Board Membership

Membership on the Board is open to any and all of NC's dispensing opticians -- any licensee wishing to uphold their profession and serve their state in this manner may place their name on the Board's election ballot for seats available each year.

Letters/petitions of nomination must be received in the Board office by April 1 of each year; the nomination must be endorsed by five licensees. View sample letter of nomination.

The Board's annual election is held in early April (currently by mailed ballots), and the tallied results submitted to the Office of the Governor for completion of the appointment process.

Public members are appointed on recommendation and endorsement by the Office of the Governor.

All members serve three-year terms, and no member may serve more than two consecutive terms.

Chair - Debra N. Newell
  Residence City: Wake Forest   Term Expiration: 6/30/2020
Vice-Chair - Ian Radford
  Residence City: Wilmington   Term Expiration: 6/30/2020
Secretary-Treasurer - Paul Brennan
  Residence City: Kings Mountain   Term Expiration: 6/30/2019
Member - Karen Moshoures
  Residence City: Shallotte background   Term Expiration: 6/30/2021
Member -  Tommy Rich
  Residence City: Hendersonville   Term Expiration: 6/30/2021
Public Member - Dr. Derrick Jordan
  Residence City: Cary   Term Expiration: 6/30/2020
Public Member - Michael McKinney
  Residence City: High Point   Term Expiration: 6/30/2021