Aging Planning Board

The purpose of the Carteret County Aging and Planning Board is to promote and improve well-being of senior citizens in Carteret County, to make recommendations, advise and consult with the County Board of Commissioners and the County Manager on the funding and the development of facilities, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life for older adults, and; to coordinate/cooperate with other organizations and human service agencies to enrich the lives of all County seniors.

Statutory Authorization: 143B-181.1(a)(11)
Member Specifications: 17 members with specific categories

  • At-Large Representatives (6) - Seniors 60 years of age or older (4) Adults with interests or expertise in aging issues (2)
  • Department of Social Services Representative
  • Health Department Representative
  • Parks & Recreation Representative
  • Veterans Services Representative
  • Coastal Community Action Representative
  • Aging Services Department Representative
  • Carteret County Area Transportation System (CCATS) Representative
  • AARP Representative
  • County Commissioner Representative
  • Senior Tar Heel Legislature Delegate or alternate Representative
  • Area Agency on Aging Representative, Ex-Officio member


Term : 3 year or continuously
Compensation: None

Meeting Date: Generally held on the third Wednesday of the second month of each quarter.
Meeting Time: 10:30 am via Zoom
Meeting Place: Location designated by Chairperson
*Meeting dates & locations subject to change

Contact: Heather O'Connor, Area Agency, Director - (252) 638-3185, ext. 3012 or Mara Browder, Carteret County Aging Senior Center, Executive Administrative Assistant - (252) 247-2626, ext. 5619.

Member NameDesignationTerm Expiration
Marilyn WhitleyAt-Large Aging Interest/ExpertiseJune 2024
Clinton W. LewisAt-Large Aging Interest/ExpertiseJune 2022
Amy LockAt-Large 60+June 2024
Cynthia ScherschingAt-Large 60+December 2024
Lin Schulze, SecretaryAt-Large 60+June 2022
VacantAt-Large 60+
Victor E. Heinrich, ChairSenior Tar Heel Legislature DelegateJune 2024
VacantAlternate Senior Tar Heel Legislature 
Don J. HelsabeckAARPJune 2024
Dora Irvin Jones, Vice-ChairCoastal Community ActionPerpetual
Tonya CedarsArea of Agency of AgingPerpetual
Chuck ShinnCounty CommissionerPerpetual
Lakisha WilliamsAging ServicesPerpetual
Brenda DuBose
Veterans ServicesPerpetual
Tina PurifoyParks & RecreationPerpetual
Randy CantorCCATSPerpetual
Gina HarrisDepartment of Social ServicePerpetual
Jessica VasquezHealth DepartmentPerpetual