Dr. Grier has been the Special Projects Manager since December 2022. He has a Doctorate of Organizational Leadership, a Master's in Business Administration, and a Bachelor's in Social Science all from Gardner-Webb University. Prior to joining Gaston County, Dr. Grier worked as a Human Services Planner/Evaluator and Administrator in Adult and Children's Services for 2 years and various roles in Social Services for 8 years. Dr. Grier graduated from the Lee Institute American Leadership Academy in Spring 2022. He also, serves as the HIPAA Compliance Officer for the division and facilitates the County's Homelessness Prevention Committee.