Snead to lead county human services departments

Chesterfield County Administrator James J.L. Stegmaier recently announced the appointment of Sarah C. Snead as deputy county administrator for human services, according to information from the county. Snead, formerly the director of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services, has served in an interim capacity as deputy administrator since June 2009, a county press release says.

“Sarah has done an outstanding job juggling the responsibilities of two critical positions for the county this past year,” Stegmaier says in the release. “Her leadership abilities and absolute commitment to serving the public have demonstrated clearly that she is the right person for the job.”

Snead has served as director of social services since 1995. She previously was director of the King George County Department of Social Services and has a master’s degree in social work administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve as the deputy county administrator for human services,” Snead says in the release. “Not only do I care deeply for Chesterfield County, but I am particularly passionate about human services. I look forward to this new role and am excited about working with the residents of Chesterfield County.”

As a deputy county administrator, Snead will oversee the operations of many departments, including Community Corrections Services, Court Services, Extension Services, Health Department, Juvenile Detention Home, Libraries, Lucy Corr Nursing Home, Mental Health Support Services, Parks and Recreation, Senior Advocate, Social Services, Youth Group Home and Youth Planning and Development, as well as other responsibilities, the release says.

Snead is a member and past president of the Virginia League of Social Services Executives and a member and past board member and officer of the Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives, the release says. She also serves on various boards and committees of both the Virginia Department of Social Services and Chesterfield County.

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