Child Fatality Prevention Team

The Child Fatality Prevention Team reviews and records of all fatalities in Carteret County involved children. The Team meets on a case-by-case basis. All cases are reviewed to determine what, if any, improvements can be made within the community as a whole to provide services in Carteret County child population. A report is then submitted to the Board of Commissioners and to the State of North Carolina annually.

Statutory Authorization: NCGS 7B-1408.1.
Term: 3 years
Compensation: None

Meeting Date: Third Tuesday of the last month of each quarter
Meeting Time: 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Carteret County Health Department, 3820 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC

Contact: Justina Grady-Coker, Social Worker, (252) 728-8550; ext. 5745

Member NameRepresentingTerm Expiration
*James MachipnessEmergency Medical ServicesJune 30, 2024
*Jason WankLaw Enforcement OfficerJune 30, 2023
*Heather BrowerParent of Child who died prior to 18th BirthdayJune 30, 2025
*Jodi LewisAt-LargeJune 30, 2025
*Christine MoodyAt-LargeJune 30, 2025
*Jacquelyn Page West BoudreauAt-LargeJune 30, 2024
*Claudia JohnsonAt-LargeJune 30, 2024
*Anna BucknerAt-LargeJune 30, 2025
VacantHuman Services DirectorN/A
Jessica AdamsDSS DirectorN/A
Nina Oliver
Health DirectorN/A
Chuck Bryant, CCPT ChairDSS Staff MemberN/A
Kody Krebs
DSS Staff MemberN/A
Irene FinneyAttorney from DA's OfficeN/A
VacantExecutive Dir. of Community Action Agency or DesigneeN/A
Leslie Reynolds
Local School Superintendent or Designee N/A
Kathy Foster
DSS/CHS Board memberN/A
Karen Reaves
Mental Health Professional (appointed by Mental Health authority)N/A
Tracey Brenneman
GAL Coordinator or DesigneeN/A
VacantGAL DesigneeN/A
Justina Grady-Coker, ChairHealth Director or DesigneeN/A
Debra Washington, Review CoordinatorHealth Director of DesigneeN/A
Dr. Jessica Harrell, MDHealth Care Provider (appointed by Board of Health)N/A
VacantDistrict Court Judge (appointed by Chief District Judge)N/A
VacantCounty Medical Examiner (appointed by Chief ME)N/A
Cynthia Jackson
Representative of Local Day Care Facility of Head Start (appointed by DSS Director)N/A

*appointed by Board of Commissioners