Wake County has named Regina Petteway Interim Human Services (HS) Director. Petteway began work for Wake County in 1993 and began serving in her new capacity on August 27, 2014. Former Human Services Director Ramon Rojano retired in September.
"Wake County Human Services made many important strides in serving the public in the last several years," said Deputy County Manager Joe Durham. "Most recently we faced some initial challenges with the implementation of NC FAST (North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology), but under Ramon and Regina's leadership, we have developed and implemented improvement strategies. Regina is well prepared to lead this effort until a new Human Services Director is selected."
Petteway has 21 years of progressive leadership experience in HS, including the positions of Assistant Health Director and Director of Community Initiatives. Most recently she has provided leadership to the director's office and senior management team with strategic planning and data management. Petteway came to the County with almost 10 years experience in North Carolina State Government, including positions with health and human services, public instruction, policy and planning, and the budget office. She has a Master's of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Human Services is the consolidation of programs and services that include social services, public health, job training, child support, housing and transportation. HS is Wake County's largest department, employing more than 1,400 staff and serving thousands of customers per year.