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Council Meeting May 2015The 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 (alphabetically):

 

no photoDawn H. Allen (not pictured)
Public at Large (Other)

Amanda Bergen photo

 

Amanda N. Bergen, NCCDD Committee Chair                                                        
Parent/Family member/Guardian

 

Wayne Black photo

 

Wayne Black, Director, Division of Social Services
(Alt: Teresa Strom)

Representative of the State Developmental Disabilities Authority (DHHS/DSS)

 

Katherine Boeck photo

 

Katherine Boeck
Person with a Developmental Disability



 Eric Chavis photo

Eric Chavis
Person with a Developmental Disability



Nakima Clark photo

 

NaKima Clark
Parent/Family member/Guardian                                                               

 

 Anna Cunningham photo

Anna R. Cunningham                                          
Parent/Family member/Guardian

 


Allison Sno photo. Dodson (not pictured)                                          
Parent/Family member/Guardian

Brian Dooley photo

 

Bryan Dooley
Person with a Developmental Disability

 

Christina Dupuch photo

 

Christina Dupuch
(Alt: Andrea Misenheimer)
Representative of Non-Profit group concerned w/ services to Persons with I/DD

 

Kerri Eaker photo

 

Kerri Bennett Eaker, NCCDD Committee Chair
Parent of a Person Living in, or Having Lived in, an Institution with a Developmental Disability



Mary Edwards photo

 

Mary Edwards, Consumer Affairs Program Manager, Division of Aging and Adult Services
(Alt: Joseph Breen)
Representative of the NC Division of Aging = Older Americans Act 

 

Jason Faircloth photo

 

Jason Faircloth

Person with a Developmental Disability



Sen Valerie Foushee photo

 

Senator Valerie Foushee

Representative of the NC Senate



Myron Michelle Gavin photo

 


Myron Michelle Gavin
Parent/Family Member/Guardian

                                                                                                             

Dr. Joshua Gettinger photo

 

Dr. Joshua Gettinger                                                                                             
Parent/Family member/Guardian

 

Brendon Hildreth photo

 

Brendon Hildreth

Person with a Developmental Disability



Katie Holler photo

 

Kathleen “Katie" Holler                                                     
Parent/Family member/Guardian



William Hussey photo

 

William Hussey, Director, Exceptional Children Program, Dept. Public Instruction
(Alt: Dreama McCoy)
Representative of the NC Dept. of Public Instruction



Rep Verla Insko photo


Rep. Verla Insko

Representative of the NC House of Representatives

 

Dr. Gary Junker

 

Dr. Gary N. Junker
Representative of the State Department of Public Safety

 

Dr. Kelly Kimple photo


Dr. Kelly Kimple, Chief, Women's and Children's Health
(Alt: Danielle Matula)
Representative of Women’s and Children’s Health (DHHS)

 

Aldea LaParr photo

 

Aldea LaParr, NCCDD Secretary

Person with a Developmental Disability

 

 

no photoKristy Locklear (not pictured)

Parent/Family Member/Guardian

Alex McArthur photo

 

Alexandra "Alex" McArthur, Chairperson

Person with a Developmental Disability                                   



will miller headshot

 

William Miller

Person with a Developmental Disability                                   



Tara Myers

 

Tara Myers, Director, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
(Alt: Jim Swain)

Representative of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DHHS)

 

 Wing Ng photo

Dr. Wing K. Ng, NCCDD Vice Chair                                                                       
Parent/Family member/Guardian



Joseph Piven photo

 

Dr. Joseph Piven, Carolina Institute on Developmental Disabilities
(Alt: Deb Zuver)
University Center of Excellence (UCEDD)  

 

 Cheryl Powell photo

Cheryl L. Powell, NCCDD Vice Chair

Person with a Developmental Disability



 Dave Richard photo

Dave Richard, Deputy Sec. of Department of Health and Human Services

Representative of the Designated State Agency (DHHS)

 

 

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Ryan Rotundo (not pictured)
Parent/Family Member/Guardian

 

Nessie Pruden Siler photo

 

Nessie Pruden Siler, NCCDD Committee Chair
Person with a Developmental Disability



Virginia Knowlton Marcus

 

Virginia Knowlton Marcus, 
Executive Director, Disability Rights NC (P&A) (not pictured)
Representative of the State Protection and Advocacy Agency-Disability Rights NC (DRNC)



James Stephenson photo

 

Daniel Smith                                                                                                                      
Parent/Family member/Guardian

 

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James Stephenson (not pictured)                                                                                                              
Parent/Family member/Guardian

 

Dr. Peggy Terhune photo

 

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



Sandra Terrell new

 

Sandy Terrell, Director of Clinical Services, Division of Medical Assistance
(Alt: Deb Goda)
Representative of the Division of Medical Assistance (DHHS)

 


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, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (MHDDSAS)
(Alt: Mya Lewis)
Representative of the State Developmental Disabilities Authority (DHHS)

Kelly Woodall (not pictured)
Person with a Developmental Disability

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North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
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