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Consolidated Human Services Board

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications
Missy Baker
Registered Nurse
2/3/2020 - 2/3/2024
at large
Licensed Registered Nurse
Jeff Broadaway, DVM
Veterinarian
1/11/21 - 1/11/23
at large
Licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Vacant
Dentist
 
at large
Licensed Dentist
Richard Helms
Commissioner Representative
Appointed Annually
at large
County Commissioner
David Perry Smith, M.D., FAAFP
Physician
5/3/2021 - 4/30/2025
at large
Licensed Physician
Jessie Lindberg
Community Based Organization Representative
8/20/2018 - 8/20/2022
at large
Community Based Organization Representative
Ankit Desai
Pharmacist
6/3/2019 - 11/20/2023
at large
Licensed Pharmacist
Eunice McGee
Social Worker
3/19/2018 - 11/20/2021
at large
Social Worker
Earl Ford, Jr.
Consumer of Human Services
8/16/2021 -
7/31/2025
at large
Consumer of Human Services
Margaret Harkins
Engineer
1/11/21 - 1/11/25
at large
Licensed Physical Engineer
Dr. Angela Thorpe-Moss
Psychologist
2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025
at large
Licensed Psychologist
Vacant
Psychiatrist
 
at large
Licensed Psychiatrist
Dr. Keshav Bhat, M.S., O.D.
Optometrist
5/3/2021 - 4/30/2025
at large
Optometrist
Vacant
Consumer of Human Services
 
at large
Consumer of Human Services
John Laurenzana
Other Person
1/11/21 - 1/22/25
at large
Other Person
Vacant
Consumer of Human Services
 
at large
Consumer of Human Services
Vacant
Consumer of Human Services
 
at large
Consumer of Human Services
Megan Smith
Other Person

 8/20/2018 - 11/20/2022

at large
 
Vacant
Other Person
 
at large
Other Person

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.

about the human services board

The Human Services Board serves as the policy-making, rule-making and administrative board of the Consolidated Human Services Agency. 

Human Services Board Authority

  • Set fees for departmental services based upon recommendations of the human services director.
  • Assure compliance with laws related to state and federal programs.
  • Recommend creation of local human services programs.
  • Adopt local health regulations and participate in enforcement appeals of local regulations.
  • Perform regulatory health functions required by state law.
  • Act as coordinator or agent of the state to the extent required by state or federal law.
  • Plan and recommend a consolidated human services budget.
  • Conduct audits and reviews of human services programs, including quality assurance activities, as required by state and federal law or as may otherwise be necessary.
  • Advise local officials through the county manager.
  • Protect the public health to the extent required by law.
  • Develop dispute resolution procedures for human services contractors and clients and public advocates.
  • Exercise the powers and duties conferred by law upon a board of health and a social services board.
  • The human services director of a consolidated county human services agency shall be appointed and dismissed by the county manager with the advice and consent of the human services board. No more than 25 members which shall reasonably reflect the population makeup of the county and include persons as set out in NCGS §153A-77 (c). All members of the human services board shall be residents of the county and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The members of the board shall serve four-year terms and a chairperson shall be elected annually. No member may serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. The county commissioner member shall serve only as long as the member is a county commissioner.

Number of Positions

18

Meeting Information

Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of July and December. Meetings are held in the Human Services Conference Center: 2330 Concord Avenue, Monroe N.C. 28110. 

Individual meeting details are available within Public Notices posted here.

Individuals may sign up to speak under the Public Comments section of the Board’s meeting agenda and can register in-person by completing the sign-up sheet at the Human Services Center prior to the start of the meeting. The sign-up sheet will be placed on a table near the public entrance to the meeting room. Once the meeting starts, registration will close. Speakers may also register to speak online prior to the meeting. Speakers will be called in the order in which they register and all public comments are subject to the Board’s Operating Procedures on public comments, including time limits.

View Board Vacancies & Apply

View Vacancies   Application Form

For additional information about Board appointments, contact the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners: Lynn West, CMC 500 N. Main St., Room 914 Monroe, NC 28112 | Phone: 704.283.3853 | Email: lynn.west@unioncountync.gov

Contact Information

To contact Human Services Board members, email CHSB@unioncountync.gov

legislation

NCGS Section 153A-177. THE HUMAN SERVICES BOARD WAS DISSOLVED BY ACTION OF THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON JANUARY 6, 2014, AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, BY RESOLUTION, ASSUMED DIRECT CONTROL OF ANY ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY OR THROUGH THE HUMAN SERVICES BOARD. ON AUGUST 18, 2014, THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS BEGAN THE PROCESS OF RE-ESTABLISHING THE CONSOLIDATED HUMAN SERVICES BOARD AND BY RESOLUTION ADOPTED NOVEMBER 21, 2014, RE-ESTABLISHED THE BOARD. The Human Services Board was created to carry out the function of the local health department and the county department of social services.