The office of Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday announced appointments to boards on medical centers, forestry management, libraries, social work and more.
Two appointments were made to the North Carolina Forestry Council, which advises the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on matters concerning the protection, management and preservation of state-owned, privately owned and municipally owned forests. The term length is four years.
• Wayne Swank (Macon County) – Swank is a scientist emeritus with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.
• Samuel Yearick (Caldwell County) – Yearick is the county manager for Ashe County
Two members were named to the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, which adopts statewide plans for the construction and maintenance of hospitals, medical centers and other health-care facilities. The term length is four years.
• Harold Garland (Pitt County) – Garland serves as executive director of Golden LivingCenter in Greenville.
• Charles Hauser (Forsyth County) – Hauser is CEO of Physician Discoveries, LLC & Piedmont Stone Center in Winston-Salem.
Three appointments were made to the North Carolina State Library Commission, which advises the secretary of cultural resources on library matters. It is also responsible for evaluating and approving plans for public library development, library cooperation and plans for federally funded library programs. The term length is four years.
• C. Elizabeth Gatling (Durham County) – Gatling is an assistant librarian at Miller-Motte Technical College.
• Ryan Boyce (Wake County) – Boyce is an attorney serving on the Industrial Commission.
• Evelyn Poole-Kober (Orange County) – Poole-Kober manages all library services for the Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division Library in the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Exposure Research Laboratory and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Air Resources Laboratory.
Five members were named to the N.C. Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, tasked with regulating the practice of social work through credential reviews, examinations, standards or experience, professional references and continuing education. The term length is three years.
• Amy Barsanti (Mecklenburg County) – Barsanti is a certified master social worker and the admissions director for the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
• Angela Atkins (Mitchell County) – Atkins is a social worker with Mitchell County schools.
• Patricia Morse (Jackson County) – Morse is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified master social worker, as well as a professor at Western Carolina University. This is a reappointment to the board.
• James Turner (Wake County) – Turner is a licensed clinical social worker/therapist at Turner Counseling and Consulting PLLC.
• Garlande Powell (Columbus County) – Powell is a licensed clinical social worker at Agape Counseling Associates.
One appointment was made to the Southern Regional Education Board, which develops and maintains regional education services and schools in the Southern states in the professional, technological, scientific, literary and other fields. The term length is four years.
• Adeniyi Ojutiku (Wake County) – Dr. Ojutiku is managing director of Omni TJK Inc. He was also the associate professor of health education and content area chair at the University of Phoenix.
Two members were named to the N.C. Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board, which works to protect the hearing impaired citizens of North Carolina by implementing a pre-qualification examination for registered apprentices. The term length is three years.
• Scarlet Hall (Craven County) – Hall is owner of Gibbs Hall Hearing and has worked in her field for 12 years. This is a reappointment to the board.
• Mark Stuemke (Forsyth County) – Stuemke is a hearing aid specialist with Salisbury Audiology & Hearing Aid Services. This is a reappointment to the board.
One appointment was made to the N.C. On-Site Wastewater Contractors & Inspectors Certification Board, which works to protect the environment and public health, safety and welfare by ensuring the integrity and competence of on-site wastewater contractors and inspectors.
• Mark Brooks (Buncombe County) – Brooks is president, senior engineer and project manager at Brooks Engineering Associates, P.A. This is a reappointment to the board.