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Pittsburgh City Council declared Nov. 19 JoAnn Heffron-Hannah day in the city and presented Heffron-Hannah (center) with a proclamation honoring her for her work helping children and young adults transition from foster care.

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Noteworthy: Pittsburgh City Council declared Nov. 19 JoAnn Heffron-Hannah day in the city and presented Heffron-Hannah with a proclamation honoring her for her work helping children and young adults transition from foster care.

Age: 55

Residence: Wilkinsburg

Family: Husband, Joseph Hannah; adult daughter, Jennette

Occupation: Transition program manager for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Background: She has worked as a caseworker, caseworker supervisor, casework manager, and project director for 24 years. During that time, she has helped numerous children and young adults pursue post-secondary education, find housing and learn life skills.

Education: Bachelor's degree in human development and family studies, Penn State University, 1980; master's in social work, University of Pittsburgh, 2002.

Quote: “It was a great honor but I think it says a lot about the Department of Human Services and the people there who support this effort to try to get these kids transitioned successfully. It was exciting. There never has been a JoAnn Hannah day.”

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