County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper has named Ms. Lana Rees as Interim Director of the Erie County Office of Children and Youth.
Ms. Rees currently works as a mental health program specialist for the Erie County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities. She has worked in the human services field for over 17 years, including five years within the child welfare system. Ms. Rees received her B.A. in Psychology from Mercyhurst University and a M.S. in Community Counseling and Certification in School Counseling from Gannon University.
“I am confident that Ms. Rees brings the leadership qualities and the experience that is needed to continue the important work of protecting our children in Erie County,” said Dahlkemper.
Ms. Rees will begin her work as the Interim Director of OCY on Monday, July 28, 2014.
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