Dianne Varnado, LMSW

Dianne has served on the Board of Directors of Hackley Community Care (HCC) for over seven years. Her prior experience was in the Human Services Profession for 31 years which included the profession of Licensed Masters School Social Worker for the Muskegon Heights School District from which she retired in 2010. She chose this field in the school system to share her skills and knowledge and to be involved with the educational and medical concerns within her community of Muskegon Heights.
Her social work involvement includes individual and group therapy, educational outreach and church workshops. Dianne is an active member of the Social Work Association of America and was the 2009 recipient of the Muskegon Area Social Workers Purpose and Possibility Award for accomplishments made in the Social Work field.

A native of Muskegon County, after graduating from Muskegon Heights Public Schools she moved to Austin, TX with her husband who was serving in the United States Air Force. She has two adult children, and five grandchildren. She loves watching old movies, reading and photography in her spare time, but helping children succeed comes first. Dianne is also a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Child Abuse Council.

Dianne’s goal as a board member is to represent HCC in the sharing of educational and medical concerns and to engage in promoting a healthy community. “I was attracted to Hackley Community Care because of the experienced medical staff, economical sound finances and the personal relationship it represents in the community. I was inspired by the organizations vision for the community and how HCC continues to meet the medical needs of our community. My vision for HCC is to continue to serve the people of this community with dignity and medical excellence that focus on each person’s physical, mental and spiritual nature. I am honored to be a HCC board member”.