Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-216.32
Term Length 
4 Years - 2 consecutive
The council makes recommendations to the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for cost-effective provisions, coordination and improvement of services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf and blind. There are 28 members on the board, each serving a four-year term. The governor appoints 20 members.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Michael F. Lupo 9/30/20206/30/2024LimitedDeaf
Neil H. Robinette 6/5/20236/30/2024LimitedParent Of a Deaf Child/ Central Area
Vacant5/13/20206/30/2026LimitedParent Of a Deaf Child / Central Area
David S. Rosenthal, Jr. 8/4/20176/30/2026LimitedRecommended By The President Of NC Association For The Deaf
Randall Sinclair Pope 12/4/20236/30/2027LimitedRecommended by President of NC Deaf-Blind Associates
Stephen Peter Latus 7/1/20236/30/2027LimitedRecommended by NC Chapter of Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH) now is the (HLA)
Donald Marlbrough Tinsley, Sr. 11/19/20196/30/2027LimitedRecommended by NC Black Deaf Advocates (NCDBA)
Jennifer Woodard 7/1/20236/30/2027LimitedRep. from Facility that Performs Cochlear Implants
Robert Cresson Nutt 5/13/20206/30/2025LimitedRecommended by NC Pediatric Society
Laurie Ann Rook 11/19/20196/30/2027LimitedRecommended by NC Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NCRID)
Christina Lynne Armfield 9/14/20216/30/2025LimitedLocal Education Agency Representative
Hope Turpin 7/18/20226/30/2026LimitedDeaf
Milton Antwan Campbell 12/19/20176/30/2025LimitedNominee Of Superintendent Of Public Instruction
Margaret Knigga-Daugherty 8/18/20216/30/2027LimitedDeaf
Megan M. Pender 8/10/20186/30/2026LimitedHard of Hearing
Linda Amato 8/4/20176/30/2025LimitedHard Of Hearing
Michael Tyler Evola 7/27/20216/30/2025LimitedHard Of Hearing
Frank Griffin 2/6/20246/30/2025LimitedEducator Who Trains Deaf Education Teachers
Kathryn Dowd 3/17/20176/30/2025LimitedLicensed Audiologist
Pattie J. Griffin 8/4/20176/30/2024LimitedParent Of a Deaf Child / Eastern Area

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