The Industrial Commission
Who We Are
The Commission consists of six Commissioners appointed by the Governor for terms of six years. One member of the Commission is designated by the Governor as the Chairperson of the Commission. The Commission sets policy for the administration of the cases under its purview and for the operations of the Commission staff.
In addition to their policy-setting role, the Commissioners of the NCIC sit in panels of three to represent the Full Commission as the quasi-judicial appellate level of the NCIC. These Full Commission panels, like the Deputy Commissioners, resolve claims coming before them through Orders, Opinions, and Decisions.
What We Do
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) is vested as a Court of exclusive and original jurisdiction by the General Assembly to adjudicate and administer the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, and is charged with adjudicating and administering approximately 65,000 workers’ compensation claims filed annually under the Act. The responsibilities of the NCIC include overseeing and providing for the trial of contested cases, as well as administering non-contested cases. Workers who are injured by accident on the job, or who contract an occupational disease, receive statutory disability and medical benefits as ordered by the NCIC. As the number of claims by injured workers increases every year, and the NCIC adjudicates and administers the growing number of these claims and subsequently orders disability and medical benefits, the NCIC significantly impacts the citizenry of North Carolina.
The NCIC is also a Court of original jurisdiction for adjudicating over 500 tort claims against State agencies annually under the North Carolina Torts Claims Act. Additionally, the General Assembly has mandated the NCIC to provide an adjudicatory process for Childhood Vaccine Related Injury claims and Compensation to Persons Erroneously Convicted of Felonies, and is comprised as a Court of exclusive and final jurisdiction for death claims made by the families of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, rescue squad workers, and civil air patrol members arising under the Death Benefits Act. Administration of each of these adjudicatory systems requires administration of contested and uncontested claims, review of agreements, and supervision of payment of benefits.
Full Commission Contact List
Listed below is the contact information for the Commissioners and Staff.
NC Industrial Commission General Contact Information can be found HERE
|Philip A. Baddour,III||Chair|
|April Gladkin||Counsel to Chair
Philip A. Baddour, III, Lead Counsel to the Full Commission, Full Commission Trial Court Administrator
|Anisa Tetterton||Executive Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2647|
|Myra L. Griffin||Vice-Chair|
|Daniel J. Burke||Counsel to Vice-Chair
Myra L. Griffin
|James C. Gillen||Commissioner|
|Cara Byrne||Counsel to Commissioner James C. Gillenemail@example.com||(919) 807-2521|
|Kenneth L. Goodman||Commissioner|
|Kristi B. Thompson||Counsel to Commissioner Kenneth L. Goodmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2523|
|Adrian A. Phillips||Commissioner|
|Saverio Longobardo||Counsel to Commissioner Adrian A. Phillipsemail@example.com||(919) 807-2678|
|Wanda Blanche Taylor||Commissioner|
|B. Seth Lumpkins||Counsel to Commissioner Wanda Blanche Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2656|
|Melissa Botiglione||Counsel to the Full Commissionemail@example.com||(919) 807-2556|
|Heyward Earnhardt||Counsel to the Full Commissionfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2569|
|Marshall Wright||Counsel to the Full Commissionemail@example.com||(919) 807-2632|
|Pamela Young||Chief Operating Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2688|
|Amber May||General Counselemail@example.com||(919) 807-2654|
|Gina Cammarano||Rulemaking Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(919) 807-2524|