New Director of Pickens County DSS

Pickens County welcomes Cynthia Wolthuis as the new Director of the Department of Social Services (DSS) this week. With an extensive background in social services spanning the tri-counties, including a pivotal role as an investigations leader and team coordinator in Oconee County, Ms. Wolthuis is well-prepared for her new responsibilities. She will commence her duties with the Pickens County DSS on Wednesday. Expressing her commitment, Ms. Wolthuis stated, “I am an advocate for the innovative measures DSS has introduced in recent years, aimed at fortifying families and ensuring the safety, permanency, and welfare of children and vulnerable adults.” Her appointment is a step forward for the community, reflecting a dedication to continuous advocacy for children and families.