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Sonya LaCoute-Dana

Tribal Child Welfare and Permanency Specialist

Sonya LaCoute-Dana, MSW serves as the Tribal Child Welfare and Permanency Specialist.   She is a member of Passamaquoddy Tribe.  She graduated from the University of Maine with a BA in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Services and Master of Social Work.   She has spent her career working in Tribal communities.   Her passion lies in building programs and services to improve the quality of life for Tribal children and their families.    Her experience is in Social Service programs, specifically implementation and design and grants/contracts management.   She served previously as Tribal Manager, Social Services Director and Grants and Contracts Director.  She is also an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Maine-School of Social.  


Her work centered in (Title IV-B, IV-E, and IV-D), grant writing, federal contract management and compliance. She resides with her husband and four children in Maine.

Sonya LaCoute-Dana
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