San Bernardino, CA
Licensed Social Worker and interim-Director Sharon Nevins has been appointed to serve as Director of the San Bernardino County Department of Aging and Adult Services.
As Interim Director since October 2016, the Office of the Public Guardian is also her responsibility. As the county’s sworn Public Guardian, Nevins is responsible for managing the affairs of people determined by a judge to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances.
When the appointment was announced, Nevins said, “I am honored to be able to serve our county’s seniors and adults in this new position and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with our state, county and community stakeholders to improve the quality of life of those we serve.”
Nevins began her career with San Bernardino County in 2012, as a Deputy Director for the Department of Behavioral Health. During her tenure there, Nevins authored, implemented and managed more than $30 million in grant-funded programs in collaboration with a variety of agencies and stakeholders. She also led the design, development and implementation of several innovative, National Association of Counties award-winning programs.
As a licensed, clinical social worker, Nevins also holds dual Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Public Administration. Prior to joining the county, she served 22 years with the California Department of Mental Health.
When commenting on Nevins’ appointment, CaSonya Thomas, Assistant Executive Officer of San Bernardino County’s Human Services Department shared, “Sharon brings with her nearly three decades of experience in the field of social work and health care services administration.” Thomas continued, “For the past six months, she has led the staff of Aging and Adult Services and served as our county’s Public Guardian. We look forward to her continued service.”