DeKalb Community Service Board has named Tia Plunkett-McQueen the new Chief Human Resources Officer. For over 20 years, she has served as a strategic human resources executive helping nonprofit organizations maximize their human capital.

Plunkett-McQueen has held executive and senior leadership roles as HR Strategic Business Partner at Georgia Tech, National Director of Human Resources at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), consulting Corporate HR Director at Volunteers of America and Director of Human Resources at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities. She has also served as Managing Principal for Emergent HR Solutions, a consulting services firm providing organizational analysis, workforce planning, performance management and benefits and compensation design to trade and nonprofit membership advocacy and human service organizations.

“Since joining DeKalb CSB, I have witnessed how our talented staff push the boundaries in providing behavioral health and developmental disability services. It’s evident that DeKalb CSB’s success is fueled by a commitment to service delivery, innovation, and employee engagement at all levels,” Plunkett-McQueen said. “I am excited to be part of an organization with a strong commitment for the value HR can advance in fulfilling its mission and look forward to expanding current efforts while establishing new goals to support our growth.”

Although she was born in Washington D.C., Atlanta is home. She grew up in the city and attended schools in the Atlanta Public School System. Plunkett-McQueen is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, M.A. degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership Behavior. She lives in Grayson with her husband and teenage daughter and is actively involved with the Junior League of Atlanta and Awesome Atlanta.