Susan Osborne, NCDHHS' Deputy Secretary for Opportunity and Well-Being, has worked in the human services field for more than 34 years. She was with the Alamance County Department of Social Services for more than 28 years, serving in many roles, including as director for more than 18 years. During her tenure, the Family Justice Center was established within the Alamance County DSS organization and the county became a leader in the Stepping Up Initiative.   

Osborne believes that strong community collaboration and partnerships are at the center of DHHS’ work to improve the well-being of citizens and has committed her energy, the agency and the resources available to improve outcomes for North Carolinians.    

Osborne is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina School of Government Municipal County Administration Program. She is a 2019 recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.