Current Members

The NC Stakeholders Engagement Group was an initiative funded by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities from 2013 - 2016. The initiative is no longer active, but the website is being maintained as a resource to the general public. If you have questions, email info@cb-cg.com.

Brandon Tankersley, Wake Forest, NC

Ralph Rodland, High Point, NC

Jean Anderson, Stanfield, NC

  • Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injury member
  • Partners in Policymaking graduate
  • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina member

Eric Chavis, Greensboro, NC

  • North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities member
  • The Arc of Greensboro member

Ben Coggins, Gastonia, NC

  • Partners Behavioral Health Consumer and Family Advisory Committee member
  • State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee member; Partner's BHM board member
  • Peer Support Specialist

Anna Cunningham, Raleigh, NC

  • NC Council on Developmental Disabilities member
  • State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee member
  • Alliance Consumer and Family Advisory Committee member
  • NC Commission on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services member
  • The Power of the Dream, Inc / HANDmeUPs President & Founder
  • PowerUP Inclusive Employment Triangle Taskforce Member
  • HCBS Stakeholder Workgroup Member
  • First in Families Lifetime Connections Charter Member
  • First in Families NC member
  • Parent of 3 daughters, 2 with ASDI/DD

Jonathan Ellis, Murfreesboro, NC

  • NC Council on Developmental Disabilities member
  • First in Families NC member
  • University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Keller Institute member
  • Advocacy Ambassador

Pat McGinnis, Marion, NC

  • PAIMI Vice Chair
  • Disability Rights NC member
  • Smoky CFAC Chair
  • NCCANSO member
  • NCMHCO member

Matt Potter, Pfafftown, NC

  • Centerpoint Humans Services board of directors member
  • Wake Forest Athletic Department consultant
  • Advocacy Ambassador

Ron Reeve, Charlotte, NC

  • NC Council on Developmental Disabilities Chair
  • Father of a son with I/DD

Nessie Siler, Manteo, NC

  • Partners in Policymaking graduate
  • Pathways to an Accessible College Experience at College of the Albemarle in Dare Co., Mentor
  • Monarch Voices of Power, Facilitator
  • Transportation Committee member for the NC Emergency Preparedness Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Member Dare County Transportation Advisory Board
  • Member NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

Kurtis Taylor, Raleigh, NC

  • Chair of the Substance Abuse Federation
  • Chair of the Alcohol Drug Council
  • Alliance LME-MCO Consumer and Family Advisory Committee member
  • Oxford House Outreach Coordinator and Re-entry Coordinator
  • Individual in recovery

Jackie Dering, Chapel Hill, NC

The NC SEG current has three (3) vacancies.
Interested in being considered?

E-mail:info@ncseg.com

Previous Members

Tony Sowards, Raleigh, NC

  • Disability Waiver Advisory Committee member; Sunrise Recovery Center board member
  • Oxford House Outreach Worker
  • A person in long-term Recovery

Sam Miller, Greensboro, NC

  • NC Council on Developmental Disabilities member
  • The Arc of Greensboro member
  • UNCG Associate Dean of the School of Education
  • Father of a son with I/DD

Mike Mayer, Mebane, NC

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - President
  • The Arc of NC member; Cardinal Innovations Best Practices Workgroup Member
  • Seeing Is Believing Initiative Director
  • Self-Advocacy Ambassador Initiative Advisor
  • Family member of a person with a disability

Monica J. Foster, Landis, NC

  • The Life Beyond Limits Coach® & Inclusionista
  • Vision Board Institute’s 2014 USA Vision Board Coach of the Year
  • Advocacy Ambassador
  • N.C. Certified Peer Support Specialist
  • Spina Bifida Association of the Carolinas member
  • Amputee Coalition of America Member

Marc Jaques, Raleigh, NC

  • Mental Health Advocacy Inc. Executive Director
  • State of NC Consumer and Family Advisory Committee Chair
  • Chair - NC Mental Health Planning Council
  • NC DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee
  • Chair - Alliance Behavioral Healthcare CFAC
  • NC Adult System of Care Steering Committee
  • NAMI NC Board of Directors
  • Chair - NAMI NC Consumer Council

Jack Register, Raleigh, NC

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - NC Executive Director

Crystal Bowe, Belmont, NC

  • North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities member
  • Family Physician
  • Family member with I/DD

Chris Campu, Raleigh, NC

  • NC State Student
  • Governors Institute on Substance Abuse and Mental Health member
  • Founder of the Collegiate Recovery Community at NC State
  • Peer Support for Substance Abuse

Sue Guy, Goldsboro, NC

  • Partners Behavioral Health Consumer and Family Advisory Committee Chair
  • Local Consumer Family Advisory Committee member

Merlie Jackson, North Wilkesboro, NC

  • Smokey Mountain Consumer and Family Advisory Committee member
  • First in Families of NC member
  • High Country First-In-Families member
  • Parent of a daughter with I/DD

Valerie King, Yadainville, NC

  • Mended Little Hearts National Advocacy chair
  • Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium member
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network, member
  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, member
  • Parent of daughter with I/DD

Susie Lenfestey, Lenior, NC

  • The Arc of NC board member
  • The Breakfast Club Org Co-founder and President

Teresa Staley, Greensboro, NC

  • NC Independent Living Centers, board member
  • Joy A. Shabazz Center for Independent Living, board member