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Tara K. Myers

Tara Myers

Tara K. Myers has been the Deputy Secretary for Human Services, part of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, since October 2018.

She began her career with the Division in 1994 as a rehabilitation counselor, where she carried a variety of caseloads, including high school transition, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries. She later served in a variety of capacities within the Division, including as Rehabilitation Counselor in Charge, Unit Manager, Facility Director for a residential evaluation and training program, Assistant Regional Director and Regional Director.

Myers received her Master of Science in rehabilitation studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., and her Bachelor of Science in speech language and auditory pathology at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

Myers serves as co-chair for the Education and Employment Advisory Council, as a member of the Governor’s Workgroup on Veterans and Family Members, as an ex-officio member of the State Rehabilitation Council, member of the Executive Committee for the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), Chair of the Veteran's Committee for CSAVR and on the Technical Assistance Team for Strategic Planning with the N.C. Department of Transportation. Myers is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Public Manager.