North Carolina Governor Announces Appointments

North Carolina Governor Announces Appointments

Raleigh, North Carolina (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper has announced nominations and appointments to North Carolina’s boards and committees.

Gov nominated. Cooper is the following person to the North Carolina Employment Assurance Review Board:

  • Johnny L Finch Jr Elizabeth City as a staff representative. Finch is a criminal defense attorney and personal injury attorney at the law firm of Johnny L. Finch Jr. plc. Before becoming a lawyer, Finch was in charge of juvenile justice in Berkemans County.

The Governor of Cooper State has appointed the following individuals to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging:

  • Edwin Rosenberg From Bonn as president. Rosenberg teaches as Professor of Sociology at Appalachian State University. He has devoted more than 46 years to teaching adult education.
  • Susan B Merrill From Raleigh as a free member. Merrill is the retired division director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. She is a board member of the NC Retired Government Employees Association.
  • Joseph Soma Joseph, Sr. Hickory as a roving member. Joseph is Chief of Staff at Affinity Living Group, LLC. He served as President and CEO of Assisted Living Solutions, LLC.

The Governor of Cooper has appointed the following person to the North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Committee:

  • Shannon Newton From Wagram as a free member. Newton retired and previously worked as County Parks and Recreation Manager and as a horticultural agent with the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension.

Governor Cooper appointed the following person to the North Carolina Commission on the Blind:

  • Crystal de Patrick Charlotte as a representative from the Department of Public Education. Patrick is a regional visual impairment counselor in the North Carolina Department of Public Education. She received the NAES Award for Best Exceptional Children’s Educator of 2009. Patrick also received the NC DPI Award for 20 Years of Service in 2019.

The Governor of Cooper has appointed the following person to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control:

  • Doctor. Francis M. Nielsen from Holly Springs as a representative from the Department of Environmental Quality. Nielsen serves as the lead environmental toxicologist and risk assessor for the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

Cooper’s government has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges:

  • Theresa Van Duyn Asheville as a member of District 1. Van Doyen served for more than three terms in the North Carolina State Senate. I moved to Asheville in 1992, after a successful career in systems software. Van Doyen is heavily involved with the nonprofit community in western North Carolina, serving on the boards of Pisgah Legal Services, the Council on Aging, the Western North Carolina Community Foundation among others.
  • C Ray Russell from Boone as a member of District 2. Russell served as the North Carolina State Representative for District 93 from 2018 to 2020. He also served as Associate Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Appalachian State University. Russell is the founder and owner of RaysWeather.com.

The government appointed Cooper the following person to the North Carolina Council of Women:

  • The Honorable Mary Ann Tally Fayetteville as a free member. Tully is a Supreme Court Justice of the 12th Judicial Circuit. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and a member of the North Carolina Defense Services Committee on Indigence and the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union.

The government has appointed Cooper the following person to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities:

  • Mr. Terry M. Brown, Jr. Charlotte as a member of the House. Brown is the state representative in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He works as a litigation assistant in Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney.

Governor Cooper appointed the following person to the North Carolina Board of Examinations for Engineers and Surveyors:

  • Dr. Vinod K. Joel Morrisville as a registered engineer. Joel is CEO and President of A1 Consulting Group, Inc. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Goels Plaza, LLC.

The Governor of Cooper has appointed the following person to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine:

  • Vicki Lambert Bradley Cherokee as a free member. Bradley is the Secretary of Public Health and Human Services for the Eastern Division of the Cherokee Indians, of which she is also a member. She has been in the healthcare field for 30 years and has worked in tribal public health for the past 18 years. Bradley focuses on improving the health of the population by building and maintaining quality standards and best practices.

Governor Cooper appointed the following person to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Hispanic/Latino Affairs:

  • Villa Nancy Garcia From Dobson as a free member. GarcĂ­a Villa is a dual-enrolled student at Surry Early College High School and Surry Community College, expected to graduate in 2022. She was selected as the LatinxEd 20 Under 20 Youth Leader in 2020.

Governor Cooper appointed the following person to the Martin Luther King, Jr. commission:

  • Demetrius R. Deloch Conway as a roving member. Deloatch is a consultant and lobbyist at APCO Worldwide, a global public relations firm. He is also an assistant professor at Saint Augustine University.

The Governor of Cooper State has appointed the following person to the Board of Trustees of Piedmont Community College:

  • Dr.. Charles H. Harvey Timberlake as a roving member. Harvey is an education and career counselor at the Vocational College and a professional member of the Association of Higher Education Counselors. He has also served on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Board and the Person County Library Board.

Governor Cooper has appointed the following person to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Racial Equality Task Force:

  • Quentin E. Miller Asheville as an honest representative. Miller was elected mayor of Buncombe County in 2018. Miller joined the US Army in 1983 where he served as a military policeman for 11 years. He later joined the Asheville Police Department where he served as a member of the Asheville Police Department’s Indigenous Community Policing Unit “PACT”, receiving the Officer of the Year and Regional Comprehensive Award for Starting the Street Department and Midnight Basketball Program for Youth at Risk.

Cooper’s government has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Recreational Therapy Licensing Board:

  • Amy Walker Albritton Kinston as a therapeutic recreational aid. Albritton is a recreational therapy assistant at Pitt County Memorial Hospital with more than twelve years of experience.
  • Dr.. Augustus Garland Parker IV From Charlotte as a physician (licensed under Section 1, Chapter 90.) Parker has worked at the Novant Health Blakeney Hospital for Family Physicians for eight years. He works as the lead physician for his clinic.

Appointed Gov. Cooper is the following person on the state board of refrigeration contractors:

  • John Cary Easterling III From Laurinburg as a general member unrelated to the construction industry. Easterling is a government relations analyst. He also previously served as a member of the North Carolina Youth Advisory Council.

Governor Cooper appointed the following person to the North Carolina Council on sickle cell syndrome:

  • Darren McClain of Cherryville as a free member. MacLean worked at Eaton for twenty-four years. McClain is now an advocate in his community for people with sickle cell syndrome.

The Governor of Cooper has appointed the following person to the North Carolina Board of Soil Scientists Licensing:

  • Dr. Karl Rufus Kreuzer from Washington as a soil scientist working at an institution of higher learning. Crozier is a professor emeritus of North Carolina State University in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. He now consults with Crop System projects in North Carolina.

The Cooper government has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Health Coordinating Council:

  • Doctor. Satish Mathan From Raleigh as an emergency member. Mathan is the president and managing partner of Raleigh Radiology Associates Inc. and Raleigh Radiology LLC and Raleigh Radiology Enterprises LLC. He is also a board member of Collaborative Imaging.
  • Dr. Vishali Nadkarni Carrie as an emergency member. Nadkarni is a physician in family and primary care medicine at Sandford Medical Group and has affiliated partners at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, North Carolina.

The Governor of Cooper has appointed the following person to the North Carolina Turnpike Board:

  • Dr. Pamela J. Senegal From Roxboro as a free member. Senegal is the president of Piedmont Community College. She is a member of the Roxboro Thrift Bank, Personnel and Caswell County Economic Development Boards and Personnel Memorial Hospital Board.

Appointed Gov. Cooper is the following person on the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board:

  • Ann Rushing Monroe as a representative of the media center. Rushing is the Director of Education for NC811 where she educates about the requirements of the Underground Facilities Protection and Damage Prevention Act and the marketing of 811.

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