Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department 
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
20
Total Board Positions 
30
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-216.32
Ethics 
No
Term Length 
4 Years - 2 consecutive
Purpose 
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 
Requirements 
Michael F. Lupo 9/30/20206/30/2024LimitedDeaf
Meredith Kaplan 8/18/20146/30/2024LimitedParent Of a Deaf Child/ Central Area
Daphne M. Peacock 5/13/20206/30/2022LimitedParent Of a Deaf Child / Central Area
David S. Rosenthal Jr.8/4/20176/30/2022LimitedRecommended By The President Of NC Association For The Deaf
Lorita Xaver Moore 11/19/20196/30/2023LimitedRecommended by President of NC Deaf-Blind Associates
Elizabeth Strachan 11/19/20196/30/2023LimitedRecommended by NC Chapter of Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH) now is the (HLA)
Donald Marlbrough Tinsley, Sr. 11/19/20196/30/2023LimitedRecommended by NC Black Deaf Advocates (NCDBA)
Erika B. Gagnon 7/1/20156/30/2023LimitedRep. from Facility that Performs Cochlear Implants
Robert Cresson Nutt 5/13/20206/30/2025LimitedRecommended by NC Pediatric Society
Laurie Ann Rook 11/19/20196/30/2023LimitedRecommended by NC Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NCRID)
Christina Lynne Armfield 9/14/20216/30/2025LimitedLocal Education Agency Representative
Craig S. Blevins 6/24/20146/30/2022LimitedDeaf
Milton Antwan Campbell 12/19/20176/30/2021LimitedNominee Of Superintendent Of Public Instruction
Vacant11/19/20196/30/2023LimitedDeaf
Megan M. Pender 8/10/20186/30/2022LimitedHard of Hearing
Linda Amato 8/4/20176/30/2025LimitedHard Of Hearing
Michael Tyler Evola 7/27/20216/30/2025LimitedHard Of Hearing
Claudia M. Pagliaro 8/4/20176/30/2025LimitedEducator 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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