Welcome to Deana Smith, who will be supporting a range of WHI initiatives

Deana Smith joined the Center for Health and Research Transformation, backbone organization to the Washtenaw Health Initiative, last month.

For the Washtenaw Health Initiative, Deana will be supporting the Steering Committee, organizing quarterly stakeholder meetings, and acting as a liaison between WHI work groups and leaders. She will also be supporting the WHI’s Senior Services Work Group and Vital Seniors Initiative Learning Collaborative.

At CHRT, Deana Smith is a senior health analyst and is responsible for providing project management support to community-based collaborative initiatives. She also provides analytic support with a focus on the intersection of health care and supportive human services and an emphasis on aging research and policy issues.

Prior to joining CHRT, Deana held several leadership positions in the non-profit and behavioral health sectors. She has more than 17 years of experience as a manager and director.

Deana holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from the University of Michigan. She is also a licensed clinical social worker.