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RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced new appointments to fourteen North Carolina boards and commissions.

“By serving on state boards and commissions, these appointees are helping give back to their communities and move our state forward,” said Gov. Cooper. “I appreciate their service and look forward to their work for the people of North Carolina.”

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network:

  • Torre J. Jessup of Raleigh as a representative of the Division of Motor Vehicles. Jessup currently serves as the North Carolina DMV commissioner. He previously served as vice president of public policy and external affairs at Blue Bloodhound, a start-up technology company. Prior to that, he was director of the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Perfusion Advisory Committee:

  • Dr. Sharon Brown of Raleigh as a public member. Brown is an adjunct professor of Biology at the University of Maryland University College where she develops capstone courses for biotechnology and laboratory management majors. Additionally, she is an instructor at Brown Christian Academy.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Child Well-Being Transformation Council:

  • Clarette Glenn of Raleigh as a representative from a local management entity/managed care organization. Glenn is a system of care coordinator in the Wake Community Office of Alliance Health. She is a licensed clinical social worker.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists:

  • Scott Greene of Archdale as a soil scientist employed by a federal or state agency. Greene is an environmental health regional specialist with the NC Department of Health and Human Services. He serves as cochair of the Onsite Water Protection Conference Board.
  • Eric Hill of Bolivia as a soil scientist employed by local government. Hill is an environmental health specialist for Brunswick County. He serves on the NC State Employees Credit Union Advisory Board and is a registered sanitarian.
  • Stephen Broome of Raleigh as a soil scientist employed by a higher education institution. Broome is a professor with the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at NC State University and the president of the Soil Science Society of North Carolina.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Board of Architecture:

  • Walter Sawyer of Raleigh as an architect. Sawyer is a principal architect and project manager at 310 Architecture & Interiors, PA. He has received multiple awards from the Construction Specifications Institute for technically superior drawings and specifications.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina State Banking Commission:

  • Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt of Charlotte as a public member. Eiselt was elected at-large to the Charlotte City Council in 2015 and in 2017. She chairs the transportation and planning committee and is a member of the economic development committee and the intergovernmental committee.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Capital Facilities Finance Agency Board of Directors:

  • DeAlva Wilson of Charlotte as a public member. Wilson is the founder and CEO of the D. Wilson Agency. She also founded the Women of Influence Leadership Collective.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Rural Infrastructure Authority:

  • Joyce Dickens of Rocky Mount as a representative of a tier 1 or 2 county. Dickens is president and CEO of the Rocky Mount Edgecombe Community Development Corporation. She is also on the Board the North Carolina Association of CDCs.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council:

  • Dr. Robert Bashford of Chapel Hill as a member at-large. Bashford is the associate dean for rural initiative & recruitment at the UNC School of Medicine. He also holds appointments as a full professor in the Departments of Psychiatry as well as in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina State Social Services Commission:

  • Heather Williams of Dunn as a 2nd congressional district representative. Williams is an attorney at Hayes, Williams, Turner and Daughtry. She currently serves as a Select Bank of Dunn advisory board member and volunteers actively at Triton High School.
  • Erica McAdoo of Haw River as a 6th congressional district representative. McAdoo is the firm manager at The Paynter Law Firm. She is also a civil litigation instructor in the paralegal program at Meredith College.
  • Cindy Locklear of Lumberton as a 9th congressional district representative. Locklear is an assistant professor for the Department of Social Work at UNC Pembroke. She has over fourteen years of social work experience in direct practice, teaching, administration and program development.
  • Margie Christopher of Lawndale as a 10th congressional district representative. Christopher served as the executive director at Children’s Homes of Cleveland County for over two decades. She is a member of Benchmarks.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Umstead Act Unfair Competition Panel: 

  • The Honorable Jack Cozort of Raleigh as an individual familiar with interest of the business community of the state. Cozort is a lobbyist and owner of Cozort Government Relations. He previously served as an associate judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Emergency Response Commission:

  • Donna Julian of Matthews as a rep. of public assembly venues in NC. Julian is the senior vice president of Arena and Event Operations and the General Manager of the Spectrum Center. She is a member of International Arena Venues Managers and serves on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.
  • Chief Reginald T. Johnson of Charlotte as a fire chief. Johnson is the Fire Chief for the City of Charlotte Fire Department. Previously, Johnson served the Fairfax County Fire Department for nearly 25 years, achieving the rank of operations chief. He is an alternate on the National Fire Protection Association 1710 Committee and has professional membership with the IAFC, Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, IABPFF, and IAFF.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Chiropractic Examiners:

  • Dr. Christopher R. Outten of Apex as a chiropractor. Dr. Outten is the owner and clinician at Outten Chiropractic. He has served as president of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association and is currently serving as their treasurer and insurance support specialist.
  • Dr. Thomas Kent Mitchell of Raleigh as a chiropractor. Dr. Mitchell is the owner of Mitchell Chiropractic Healing Center. He is a member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association and serves as chair of their Constitution and bylaws committee.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission:

  • Dr. Thomas N. Bernard III of Charlotte as a health care professional. Dr. Bernard is an attending physician at Wake Emergency Physicians. He is also the medical director of WakeMed Briar Creek. Dr. Bernard is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians Board where he serves as legislative chair.
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