DeAnna Hand has dedicated her life to serving youth at-risk as a case worker, recruiter, supervisor and now Program Manager of the therapeutic foster care program in Auburn and Interim Program Manager for the same program in Attalla.
DeAnna is a catalyst for change. As a result of her hard work and leadership, the Auburn program has grown tremendously. Since she joined the team in 2010, the number of Host Homes ready to support children in need has doubled. DeAnna says the secret to the program’s success is the very passionate and upbeat staff and Mentors. Coworkers give her the credit for modeling that behavior in all that she does.
Watch DeAnna accept her 2012 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside her fellow winners in St. Paul at the Minnesota History Center.