06/22/05 — McCullouch receives Lifetime Career Leadership award

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McCullouch receives Lifetime Career Leadership award

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 22, 2005 1:45 PM

The N.C. Council of Community Programs recently presented Floyd McCullouch its Lifetime Career Leadership award for his work on behalf of the mentally ill.

"His stature and actions have been demonstrated through a long and successful career in helping others in Wayne County and throughout North Carolina," said Pearl Finch, chair of the Edgecombe-Nash Area Mental Health Board, at the June 13 ceremony.

"He has an outstanding record of volunteer service, making contributions that better the lives of citizens with mental illness, developmental disability and substance abuse, and making Wayne County a better place to live, work or play."

McCullouch, of Goldsboro, accepted the honor at the council's conference in Raleigh.

He expressed his appreciation to all the people who have supported him and allowed him "an opportunity to serve citizens with unique challenges in Wayne County and throughout the state."

He has a lengthy history of involvement with both local and state agencies. He was appointed to the Wayne County Mental Health Board in 1992 and served many years as chairman, working closely with then-Director Bill Condron.

Following the county center's merger into Eastpointe in 2003, McCullouch was appointed to its board and continues to serve on its finance and personnel committees.

He also serves as the eastern N.C. region's appointee to the board of the N.C. Council on Community Programs. This allows him to work with members of the N.C. General Assembly on pending mental health legislation.

The speaker of the N.C. House appointed McCullouch in 1999 to the N.C. Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. He continues to serve on the board and is now chairman of the rules subcommittee.

He also helped form Parents and Professionals for Handicapped Citizens in Wayne County. The group sponsors two events a year for the Wayne Opportunity Center, a program for adults with developmental disabilities. It also loans medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, to people who cannot afford them.

He also is a board member of the N.C. chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and was previously a board member for the Mental Health Association in Wayne County.