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Map of North Carolina Multidisciplinary Teams

The map below identifies adult protection multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) in North Carolina. These teams work together to help adults who may need protection from abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Click on an individual county and scroll down to find members of that county’s MDT. To find state MDT members, click on the orange button for that state-level MDT. To find other professionals doing similar work, interested community members, and state partners, scroll down to “Find Your Peers” and click on “Search & Filter.”

Find Your Peers

Professionals work each day across North Carolina in the field of aging and adult services. Use the directory below to connect with other professionals doing similar work. Identify gaps in expertise on your local MDT and reach out to a professional in the directory to ask them to join your team. Search by name, job title, job description, area of expertise, role, or location. The “Role” assigned to each user below is their role with respect to the MDT in their community, if one exists. A Community Member is someone who is not currently a member of the county’s adult protection MDT. If someone is a member of the MDT, they are either assigned as an MDT Coordinator or MDT Member. Registered users may use the roles to identify potential new team members or connect with existing team members, as well as connect with others in your county who share your interest in protecting vulnerable adults.

Shirl Simpson
MDT Coordinator
Brooke Blanton
Senior & Adult Services Manager
Wake County Health and Human Services
Adult Services
MDT Coordinator
Sean Dwyer
New Hanover
Adult Services Program Manager
New Hanover County Department of Social Services
Adult Services
MDT Coordinator
Crista Ramroop
Deputy Director/Supervisor Adult Services
Davie County Health and Human Services
Adult Services
MDT Coordinator
Stephen Blews
APS Supervisor
Lee County DSS
MDT Coordinator
Lara Gurganus
APS Administrator
Gaston County DSS
APS, Guardianship, Case Management
MDT Coordinator
Monique Freeney
Adult Services Supervisor
Anson County DSS
Adult Protective Services, Guardianship, SAIH, Payee Services, Child Protective Services
MDT Coordinator
Sydney Council
Social Work Supervisor III
Wilson County Department of Social Services
Systems Review, Case Staffing
MDT Coordinator
April Allen
Elder Client Case Coordinator
Help Inc.
Domestic Violence
MDT Coordinator
Trena Riddle
ES/AS Program Administrator
Alexander County DSS
Social Services
MDT Coordinator
Kayla Nelson
Adult Services Supervisor
Clay County Health and Human Services
Adult Services
MDT Coordinator
Donna Martin
Adult Services Supervisor
Stokes County DSS
MDT Coordinator
Katina Coston
Program Manager
Duplin County Department of Social Services
Social Services
MDT Coordinator
Susan Thigpen
Deputy Director
Onslow County Social Services
Social Services
MDT Coordinator
James Chiavola
Adult Protective Services Supervisor
Carteret County Department of Social Services
MDT Coordinator
Melissa Gordon-Pitts
Assistant Director of Clinical SW
Duke University Medical Center
MDT Coordinator
John Margolis
Adult Protective Services Supervisor III
Durham County Department of Social Services
Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Teaching APS, Managing and Mentoring APS SWs.
MDT Coordinator
Heather Ball
Adult Services Program Manager
Catawba County Social Services
MDT Coordinator
Katina Simmons
Social Worker, III
Rowan County Government
MDT Coordinator
Latawnya Hall
Elder Abuse Services Coordinator
Family Justice Center
MDT Coordinator