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Date of request: April 25, 2014

Name of person making request:
Advocacy & Customer Service Section
Contact information:
Suzanne Thompson,
(919) 268-7386

Title of committee:
State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee

General overview of committee's purpose:
This is a Mental Health Consumer or Family Member Secretary of Health and Human Services appointment to the State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (SCFAC). The SCFAC is established per NC General Statute 122C-171 to advise the Department of Health and Human Services and the General Assembly on the planning and management of the State's public mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services. This individual will be serving a term from the date of appointment by the Secretary until June 30, 2016 and will be eligible for reappointment to a three year term.

Specific Criteria being sought for consumer/family member representation:

Number of individuals needed for the group.
1 Mental Health Consumer or Family Member

When and where does the committee meet and how frequently?
Date and time of the first meeting:
Meet the second Thursday of the month (on even numbered months only) from 9am – 3pm at the Holiday Inn, 320 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh.
The next meeting will be May 8, 2014.
There is the possibility that after July 1, 2014 the frequency of the meetings will increase.

Does the opportunity for teleconference or webinar exist?

Is there any remuneration for participants?
Mileage and a stipend. Hotel for the night before is available for individuals who live 100 miles from the meeting location in Raleigh. Lunch is also provided the day of the meeting.

Deadline by which recommendations need to be received:
May 16, 2014

What is the selection process?
Email the completed form and a resume as an attachment to: or
(919) 733-4962 Fax
US Mail to:
DMH/DD/SAS Advocacy and Customer Service Section
Attention: Suzanne Thompson
3009 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3009

How will individuals be notified of selection?
The Secretary's Office will make the selection and notify the individual selected in writing. All applicants will be notified in writing of selection or non selection.

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