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ALDEN P. MILLER

NCCSC President, NC Consortium Program Manager

Alden has worked in the North Carolina Child Support Program for over 27 years. Most recently as the Program Manager for the NC Consortium, consisting of four full-service offices serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. He has worked in all program service areas from customer service to Program Manager. He is a “hands on” person and is always willing to assist anyone in any of his offices or any other. He is dedicated to delivering the best possible Child Support Services. He has participated in numerous North Carolina Child Support Council Workshops, Meetings and Trainings. In 2015 he was elected to the NC Child Support Council Board of Directors. In addition to normal Board duties, he served as chairperson of the Equipment and Curriculum committees. In 2019 he was elected President and continues serving in that position.  
Alden is from Elizabeth City NC. A 1990 NC State University graduate with a BS in Political Science. He and his wife Karen have been happily married for over 23 years and have one son, Kyle. His hobbies are cooking, gardening, building/restoring things and almost any outdoor activity (emphasis on “cooking”).

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SONYA SCOTT

NCCSC 1st Vice President

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TAMMY PEARSON

YoungWilliams NC Manager

Tammy Pearson has worked in the North Carolina Child Support Program 22 years. Tammy has worked in virtually all levels of child support; from doing customer service to Supervising Establishment and Enforcement. 

Tammy has been working for Young Williams for 11 years. She is the current North Carolina Manager overseeing 15 counties.

Tammy serves on numerous boards and committees in North Carolina. Tammy currently serves as a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council board of directors and was the 2014 President for the Board of Directors.  In 2016 Tammy received NC Child Support Services Employee of the year award.
Tammy received her MBA and BA in Business with a concentration in Management from the University of Phoenix and received her Associates Degree in Applied Science Business Administration from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. In 2016 Tammy received her HR certification from e-Cornell online training. 
Tammy has been married for 33 years to a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. She is the proud mother of twin sons, 32 years of age and both are teachers. Tammy is very proud to now be called Mimi to her two beautiful granddaughters, Georgia-Mae Louise and Summer Leigh.

Tammy is committed to improving the lives of children everywhere.

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BEVERLY WRIGHT

Assistant Vice President, Child Support Services Division Systems and Methods Inc

Beverly is a child support professional with more than 25 years’ experience in the field.  Beverly began her child support career in 1992 in Cabarrus County as an Enforcement Agent. After serving in that role for four years, she started her private sector child support career working as a contractor on the ACTS Project. As part of the ACTS Project, Beverly developed training curricula and provided onsite ACTS training to numerous counties across the state. After ACTS, she continued her private sector career working on child support projects in Michigan, Idaho and Maryland. In Maryland, she served as President of the Maryland Joint Child Support Council for four years.
Beverly has 13 plus years managing and overseeing child support operations with the last six years focused on SDU operations. In her current role as SMI’s Assistant Vice President, Child Support Services Division, she provides leadership and direction for SMI’s SDU operations in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Beverly grew up High Point, N.C. and earned her B.S. degree from UNC – Chapel Hill, where she is a lifetime member of the General Alumni Association. Beverly’s favorite hobbies are shopping and watching HGTV.

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CRYSTAL CLARK

NCCSC Board of Directors, Catawba County Program Manager

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RENEA STEWART

NCCSC Board of Directors, Information Technology Specialist Wake County CSE

Renea Stewart has worked in the North Carolina Child Support Program for over 27 years, which includes time in Wake County, Johnston County and the CSE State office.  She has worked in several areas of child support program, from administrative support, Case Manager, Trainer, Supervisor and currently she is the Information Technology Specialist for Wake County Child Support.  She believes in doing the work and strives to work hand in hand everyday with staff at Wake CSE to get things done.  She has felt this way since her first interaction with the child support program back in 1985, as she was a client for over 17 years.
Renea graduated from Wake Tech with an AAS in Business Computer Program, Meredith College with a BS in Computer Information System, and Johnston Community College with both an AAS in Paralegal Technology and AAS in Business Administration.  
Renea is a mother of two boys Terrence, who died in 2004 and Kendall who is currently 28 years old.  Renea is also the proud grandmother of her 2 year old granddaughter, Addison.  
As a legacy to her sons, both Terrence and Kendall, Renea wants to have an impact on the children of North Carolina as the child support program played an important part in her sons’ lives.  Every child deserves to receive the financial support they need to survive in this world.  Her hope is that she can play some part in doing just that.

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JENNIFER TUBBS

NCCSC Board of Directors, Director of Child Support Services Forsyth County

Jennifer has been employed with Forsyth County DSS since 2002 and has over nineteen years combined experience in Economic Services and Child Support.  She has played several different roles in the agency including:  income maintenance caseworker, child support agent, senior child support agent/trainer, child support supervisor, and economic services supervisor.  She transitioned back to Child Support in February of 2016, and she is thoroughly enjoying this chapter in her career as Division Director.  Jennifer graduated from UNC – Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Psychology.  She currently serves on the Forsyth County Re-entry Council, and she heads her county’s Incarcerated NCP Project. Jennifer enjoys bird-watching and spending time with her husband, Nick, and their two children, Carson Nicholas (2012) and Carter Elizabeth (2014).

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CARLA WEST

Ex-officio NCCSC Board of Directors,  Senior Director for Economic Security
North Carolina State Child Support Director

As the Senior Director for Economic Security for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, Carla West is charged with integrating and improving access to person-centered services towards self-sufficiency and improved well-being of individuals and families in North Carolina. Carla oversees the Economic Services Programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), Refugee Assistance, and Energy Programs. Carla also serves as the IV-D Director for the North Carolina Child Support Program providing leadership in directing, planning, and evaluating multiple programs within a complex, integrated service delivery system. With more than 25 years of experience, Carla has worked in virtually all levels of operations, from line staff, supervision, training and quality control, to project management. She is a firm believer in trying things without fear of failure and strives to live a life of purpose.

Carla is a past president of the Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association (ERICSA) and currently serves on ERICSA’s Honorary Board. She also serves on the board for the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA), the Board for the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, the co-chair for NCSEA’s Child Support CommuniQue (CSQ) publication, the co-chair of the Systems and Data Analytics Workgroup for the National Council of Child Support Directors (NCCSD), and as an ex-officio board member of the North Carolina Child Support Council. Carla has an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Business Management from Bellevue University.

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CHRISTI HOOPER

NCCSC Board of Directors

Christi is a native of Jackson County.  She attended Cullowhee High School where she was elected Wittiest by her senior class and graduated a North Carolina Scholar in 1984. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from UNC Wilmington in 1989.   

Christi has worked with Child Support Services since 1992.  In 2011 she was honored to receive the award of NC Child Support Employee of the Year.  Christi fosters enthusiasm, teamwork, creativity and a can-do spirit in the Child Support team she supervises and in her leadership role at Jackson County DSS.  She is very active in collaborating with her colleagues in the western region to share knowledge and ideas.  

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GERI R. RUZAGE

NCCSC Board of Directors,  Durham County NC Senior Attorney

Geri served in the United States Air Force from 1984-1994. She is a 1997 graduate of Seattle University Law School. She has been employed with the  Durham Public Defenders Office 2000 and has served as the Durham Senior County Attorney 2002-present.

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