Domestic Violence

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
Domestic Violence Commission
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-394.15
Term Length 
2 years
The commission assesses statewide needs related to domestic violence and assures that necessary services, policies, and programs are provided to those in need. The council also coordinates and collaborates with the NC Council for Women in strengthening existing domestic violence programs and establishing new domestic violence programs.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Terri W. Sharp 5/22/20198/31/2022LimitedClerk of Superior Court
Deborah M. Weissman 12/21/20188/31/2021LimitedAcademician who is knowledgeable of domestic violence
Jacqueline A. Dienemann 1/11/20188/31/2021Limitedmember of medical community
Shelby D. Benton 1/28/20198/31/2021LimitedNC Bar Assoc member-- studied domestic violence
Surabhi Gawande 5/8/20198/31/2022Limitedvictim service program rep- funding from Crime Comm or Council for Women
Vacant5/7/20198/31/2021LimitedNC Coalition Against Domestic Violence rep
Annette R. Taylor 3/20/20198/31/2022Limitedformer domestic violence victim
April Burgess-Johnson 12/29/20178/31/2021LimitedAt-large

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