SCDSS Names New Orangeburg County Director

March 21, 2018 – Officials with the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) recently named Brian Gotses as Orangeburg County Director. He started his new position on March 2, 2018.


Mr. Gotses holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in the social service field which has include a variety of roles from a front-line worker to management level positions. From 1998-2010, he worked for Pathways Adolescent Center, a Residential Group Home facility for adjudicated delinquent and dependent children, located in Oil City, Pennsylvania. While there, he worked as the Treatment Plan Coordinator and was later promoted to Director of the facility. In 2010, he went to work for Venango County Pennsylvania Children, Youth and Family Services, where he served in many capacities, ranging from Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake Senior Caseworker, Program Specialist Foster Care, Senior Program Specialist in Human Services, and most recently, Senior Program Specialist-Quality Assurance for Children, Youth and Family Services (CYFS).


“I am so excited to have Mr. Gotses as a part of the Region V Team,” said DSS Region V Director Nicole Foulks. “His energy and experience will add value to the outcomes and performance of the Orangeburg Team and the Orangeburg community. Thank you for choosing South Carolina Mr. Gotses.”