DHHS Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Former Cardinal Innovations CEO and Board Members


DHHS has temporarily assumed leadership of Cardinal Innovations, resulting from financial mismanagement by the prior CEO and Board of Directors of the organization. Protecting public dollars is a critical priority for DHHS as we work with staff to stabilize the organization and return its focus to the consumers and families that rely on its essential services.

Since arriving on site on Nov. 27, DHHS staff discovered documents that raise serious concerns about proposed financial activities by former board leadership and the former CEO. Based on this information, DHHS filed and was granted a temporary restraining order in Mecklenburg County to ensure that former board members and the former CEO have no access to Cardinal’s funds. DHHS has taken a variety of administrative actions related to the financial management of the organization; in addition to those activities we are pursuing this litigation out of an abundance of caution in the protection of taxpayer dollars.