Optometry Examiners

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry
Department 
Independent
Governor Appointments 
7
Total Board Positions 
7
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 90-116
Ethics 
Yes
Term Length 
5 Years - 2 consecutive
Purpose 
The board is responsible for the licensing of optometrists and the regulation of the optometry profession. The optometric members of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor from a list provided by the North Carolina State Optometric Society.

Current Members


Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Requirements 
Jerry Newcomb Ellington, Jr. 7/15/20165/1/2026LimitedOptometrist Nominated by the North Carolina State Optometric Society
Mollie B. Glenn 7/22/20225/1/2027LimitedOptometrist Nominated by the North Carolina State Optometric Society
Michael J. Haines 10/27/20165/1/2023LimitedOptometrist Nominated by the North Carolina State Optometric Society
Charles V. Sikes Jr.7/16/20195/1/2024LimitedOptometrist Nominated by the North Carolina State Optometric Society
Scott L. Philippe 7/22/20155/1/2025LimitedOptometrist Nominated by the North Carolina State Optometric Society
Emily B. Nicholson 5/7/20215/1/2026LimitedPublic Member
Harry L. Southerland 5/2/20215/1/2026LimitedPublic Member


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