Deanna has an MSW and ACSW and is a Licensed Social Worker in WA State. She has served in Child Welfare for over 30 years in Missouri, Wyoming, California, and Washington. Deanna has worked in intake, CPS investigations, CFWS, Adoptions and Adoption Support. Previous work experience includes Foster Parent Trainer, Group Home Trainer, Placement trainer, Lead Permanency Planning trainer, Parenting Class instructor, Outcomes for Kids Project Coordinator, Families for Kids Permanency Specialist and Court Services Officer (GAL for Dependencies). Leadership roles include Statewide Permanency Planning Program Manager, Statewide Adoption Support Program Manager, HQ Supervisor for Permanency and Placement, Probation Services Manager, Statewide Intake/Substance Abuse Program Manager, and as the Office Chief for the Division of Program and Policy (Safety and Permanency Programs).
Deanna Bedell, MSW, ACSW