Crossnore School & Children’s Home is pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Executive Officer, Brett A. Loftis, JD to the North Carolina Child Well-Being Transformation Council. Loftis was appointment by Senator Philip E. Berger, President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate. His term begins on September 1, 2018 and runs through June 30, 2020.
North Carolina House Bill 630 was enacted in 2017 to establish a regional system of oversight and collaboration within the Department of Social Services. The bill created a workgroup, now known as the North Carolina Child Well-Being Transformation Council, which will develop a plan for establishing regional offices for the administration of social services at the local level.
Two Stages of Work
The Council will divide its work into two stages. The first stage of the Council’s work will address the regionalization of the current county system. “There are so many state agencies dealing with the needs of children,” said Karen McLeod, President and CEO of Benchmarks NC. “The problem is that these siloed approaches do not address the needs of the whole child. The Council will provide the coordination, collaboration, and communication among agencies and organizations providing public services to these children.”
The second stage of the Council’s work will address interagency collaboration. Loftis was appointed to the Council to represent the organizations that provide these services to children. McLeod continued, “Mr. Loftis’ role as CEO of Crossnore School & Children’s Home gives him incredible insight into what is working and where the disconnects are between the systems that are not serving our children as well as they need to.” Throughout his tenure with the Council, Loftis will be a voice for the people on the ground serving North Carolina’s children. His goal for the Council is that the members will work together to provide a research-based continuum of services for these children which give them the best opportunity to heal.
I’m excited to be a voice for the people on the ground serving North Carolina’s children. – Brett Loftis