NCMS Staff

Contact Information

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 27167
Raleigh, NC 27611
Street Address
222 North Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
800.722.1350 (NC only)


NCMS Departments & Staff

Executive Department

  • Robert W. Seligson, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, CEO
  • Abbey Ruggiero, Executive Assistant to Executive Vice President, CEO
  • Pam Highsmith, Director, Development

Contact the Executive Department.

Communications and Marketing

  • Elaine Ellis, MSJ, Director
  • Garry Linton, Assistant Director
  • Kristen Shipherd, Assistant Director, Marketing and Web Services
  • Belinda B. McKoy, Solution Center Specialist

Contact the Communications/Marketing Department.

Government Affairs and Health Policy

  • Stephen W. Keene, MBA, JD, General Counsel & Deputy Executive Vice President
  • Conor Brockett, JD, Associate General Counsel
  • Chip Baggett, JD, Director, Legislative Relations
  • Angel Sutton, Coordinator

Contact the Government Affairs Department.

Member Services

  • Will Barnett, Director
  • Joseph Cupolo, III, Associate Director, Eastern Region
  • Jennifer Soboleski, Membership Development Coordinator
  • Jackie Davis, Member Information Coordinator

Contact Member Services.

Operations and Administration

  • Shawn M. Scott, MBA, Deputy Executive Vice President
  • Riaz Mullick, Director of Finance and Administration
  • Katherine Croom, Senior Accountant, Finance and Administration
  • Kelly S. Wilson, Administrator, Information Systems & Facility Services
  • Joy N. Avery, Customer Service Assistant

Contact Operations and Administration Staff.

Specialty Societies and Meeting Services

  • W. Alan Skipper, CAE, Director
  • Denna Suko, MA, Deputy Director
  • Nancy Lowe, CMP, Associate Director
  • Evan Simmons, Coordinator
  • Shanda Estwick, Coordinator

Contact the Specialty Societies Department.

NCMS Foundation

  • Melanie Phelps, JD, Associate Executive Director, NCMSF & Deputy General Counsel, NCMS
  • Franklin Walker, MBA, Director, Rural Health Initiatives
  • Dana Carroll-Lucas, Programs and Development Coordinator
  • Kristina Natt och Dag, PhD, MA, Director, Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership
  • Erin Grover, Project Manager, Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership

Contact the Foundation.

Helpful Contact Information

American Medical Association

Member Service Center at 800-262-3211 or

DNR & MOST Forms

Contact your local (county) Emergency Medical Services Department. To get your local number, contact the State’s EMS Department at 919-855-3935 ext. 53950 or visit

Insurance – Malpractice, Employee Benefit Plan through Medical Mutual

Malpractice: Steve Parker at (919) 878-7538.

Group Health, Group Life, Group Disability, Group Vision, Group Dental, Individual Health: Barry Hill at (919) 878-7576. Visit for more information.

Medical Licensure

Contact the NC Medical Board at (800) 253-9653 or visit

Workers’ Compensation Issues

Physicians: contact the NCMS Solution Center Specialist at (800) 722-1350 (NC only)| (919) 833-3836 ext. 142.

Patients: contact the NC Industrial Commission (800) 688-8349.

Need Additional Help?

Can’t find what you need here? Visit the NCMS Solution Center to submit your question or contact the Solution Center Specialist, directly.


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