Senior Human Services Policy Specialist
Sherry Bradsher retired as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in September 2016, joining Cansler Collaborative Resources, Inc. on October 1st. Prior to serving as Deputy Secretary, Sherry served the agency as the Director for the Division of Social Services. With an educational background that includes social work and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy, and with both county and state level experience, Sherry has worked in the field of human services for more than 30 years. Her county experiences included providing child welfare services in one of NC’s smaller rural counties which culminated in leadership for one of the largest most complex social services agencies. She understands the programmatic, organizational, budgetary and personnel challenges faced by state and county governments everyday. Her demonstrated desire to improve service delivery and enhance outcomes for families and children took her to state leadership positions where she lead business process reengineering efforts to simplify policies and procedures, improving the management and effectiveness of entitlement programs. That work led to the State’s implementation of the largest, most comprehensive IT program for human services in the nation. Sherry’s compliment of skills allows her to analyze and solve complex operational issues and lead large strategic business change efforts. She has been recognized as a national leader receiving the American Public Human Services Association (ISM) Exemplary Leadership Award in 2016. Her strong understanding of social services programming from child protection, foster care, adoption, child support, child care, energy assistance, SNAP, TANF, to Medicaid eligibility is proving a great benefit to many of our clients.
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