Department Staff

Cynthia Eades
Human Resources Director
(828) 465-8253

Responsible for overall mission and direction of the human resources department.

  • Policy Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Training & Organizational Development
  • Employee Relations

Pa Lee
Administrative Assistant II
(828) 465-8383

  • Employment Verifications
  • Coordinates Recreational Ticket Sales
  • Bilingual Skill Testing
  • Personnel Records Mangement
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Service Award Program

Amy McDonald
Benefits & Wellness Manager
(828) 465-8225

Resonsible for the overall administration of benefit and wellbeing services

  • Evaluates & Implements Benefit Offerings
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Retirement Consultations
  • Supervises Wellbeing Program
  • Manages Employee Health Connection

Paulette Smyre
Human Resources Specialist
(828) 465-8496

  • Manages Position, Pay, and Benefit Changes in HRIS
  • Short Term Disability
  • FMLA Backup
  • Benefit Reconciliations

Martia Vang
Human Resources Specialist
(828) 465-8902

  • Manages Position, Pay, and Benefit Changes in HRIS
  • FMLA: All Departments Except Emergency Services and Sheriff's Office
  • Short Term Disability Backup
  • New Employee Orientation

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Angie Triplett
Recruitment, Classification & Compensation Manager
(828) 465-8265

Responsible for overall administration of recruitment, classification, and compensation programs

  • Supervises Recruitment & Hiring Activities
  • Manages Classification & Compensation Programs
  • Internships
  • EEO Reporting

Doug Ellis
HR Consultant
(828) 465-8257

  • Compensation and Classification
  • Annual Pay Study
  • Reclassification and Salary Recommendations
  • HR Budget
  • Backup to Recruitment

April Reese
HR Consultant
(828) 465-8252

  • Develops Job Postings and Recruitment Strategies
  • Reviews & Refers Applications
  • Interviews
  • Backup to Classification and Pay
  • Conditional Offers

Cee Lee
HR Specialist
(828) 465-8463

  • Posts Job Vacancies
  • Pre-Employment Background Checks
  • Processes Terminations
  • Coordinates Mini-Course
  • Assist with Training
  • Records Management

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Jake Robinson
Risk Manager
(828) 465-8480

Administers the County's Risk Program

  • Property & Liability Insurance Administration
  • Claims Processing & Recordkeeping
  • Risk Management Consultations With Departments
  • Safety Training
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Certificates of Insurance

Kristen Keener
Administrative Assistant II
(828) 465-8256

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Accident Reporting
  • Property & General Liability Claims Processing
  • Coordinates Safety Training
  • FMLA: Emergency Services and Sheriff's Office