Volunteerism and Community Service

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
Governor's Office
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
Exec. Order
Cite Number 
No. 186, which was issued December 31, 2020
Term Length 
3 year terms
Encourage and recognize community service and volunteer participation as a means of community and state problem-solving; to promote and support voluntary citizen engagement in government and private programs throughout the state; to develop a long-term, comprehensive vision and plan of action for community service initiatives in NC; and to serve as the State`s liaison to national and state organizations that support its mission.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Joseph Blosser 2/2/20242/1/2027LimitedExpertise in the educational, training and developmental needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged
Cheryl D. Parquet 3/11/20192/1/2026LimitedRepresentative of business
Alice E. Brown 2/2/20242/1/2027LimitedBetween the age 16 & 25 who is a supervisor or recipient in a volunteer or service program
Ellen D. Whitlock 2/14/20122/1/2027LimitedRepresentative of a national service program described in Section 122(a) of the US Public Law 103-82
Caroline Ledlie 8/3/20212/1/2025LimitedRep Corporation for National and Community Service described in Sec 122(a) of PL 103-82
Andrea L. DeSantis 8/14/20232/1/2027LimitedDesignee from the Governor's Office
Leslie A. Garvin 2/2/20242/1/2027LimitedA rep. of the service-learning community
Tammy Renee Cobb 4/7/20212/1/2024LimitedMember selected among local educators
Heather L. Black 2/6/20232/1/2025LimitedExpert in delivery of human, educational, environment, homeland sec or public safety services
Angelo D. Williams II7/9/20182/1/2025LimitedExpert in delivery of human, educational, environment, homeland sec or public safety services
Mary Ann Bender LeRay 5/9/20192/1/2026LimitedExperience in promoting the involvement of older adults in service and volunteerism
Amber Smith 6/1/20172/1/2027LimitedRepresentative of a community-based, nonprofit agency or organization within the State
Shinica Thomas 11/7/20192/1/2025LimitedSuperintendent of the Department of Public Instruction, or designee
Kathleen W. Evans 4/28/20222/1/2025LimitedRepresentative from the volunteer sector
Brandon E. Heffinger 11/21/20192/1/2024LimitedRepresentative of the Military or Veterans
Paul Kent Langston 2/6/20232/1/2026LimitedRepresentative of the faith community
Timothy Edward Radford 3/18/20222/1/2025LimitedRepresentative from Local Governments in the State
Lindsay McClelland 8/14/20232/1/2026LimitedRepresentative of local labor organizations in the State

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