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Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson and Chief Operating Officer Anna Roach have announced the appointment of two Deputy Chief Operating Officers who will provide leadership in key service delivery areas.

Pamela Roshell will serve as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Health & Human Services and Ellis Kirby will serve as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure.

“Our new organizational structure allows the Deputy COOs to provide thought leadership in their area of expertise to maximize service delivery and impact,” said County Manager Dick Anderson. “Both Ellis & Pamela have shown their commitment to customer service and innovation, and we look forward to their work in this new role.”

Both Deputy COOs will report to Chief Operating Officer Anna Roach, who added, “We have seen Mr. Kirby demonstrate a commitment to excellence in a strategic approach to our facility updates, and I know he will continue to drive innovation in this area. In addition, Dr. Roshell has led positive transformation in our service delivery for older adults, allowing us to establish creative and meaningful partnerships to serve this important population.”

Both Kirby and Roshell were promoted from within Fulton County, where they currently serve as department directors. The new Deputy COO positions were created in an organizational structure announced by the County Manager in August.

 Pamela Roshell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Health & Human Services

Pamela Roshell Deputy Chief Operating Officer Health and Human Services

Prior to her appointment to the position of Deputy COO for Health & Human Services, Roshell served as Director of Senior Services, where she manages a $20 million budget and drives policy implementation and strategy across a portfolio of intervention, prevention and supportive services for vulnerable populations. Roshell previously served as Regional Director for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and brings more than 20 years of experience in public administration, health policy and gerontology in the public and nonprofit sectors.

“I am excited and honored to have been selected to serve in this new role,” said Roshell. “I look forward to working with health and human services leaders across the enterprise and externally to move Fulton County's health and human services strategy forward to deliver even greater impact for the residents and communities we serve.”

Dr. Roshell is a graduate of Columbia College, and received a master of social work degree with a specialty in administration from the University of South Carolina. She has built on that specialty with the completion of a PhD in social policy, planning and administration from Clark Atlanta University. In her new role, Dr. Roshell will lead the cluster consisting of Arts, Behavioral Health, Community Development, Library, Ryan White, Senior Services, and provide strategic alignment with the Board of Health.


Ellis Kirby, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure

Ellis Kirby - Deputy COO Infrastructure

As Deputy COO for Infrastructure, Kirby will be responsible for managing Public Works, Real Estate & Asset Management, and Information Technology, and provide strategic alignment with Registration & Elections. He has served most recently as the Director of the Department of Real Estate & Asset Management, with responsibility for managing over 5 million square feet of buildings, 200 plus buildings and an operational budget of over $30 million dollars along with a capital plan of over $200 million dollars. He previously served as Regional Vice President for Sodexo’s Campus Division and brings more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure and facilities.

"It is an honor to be selected in this critical role as we continue to improve county infrastructure in serving both the citizens and employees of Fulton County,” said Kirby. “Our teams will continue the journey of driving a higher level of customer service, community impact and operational efficiency every day."

Kirby is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of West Georgia and a Masters of Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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