Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s (HCHRA) leadership includes a highly-qualified team of senior administrators and directors with more than 200 years of professional experience. Areas of expertise include human resources; board and office administration; social work; counseling; psychology; accounting; purchasing and procurement; public relations; and marketing. Because HCHRA is an agency with multiple programs that address a variety of community needs, it is crucial that the leadership has significant experience and a strong knowledge base. This mission-driven and caring group of professionals dedicates themselves to the Hinds County, Mississippi community and re-commits each year to improve the previous year’s efforts.
HCHRA employs approximately 400 staffers. While the CEO has general oversight, senior staff manage day-to-day departmental operations.
Meet our Senior Staff & Directors
Roger Lutrell is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Hinds County Human Resource Agency. He has over fifteen years of experience with Community Action Agency, including five years as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and three years as an Executive Director/CEO for a Community Action Agency in Arkansas. He served as Treasurer of the Arkansas Community Action Agency’s Association Board of Directors from 2015-2016.
From 2017-2023, Roger was pivotal at HCHRA as Vice President of Planning & Development. He played an integral role in management information services development, Agency development, community relations, internal monitoring, and evaluation. In addition to his day-to-day tasks, he served as the Interim Transportation Director from 2020-2022. In that role, he worked to ensure the Transportation Program met Agency and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) requirements and standards.
Roger attended Southeast Arkansas College, where he earned a degree in business management, and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He also holds two technical certifications in Management and Accounting and, most recently, completed the Public Management and Leadership Program from the Institute of Government at Jackson State University.
Roger brings significant experience, leadership, and programmatic knowledge to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer role and we look forward to the work he will do at HCHRA.
Kathleen Williams-McGriggs joined HCHRA in 1999 and serves as the Senior Vice President of Administrative and Board Services. She attended Hinds Community College and graduated from Phillips College and Regent University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Administration.
She has a legal background in Court Reporting and Court Administration with the Fifth Circuit Court and acquired legal experience with several local law firms. Kathleen has over 35 years of executive leadership experience with Mississippi non-profit organizations. She is a Notary Public, a licensed Real Estate Agent, and a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson.
Kathleen enjoys public speaking, giving back to her community, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading. She advocates for underprivileged children and families through her passion for fairness and equality. Her leisure time is spent volunteering with her local church and other organizations that benefit those in need.