emory
Gateway House
South Carolina, USA
Paula Fisher
Crossroads Clubhouse
Massachusetts, USA
Rachel Forman
Grand Avenue Club
Wisconsin, USA
Sue Grant
Evergreen Club
Washington, USA
Tommy Gunn
Adventure House
North Carolina, USA
Criss Habal-Brosek
Progress Place
Ontario, Canada
Vera Hahn
Clubhaus Schwalbennest
Germany
Jennifer Higginbotham
Independence Center
Missouri, USA
Stephen Manning
Carriage House
Indiana, USA
Leif Oldert
Alliance House
Utah, USA
Ewa Orlowski Bergseng
Fontenehuset i Oslo
Norway
Andrew Schonebaum
Fountain House
New York, USA
Kjartan Sigurdsson
Kl├║bburinn Geysir
Iceland
Patty Skokan
Liberty Centre
Nebraska, USA
Birthe Sloth Thomsen
Kildehuset Fountain House/Aalborg
Denmark
Lisa Soucie
High Hopes Clubhouse
Maine, USA
Nica Wallenborn
East New York Clubhouse
New York, USA
Andy Wilson
Carriage House
Indiana, USA
James Wineinger
Hope Clubhouse of SW Florida
Florida, USA

Standards Review Committee

The Standards Review Committee (SRC) conducts an ongoing open process where any Clubhouse in good membership standing with Clubhouse International is welcomed and encouraged to make a proposal to improve the International Standards for Clubhouse programs. The Standards Review Committee has three specific responsibilities:

  1. To receive and review Standards change proposals against the following criteria (Note: The Clubhouse International Faculty has empowered/encouraged the Standards Review Committee to work with the proposing Clubhouse(s) to improve a proposal so that it meets the criteria:
    • The proposal must be generally applicable to all Clubhouse International member Clubhouses.
    • The proposal must be of universal concern to all Clubhouse International member Clubhouses.
    • The proposal must be consistent with generally accepted values and principles of the Clubhouse model.
    • The proposal must be submitted in the format requested by the Standards Review Committee.
  2. After determining that a proposal meets the above criteria, the Standards Review Committee circulates the proposal to all Clubhouse International Clubhouses and seeks feedback in support or opposition to the proposal. This is accomplished through electronic communication, hard copy postal service, open hearings at the biennial Clubhouse International Seminar and detailed discussions at Faculty meetings. (Note: This process is typically completed by collecting and distributing multiple proposals for consideration in scheduled process over a two-year period of time.)
  3. Make a determination about the level of support for each accepted proposal based on the feedback from the international Clubhouse community and recommend inclusion for only those proposed changes the received widespread support in the next published edition of the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs.

Standards Review Committee Members

Name
Clubhouse
Location
Serge Blasberg
Fountain House
New York, USA
Joel Corcoran
Tommy Gunn
Adventure House
North Carolina, USA
Jennifer Higginbotham
Independence Center
Missouri, USA
Lisa Kessler
Fountain House
New York, USA
Lynn Lupo
Independence Center
Missouri, USA
Jo Rinard
Carriage House
Indiana, USA
Eva Yao
Phoenix Clubhouse
Hong Kong