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Charmaine Wiggins


Charmaine joined DRNC in May 2023 as an investigator/advocate for the investigations and monitoring unit.  She graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies in 2013 and obtained her Masters of Social Work from Walden University in 2020. Before Charmaine was a clinical social worker at NC START as a crisis interventionist, she worked in direct care for 10 years (ABA therapy, day supports/respite, group homes, YMCA-Summer and after school care) as well as being a K-2 teacher assistant in special education for 4 ½ years.

Charmaine feels like her work at DRNC gives her the opportunity to be a voice for those who may not have one.  She firmly believes in the intrinsic value all humans have, and that people are often censored or cast away due to their disabilities. In her own words, “I chose this line of work because I get to help those who feel forgotten be remembered.”

When Charmaine is not working, she enjoys spending time with loved ones and friends, singing and traveling to new places.

Disability Rights NC

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Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.

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