Denise Syles-Ballard

CRC Assistant Division Director- Valerie C. Woodard Center
Department of Community Resources
Mecklenburg County Government, North Carolina

Denise is a Social Services Manager with the Mecklenburg County Department of Community Resources (DCR) in Charlotte, NC. She works collaboratively with key community stakeholders in the Department’s mission of assisting participants in improved economic mobility. As the Community Services Manager, she serves as the connection for Community Partners co-located in the Community Resource Center. Additionally, Denise is also the program manager for MECKSuccess. MECKSuccess is a voluntary care coordinator program developed to reduce intergenerational and generational poverty in Mecklenburg County through the practice coaching and accountability for its participants.

Denise is the Department of Community Resources’ representative for Equity and Inclusion within Mecklenburg County Government. She has been an active team member since June 2018. She is also the departmental liaison for the Departmental Equity Action Team (DEAT). The DEAT team is comprised of members who champion and advocate for racial equity through engagement and education within the Department. Denise is an active member of the Health Equity Action team which was instrumental in the development of the County’s first Equity Action Plan for FY20-22 as it relates to ensuring equitable health services for all Mecklenburg County residents.