Advocate for Women

NHC starts its Commission for Women


The newly formed New Hanover County Commission for Women met this summer for its first meeting and picked officers.

The eleven-member commission serves as an advocate for women and as a resource of information on the status of women in New Hanover County for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and the Wilmington City Council.

KATHRYN WANDLING, co-founder of the Coastal Community Mediation Center of North Carolina, is chair of the new group. Its vice chair is STEPHANIE JOHNSON, a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist. And the commission’s secretary is Sheila Evans, executive relationship manager for Human Capital Solutions’ CEO and the other co-founder of Coastal Community Mediation Center.

“I and the other members of the Commission look forward to being of service to the Wilmington community,” Wandling says. “We’ve got a wonderful group of dynamic women, and in our first meeting were able to outline several areas of focus where we can do the most good for the women and girls of the community, including health care access and domestic violence.”

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