Interview with Deb Ruttenberg, Human Services for Grand and Jackson Counties
Written by Steve Skinner on May 7, 2020
Steve Skinner talks to Deb Ruttenberg, Human Services Director for Grand and Jackson Counties. She describes the variety of services provided by the team at Grand County Department of Human Services and highlights the increase in requests for many services.
Ruttenberg has served in various positions within Grand County for the past 21 years. She began her career with the Grand Futures Prevention Coalition from 1996-2008, serving both as the Community Coordinator and as the Grand County Director. Deb later joined Grand County, serving as the screener for the Juvenile Services Department and most recently, as manager of the Collaborative Management Program for Department of Social Services.
Ruttenberg received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. Later she received her master’s degree in Children, Youth, and Families from the University of Denver.