Director of Social Services
Catherine Pemberton is the Director of the Powhatan County Department of Social Services. She has also been Director in Essex County, a Regional Consultant and a Senior Policy Consultant for the Virginia Department of Social Services and Grants/Special Events Coordinator at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Ms. Pemberton worked as a consultant for the Urban Institute and visited seven social protection agencies in the Russian Federation where she developed a procedures manual and training guide that was translated into Russian.
Ms. Pemberton has been a presenter at the USDA Mid-West Region Big 10 and the Mid-Atlantic Region Conferences, the Governor’s Housing Conference, the West Virginia State Supervisors Conference, the Virginia League of Social Services Executives Conference, and the Virginia Benefits Program Organization Conferences, and has done motivational presentations for many local departments of Social Services in Virginia.
Catherine Pemberton is President of the Virginia League of Social Services Executives; a representative to the Virginia Association of Counties Health and Human Services Steering Committee, and is a member of the Virginia Child Welfare Advisory Committee. She is on the Community Advisory Board at Deep Meadow Correctional Center, and the advisory board of Senior Connections.
Ms. Pemberton has one daughter, three sons, and two granddaughters and one grandson.