ST. CLOUD — The Stearns County board of commissioners have appointed their new Human Services Administrator.

The board unanimously approved Melissa Huberty to fill the position left vacant after Mark Sizer retired in June after 23 years of service.

Huberty is the current Director of Adult Services in the Ramsey County Social Services Department. She also worked as the Human Services Manager for Ramsey County Community Human Services, Supervisor for the Social Work Unit for Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, and was the Senior Psychiatric Social Worker for the Hennepin County Mental Health Center.

Huberty will start Monday with an annual salary of $134,477

Janet Goligowski was the other finalist for the position.