State Rehabilitation Council Membership

NC State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) members are appointed to three-year terms by one of three authorities: Governor, President Pro-Tempore of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

Council members are selected to represent a diverse array of vocational rehabilitation (VR) service system stakeholders, including consumers, counselors, self-advocates with a cross-section of physical, cognitive, sensory and mental disabilities and advocates for people with disabilities who are unable to represent themselves due to their disability. Additionally, at least one member is selected to represent the following entities on the council:


Council Members City Represents
Michael Maybee, Chair Boone Labor
Anne Monterosso Raleigh State Education Agency
Clare "Ping" Miller Raleigh NC Chamber of Commerce
Derek Burress Snow Hill Disability Advocacy Groups
Doreen Byrd Davidson Parent Training and Information Centers
Emma Friesen Durham Disability Advocacy Groups
Pending Durham DVRS Consumers
Sharon Nellenbach, Vice Chair Hickory Business and Industry Sector
Celeste Hunt Maxton Director of Projects under Section 121
Kathie Smith Raleigh Division Director, NCVR Ex-Officio Member
Berlina “Yvette” German Raleigh Department of Commerce, Workforce Solutions
Tracey Craven Graham Providers of Community Rehabilitation Programs
Gloria Garton Wilmington Statewide Independent Living Council
James Jones Fayetteville Regional Rehabilitation Centers for Physically Disabled
Alicia Coleman Durham Business and Industry
Dr. Yolanda Edwards Winston Salem Non-Divisional Rehabilitation Counselors
David Dyson Greensboro Disability Advocacy Groups
Kelly Friedlander Durham Disability Advocacy Groups


SRC Subcommittees

  • The Executive Committee is responsible for compiling the council’s response to the Unified State Plan and triennial Comprehensive Needs Assessment, preparing the annual report, establishing meeting agendas and setting the general direction of the council and its committees. 
  • The Consumer Input and Public Outreach Committee reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations to the council regarding the effectiveness of VR delivered by the division and other public and private agencies in the state. The committee also gathers information using the consumer satisfaction survey, public forums and feedback from the NC Client Assistance Program.
  • The Policy and Rules Review Committee makes recommendations related to division policy and procedures that impact the public, are subject to public rule-making hearings under NC’s Administrative Procedures Act and are required for WIOA compliance.