Social Services names new director
SALISBURY — Davidson resident Donna F. Fayko was named today as the new director of the Rowan County Department of Social Services.
At a special called meeting this morning, the Rowan County Board of Social Services appointed Fayko by a unanimous vote. She will replace Sandra Wilkes as the agency’s director.
Wilkes retired in October and has been serving as interim director during the search for a new department head.
Fayko is deputy director of the Mecklenburg County DSS Youth and Family Services, according to a press release from Board Chair Lillian Morgan. She has a 24-year history of line worker, supervisory and management experience within the North Carolina Social Services system.
A graduate of Northwest Ashe High School, Fayko earned her bachelor’s degree from Pfeiffer University in psychology, probation and parole. She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Pennsylvania State University.
She will begin her service to Rowan County residents on May 1. A drop-in reception for Fayko will be held that day from 2 to 4 p.m. at the DSS building, 1813 E. Innes St.
Read more about the selection of the new social services director in Wednesday’s Post.