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DHHS names Wayne Black as state Social Services Director


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

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
For Immediate Release
Thursday May 30, 2013
Contact: 919-855-4840

Raleigh, N.C. ¬ DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Wayne Black has been selected as Director of the Division of Social Services (DSS). "Improving customer service is crucial as we move forward with the implementation of the North Carolina Families Accessing Technology (NC FAST) system," said Secretary Wos. "Wayne's experience and understanding of local program administration will be vital as we continue to bring needed cultural and technological changes to serve individuals and families in need."

Black, whose career spans 37 years, got his start as a social worker with Guilford County DSS in 1976. Since November 1988, he has served as DSS Director in three counties: Mitchell, Yadkin and for the past 10 years, Surry County.

Black has held leadership positions at the local, regional and state levels, including serving as President of the N.C. Association of County Directors of Social Services in 2008-2009 and as a member of the Joint State/County Relations Committee for the past seven years.

He holds Master's Degrees in Public Administration and Guidance & Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also is a graduate of High Point University and Davidson County Community College.

Black's first day on the job is June 3.

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