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DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos Makes Personnel Announcements


Pat McCrory, Governor
Aldona Z. Wos, M.D.,Secretary

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
For Immediate Release
April 8, 2013
Contact: 919-855-4840

Raleigh, N.C. ¬– Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos announced Sherry Bradsher has been promoted to Deputy Secretary of Human Services and Ricky Diaz has been named Communications Director.

Bradsher’s 27 years of service to the state began in 1986 as a child protective services social worker in one of North Carolina’s small rural counties. She quickly worked her way to top management in one of the largest social services agencies in the state. In 1999 Bradsher became a business lead for a project that lead to the vision for NC FAST. In 2001 she was promoted to Deputy Director of Division of Social Services and in 2006 was promoted to the Director position. In February 2013 Bradsher became the Acting Deputy Secretary for Long Term Care and Family Services.

Bradsher currently serves as the business lead for two of the Department’s significant service redesign initiatives: Work Support Strategies and North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST). Her leadership in business process reengineering has led to the plan that is being implemented today. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from East Carolina University.

Diaz has been promoted to Communications Director of the Department of Health and Human Services after serving as Deputy Communications Director in the Office of the Governor and Press Secretary for Governor Pat McCrory's campaign. Prior to joining the McCrory campaign, he served as Director of Media Affairs for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Deputy Communications Director for Richard Burr's campaign for U.S. Senate. Diaz holds degrees in Economics and East Asian Studies from Vanderbilt University.

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