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New Leadership takes reins of Human Services Department
Washington County recently announced the appointments of Julie Driscoll and Sandy Hoefert to the positions of Director of Human Services and Deputy Director of Human Services in Washington County.

"I am very excited about the combination of Julie and Sandy," said Deputy County Administrator Matt Furno. "Julie's energy and ability to lead innovative change combined with Sandy's proven track record of over 25 years of experience in Washington County will serve our population extremely well."

"I am honored to join the great team in Washington County and I look forward to serving the community to support the health, well-being and safety of individuals and families," said Driscoll.

Driscoll holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is the former Director of Family Service, Health and Nutrition at Acelero Learning. Prior to Acelero Learning, Julie was a leader for the City of Milwaukee Health Department. She has been married to her husband Mike for 17 years and has two teenage daughters, Maura and Delaney. She enjoys camping, cooking and watching my daughters play competitive volleyball.

With roughly 130 employees, over 100 community programs and a 2017 total budget over $20 million, the Human Services Department is the County's largest department, managing a wide variety of community programs for individuals and families challenged by disability, economic hardship and safety concerns. The department includes acute care services - crisis intervention team, the children and families division, an economic support division and the behavioral health services division.

Hoefert has a Master's Degree in Social Work and has been a part of the Washington County Children and Families Division since 1989. Before serving as the County's new Deputy Director, she worked as a Social Worker, Senior Social Worker, Supervisor and the Children and Families Division Manager. She believes in an approach to partners, co-workers, families and clients promoting a "we are in this together" attitude.