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, Chief Executive Officer
  • Stephen W. Keene, MBA, JD, Chief Operating Officer & NCMS General Counsel
  • Evan Simmons, Executive Assistant

Contact the Executive Department.

Advocacy Programs

  • Chip Baggett, JD, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel
  • Pam Highsmith, Vice President, Advancement & Donor Relations
  • Elaine Ellis, MSJ, Vice President, Communications & Marketing
  • Garry Linton, Director, Communications & Marketing
  • Kristen Shipherd, Director, Marketing & Web Services
  • Sue Ann Forrest, Assistant Director, Legislative Relations
  • Belinda B. McKoy, Project Manager, Solution Center
  • Angel S. Sutton, Project Manager

Contact the Advocacy Team

Health System Innovation

  • Melanie Phelps, JD, Senior Vice President & NCMS Deputy General Counsel
  • Conor Brockett, JD, Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs & NCMS Associate General Counsel
  • Kristen Spaduzzi, MS, Director, Value-Based Healthcare
  • Franklin Walker, MBA, Vice President, Rural Health Initiatives
  • Kristina Natt och Dag, PhD, MA, Vice President, Leadership Development
  • Erin Grover, Program Manager, Leadership Development
  • Dana Carroll-Lucas, Project Manager

Contact the Health System Innovation Team.

Member Services & Business Operations

  • Shawn M. Scott, MBA, Senior Vice President
  • Alan Skipper, CAE, Vice President, Specialty Society Management Services
  • Riaz Mullick, Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Denna Suko, MA, Director, Specialty Society Management Services
  • Nancy Lowe, CMP, Director, Specialty Society Management Services
  • Shanda Estwick, Project Manager, Specialty Society Management Services
  • Arielle Stout, Project Manager, Specialty Society Management Services
  • Joseph Cupolo, III, Director, Member Services, East
  • Ashley Newton, Director, Member Services, West
  • Katherine Croom, Assistant Director, Finance & Administration
  • Kelly S. Wilson, Assistant Director, Business Operations
  • Jennifer Dabbs, Project Manager
  • Jackie Davis-Jones, Project Manager
  • Aubrey Cuthbertson, Project Manager
  • Joy N. Avery, Member Services Assistant

Contact Member Services & Business Operations.

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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