Current Members

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The NC Stakeholder Engagement Group (NC SEG) was a cross-disability advocacy initiative focusing on shaping the long-term support and service systems through meaningful engagement and dialogue with policymakers. It was generously funded by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) for three years.

Since the November election, the political landscape has changed rapidly and expansively, and we anticipate these changes will have a substantial impact on the long-term supports and service systems for people with disabilities. It is vital that the authentic, constructive voice of consumers and family members be at the table as the system evolves. The funding from NCCDD ended in November 2016. The NC SEG is currently looking for funding to continue its advocacy efforts. While we seek funding from a variety of sources, the formal activities of the group have been suspended. This page will be updated by Community Bridges Consulting Group pro bono until funding is secured.

If you know of a funding source or possibility, please e-mail Kelly@cb-cg.com. Thank you!

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