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New SWAN Program Administrator Embodies Permanency Advocacy

Tammy Hendrix, DSW, MSW, LCSW has been named the next SWAN program administrator, succeeding Judi Damiano, who retired February 10, 2023. Tammy has served the SWAN prime contractor in various technical assistance roles since 2004 and has worked in the network since 1994. She assumed her new role effective March 27, 2023.

Over the last 19 years, Tammy has provided leadership within the regional technical assistance division, supporting the SWAN prime contractor’s efforts to nurture a culture of permanency within Pennsylvania’s child welfare system. A persuasive advocate, Tammy has worked consistently to influence and expand child welfare professionals’ thinking about what is possible for the children and families served. Tammy embodies this advocacy in helping implement Casey Family Children’s Permanency Roundtables in various counties throughout Pennsylvania since 2014, and her expertise in training, technical assistance, research, strategic planning, program design and coaching have appreciably benefitted the network.

Tammy holds a doctorate in social work from Millersville University and a master’s degree in social work from San Francisco State University. In addition to her position with the SWAN prime contract, Tammy was an adjunct professor for 20 years in the human services program at Harrisburg Area Community College. She has been involved with SWAN for nearly thirty years having developed, implemented, and monitored adoption services in two SWAN affiliate agencies. In addition to working with children and families involved with child welfare, her professional background also includes experience with survivors of domestic violence, early intervention, and with children and adults living with a developmental or intellectual disability.

As you see Tammy at the upcoming SWAN Quarterly Meetings, Summer Statewide Meeting and Pennsylvania Permanency Conference, be sure to say hello and welcome her to her new role.


Published: April 4, 2023

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