Developmental Disabilities

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
Department 
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
40
Total Board Positions 
40
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-179
Ethics 
Yes
Term Length 
4 Year terms
Purpose 
The council advises the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on coordinating, planning and delivering state-funded programs that provide service to persons with developmental disabilities.

Current Members


Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Requirements 
Mujtaba A. Mohammed 4/1/20196/30/2021LimitedSenate member
Kelly Kimple 12/5/20166/30/2022LimitedRepresentative of the Department of Health and Human Services
Carla Lynette West 1/27/20216/30/2022LimitedRepresentative of the Department of Health and Human Services
William T. Miller 7/15/20156/30/2024LimitedPerson with a Developmental Disability
Aldea M. LaParr 7/15/20176/30/2021LimitedPerson with a Developmental Disability
Katherine A. Boeck 7/15/20176/30/2021LimitedPerson with a Developmental Disability
Brendon W. Hildreth 7/15/20176/30/2021LimitedPerson with a Developmental Disability
Cheryl L. Powell 1/7/20156/30/2023LimitedPerson with a Developmental Disability
Kayla N. McMillan 4/3/20206/30/2021LimitedPerson with a Developmental Disability
Ronnie Dean Marshall, Jr. 9/1/20206/30/2024LimitedPerson with Developmental disability
Nessie P. Siler 6/30/20166/30/2024LimitedPerson with Developmental disability
Verla C. Insko 8/14/20036/30/2023LimitedHouse Member
Ryan L. Rotundo 7/11/20186/30/2022LimitedParent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis OR immed relative/guardian of adult w/Mentally Impairing Dev Dis
Daniel F. E. Smith 7/15/20176/30/2021LimitedParent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis OR immed relative/guardian of adult w/Mentally Impairing Dev Dis
Amanda N. Bergen 11/5/20136/30/2021LimitedParent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis OR immed relative/guardian of adult w/Mentally Impairing Dev Dis
Wing K. Ng 11/12/20136/30/2021LimitedParent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis OR immed relative/guardian of adult w/Mentally Impairing Dev Dis
James B. Stephenson II7/15/20176/30/2021LimitedParent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis OR immed relative/guardian of adult w/Mentally Impairing Dev Dis
Allison Sawicki Dodson 7/11/20186/30/2023LimitedParent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis OR immed relative/guardian of adult w/Mentally Impairing Dev Dis
Laura Hedgepeth Richardson 9/23/20206/30/2024LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Kerri K. Eaker 12/12/20126/30/2021LimitedImmediate relative or guardian of an institutionalized developmentally disabled person
Joshua Gettinger 1/8/20156/30/2022LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Myron Michelle Gavin 12/12/20166/30/2022LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Sherry H. Thomas 3/28/20196/30/2023LimitedRepresentative of the Department of Public Instruction
Kathleen F. Holler 5/13/20146/30/2021LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
NaKima K. Clark 7/15/20176/30/2021LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Kristy L. Locklear 7/20/20186/30/2022LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Marjorie Serralles-Russell 12/4/20196/30/2023LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Donna Ann Spears 8/19/20196/30/2023LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Bryan Dooley 7/27/20166/30/2024LimitedPerson w/Dev Dis or Parent/guardian of child w/Dev Dis or immed relative/guardian of adult w/MIDD
Joseph Piven 11/9/20156/30/2022LimitedRepresentative of the University Affiliated Facility
Virginia Knowlton Marcus 3/28/20196/30/2021LimitedRepresentative of the State Protection and Advocacy System
Peggy S. Terhune 10/8/20136/30/2021LimitedRepresentative of a Local Agency
Rhonda L. Cox 1/1/20206/30/2021LimitedRepresentative of nongovernmental agency or nonprofit group concerned w/services to person w/Dev Dis
Gary N. Junker 2/28/20186/30/2022LimitedRepresentative of the Department of Correction
Dawn H. Allen 8/10/20186/30/2022LimitedAt-Large
David J. Richard 5/12/20146/30/2022LimitedSecretary of the Department of Health and Human Services or Designee
Karey L. Perez 5/8/20206/30/2024LimitedRepresentative of Department of Health and Human Services
Sandra D. Terrell 3/17/20156/30/2023LimitedRepresentative of the Department of Health and Human Services
Kathie B. Trotter 8/19/20196/30/2022LimitedRepresentative of the Department of Health and Human Services
Victor Ray Armstrong, Sr. 4/13/20206/30/2022LimitedRepresentative of DHHS (MH/DD/SAS Director)


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