Jackson Named NHC Social Services Head

NhcjacksonNew Hanover County hired TONYA JACKSON as its new social services director, within the county’s health and human services department.

Jackson was hired after a national search and started December 1.

She was the county’s social services assistant director for economic and family services for three years.

“Tonya is a dedicated public servant, having worked in the health and human services field for twenty years in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Guilford counties,” says New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet. “And she most recently led the county’s initiative to provide $1.3 million in COVID-19 child care and housing assistance to those who need it most, a program that has now been replicated in other counties across the state.”

Jackson previously served as a manager for Brunswick County Social Services and managed the Brunswick County Public Housing Agency.

“I have worked at all levels of the social services industry,” Jackson says, “and I understand and appreciate our staff’s incredible commitment to the community we serve.”

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