NCIC Deputy Commissioners
Who We Are
Deputy Commissioners expeditiously resolve all controversies between injured workers, employers, carriers, providers, various citizens of the State of North Carolina and the State of North Carolina that arise under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and the North Carolina State Tort Claims Act. We provide citizens an opportunity to be heard in a professional, ethical and courteous manner and render legally sound and impartial decisions after thoroughly considering the positions of all parties and the law. We seek to promote the goals and maintain the integrity of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and the North Carolina State Tort Claims Act and promote their administration. Deputy Commissioners conduct full evidentiary hearings throughout the State, hear administrative motions, conduct administrative appeal hearings, review complex agreements, review settlement agreements and handle other matters. Typically litigants do not have contact with the Deputy Commissioner Section until a claim is assigned to an individual Deputy Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioners are judicial officers and the Deputy Commissioner section does not provide legal advice or advocate for any party.
Master List of Cases for Docketing
The Trial Docket, indicating Deputy Commissioner case assignments, is posted on the Industrial Commission website at http://www.ic.nc.gov/dockets.html. The link to the Master List of Cases for Docketing by the Deputy Commissioners Section can be accessed by clicking HERE. Links to the cases are at the bottom of the memorandum. Cases are listed by Region/I.C. File Number, Alphabetically by Plaintiff, and Alphabetically by Defendant and by the Deputy Commissioner Assigned.
This posting changes four times each month. There is a Preliminary Posting, Second Posting, Final Posting and Deputy Commissioner Assignments. Please consult this link regularly for the latest docketing information.
Deputy Commissioner's Decisions
The NC Industrial Commission provides public access to databases that allow citizens to access information about Workers' Compensation cases and Tort claims. Deputy Commissioners' Opinion & Awards and Decision & Orders may be viewed by researching this database. There are four full- text searchable parts of the database accessed through Livelink™.
NCIC Livelink™ Databases
The Industrial Commission offers public access to four databases:
- Full Commission Decisions since December 1994
- Deputy Commissioner Decisions since March 2000
- NC Supreme Court & NC Court of Appeals slip options since 1994
- NC Industrial Commission Rules and NC General Statutes related to Workers' Compensation
There are three additional options to search combinations of all four databases simultaneously.
In the Username: box, type public in all lowercase letters and click the
There is no password.
For suggestions on how to generate more productive searches, see Search Tips.
Below is a list of the Deputy Commissioners and Support Staff along with their contact information. Deputy Commissioners may be contacted by phone through their Administrative Assistants.
NC Industrial Commission General Contact Information can be found HERE
|Wanda Blanche Taylor||Chief Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Sandra Cortes||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2559|
|Laurie Meilleur||Special Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com||(919) 807-2636|
|Philip A. Baddour III||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leigh Rizer||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2531|
|J. Brad Donovan||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stephanie McDade||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2565|
|Stephen T. Gheen||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anne Brannen||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2541|
|James C. Gillen||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kimberly Hinterman||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2549|
|George T. Glenn II||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Veda Coley||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2539|
|Melanie Wade Goodwin||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alexander Burgos||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2529|
|Myra L. Griffin||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cheryl Powell||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2547|
|George R. Hall III||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cathy Holmes||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2561|
|Robert J. Harris||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kim Campbell||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2653|
|Phillip A. Holmes||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shelia Whitman||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2535|
|Victoria M. Homick||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patricia A. Hixson||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2675|
|Bradley W. Houser||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Debra Bell||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2543|
|Kim Ledford||Deputy Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Darryl Wright||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||(919) 807-2533|
|Keischa M. Lovelace||Deputy Commissioner||Keischa.Lovelace@ic.nc.gov|
|Michael Carter||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2557|
|Adrian A. Phillips||Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Alicia O'Neal Ellis||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2553|
|John C. Schafer||Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Mary Roussel||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2586|
|Chrystal Redding Stanback||Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Yolanda Newsome||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2555|
|Theresa Bunce Stephenson||Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Carol Abbott||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2545|
|Mary C. Vilas||Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Wendy Lotfi||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2551|