Kimberly Ayers has been the Director of Wythe County Department of Social Services in Southwestern Virginia since 2018. Prior to serving as Wythe County’s Director, she was Director of Bland County (VA) Department of Social Services from 2010 to 2018. In her current role, she oversees the locality’s administration of benefits and services programs, including SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, Title IV-E, Child Protective Services, In-home Prevention Services, Adult Protective Services, Foster Care, and Adoptions. Kimberly is a former Child Protective Services worker in the Virginia system. In addition to her work within Virginia’s Department of Social Services system, Kimberly has worked in the Virginia public schools as a School Social Worker/Visiting Teacher and in the community mental health system as a Crisis Prescreener. She also worked several years for Children’s Home Society of West Virginia as an in-home services worker and Right From the Start Coordinator, working with low-birth score infants and high-risk pregnant women in rural West Virginia.