DeAnna Granado is the Business Operations Manager for Life Development Institute. In 2013, DeAnna was welcomed by the LDI team as a Residential Coordinator which provided one-to-one support in the evenings by helping students maintain independent living skills. Next, she held a position as Manager of Program Services and managed staff and students, providing both support and learning. DeAnna works with various departments of LDI. She works closely with the students as an advisor, to help them attain their goals, such as, going to college, obtaining employment, maintain their living goals and helping them recognize their strengths to become a successful independent person.

DeAnna was born in Phoenix, Arizona but raised in California and returned to Phoenix to attend ASU. She graduated from ASU, where she worked to ensure the needs of our members and families in the community, such as juvenile/transitioning adults and adult population with mental illness and hidden disabilities, with co-occurring issues, are addressed. She brings over 13 years of experience in various aspects of the Mental Health, hidden disabilities and in the Criminal Justice field and holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice.

DeAnna and her husband have four children. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.