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NASW-NC Members Appointed by Governor Cooper to North Carolina State Social Services Commission

Thursday, June 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
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Congratulations to the following NASW-NC members who were appointed to the North Carolina State Social Services Commission by Governor Roy Cooper:

Drew Pledger as Chair and 4th Congressional District Representative. Pledger is a social worker who lives in Knightdale and is the Coordinator of Mental Health Services for Wake County Public Schools. He previously worked with Wake County Human Services, in private practice, and at the Methodist Home for Children.

Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey as 1st Congressional District Representative. Dr. LaNey, of Durham, is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Social Work at UNC-CH and has taught social work for 37 years. A graduate of NC A&T State Univerity, the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland at Baltimore, she is the former chair of the Durham County Social Services Board and also served on the board in Mecklenburg County.

Larry Sharpe as 5th Congressional District Representative. Sharpe, of Winston-Salem, holds a Master of Social Work from UNC-CH and currently practices social work. Prior, he oversaw all social work staff for the Winston- Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Dr. Mark Marquez as 8th Congressional District Representative. Dr. Marquez, of Aberdeen, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Fayetteville State University. He worked previously as Clinical Director for the Sandhills Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities Substance Abuse Services and as Program Director for the Baptist Children's Homes of NC in Kinston.


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