Children and Family Services Director Biography


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Stephanie Beasley
Stephanie Beasley, Director,
Division of Children and Family Services

Stephanie Beasley is the Director of the Division of Children and Family Services in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

The Division includes:

  • Protection and Safety Section, including all child welfare services, adult protective services and domestic violence;
  • Office of Juvenile Services including two Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers in Kearney and Geneva; and 
  • Economic Support Section, including child support enforcement and economic assistance programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Aid to Dependent Children, energy assistance, child care subsidy and others.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Stephanie to the position effective February 24, 2020.

Beasley most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Adult & Child Health serving central Indiana.

She is a graduate of Indiana University where she received her Bachelor of Science in in Criminal Justice and Sociology and her Master of Social Work.  She began her career in child welfare providing direct services to children and families in Indiana. During her tenure with Indiana Department of Child Services, she served in many roles over more than 13 years. She oversaw programs for Indiana in Independent Living, Foster Care, Special Needs Adoptions, Policy, Quality Assurance and was lead for the Indiana Child and Family Services Review (CFSR). 

She later served as the Director of Child Welfare for Marion County (Indianapolis) and then was the Deputy Director for Field Operations leading the provision of child welfare services in 92 counties.

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