Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

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 
Ms. Danielle H. Coleman10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedMental Health Professional
Dr. Anthony M. Haire10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Qualified Professional
Ms. I. Azell Reeves10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Family Member
Ms. Linda R. McDonough9/5/20186/30/2021LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Family Member
Mr. Jonathan W. Hill9/7/20166/30/2019LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Family Member
Ms. Desiree Peterson9/19/20186/30/2019LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Consumer
Mr. Jerry Wease8/10/20186/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Professional
Mr. Robert L. Smith12/5/20166/30/2019LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Professional
Mrs. Tracy Blackmon2/25/20196/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Prevention Specialist
Chief Thomas A. Bashore10/9/20176/30/2020LimitedExperienced in controlled substances (recommended by A.G.)
Dr. Erica Pettigrew8/24/20186/30/2021LimitedPhysician
Ms. Stephanie L. Tyson1/22/20146/30/2019LimitedMental Health Professional
Mr. Matthew C. Wood12/31/20166/30/2019LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Consumer
Ms. Troy L. Manns8/29/20186/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Family Member
Mrs. Nancy B. Lamb10/23/20186/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Family Member
Mr. Jessie L. Garner1/4/20196/30/2021LimitedSubstance Abuse Services Consumer or Immediate Family Member of a SAS Consumer
Mr. Tracy T. Cottingham III9/24/20186/30/2021LimitedAttorney
Dr. Joanna Linn9/20/20166/30/2019LimitedMental Health Professional
Mrs. Pearl L. Finch8/10/20186/30/2021LimitedMental Health Family Member
Ms. Kristin D. Deas8/24/20186/30/2020LimitedMental Health Consumer
Vacant10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedMental Health Family Member
Ms. Ann H. Akland10/5/20176/30/2021LimitedMental Health Family Member
Dr. Randall M. Best10/5/20176/30/2020LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Professional
Mr. J. Keith Henry3/19/20146/30/2019LimitedDevelopmental Disabilities Professional

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