Rodney Adams, Former Director, Mecklenburg County (NC) Department of Community Resources
In 2020, Rodney Adams retired from his three year role as Director for the Mecklenburg County Department of Community Resources, where he led the County’s Health and Human Services integration effort to integrate segments of Public Health, Child Support, Veterans and Social Services.
Rodney brings to this role over 30 years in Human Services experience, previously serving as Social Services Department Deputy Director, Support Services Director, Aging Services Director, and Economic Services Director in Mecklenburg.
In June 2018, Rodney pioneered the launch of the first, to be six, place-based Health and Human Services Community Resource Centers, to be strategically located throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Through collaboration with community leaders, non-profit, faith and other civic leaders, the Community Resource Center focuses on delivering integrated health and human service programs utilizing a Social Determinant lens to strengthen individuals and families, promote health and wellness and build communities.
Throughout his tenure, Rodney has served on numerous boards and initiatives, including serving as County Champion for implementation of the North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NCFAST), currently serving as a member of the American Public Human Services Association’s Local Council Executive Committee, and the Association’s Center for Employment and Economic Well-Being Committee, and executive member of the Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Initiative in Mecklenburg County. Rodney is a well-respected, sought-out voice engaged in numerous local, state and national panel discussions and initiatives focused on use of social determinants for increased self-sufficiency and stability, and most recently served as a panelist for the Merge Mobility Community Conversation spearheaded by North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District Congresswoman Alma Adams.
Rodney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies and Master’s in Theology and holds County Administration certification from the UNC School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rodney also serves as a pastor in his local community and is married to his wife of 32 years, Linda, and they have two children.