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Wayne Black

Wayne Black is the Senior Director for Social Services and County Operations at DHHS. He has worked for the Department since June 1, 2013.

His career has spanned nearly four decades and includes working at four county Departments of Social Services. He started as a social worker in 1976 with Guilford County DSS, where he was the Chore Services Coordinator and Social Work Supervisor. Black was also the Director of the DSS offices in Mitchell, Yadkin and Surry counties from November 1988 through May 2013.

A member of the North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services Executive Committee for four years, Black served as president of the association from 2008-09. He also co-chaired the association’s Advocacy and Issues Management Committee and served on the Joint State/County Relations Committee.

Additionally, Black belonged to the North Carolina Social Services Association for over 20 years, and was president for three terms. He has also served as president of the United Way Board of Directors in Yadkin County and president of the Board of Directors of the United Fund of Surry County.

Black holds master’s degrees in public administration and guidance and counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from High Point University and an associate degree from Davidson County Community College.