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ICARE Advisory Partners PDF Print E-mail

The ICARE Advisory Partners are a group of interested state leaders who assist the ICARE Coordination Team in determining the goals of ICARE, obtaining funding, implementing the goals, evaluating and publicizing the project.  They meet regularly to hear reports from the Team and to offer input and direction throughout the life of the project. 

Carolinas HealthCare System PDF Print E-mail
Allen Dobson
Allen Dobson, MD, Vice President of Carolinas HealthCare Sytem and former Assistant Secretary of NC DHHS serves as an Advisory Partner.
CATEVO PDF Print E-mail
Roger Friedensen
The CATEVO Group is a full-service marketing and advertising agency assisting the ICARE Parternship with all communication needs.  The CATEVO Group is represented by Roger Friedensen, APR, Vice President, Integrated Communications.
Duke Department of Psychiatry PDF Print E-mail

Marvin Swartz
The primary mission of the Duke Deparment of Psychiatry includes clinical care, teaching and research.  The Department desires to play a major role in shaping the developments in field of psychiatry with the ultimate mission being to improve the understanding and treatment of patients with illness.  Duke Department of Psychiatry is represented by  Marvin Swartz, MD.

Governor's Institute on Alcohol & Substance Abuse PDF Print E-mail

Sara McEwen
The Governor's Institute on Alcohol & Substance Abuse is an independent, non-governmental and nonprofit organization, with the goal of developing partnerships between various organizations. The Institute supports linkages among educational programs, professional organizations, tertiary care facilities, clinics and hospitals, treatment facilities, consumer groups and the substance abuse field by participating in coalitions and state planning efforts.  As a neutral coordinator of resources, it serves as a clearinghouse to bring more research findings into clinics and other treatment settings and more information about treatment effectiveness into the classroom.  In its fifteen-year history, the Institute has become a resource center for technical and programmatic assistance.  The Governor's Institute is represented by Sara McEwen, MD, MPH, Interim Executive Director.

National Association of Social Workers - NC Chapter PDF Print E-mail
Kathy Boyd
The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter is a membership organization that promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers.  NASW also seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and through advocacy.  The North Carolina Chapter's vision is that through leadership, education, and advocacy NASW-NC successfully unifies thousands of professional social work voices to promote healthy, self-sufficient individuals, families, and communities.  The NASW- NC Chapter is represented by Executive Director, Kathy Boyd, MSW, ACSW, CMSW.
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians PDF Print E-mail

The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians is North Carolina's largest specialty medical association, comprised of over 2,600 family physicians. When originally chartered in 1948 as an affiliate of the American Academy of General Practice, the NCAFP had just 17 members.  The NCAFP is represented by Executive Director, Greg Griggs, MPA, CAE and Past-President, Michelle Jones, MD.

Greg Griggs
Michelle Jones

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program PDF Print E-mail

The mission of the NC Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program is to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina.  NC AHEC is represented by Director, Tom Bacon, DrPH and Associate Director, Karen Stallings, RN, MEd and Russet Hambrick, MLS, AHIP, Southern Regional AHEC.


Tom Bacon
Karen Stallings
Russet Hambrick

North Carolina Council of Community Programs PDF Print E-mail

Dan Gerber
The North Carolina Council of Community MH/DD/SA Programs was incorporated in 1982 as a nonprofit association dedicated to helping its member area programs improve their service quality and management effectiveness.  The Council provides its member programs with a strong, cohesive, statewide voice through policy analysis, technical assistance, publications, and educational programs.  It is governed by a 20 member Board of Directors consisting of an equal number of citizen area board members and professional area administrators.  The NC Council of Community Programs is represented by Dan Gerber, PhD.

North Carolina Medical Society PDF Print E-mail

Scarlette Gardner
The mission of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is to unite, serve, and represent physicians in order to enhance physician advocacy for their patients and improve the health of the people of North Carolina.  The NCMS is represented by Scarlette Gardner, Esq., Assistant Counsel, Health Policy.


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services PDF Print E-mail

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the largest agency in state government, responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing the human service needs for fragile populations like the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence.

North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs PDF Print E-mail

The North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs (NCFAHP) leverages private and public resources to expand health care access and improve health status for all North Carolinians.  NCFAHP was established in 1982 on the recommendation of a legislative commission to work with business, medical, and civic leaders throughout North Carolina to develop specific strategies that improve the quality of and access to affordable health care services with special attention to underserved residents.  The emphasis of this work has been to encourage public and private community providers to work together to achieve improvements in access, quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care.  The Foundation is represented by President and CEO, Susan Yaggy and ICARE Project Director, Regina Dickens/



North Carolina Pediatric Society PDF Print E-mail
Steve Shore
The North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPS) and the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is one organization with two names representing over 1,200 pediatricians in the state.  Our members are child health advocates.  They maintain a close affiliation with child advocacy groups such as the NC Child Advocacy Institute, the Covenant with North Carolina’s Children, Commission on Children with Special Health Needs, March of Dimes, NC Day Care Commission, NC Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and many others.  The NCPS is represented by Executive Director, Steve Shore, MSW. 
North Carolina Psychiatric Association PDF Print E-mail

The North Carolina Psychiatric Association (NCPA) is a professional medical organization with approximately 850 psychiatric physician members.  The Mission of the NCPA is to promote the highest quality care for North Carolina residents with mental illness, including substance use disorders, to advance and represent the profession of psychiatry and medicine in North Carolina, and to serve the professional needs of its membership.  The NCPA is represented by Executive Director, Robin Huffman and Drew Bridges, MD.  

Robin Huffman
Drew Bridges


North Carolina Psychological Association PDF Print E-mail

Sally Cameron
The North Carolina Psychological Association brings together psychologists from many settings - public agencies, schools, hospitals, universities, private practice, students, etc.  NCPA has about 950 members and accomplishes its work through 14 active committees and the Board of Directors. NCPA provides an organized and unified voice for psychologists through its legislative and insurance activities, promotes high standards for the professions, provides continuing education as an APA-Approved sponsor of CE, works on public advocacy issues, and promotes issues of professional practice through the Division of Independent Professional Practice.  NCPA has a professionally staffed central office.  Executive Director, Sally Cameron, PhD represents the NC Psychological Association as an Advisory Partner.

The Arc of North Carolina PDF Print E-mail

Jill Hinton Keel
The Arc of North Carolina is committed to securing for all people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc of North Carolina is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of the United States.  The Arc of NC subscribes to The Core Values of The Arc.  The Arc of NC is represented by Autism Consultant, Jill Hinton Keel, PhD.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences Department of Pediatrics PDF Print E-mail
Jane Foy
Brenner Children’s Hospital offers the latest treatment advances in pediatric medicine .  Located at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Brenner’s is a major referral center for western North Carolina, southern Virginia, southwestern West Virginia, eastern Tennessee and northern South Carolina.  In order to provide the best care possible for their pediatric patients, the staff work closely with health care professionals throughout the region, while their faculty serve on national committees, sharing their expertise and setting the standard for children’s health care in the US.  Jane Foy, MD serves as the representative from the Department of Pediatrics.