Monday, November 16, 2009

Mayor Names Carolyn N. Graham as DCAO for Human Services

~Directors of Social Services and Justice Services also announced~

Carolyn N. Graham has been named Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) for Human Services for the city of Richmond. In this capacity, she has oversight of the Department of Social Services, Department of Justice Services, as well as the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. Her appointment is effective immediately. She is coming to the Richmond area from Washington, D.C. where she has had an accomplished career in human services and support programs.

“We are fortunate that Ms. Graham has accepted this position which now completes our executive leadership team,” said Mayor Jones. “The human services component of the city’s work is such a crucial area for service delivery. Ms. Graham’s training and experience with children, youth and families and neighborhood-based municipal services will serve the city of Richmond extremely well.”

Graham received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, and her first master’s degree in education from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She also holds a masters in public administration from City University of New York Bernard Baruch College in New York, New York; a masters of divinity from the New York Theological Seminary in New York, New York; and a doctorate in ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She has previously served as deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families & Elders for the District of Columbia; national director for Council Services for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in New York, New York; director of the Human Services Department in Broward County, Florida; director of the State Health Planning & Development Agency in the District of Columbia; as well as vice president for External Affairs for the Greater Southeast Community Hospital. Dr. Graham also served as a member of the District of Columbia School Board.

“I am looking forward to serving the residents of Richmond, Virginia. I also look forward to strengthening the city’s relationships with community partners and developing new partnerships for the benefit of the residents of Richmond,” said Carolyn Graham.

With the announcement of the key DCAO position, additional organizational changes have followed:

Doris D. Moseley, interim acting director of the Richmond City Department of Justice Services, has been appointed to the position of director of Richmond City Department of Social Services. As director, she will oversee an agency of approximately 500 city employees, and is responsible for operations, strategic planning and policy development in the social services arena. She will lead and manage the Social Services Department to ensure program compliance for mandated and non-mandated federal, state and local programs such as foster care, food stamps and child protective services. She is also responsible for developing departmental procedures in response to: disaster preparedness; the need to provide housing and other treatment services to the homeless community; the need to deploy staff to police precincts to cover human service needs; the need to collaborate regionally; the need to enroll children in health insurance; and the need to provide services to families and children in Richmond.

Moseley held various positions within the Department of Social Services from 1989 to 2007 including child protective services worker, social work supervisor, acting human services coordinator, and human services manager. Moseley possesses a B.S. in Administration of Justice and Public Safety and a Masters of Management/Human Resources Management. She has been served as interim director for the Department of Justice Services since March of 2008. Anne Kisor, who has served as interim director for the Department of Social Services since July of 2008, is returning to her role as a deputy director of the department.

Charles J. Kehoe, superintendent of the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, has been named director of the Department of Justice Services, replacing Doris Moseley. Kehoe possesses a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Lewis University and a master’s of social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He became superintendent of the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center in August 2009; and has served in a number of capacities related to juvenile and adult correctional services for more than 30 years throughout Illinois, Michigan, Maryland and Virginia; including service as director for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Youth and Family Services. He is a past president of the American Correctional Association and has served in leadership roles for a number of commissions and boards related to juvenile justice, criminology, and correctional services. He has several publications in this field of expertise and has received numerous awards for his contributions in the field.

All appointments are effective immediately.

Contact: Tammy Hawley, (804) 646-3110