COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Sara Goldsby as the next director of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Goldsby has served as Acting Director of the agency since August of 2016.
“Sara has served passionately during her time at DAODAS and, as Acting Director, has proven that she brings a unique and creative approach to the fight against abuse and addiction in our state,” said Governor McMaster. “South Carolinians will continue to be served well by her leadership at an agency that becomes increasingly more crucial each day.”
“I am honored to continue serving the citizens of South Carolina at an agency that works on issues so personal to so many of us,” said Goldsby. “Together, we will keep working to bring hope to individuals, families and communities throughout our state.”
Goldsby holds Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of South Carolina and serves as a Southeast Regional Leader for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School.
Prior to being named Acting Director, Goldsby served as a Health Systems Policy Consultant at DAODAS and has led the state response to the opioid crisis. She has been instrumental in helping local law enforcement agencies employ the use of the emergency overdose antidote naloxone.