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Lane Barker - AZ

Lane Barker
Devereux Arizona
Executive Director

A licensed marriage and family therapist, Lane has over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health and child welfare fields—the last 20 at Devereux.  Early in her career, Lane was in private practice and managed a Planned Parenthood clinic in northern California. 

Lane is the former president and current board member of the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers, a statewide trade association with over 75 member agencies.  She is a founding member of the governing board of Quality Care Network, a not-for-profit behavioral health network serving youth and families throughout Maricopa County.  Lane is a partner in Arizona Partnership for Children (AzPaC).  Founded in 1997, AzPaC is the longest- tenured formal collaboration of child welfare provider agencies in the state.  She is a standing member of Devereux’s national ethics committee.

In 2012, Lane was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Human Rights Campaign’s All Children – All Families Initiative.

Lane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Jose State University


Yvette Jackson  - AZ

Yvette Jackson
Devereux Arizona
Director of Operations

Yvette Jackson, LMSW, is the Director of Operations for Devereux in Arizona. Yvette joined Devereux through a merger between Devereux and La Hacienda Foster Care Resource Center in 1998.  Yvette began her career at Devereux as a foster parent recruiter for therapeutic foster care and eventually transitioned to foster parent and staff training coordinator for the programs in Pima County.  

In 2003, Yvette received her Masters Degree in social work from Arizona State University (ASU) and shortly after that became the Program Manager of Foster Care Services for Devereux Arizona.  From early 2004 to late 2007 Yvette served as the Director of Community Based Services for Pima Programs within Devereux and in 2007 was promoted to Director of Operations for the organization. In this role Yvette works directly with agency Program Directors to manage the day-to-day operations of a broad continuum of services ranging from Prevention Services to Residential Treatment. Yvette is a leader and key contributor to Devereux’s National LGBTQ Taskforce which has been charged with increasing the LGBTQ cultural competency of the organization across the country. 

In addition to her professional work with Devereux, Yvette has served on several non-profit Boards since 2003 where she has held leadership positions.  Yvette has chaired the finance committees of Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona and Tucson Centers for Women and Children (AKA Emerge).  She also served in a leadership role on the Board of Directors for Wingspan, Tucson’s LGBT community center from 2008 - 2011. Yvette is a Weaver E. Falberg Fellow and attends Arizona State University, where she is studying toward her Doctorate in Behavioral Health.


Donovan S Carman, MBA  - AZ

Donovan S Carman, MBA
Devereux Arizona
Director of Finance

Donovan will responsible for the business and fiscal affairs of the Devereux Organization in Arizona. He will be an integral part in the development and review of process and procedure to ensure compliance with all licensing and regulatory requirements. Donovan will serve as a standing member of the Senior Leadership Team.


Janelle Westfall - AZ

Janelle Westfall
Devereux Arizona
Clinical Director

Janelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Analyst in Arizona. She is a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She has worked as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and consultant for children and adolescents for over 20 years. Janelle has worked with youth and families in multiple treatment settings including inpatient, residential, group homes, and outpatient.  

She has extensive experience in training clinicians and educators in trauma-informed care, positive behavior support, assessment and treatment planning, and best practice interventions for youth in foster care and residential treatment.  Janelle has presented at both local and national conferences and is passionate about promoting emotional health and resiliency in children with behavioral health diagnoses.


Rodd Russo, Director of Human Resources

Rodd Russow
Devereux Arizona
Director of Human Resources 

Rodd has over 18 years of progressive human resources experience in several different industries to include higher education, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, and technology.  Rodd’s experience center’s around HR strategy, culture improvement/innovation, mission/strategy support, and delivering great customer service to all constituencies.  As a member of the senior leadership team at Devereux Arizona, Rodd’s goals are to make Devereux Arizona a great place to work and continue to support the organization’s mission, vision, and values.

Rodd has a master’s degree in human resources and an undergraduate degree in business administration.  He is certified through the Society of Human Resource Management with a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)  certification.  Additionally, he also is certified through the Human Resources Certification Institute with a Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) certification.

In addition to his professional experience, Rodd is also a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany for four years.


Paul Davis

Paul Davis
Devereux Arizona
Director of Foster Care Services

Paul Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Behavior Analyst, and a nationally certified  Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Paul is responsible for all of Devereux’s foster care and respite operations statewide.  

Paul joined Devereux Arizona in 1998 focusing his Devereux career on foster care programming –both traditional (child welfare) and treatment/therapeutic (behavioral health).  He championed Devereux Arizona's achievement as the first foster care/adoption agency in Arizona to obtain the Human Rights Campaign's renowned All Children - All Families Seal of Recognition as an agency leader in supporting and serving LGBT families.

Paul has experience in both clinical and administrative capacities, serving as a case manager, clinician, and program administrator. He has worked in settings across the behavioral health continuum ranging from shelters and group homes to residential treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals.  Paul has presented at numerous conferences throughout the United States on such topics as Positive Behavioral Support , therapeutic foster care, and clinical interventions for positive client transitions.


Ken Young

Ken Young
Devereux Arizona
Director of Quality Improvements & Compliance

Ken began his career in the behavioral health field 25 years ago.  He has held a variety of positions over the years, including: Residential Treatment Counselor, Adult SMI Case Manager, Child and Family Therapist, Psychology Adjunct Faculty member, and Clinical Supervisor.  He has been with Devereux for more than 10 years.

Ken has a Master’s degree in Education and holds the LPC, LISAC and ACS credentials.  He has presented at the national Foster Family Treatment Association and served the Arizona Chapter of the FFTA in a variety of roles.  Ken remains an active community volunteer.


Diane Crerand

Diane Crerand
Devereux Arizona
Director of Residential Services

Diane has more than 30 years of experience working in the behavioral health field, directing an array of individual and family programs. She has been with Devereux Arizona for more than 19 years.  As the Director of Residential Services, she oversees all residential treatment programs in Scottsdale and Tucson.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Life Management and earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Phoenix in Organizational Management.

Her experience includes direct care, case mnagement, customer service, program development, and directing programs with individual and family therapy services, substance abuse programs, anger management programs, recreational therapy programs and PBIS services.  


Michele Bishop, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA  - AZ

Michele Bishop, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Devereux Arizona
Director of Autism Services

Michele Bishop joins Devereux Arizona as the Director of Autism Services. She will oversee the development and implementation of Devereux Arizona’s new applied behavior analysis program for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.