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Deanna Mears Hartman

Deanna Mears Hartman was American family counselor, addiction counselor. Certified cognitive behavioral therapist; national certified counselor. Named Rookie of Year, Civitan International, 1991; recipient Distinguished Service award Virginia Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, 1992.


  • Hartman, Deanna Mears was born on August 11, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Daughter of James Gordon Junior and Sarah Talmadge (Johnson) Mears.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, University Akron, 1980. Bachelor, Virginia Wesleyan, 1983. Master of Arts, Antioch University, 1994.


    • Director education services Virginia Council on Alcoholism, Drugs, Norfolk, 1985-1987, executive director, 1990-1993. Outpatient program specialist Maryview Psychiatric Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1988-1989. Clinical therapist City of Portsmouth, 1988-1989.

      Educator, therapist City of Virginia Beach, 1984-1986, 93-95. Mental health counselor Glasgow High Wellness Center, Newark, 1995. Family counselor, addiction specialist Williamsburg Place, Farley Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, since 1997.

      Founder Survivors of Suicide, Virginia Beach, 1982-1986, volunteer educator AARP Bear, Delaware, 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Certified cognitive behavioral therapist. National certified counselor.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals, various presentations.


    Board directors Hospice of Virginia Beach, 1983-1985, Safe Place, 1988-1990, Civitan International, 1990-1992, community advisory council for curriculum College of Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, 1991-1992.



    Reading, writing, walking, birdwatching.


    • Married David Luther Brinkley Junior (divorced). Children: Kim Brinkley Hebebrand, David III, Jeffrey Lawrence Brinkley. Married Shirish Ramachandra Pandya, June 7, 1978 (deceased).
    • father: James Gordon Mears Junior
    • mother: Sarah Talmadge (Johnson) Mears
    • spouses: David Luther Brinkley Junior
    • Shirish Ramachandra Pandya
    • children: Kim Brinkley Hebebrand Hartman
    • David III Hartman
    • Jeffrey Lawrence Brinkley Hartman
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    Born August 11, 1937