NC Commission on Inclusion

NC Commission on Inclusion

History of the Commission

Established by Executive Order 24, the Commission on Inclusion advises and identifies policies and measures that would promote inclusion and address discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on prohibited grounds.

The commission aims to provide strategies that promote economic efficiency, accountability, attract, grow, and retain an excellent workforce.

About the Commission

The NC Commission on Inclusion is comprised of members from state government, private businesses and non-profit organizations. Its charges are to:

  • Assist the Department of Administration & Office of State Human Resources with carrying our their duties in Section III of Executive Order 24:
    • Issuing guidance to agencies, boards, commissions and departments that addresses state government non-discrimination policy
    • Issue guidance addressing discrimination, retaliation, and harassment based upon prohibited grounds in state procurements
    • Reporting periodically on efforts to comply with and implement the Executive Order
  • Identify additional policies and measures that would promote inclusion and address discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based upon prohibited grounds

The commission meets at the request of the Secretary of the Department of Administration.

Meeting Information


Upcoming Meetings
April 10, 2024

For meeting minutes, email Jordan Hanna

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Commission Members

Member Name Professional Affiliations Contact Information
Shae Albrecht Manager, Red Hat DEI Strategic Recruitment Partners
Delores Ali Executive Director, NC Student Success Center for NC Community College System 
Business Owner
Nancy Astrike Director, NC Office of State Human Resources Diversity & Workforce Services
Cristina Espana Deputy Director of DEI, Office of the Governor
Saira Estrada Language Access & Immigrant Integration, City of Charlotte

Glenda Farrell NC Office of State Human Resources 984-236-0818
Cristal Figueroa Political Director, Poder NC Action
Chauncy Barnhill SVP, Operations Director, Wells Fargo 
Chairman, Disability:IN NC
Dr. Charisse Hollingsworth Human Services Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Aleshia Hunt Student Government Association Financial Advisor, East Carolina University
Paula Kohut, P.A. Lawyer, Kohut & Adams, P.A. 910-815-4066
Lydia Lavelle Professor of Law, NC Central University 919-530-7464
Barbara Rimer, PHD, MPH Dean, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health 919-966-3215
Andrew Spainhour  SVP, General Counsel, Replacements, Inc.  336-697-3000
Cecelia Surratt

Chair, Morganton Human Relations Council

CEO, Select 2000