The office of Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday announced appointments to boards covering opticians, optometry, electrolysis, podiatry and aging.
Five members were named to the State Board of Opticians, which administers and enforces the licensing of opticians in North Carolina. The term length is three years.
• William Brock (Gaston County) – Brock is a licensed optician with the National Vision Center (Walmart). He is a reappointment.
• Debra Newell (Wake County) – Newell is president of Focal Point Marketing Inc.
• Linda Miller (Beaufort County) – Miller is the owner of Miller Optical Management Inc.
• Jennifer Hawkins (Wake County) – Hawkins is owner and CEO of The Optical Dispensary. She is a reappointment.
• William Fischer (Dare County) – Fischer is a building and electrical contractor. He is a reappointment.
One appointment was made to the State Board of Examiners in Optometry, responsible for the licensing of optometrists in North Carolina. The term length is five years.
• Dr. Andrew Cook Jr. (Wake County) – Cook is owner of Garner Family Eye Care. He is a reappointment.
Two members were named to the N.C. Board of Electrolysis Examiners, tasked overseeing the licensing of electrologists. The term length is three years.
• Dr. Girish Munavalli (Mecklenburg County) – Munavalli is the medical director and founder of Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas. He is a reappointment.
• Beth Rountree (Henderson County) – Rountree is a licensed real estate agent.
Two appointments were made to the State Board of Podiatry Examiners, which is responsible for licensing podiatrists in North Carolina. The term length is three years.
• Dr. William O’Neill (Iredell County) – O’Neill is a podiatrist and past president of the North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society.
• Tanzy Wallace (Cleveland County) – Wallace is a minister who recently completed an assignment with the NC DHHS/NC Fast program as a staff development specialist, offering onsite support at the Cleveland County DSS.
One member was named to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging, which considers the needs for new state programs in the field of aging and makes recommendations to the governor and secretary of Health and Human Services. The term length is four years.
• Bruce Thoreson (Durham County) – Thoreson is a retired U.S. Marine Corps major.