Contact Information

  • Cynthia Eades
  • (828) 465-8253
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:25 Government Drive Newton, NC 28658
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Department Staff

Responsible for overall mission and direction of the Human Resources department. Consults and advises County employees on HR policies, benefits and human relations matters to ensure fairness, consistency and appropriate due process. Works to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, as well as local ordinance. Provides organizational development opportunities for County employees.

Cynthia Eades
HR Director
(828) 465-8253

Nancy Rockett
Asst. HR Director
(828) 465-8257


Provides customer service assistance to employees and citizens and administrative support for HR staff. Completes employment verifications, coordinates recreational ticket sales and bilingual skills testing. Responsible for personnel records management.

Lisa Smith
Administrative Asst. I
(828) 465-8383

Provides assistance with all benefits provided to employees, including paid leave, health care, retirement planning, medical leave and short/long-term disability benefits. Coordinates biweekly new employee orientation program. Processes new hire enrollments, terminations and payroll changes.

Charles Ingold
Sr. Human Resources Consultant
(828) 465-8252

Paulette Smyre
Human Resources Specialist
(828) 465-8496

Martia Vang
Human Resources Specialist
(828) 465-8902

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Manages position classification and compensation for County positions. Responsible for conducting annual classification study, processing reclassification requests, reclassifying newly created positions and developing and maintaining job specs.

Amy McDonald
Program Manager I
(828) 465-8225

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Assists departments with recruitment functions including advertising of vacancies, processing of applications, interviewing, reference checks and pre-employment screenings.

Cee Lee
Human Resources Specialist
828-465-8463

Angie Triplett
Human Resources Consultant, Recruitment
(828) 465-8265

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Responsible for safety of all employees and overseeing of workers’ compensation, OSHA, ADA compliance and insurance procurement. Provides training programs, including defensive driving, blood borne pathogens, OSHA updates and fire safety.

Miriam Powell
Program Manager I, Risk Management
(828) 465-8480

Sarah Hunt
Risk Management Technician
(828) 465-8256

Manages the operations of the County’s health clinic, Employee Health Connection, and works with contract medical staff to develop and promote wellnessinitiatives.

Amy McDonald
Program Manager I
(828) 465-8225