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Chris Egan

Chris Egan

Chris Egan is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, a governor-appointed council that represents and partners with agencies, service providers and other organizations across the state. DHHS is the designated state agency for NCCDD.

Egan oversees the efforts of the Council to support innovative efforts to enable people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination and to be independent, productive, integrated and included in all facets of community life.

Egan, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from East Carolina University, has nearly 30 years of experience working with and on behalf of individuals experiencing intellectual, developmental, other disabilities and their families. He directs his efforts toward promoting respect and positive outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and other co-occurring disabilities.

Egan is the father of twins, a boy and a girl born in 2001. His daughter was born with significant medical complications and was at risk of developmental delay. In addition to the support of family and friends, his daughter benefited from North Carolina’s early intervention services.

He serves on the boards of the NC Statewide Independent Living Center and the Brain Injury Advisory Council. He also serves on the newly-formed National Advisory Board for the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.