Deputy Executive Director

My name is Josh Kernells. I have been with the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs system for almost 11 years. I started out with Pickens County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs as a weekday third direct support, beginning at the age of 18. I worked as a “house manager”, CTH Coordinator, Quality Assurance, Director of Residential, then Director of Operations over the Day and Residential programs. I received my BS Human Services from Southern Wesleyan University in 2015, and then my MBA from Southern Wesleyan University, in 2018.

I am recently married (July 2019), and we are in the process of adopting our son, Jesse. I look forward to my new adventure with ACDSNB, as the Finance Director.

Josh Kernells