About Us

The Coalition is composed of organizations representing consumers, families, advocates, providers and professionals who are committed to assuring the availability of the services and supports for North Carolinians who experience addictive diseases, mental illness, and developmental disabilities in North Carolina, and for the millions of family members, friends and others whose lives are also affected. Through the Coalition’s broad reach across the state, we seek to expand the current continuum of services available to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), substance use disorders and mental health (MH) issues. People with disabilities face specific challenges that our Coalition of member organizations seek to highlight.

The Coalition Leadership:

Chair: Valerie Arendt, National Association of Social Workers North Carolina
Vice Chair: Kurtis Taylor, Alcohol and Drug Council of North Carolina
Secretary: Jill Hinton
Treasurer: Robin Huffman, North Carolina Psychiatric Association

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