Assistant Director, Butte County Public Health
DeAnne Blankenship currently serves as the Assistant Director at Butte County Public Health. Prior to joining the health department, DeAnne contributed 30 years to expanding community health through non-profit work in education and leadership with the American Lung Association and the California Health Collaborative, both statewide non-profits with offices in Chico. She has expertise in maternal mental health, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), tobacco and cancer education, senior services, Medi-Cal expansion, health advocacy and organizational leadership.
DeAnne is proud to support community health and wellness in her current positions with Public Health and First 5. She is also the proud parent of two young adult children, and believes we all need to contribute to and support our villages to raise the next generation.
DeAnne holds a Bachelor Degree in Community Health from CSU, Chico and a Master Degree from CSU, San Jose in Public Health.