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

December 6, 2011

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.

Media Contact: Lisa Marie Shekell