The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced a number of appointments today (April 15), including several involving area residents.
Laura J. Easton of Caldwell County and Patricia Skinner of Gaston County have both been appointed to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Easton is the president and CEO of Caldwell Memorial Hospital Inc. Dr. Skinner is the president of Gaston Community College.
The institute’s goals are to monitor and study health matters and review input to form a basis for health policy decisions. The term length is four years.
JoAnn Smith of Catawba County and Morgan Daven of Buncombe County were named to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination & Control.
Smith is the administrative director for nephrology & oncology at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Daven is the senior director of primary care at the American Cancer Society. Daven is a reappointment to the committee.
The committee recommends a plan for the statewide implementation of an interagency, comprehensive, coordinated cancer control program to the secretary of the state Department of Health & Human Services, among other duties. The term length is four years.