DeAnne Blankenship



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.