RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The commission that assesses statewide needs related to domestic violence issues is welcoming new members who've been appointed to two-year terms. The group also coordinates and collaborates with the Council for Women in strengthening existing domestic violence programs and establishing new domestic violence programs.
Phil Kline of Mecklenburg County will serve as chairman. He is the president and CEO of Safe Alliance and spent more than 27 years with Royal & Sun Alliance, including serving as vice president of human resources and treasurer.
Gov. Pat McCrory's other appointees are:
-- Rebecca Macy (Orange County) - Macy is the L. Richardson Preyer Distinguished Chair for Strengthening Families and the associate dean for academic affairs at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker.
-- Gretchen Banks (Yancey County) - Banks works for Mission Health Children's Pediatric Hospital in Asheville. Prior to joining the hospital, Banks was a faculty member at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She was also a pediatric hospitalist at Brenner Children's Hospital.
-- David Elliot (Wake County) - Elliot is the director of Victims and Citizen Services for the North Carolina Department of Justice. He previously served as assistant attorney general for North Carolina. Elliot received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his law degree from Duke University.
-- Michael Silver (Forsyth County) - Silver is an assistant district attorney in Forsyth County. He teaches criminal law, constitutional law and courtroom administration at Forsyth Technical Community College. Silver graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law and is working on a master's degree in public administration at UNC-Chapel Hill.
-- Dana Mangum (Durham County) - Mangum is the acting executive director at the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Prior to this she served as the director of the NC Community AIDS Fund at Duke University Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research. Mangum graduated from Duke University.
-- Kate Stahlman (Union County) - Stahlman is one of the co-founders of Compassion to Act, a faith-based organization established to abolish human trafficking. Its vision is to promote human trafficking awareness and provide immediate and long-term services for victims. Services include providing short-term housing, health care, employment, legal aid, counseling and many other services. Stahlman holds a master’s degree in family therapy.