Newsmaker: Wanda E. Beasley
Noteworthy: Beasley received the Community Service Award from Family Resources, a nonprofit that works to prevent and treat child abuse, for her performance as a social worker. Her colleagues in the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families nominated her.
Residence: Penn Hills
Family: Children Taariq, 17, Eugene, 15, and Dewayne, 3
Occupation: Beasley is a caseworker for the Children, Youth and Families.
Background: A social worker for six years, Beasley hopes to obtain a clinical license for social work and open her own counseling service.
Education: Bachelor's and master's degrees in social work, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 and 2009, respectively
Quote: “Being a caseworker, you don't get a lot of recognition, but I love my job. I love being able to assist and help families. It feels good to make a positive change in their lives.”
— Bobby Kerlik
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