County names new DSS director

DeAnna Cheatham

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County’s Department of Social Services will have a new director.

County Administrator Doug Stanley announced Tuesday the promotion of Assistant Director DeAnna Cheatham as the head of the department effective July 1. Cheatam takes over for Director H. Elizabeth “Beth” Reavis who retires June 30 after six years leading the county department.

Cheatam holds master’s degrees in human services counseling and business administration from Liberty University and has more than 11 years of experience in departments of social services in Virginia, according to information from the county. Cheatam began her social services career in 2006 as an employment service worker for the city of Franklin. She served as a social worker, senior social worker, volunteer domestic violence prevention trainer and a family services specialist supervisor while working in Franklin.

Cheatam joined the Warren County Department of Social Services as its assistant director in August 2016.

The Department of Social Services is located at 465 W. 15th St., Suite 100.