Jean Buchanan

Jean Buchanan

Jean Buchanan is the Director of Human Resources at DHHS. She brings more than 12 years of experience to the position.

Before being promoted to director, she served as the Deputy Human Resources Director at DHHS. In this key management and leadership role, she was responsible for co-leading human resources strategy and planning relative to special DHHS and Office of State Human Resources initiatives.

Prior to that, Buchanan served as the Assistant Human Resources Director at DHHS-Central Human Resources, where she managed 13 Human Resources Offices that provided comprehensive services to a wide variety of human services agencies.

Other positions held by Buchanan include Human Resources Director at Broughton Hospital in Morganton, N.C., Human Resources Director at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, Personnel Officer at Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (ADATC) in Black Mountain, and Human Resources Management Systems Specialist with Burke County Public Schools.

Buchanan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University.