Blind, Commission for the

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Commission for the Blind
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-158
Term Length 
3 years - 2 consecutive
The council serves the Division on Services for the Blind in an advisory capacity on issues relating to services for persons with disabilities, especially independent living programs and services. The council also develops and submits a state plan to monitor, review and evaluate such issues and programs. There are 19 members on the board, each serving a three-year term. The governor appoints all members.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Cynthia Speight 12/1/2015 Ex OfficioDirector of NC Division of Services for the Blind (Blind)
Willis Leonard Hatcher III7/29/20196/30/2022LimitedParent of a Disabled Child
Celeste O. Hunt 12/3/20186/30/2024LimitedDirectors of Projects representative
Debra T. Pickens 7/26/20166/30/2022LimitedParent Training and Information Center Rep.
Tania M. Bowers 6/27/20186/30/2022LimitedState`s Client Assistance Program Rep. (Blind)
Kara Ramsey 11/20/20206/30/2023LimitedOptometrist Nominated by NC Optometric Society
Lauren R. Hoffman 11/16/20176/30/2023LimitedOptometrist Nominated by NC Optometric Society
Vacant 6/30/2018LimitedOptician Nominated by NC Opticians Association
Frederick McEachern 8/19/20216/30/2023LimitedRep. for Disability Advocacy Group (Blind)
Jordan Thomas 7/26/20166/30/2022LimitedVocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Cody J. Davis 7/29/20196/30/2022LimitedAt-large/Blind, Recipient of Voc. Rehab. services
Denise Lyons Puryear 9/10/20206/30/2023LimitedCommunity Rehab Program Service Provider Rep./Blind
Dorothy K. Snyder 11/16/20176/30/2022LimitedRep. from Dept of Public Instruction
Ricky Scott 7/29/20196/30/2023LimitedBlind/ Rep of Statewide Independent Living Council
Agreta Limerick 9/15/20166/30/2023LimitedWorkforce Development Commission Rep.
Tevin S. Price 8/18/20216/30/2024LimitedRepresentative of Business/Industry/and Labor

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