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​New County Human Resources Director Named


WoodhousePaula Woodhouse will be joining Mecklenburg County as the new director of Human Resources. Woodhouse brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources at all levels and in various capacities.

Woodhouse comes to the County from the State of North Carolina, where she worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, the NC Office of State Human Resources and, most recently, as the director of Human Resources for the Office of the State Treasurer.

Prior to working in state government, Woodhouse spent 12 years in higher education and healthcare, holding HR positions at North Carolina State University, Vanderbilt University, and Duke University Health System.

“Paula’s extensive background and expertise in the field of human resources makes her the perfect fit for the job,” said County Manager Dena R. Diorio. “I am confident she will do a great job leading our Human Resources Department.” 

Woodhouse earned her BA in social studies education from Lipscomb University in Nashville and a master of education degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. She is also SPHR certified. Among her many accomplishments, Woodhouse was the recipient of the State Employee Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service, as well as the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

She will start her tenure as director on May 28, 2018.