Bobby Cagle, director of the Division of Family and Children Services, announced new leadership in coastal Georgia who will oversee regional child welfare teams and further the agency’s vision of strengthening Georgia’s families.
Shelia Dease-Dinkins has been selected as the regional director in the Division’s Region 12 area. Region 12 is comprised of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties. Her appointment is effective May 16.
“We are so glad to welcome Sheila to our team,” Cagle said. “She is a dynamic leader and I am confident that her experience will provide the guidance necessary to further the agency's mission of protecting vulnerable children and assisting families on their path to self-sufficiency.”
Dease-Dinkins had an extensive career with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), which she began in 1998 after graduating from college. During her 19 years with DJJ, Dease-Dinkins served as a juvenile correction officer, juvenile corrections lieutenant, juvenile detention assistant director, senior investigator, juvenile detention director and most recently as the Regional Program coordinator for the Northeast Region.
Dease-Dinkins has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and holds two master’s degrees, one in management and one in human services. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in public administration. She lives in Pooler with her husband and son.