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Monarch CEO Dr. Peggy Terhune nominated to NC Developmental Disabilities Council

p terhuneGov. Pat McCrory recently appointed several state leaders to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD), including Dr. Peggy Terhune, Monarch’s chief executive officer. In addition to Dr. Terhune, Gov. McCrory also appointed Sen. Tommy Tucker of Waxhaw, Dr. Robin Cummings, N.C. Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Wayne Black, director of the Division of Social Service, to serve on the Council.

“We welcome the new Council members with their extensive knowledge of community needs, and state programs for those with disabilities,” said NCCDD Director for Systems Change Management Kelly Bohlander in a news release. “Their experience will provide valuable guidance as the Council addresses the funding of future initiatives.”

Based in Raleigh, the NCCDD has 40 members, and 60 percent of the members need to be people with developmental disabilities or family members of people with disabilities. The Council awards grants for effective and innovative initiatives that promote community inclusion, independence, productivity, self-determination and integration for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Grants are awarded to grass roots advocacy groups, government agencies, disability nonprofits and other community organizations.

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