Ramsey County last month reorganized its Community Human Services department into two new departments with new leaders at the helm.
Womazetta Jones is now Director of Social Services, which combines the divisions of Adult Services and Children & Family Services and brings together nearly 680 employees responsible for adult protection, child protection, mental and chemical health services, foster and child care licensing, senior and disability services and adoptions.
Jones joined Ramsey County as Director of the Children and Family Services division in 2013. Prior to that, she worked at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She holds a master's degree in psychology from Chicago State University.
Tina Curry has been named Director of Financial Assistance Services, which was previously a division within Community Human Services. The department's 370 employees provide financial, food, medical, child care and shelter assistance for residents of Ramsey County.
Curry began working at Ramsey County in 2007 as a manager in child protection and has led the led the Financial Services division for the past three years. Curry holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota.
The two department serve a total of nearly 135,000 Ramsey County residents each day. Jones and Curry report to Deputy County Manager Meghan Mohs, who has led the Health and Wellness Service Team since August 2015.
"Womazetta and Tina have proven themselves as exceptional leaders at Ramsey County," Mohs said in a statement issued by the county. "Each of them brings their own unique wealth of knowledge and experience to these critical roles during this exciting and transitional time."