Tara K. Myers Tara K. Myers began her career in 1994 with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation as a Rehabilitation Counselor. In this capacity, she was responsible for a variety of caseloads including high school transition, deaf and hard of hearing, and traumatic and acquired brain injuries. Myers has dedicated her entire career to state service, all within the Department of Health and Human Services. During her tenure with DHHS, she has served in many leadership roles including Rehabilitation Counselor in Charge, Unit Manager, Facility Director, Assistant Regional Director, Regional Director, Division Director and Senior Director. In October 2018, Myers was appointed as the DHHS, Deputy Secretary for Human Services and subsequently, Deputy Secretary for Employment, Inclusion and Economic Stability. She is charged with providing leadership and oversight for the Division of Aging and Adult Services, Programs within the Division of Social Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of Services for the Blind, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Division of Disability Determination Services, Office of Economic Opportunity and the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. Her vision to ensure that low-income individuals and families, persons with disabilities, older adults and other marginalized populations receive high quality services that support opportunities for self-sufficiency and independence remain the hallmark of her work. Myers completed her Bachelor of Science in speech language and auditory pathology at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She furthered her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. where she earned the Master of Science in rehabilitation studies.