NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Social Services has announced a new social services director. Michelle Winstead will officially transition into the role on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Ms. Winstead, who began as an assistant director of Social Services on September 16, 2014, has been serving as the agency’s interim director since February.
Ms. Winstead has 22 years of experience in the health and human services field in North Carolina, to include serving as DSS director in Warren County, prior to joining New Hanover County.
“Her dedication to public service and passion for ensuring quality social services are just a couple of the factors the board considered in its decision to hire Ms. Winstead,” said Social Services Board Chairman Jonathan Barfield, Jr.
During the job offer, Ms. Winstead reiterated her enthusiasm for further collaboration with the county’s health and human services functions, in order to be more responsive toward and better serve the needs of our diverse community.
Photo: Michelle Winstead
Chairman Jonathan Barfield