Sickle Cell Syndrome

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Council on Sickle Cell Syndrome
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 130A-131
Term Length 
3 Years
The council advises the Department of Health and Human Services and the Commission for Health Services on the needs of persons with sickle cell syndrome and making recommendations to meet those needs. The council has 15 members, each serving three-year terms. The Governor appoints all members.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Jennifer Fields 1/24/20247/31/2024LimitedMember of community agency interested in sickle cell syndrome
Tara Alin 9/28/20227/31/2025LimitedAt-Large
Shemeka D. Stokes 9/28/20227/31/2025LimitedAt-Large
Christopher Edwards 7/10/20207/31/2025LimitedAt-Large
Colesha L. Hagans 9/28/20227/31/2026LimitedAt-Large
Darrin Marshall McClain 12/7/20217/31/2026LimitedAt-Large
Beng Richard Fuh 9/8/20237/31/2026LimitedAt-Large
Carla D. Cunningham 4/22/20207/31/2024LimitedState & Local officials concerned w/ Public Health, Social Services & Rehabilitation
John J. Strouse 4/29/20207/31/2025LimitedTeacher & members of State & local school boards
Olu Jegede 4/29/20207/31/2025LimitedPhysicians in medical centers & Physicians in community practice interested in sickle cell syndrome
Paige S. Hardy 1/24/20187/31/2026LimitedPersons or Relatives of persons with sickle cell disease
Valerie L. Dorsett 10/6/20217/31/2024LimitedAt-Large
Brenda J. Norman 8/20/20187/31/2024LimitedAt-Large
Vickie Moseley Jones 10/6/20217/31/2024LimitedAt-large
Todd L. Savitt 9/8/20237/31/2025LimitedAt-Large

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