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Contact: Debbie Crane
and Mark Van Sciver

Date: February 22, 2008

Moseley Retires as State MH/DD/SAS Director

RALEIGH –North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (MH/DD/SAS) Director Mike Moseley today announced that he is retiring.

“I’ve accomplished a great deal in my three decades of public service to the State of North Carolina,” Moseley said.  “There have been a lot of changes in the state system during my tenure, and I’m proud of what I’ve done to move things forward for the people who depend on this system for their care.”

Moseley has served in a number of roles with the MH/DD/SAS Division including: Director of the Caswell Center in Kinston, Director of the NC Special Care Center (now called Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center) in Wilson, Assistant Director of Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, Chief of the Residential Services Branch and founding head of both the Thomas S. and Crisis Services sections at the state division. In addition, he is the first North Carolina MH/DD/SAS Director to be elected to the Board of the National Association of State Program Directors.

Among his many accomplishments, Moseley:

  • Led the state’s efforts to move toward systemwide implementation of person-centered planning as well as efforts to expand Medicaid coverage to serve more developmentally disabled people in a more flexible manner.
  • Spearheaded the creation of the Alzheimer’s Unit at the NC Special Care Center in Wilson.
  • Expanded community-based services while at the Caswell Center, allowing for a reduction in residential treatment at the center.
  • Led the effort to move away from a focus on just a patient’s psychiatric and medical needs to looking at all of the patient’s needs in a more holistic and integrated manner as Assistant Director of Cherry Hospital.
  • Upgraded Caswell Center’s physical plant after more than two decades of no improvements.  Moseley’s plan is still being used today on additional upgrades.
  • Led the state’s effort to provide the full range of Medicaid-funded substance abuse services in accordance with the criteria of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Moseley is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was recognized in 2000 as its “Outstanding Black Alumnus”, and he received his graduate degree from East Carolina University. He is a previous recipient of the Arc of North Carolina’s and the NC Community Living Association’s Distinguished Services Award. Moseley has also been honored in “Who’s Who in Business,” “Personalities of the South,” “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest” and “Outstanding Young Men of America.” Among the most prestigious of his many awards and honors was his selection as Kinston-Lenoir County’s 2004 “Citizen of the Year.”

Moseley will leave the Division effective Feb. 29, but he plans to work another 90 days at the department level as part of the transition starting March 3.



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