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Council Members

Council Meeting May 2015

The members of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities are responsible to carry out the provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) and make sure that the Council is a member-driven, effective, efficient, and accountable organization. Serving up to two four-year terms, the 40-member Council represents all of North Carolina. Membership is composed with 60 percent of people with intellectual or other developmental disabilities (I/DD) or family members, and the remainder with representatives from state agencies, nonprofit and professional organizations. The Council guides all initiatives and contracts.

NCCDD, a 40-member body appointed by the Governor, is made up of:

  • People with intellectual or other developmental disabilities (I/DD)
  • Parent/Family member/Guardian
  • Representatives of State agencies
  • State legislators
  • Representatives from Disability Rights NC and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)
  • Provider and Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organization representatives

Current Council Members (counties listed alphabetically):

Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay Cleveland Columbus Craven Cumberland Currituck Dare Davidson Davie Duplin Durham Edgecombe Forsyth Franklin Gaston Gates Graham Granville Greene Guilford Halifax Harnett Haywood Henderson Hertford Hoke Hyde Iredell Jackson Johnston Jones Lee Lenoir Lincoln McDowell Macon Madison Martin Mecklenburg Mitchell Montgomery Moore Nash NewHanover Northampton Onslow Orange Pamlico Pasquotank Pender Perquimans Person Pitt Polk Randolph Richmond Robeson Rockingham Rowan Rutherford Sampson Scotland Stanly Stokes Surry Swain Transylvania Tyrrell Union Vance Wake Warren Washington Watauga Wayne Wilkes Wilson Yadkin Yancey

Want to reach out your local NCCDD Council Member? Email us at info@nccdd.org


Christina Dupuch photoChristina Dupuch
Representative of Non-Profit group concerned w/services to persons with I/DD; Alternate: Andrea Misenheimer

Kerri Bennett photoKerri Bennett Eaker
Parent of a person with I/DD residing in or previously resided in an institution

Dr. Joshua Gettinger photoDr. Joshua Gettinger
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD

ryan rotundoRyan Rotundo

Immediate relative/guardian of a person with I/DD


Myron Michelle Gavin photoMyron Michelle Gavin
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD

Brendon Hildreth photoBrendon Hildreth
Person with I/DD


Nessie Pruden Siler photoNessie Pruden Siler
Person with I/DD


William Miller photoWilliam Miller
Person with I/DD


Katherine Boeck photoKatherine Boeck
Person with I/DD


Eric Chavis photoEric Chavis
Person with I/DD

Bryan Dooley photoBryan Dooley
Person with I/DD

Daniel SmithDaniel Smith
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD


Amanda N. Bergen photoAmanda N. Bergen
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD

Senator Mujtaba Mohammed photoSenator Mujtaba Mohammed
Representative of the NC Senate


Cheryl L. Powell photoCheryl L. Powell
Person with I/DD


Donna Ann Spears
Person with I/DD


Representative Verla Insko photoRep. Verla Insko
Representative of the NC House of Representatives

Dr. Gary N. Junker photoDr. Gary N. Junker
Director of Behavioral Health. Dept. of Public Safety-Division of Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice. State Government Agency Department of Correction; Alternate: Jamila Little

Dr. Joseph Piven photoDr. Joseph Piven
University Center on Excellence (CIDD); Alternate: Deb Zuver or Diana Cejas


Kathleen Holler photoKathleen Holler
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD


kristy locklearKristy L. Locklear
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD


Dawn H. Allen
Public at Large

Dr Peggy Terhune photoDr. Peggy Terhune
Local Non-Governmental Agency, CEO Monarch


Nakima Clark photoNaKima Clark
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD

Anna Cunningham photoAnna R. Cunningham
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD

Mary Edwards photoMary Edwards
Representative of the Division of Aging (DHHS); Alternate: Joseph Breen

Dr. Kelly Kimple photoDr. Kelly Kimple
Representative of Women's and Children's Health (DHHS); Alternate: Danielle Matula

Virginia Knowlton MarcusRVirginia Knowlton Marcus
Executive Director, Disability Rights NC (DRNC). Representative of the State Protection and Advocacy Agency

Alex McArthurAlexandra "Alex" McArthur,Chairperson
Person with I/DD

Wing K. Ng photoWing K. Ng
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD

Dave Richard photoDave Richard
Deputy Sec. of DHHS. Representative of the Designated State Agency (DHHS)

James Stephenson
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD

Sandra Terrell newSandy Terrell
Director of Clinical Services. Representative of the Division of Medical Assistance (DHHS); Alternate: Deborah Goda

Sherry ThomasSherry Thomas
Director, Exceptional Children Division. Representative of the Department of Public Instruction; Alternate: Dreama McCoy

Kathie Trotter
Director, Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation. Representative of Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DHHS);  Alternate: Jim Swain

kelly woodall Kelly Woodall
Person with I/DD


allison dodsonAllison S. Dodson
Immediate relative/guardian of a person with I/DD


Aldea LaParr photoAldea LaParr
Person with I/DD 


Representative of the State Developmental Disabilities Authority (DHHS-MH/DD/SAS); Alternate: Mya Lewis

Representative of the State Developmental Disabilities  Authority (DHHS-DSS); Alternate: Teresa Strom


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North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
3125 Poplarwood Court
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Raleigh, NC 27604
919-850-2901 (voice/tdd)
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