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North Carolina Commission for Public Health

The North Carolina Commission For Public Health Members

The Commission for Public Health consists of 13 members, four of whom shall be elected by the North Carolina Medical Society and nine of whom shall be appointed by the Governor. The current Commission membership is shown below.

Name/Address Phone Term Expiration
Dr. Preecha Bhotiwihok
Elected by NC Medical Society
11-30-19
Dr. Don Chaplin             
Elected by Medical Society      
11-30-17
Dr. Joseph Gordon
(Veterinarian)
Appointed by Governor
04-30-21
Dr. Venkata Jonnalagadda
Appointed by Governor
04-30-21
Dr. Ronald B. May (Chair)
Elected by Medical Society
11-30-17
Mr. Thomas Mincher
Appointed by Governor
04-30-19
Dr. Wayne Riggins
(Optometrist)
Appointed by Governor
04-30-21
Dr. Patrick Roberson
(Dentist)
Appointed by Governor
04-30-21
Dr. Douglas D. Sheets
Elected by Medical Society
11-30-19
Mr. George S. Sweet Jr., PE
(Engineer)
Appointed by Governor           
4-30-21
Mr. Noble Thomas
(Licensed Pharmacist)
Appointed by Governor
04-30-19
Ms. Sharon K. West
(Registered Nurse)
Appointed by Governor

04-30-19
Chris Hoke
Chief, Office of Regulatory and Legal Affairs
Staff to Commission
1931 MSC
Raleigh, NC 27699-1931