Mental Health, DD & SAS

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-148
Term Length 
3 years - 2 consecutive
The commission makes rules for public and private mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse programs in North Carolina. The commission has 32 members each serving a three-year term. The governor appoints 24 members.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Danielle H. Coleman10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedMental Health Professional
Anthony M. Haire10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Qualified Professional
I. Azell Reeves10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Family Member
Linda R. McDonough 9/5/20186/30/2021LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Family Member
Jonathan W. Hill9/7/20166/30/2019LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Family Member
Desiree Peterson9/19/20186/30/2019LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Consumer
Jerry Wease 8/10/20186/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Professional
Robert L. Smith12/5/20166/30/2019LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Professional
Vacant10/5/20176/30/2018LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Prevention Specialist
Thomas A. Bashore10/9/20176/30/2020LimitedExperienced in controlled substances (recommended by A.G.)
Erica Pettigrew 8/24/20186/30/2021LimitedPhysician
Stephanie L. Tyson1/22/20146/30/2019LimitedMental Health Professional
Matthew C. Wood12/31/20166/30/2019LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Consumer
Troy L. Manns 8/29/20186/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Family Member
Nancy B. Lamb 10/23/20186/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Family Member
Virginia E. Constantino2/9/20166/30/2018LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Consumer or Immediate Family Member of a SAS Consumer
Tracy T. Cottingham 9/24/20186/30/2021LimitedAttorney
Joanna Linn9/20/20166/30/2019LimitedMental Health Professional
Pearl L. Finch8/10/20186/30/2021LimitedMental Health Family Member
Kristin D. Deas 8/24/20186/30/2020LimitedMental Health Consumer
Carla D. Cunningham10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedMental Health Family Member
Ann H. Akland10/5/20176/30/2021LimitedMental Health Family Member
Randall M. Best10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Professional
J. Keith Henry3/19/20146/30/2019LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Professional

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