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Tuesday, December 6, 2011


What?  No RIF? A rift?  Wouldn't it be a treat to hear you under oath ...

Welfare Watch - December 05, 2011 - DFCS Director Relieved of Duties
Rachelle Carnesale, State Director of DFCS, was informed today by Commissioner Reese that she was relieved of her duties as Director. She has been with the Department since the beginning of this year.
She states in her letter to her staff, "When I was asked to take this position by the Governor, I was given the directive to improve morale and practice. To the best of my abilities, I have tried to focus our work on safety for children and to humanize this agency. It is my great hope that the progress we have made over the last nine months will continue."
She makes one cautionary note in her salutation, "Be careful out there, . . ." Everyone who does child welfare work knows how difficult the work is and can appreciate this advice.
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Welfare Watch - December 6, 2011 - DHS Commissioner Names Acting DFCS Leadership

Department of Human Services Commissioner Names Acting Division of Family & Children Services Leadership

ATLANTA – Today, Commissioner Clyde L. Reese, III, announced that Ron
Scroggy will serve as the Department’s Acting Director for the
Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) and Katherine Herren
will serve as the Acting Deputy Director for DFCS. Scroggy and Herren
will serve in this capacity until the Commissioner’s Office completes
a search for a new DFCS Director.

“During this period of transition, it was important to appoint
individuals that were experienced with Georgia’s social services
field,” said Reese. “These two individuals will ensure that the safety
of Georgia’s children remains our number one priority.”

Scroggy has over 30 years of experience leading and managing teams and
operations of residential treatment facilities. He joined DFCS as the
Chief of Staff in October 2010 and was promoted to the position of
DFCS Deputy Director July 2011. Scroggy dedicated 20 years of his
career to Inner Harbour Hospitals where he most recently held the
positions of Chief Executive Officer and President. He earned his
Bachelor’s of Social Work from Georgia State University and his
Master’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia.

Herren has served DFCS for over 31 years. She began her social
services career as a Case Worker in Newton Co. Following her service
in the field, Herren held a variety of roles at the State Office,
including Special Assistant to the State Social Services Director and
most recently Director of Centralized Social Services. In these roles
she focused on the safety and wellbeing of Georgia’s children. She
earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Mercer University.
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