Child Care Commission

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Child Care Commission
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-168.4
Term Length 
2 Years - 4 Consecutive terms
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 
Elizabeth Messersmith 7/3/20196/30/2024LimitedParent of Child in Day Care
Sharon McGarry Foster 7/3/20196/30/2025LimitedPediatrician
Rhonda D. Rivers 7/3/20196/30/2024LimitedFor-Profit Facility Provider
Connie Rodgers 9/21/20236/30/2025LimitedFor-Profit Family Child Care Home Provider
Mitchell S. Gold 7/3/20196/30/2024LimitedNonprofit Facility Provider
Sheresa Blanchard 7/3/20196/30/2025LimitedEarly Childhood Education Specialist
Iheoma Iruka Thompson 7/3/20196/30/2024LimitedEarly Childhood Education Specialist
J. Lanier DeGrella 7/3/20196/30/2024LimitedPublic Member
Susan H. Butler-Staub 7/3/20196/30/2025LimitedParent of Child in Day Care

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