Caroline Sullivan brings a unique combination of 25 years of experience and leadership in local, state and federal government. She was elected in 2012 to the Wake County Board of Commissioners, She served as Vice-Chair of the Board as well as Chair of the Budget, Audit and Finance Committee and Co-Chair of the Education Committee and Human Services Committee. Ms. Sullivan has served in a leadership capacity in local, state and national Associations relating to her position, serving as Chair of the Public Education Committee of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, (NCACC). She has also served on the NCACC Special Task Force on Mental Health, the Legislative Goals Committee, Executive Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee. Ms. Sullivan also served as Vice-Chair for the Triangle J Council of Governments.
She has been very active in the community serving on the Passage Home Board, Triangle Family Services Board, Wake County Smart Start Board, Poe Center for Health Education Board, WakeEd Partnership Leadership Council, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Board, Wake County Commission for Women, Wake County Task Force for Women’s Employment Issues, Capital Area Workforce Development Board, Wake County Continuum of Care Board, Rex Cancer Center Patient Advisory Council, NAMI Wake Board, SafeChild and the NC Interagency Coordinating Council for Children with Disabilities where she served as chair.
Prior to moving to Raleigh, Caroline worked for almost a decade in Washington, holding positions on Capitol Hill, in trade associations and in political and advocacy organizations.
Caroline was born and raised in Charlotte and graduated with Honors from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is married to Richard Sullivan and they have a son at Broughton High School and a daughter at Enloe High School.