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S.L. 2017-41 sets forth the composition requirements for the Working Group. 

  • Three members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be designated as a cochair.
    • Senator Tamara Barringer, co-chair
    • Senator Kathy Harrington
    • Senator Joyce Krawiec
  • Three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be designated as a cochair.
    • Representative Sarah Stevens, co-chair
    • Representative Jonathan Jordan
    • Representative David Lewis
  • Three representatives from the Department appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Secretary's designee.
    • Susan Perry-Manning, Deputy Secretary for Human Services
    • Michael Becketts, Assistant Secretary for Human Services
    • Lisa Cauley, Chief, Child Welfare Section of the Division of Social Services
  • One designee of the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, appointed by the Chief Justice.
    • Honorable Robert Stiehl, Chief District Court Judge, Cumberland County
  • Four county commissioners representing the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC), each of whom shall represent different regions of the State, appointed by the Director of the NCACC.
    • Commissioner Kevin Austin, Yadkin County
    • Commissioner Brenda Howerton, Durham County
    • Commissioner Page Lemel, Transylvania County
    • Commissioner Bob Woodard, Dare County
  • Two county social services directors, one of whom shall be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and one of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
    • Chris Dobbins, Gaston County (Senate appointee)
    • Glenn Osborne, Wilson County (House appointee)
  • One representative from the North Carolina Association of Social Services Attorneys (NCASSA), appointed by the President of the NCASSA.
    • Angie Stephenson, Orange and Chatham Counties
  • One representative from the Association of North Carolina County Social Services Directors, appointed by the President of the Association.
    • Susan Osborne, Alamance County
Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
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Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles