Luanne Southern
Senior Director, Casey Family Programs 

Luanne Southern is a Senior Director for Casey Family Programs, an operating foundation focused on reducing the number of children in foster care. She previously served for 6 years as Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Department of State Health Services. Additionally, she has many years of national, state and local work experience in children's services, with an emphasis on policies and practices to address the mental health needs of children, youth and families. Ms. Southern has an MSW from the University of Texas, and BSW from Goshen College in Indiana.