|Geraldine Pegues||Jessica Jenkins|
Today the Board of County Commissioners approved two promotions that will ensure continuity for the County’s Human Services functions.
Geraldine Pegues is now Assistant County Administrator for Human Services, and Jessica Jenkins is the new Director of Human Services Planning and Development (HSPD). Both women bring a wealth of experience in safety net programming and responsible administration of Human Services Levy dollars within Montgomery County. Pegues is replacing Tom Kelley, who will become President and CEO of the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area effective Sept. 5. Jenkins is replacing Pegues as the top official at HSPD.
“Gerri is uniquely qualified to be our Assistant County Administrator for Human Services,” said Carolyn Rice, Montgomery County Commission President. “She will be supervising our directors of both Job and Family Services and Human Services Planning and Development, and she’s held high positions in both departments. She will also supervise the Stillwater Center, which houses citizens with profound physical and cognitive challenges, and she’s been heavily involved in those services through the levy. Nobody in the county has as much experience in safety net programming.”
Pegues has been with HSPD for over 15 years, serving as Director and Assistant Director nine of those years. She also served as Assistant Director for our Job and Family Services - Children Services Division and served in other capacities within the Division such as Contract Monitor/Grant Writer and Child Welfare Caseworker. She has been with Montgomery County for 30 years, beginning her career as a Probation Officer at Montgomery County Juvenile Court in 1992.