Deborah Stone serves as the Executive Director of Clayton County System of Care (CCSC) since 2017 after having served in various programmatic management roles since joining our team in 2013. She leads the organization’s strategic direction to ensure capacity building and development efforts support the multi-faceted needs of our community’s most vulnerable children and families. She directs all administrative and programmatic efforts to enhance the coordination and facilitation of interagency partnerships in the delivery of a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based trauma informed mental health services, social, emotional learning, college and career-ready preparedness, and an array of summer and after-school enrichment programs.
Her commitment and passion for empowering bright and healthy futures stem from her first-hand experience of being born and raised in a 3rd world country, where she witnessed the long-term impact of social injustice. This deep understanding of injustice inspires Stone in her now 13-plus years of social service experience to tenaciously champion for every child, family and community’s right to thrive.
Stone received her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Michigan State University. Prior to joining CCSC, she gained a firm understanding of child welfare experience while working in the metro Detroit area. It was during this time that she met her husband, a native of Georgia. Together they relocated to Georgia and now have a beautiful blended family that recently celebrated the birth of their newest member, an adoptive baby girl!