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Tara K. Myers

Tara K. Myers

Tara K. Myers began her career in 1994 with the North Carolina Department Health and Human Services (DHHS), 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.  Within the span of 24 years with the Department, Myers also served as Rehabilitation Counselor in Charge, Unit Manager, Facility Director, Assistant Regional Director, Regional Director, Director and Senior Director.

In October 2018, Myers was appointed as the DHHS, Deputy Secretary for Human Services. She is charged to provide leadership and oversight of human services divisions within DHHS including Aging and Adult Services, Social Services,  Vocational Rehabilitation, Services for the Blind, Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Determination Services and the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Economic Opportunity.  

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.