Governor makes 21 appointments to board and commissions

RALEIGH — This week Gov. Roy Cooper named 21 new appointees to various state boards and commissions.

North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services:

Danielle Coleman, of Charlotte, is clinical director of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Program for Empowerment Quality Care Service.

Ann Akland, of Knightdale, is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The Honorable Carla Cunningham, of Charlotte, is a member of the N.C. House.

Dr. Randall Best, of Raleigh, is a physician in the emergency department of Durham VA Medical Center and in the division of emergency medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Anthony Haire, of Fayetteville, is a behavioral therapist who works with the Community Re-Entry Program.

Barton Cutter, of Raleigh, is the co-owner and manager of Cutter’s Edge Consulting.

Azell Reeves, of Greensboro, co-founded the Guilford County Schools Exceptional Children Parent Advisory Council.

Brett Schulthorp, of Asheville, is a therapist at the Asheville Counseling and Wellness Center.

Chief of Police Thomas Bashore, of Nashville, started the HOPE Initiative which has helped more than 200 individuals with substance use disorder.

Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee:

Deborah M. Brown, of Cary, is a classroom teacher and named the 2017 North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year.

Medical Care Commission:

Karen Moriarty, of Raleigh, is the founder and CEO of Carillon Assisted Living.

Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging:

Loris McLellon, of Whiteville, served as the director of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.JOh

Steve Mostofsky, of Greensboro, is the president and CEO of TTI Global Resources.

North Carolina Sedimentation Control Commission:

Dr. Susan White (chair) is the executive director for the North Carolina Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute for UNC.

Hartwell Carson, of Asheville, is the French Broad Riverkeeper.

Heather Jacobs Deck. of Washington, is the deputy director of Sound Rivers.

Dr. Albert Rubin, of Pittsboro, is retired from NCS State Department of Biological Sciences and Agricultural Engineering.

LeToya Ogallo, of Raleigh, is a senior environmental specialist with Duke Energy.

Natalie Berry ,of Hendersonville, is an engineer for Henderson County Engineering Department.

Jonathan Bivens, of Wilson, is the vice president for engineering for S.T. Wooten Corporation.

Mark Taylor, of Greensboro, is a senior consultant with Golder Associates.