New County of Riverside Child Support Services Director Named
January 9, 2024
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today appointed Nicole Windom-Hurd as the new director of Child Support Services. With her extensive experience in public service and child support services, Windom-Hurd is well-suited to lead the agency that provides essential services to children and families in the community.
Windom-Hurd has been a public servant for Riverside County for more than 23 years, for both the Department of Child Support Services and the Office of County Counsel in executive leadership roles. She has been the Assistant Director for Child Support Services since 2018 where she oversaw the department’s implementation of goals, objectives, work standards and policies.
"Nicole’s wealth of experience and leadership qualities will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts to support families and ensure the well-being of children in our community,” said Board Chair Chuck Washington. “Her deep understanding of the department's operations and her commitment to improving the lives of children make her an ideal fit for this role."
In addition, Windom Hurd is an active member of several Child Support Director's Association committees, contributing to developing policies and programs that benefit families in need throughout the state and region. She graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in political science, sociology and diversity studies and earned her master’s degree in business administration.
“I understand the importance child support plays in the lives of families,” said Windom-Hurd. “I believe strongly in the work done by child support professionals to ensure the financial and medical needs of families are met.”
Under Windom-Hurd's leadership, Riverside County Child Support Services will continue prioritizing its mission of providing effective child support services, while also promoting self-sufficiency and family stability.
The role of Child Support Services Director was vacated last month when the previous director, Kim Britt, was promoted to Assistant County Executive Officer (CEO) for Human Services departments. Britt’s promotion came after long-time county employee and Assistant CEO Sayori Baldwin retired in December.
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