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NC Statewide Independent Living CouncilMan holding crutches triumphantly against a sunset.
505 Oberlin Road, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC  27605

Ph: (919) 835-3636
Fax: (919) 835-4749


North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council Staff

Executive Director William T. Miller, JD

Photo of William T. MillerWilliam Miller (Will) joined NCSILC as Executive Director in March 2013. Originally from Lexington, NC, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. Will, who lost his sight in early adulthood, received independent living skills training at the NC Rehabilitation Center for the Blind on the campus of the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh. He then obtained Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification before accepting a position as Information Specialist at the New England ADA and Accessible IT Center in Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, Will was introduced to the disability rights movement and developed a passion for service and advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Will returned to North Carolina to enroll at Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006. He obtained a Juris Doctorate and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam in 2009. Will then entered private legal practice and operated a solo law firm in Kernersville, NC before joining NCSILC.

Fiscal Manager Kathleen Boate’

E-mail Kathleen Boate’
KathleenKathleen came to NCSILC in the fall of 2013.  Originally from New England, she retired from her career as an Executive Director of Assisted Living after moving to North Carolina.  She has a background in accounting, insurance, and is a Dementia Care Specialist.   Kathleen taught disability awareness as a Service Unit Member of the Connecticut Trails Girl Scout Council.  She was also instrumental in ensuring her daughter with hearing loss received the appropriate educational and socials services needed to graduate college.



Office Manager Debbie Hippler

debbieDebbie came to NCSILC during the summer of 2010 having been familiar with the disability community through her work with Arts Access, Inc. as an audio describer, trainer and board member. She has a varied background of accounting, insurance, paralegal and small business owner.