About Hertford County Department of Social Services (DSS)

  Meet the Director of Hertford County DSS

Brenda Brown

Brenda D. Brown
Social Services Director


Brenda Brown was born and raised in Hertford County.  She is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where she  earned  her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She obtained her  Masters of Social Work from Boston University and a  Masters of Human Services with a specialization in Social and Community Services from Capella University.  She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Associate (LCSW-A).

She began her career with Hertford County Department  of Social Services in August 1999 as the receptionist.  She continued to excel within the agency serving in the capacity as an At-Risk Case Manager, Enhanced Personal Care Social Worker,  and Payee. She became a Social Worker Trainee, where she gained experience to become a Social Worker III for Child Protective Services.  She was promoted as the  Children Services Supervisor in 2005,  where she led the unit for over ten years.    During  February 2014, she was appointed as the  Interim Director  and  in November 2014, she was gratefully appointed as the Director of Hertford County Department of Social Services.

Mrs. Brown is compassionate about what she does and loves to help people. She takes pride in upholding the agency’s mission, values and goals.  The agency’s  mission states that, “Hertford County Department of Social Services seeks to protect and provide assistance to the citizens of our community.” The agency’s values are to treat all people with dignity, compassion, and respect, while providing services with integrity.” The goal of the agency, “To care for the well-being and safety of the citizens of Hertford County.”