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Council Members Feb 2020

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


BUNCOMBE CO.

Rhonda Cox photoRhonda Cox
Representative of Non-Profit group concerned w/services to persons with I/DD; Alternate: Judith Kirkman


Rebecca Putnam photoRebecca Putnam
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD


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


Ryan Rotundo Council Ryan Rotundo
Immediate relative/guardian of a person with I/DD



CRAVEN CO.

Myron Michelle Gavin photoMyron Michelle Gavin
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD
Brendon Hildreth photoBrendon Hildreth
Person with I/DD

DARE CO.

Nessie Siler CouncilNessie Pruden Siler
Person with I/DD
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DAVIDSON CO.

William Miller photoWilliam Miller
Person with I/DD
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EDGECOMBE CO.

Katherine Boeck photoKatherine Boeck
Person with I/DD
-

FORSYTH CO.

Bryan Dooley photoBryan Dooley
Chairperson
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GRANVILLE CO.

Bryan Dooley photoLaura Hedgepeth Richardson
Parent of a Person with I/DD
 

DURHAM CO.

Rep. Zack Hawkins
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD
 

JOHNSTON CO.

Carla West photoCarla West
Representative of the DHHS Division of Social Services; Alternate: Teresa Strom
 

MECKLENBURG CO.

Marjorie Serralles-Russell photoMarjorie Serralles-Russell
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD<
 

NEW HANOVER CO.

Charlrean-Mapson photoCharlrean Mapson
Parent/guardian of a person with I/DD
Cheryl L. Powell photoCheryl L. Powell
Person with I/DD

ONSLOW CO.

Donna Spears photoDonna Ann Spears
Person with I/DD

 

ORANGE CO.

Rep. Terry Brown
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: Anna Ward

ROBESON CO.

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

STANLY CO.

Dawn H. Allen
Public at Large

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

WAKE CO.

Senator Sydney Batch photoSenator Sydney Batch
Representative of the NC Senate



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



Tony Hall photoTony Hall
Person with I/DD



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



Kay McMillan CouncilKay McMillan
Person with I/DD



Karey Perez
Representative of the Division of Aging (DHHS); Alternate: Sarah Smith



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



Dale Stephenson photoDale Stephenson
Sibling 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 TrotterKathie Trotter
Director, Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation. Representative of Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DHHS); 
Alternate: Kenny Gibbs


 


WATAUGA CO.

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

WAYNE CO.

Aldea Parr Council

Aldea LaParr
Person with I/DD 


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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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