Child Care Commission

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Child Care Commission
Department 
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
9
Total Board Positions 
17
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-168.4
Ethics 
Yes
Term Length 
2 Years - 4 Consecutive terms
Purpose 
The commission adopts rules for licensing of childcare facilities and registering child care homes. It sets standards in childcare centers and defines the duties of the abuse/neglect unit. The commission has 17 members, each serving a two-year term. The governor appoints nine members.

Current Members


Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Requirements 
Elizabeth Messersmith 7/3/20196/30/2022LimitedParent of Child in Day Care
Sharon McGarry Foster 7/3/20196/30/2023LimitedPediatrician
Rhonda D. Rivers 7/3/20196/30/2022LimitedFor-Profit Facility Provider
Janie R. Truesdale 8/27/20196/30/2023LimitedFor-Profit Family Child Care Home Provider
Mitchell S. Gold 7/3/20196/30/2022LimitedNonprofit Facility Provider
Sheresa Blanchard 7/3/20196/30/2023LimitedEarly Childhood Education Specialist
Iheoma Iruka Thompson 7/3/20196/30/2022LimitedEarly Childhood Education Specialist
J. Lanier DeGrella 7/3/20196/30/2022LimitedPublic Member
Susan H. Butler-Staub 7/3/20196/30/2023LimitedParent of Child in Day Care


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