Yulonda Griffin currently serves as Director for the Mecklenburg County Department of Community Resources, where she is responsible for leadership and oversight of the Community Resource Centers, Child Support Services, Unified Workforce Development Program, and the Consolidated Health and Human Services Mail Services Center. Yulonda brings to this role over 24 years of experience in Human Services, having worked for Cumberland County Department of Social Services prior to beginning her career with Mecklenburg County in 1999. During her time with Mecklenburg County, Yulonda has served in a variety of positions, including Social Services Supervisor, Quality and Training Coordinator/Supervisor, Social Services Manager, and Assistant Community Resource Center Director.
Throughout her tenure with Mecklenburg County, Yulonda has led numerous collaborative projects, working with both State and local agencies, as well as with other Health and Human Services departments, community partner organizations, and neighborhood leaders in a continued effort to strengthen the community and improve outcomes for individuals and families. Yulonda was instrumental in leading Mecklenburg’s transition into the Affordable Care Act, has served as the County’s Work Support Strategies Champion at the State level, and was integral to the successful launch of Mecklenburg County’s first Health and Human Services Community Resource Center. Through an integrated delivery of Health and Human Services and other community-based programs, the Community Resource Center seeks to provide a path to greater levels of independence for Mecklenburg County residents.
Yulonda has served as a member of Freedom Corridor Community Collaborative Steering Committee and currently serves as a member of the American Public Human Services Association’s Local Council, the National Child Support Enforcement Association and most recently the Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Directors. Yulonda has also been recognized nationally as an Emerging Leader by the American Public Human Services Association.
Yulonda holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy State University. She also holds an MPA Public & Nonprofit Management Academy Certificate from University of North Carolina-Charlotte.