April 23, 2004

State of Alabama
Press Release: Human Resources, Department of

John James Appointed as Calhoun County Director

The Calhoun County Board of Human Resources has appointed John C. James as the new Calhoun County DHR Director effective May 1, 2004. Mr. James began his career with the Mobile County Department of Human Resources in 1993.

He served as a supervisor for Jefferson County DHR from 1994 - 1999 where he wrote the original Kinshare proposal which has since been adopted by State DHR and implemented statewide.

Mr. James served as a Program Supervisor at State DHR from 1999 - 2000 before accepting the Director’s position in Blount County in 2000. He remained Director of Blount County DHR until November 2003 when he was appointed full-time Child Welfare Administrator for Calhoun County DHR.

Mr. James received his MSW in 1993 from The University of Alabama and is a licensed Social Worker at the LGSW level.

We wish Mr. James much success in his new position.



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