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Deanna Mears Hartman Edit Profile

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.


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    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).