Become a NACHSA Member

NACHSA members represent the broad spectrum of human services agencies throughout the country. Because of the varied responsibilities of counties, NACHSA membership includes agencies that provide public assistance, child care, child protective services, adult protective services and everything in between.

The organization is staffed in Washington, D.C. by NACHSA consultant Tom Joseph who has over 30 years of national experience representing county associations and individual counties.

NACHSA members are active in several NACo steering committees and task forces. Serving alongside county elected officials, NACHSA works to formulate national human services policy. Those forums and conferences also provide members with an excellent opportunity to network with other administrators nationwide.

NACHSA members receive up-to-date information on federal legislative and regulatory action through periodic e-mails from NACHSA’s Washington based staff. That information helps administrators anticipate and respond to federal proposals before they are enacted into law. Members also contact NACHSA to share important news from their state which is then shared with the general membership.

Membership Forms

Membership Benefits

Officers & Board of Directors

Officers / Executive Committee

Dan Makelky
Director, Human Services
Douglas County, Colorado

Vice President
Bill Topel
Director, Human Services
Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Debbie-Ann Anderson
Director, Human Services
Union County, New Jersey

Cheryl Boley
Director, Job and Family Services
Perry County, Ohio

Executive Officer and NACo Board of Directors Representative
Claudia Tuck
Director, Community Support Services
Alachua County, Florida

NACHSA Board of Directors

Laura Abu-Absi
Assistant Executive Director
Ohio Job & Family Services Directors’ Assn.
Columbus, Ohio

​​Angela Ellis
Director, Social Services
Martin County, North Carolina

Brenda Jackson
Director, Social Services
Cumberland County, NC

Marisa McClellan
Administrator, Children and Youth
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Rebecca Morgan
Director, Social Services
Middlesex County, Virginia

Tracie Murphy
Director, Social Services
Randolph County, North Carolina

Michelle Niedermier
Director, Job and Family Services
Montgomery County, Ohio

​Antonia Pedroza
Deputy Director, Social Services
Wake County, North Carolina

​Kathryn Peterson
Director, Social Services
Mono County, California

​Sharnese Ransome
Executive Director
North Carolina Assn. of County Directors of Social Services
Raleigh, North Carolina

​Roxane Somerlot
Director, Job and Family Services
Marion County, Ohio

​Tom Stark
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of County Human Services Administrators
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Barbara Tamas
Director, Lorain County Job & Family Services
Elyria, Ohio

​Cheryl Ternes
Director, Human Services
Arapahoe County, Colorado

​David Thielen
Executive Director, Community Services
Linn County, Iowa

Angie Thies
Child Wellbeing Policy Analyst
Minnesota Assn. of County Social Service Administrators
St. Paul, Minnesota

An Tran
Director, Social Services
Orange County, California

John Tuohy
Executive Director
Wisconsin County Human Services Association
Madison, WI

Jamie Ulrich
Director, Human Services
Weld County, CO

NACHSA Legislative Representative
Tom Joseph
Paragon Government Relations
220 I Street, NE, Suite 240
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 898-1446

NACo Liaison
Rachel Mackey
Legislative Director
660 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 661-8843

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Washington, DC 20002