Debra Dyer-Webster JD, MS
With over 30 years of Child Welfare experience, and a Juris Doctorate and Master’s in Social Work, Debra is an exceptional leader talented in utilizing multilayer experience of management, analytical, negotiation, litigation, program development, training, and customer service skills. Ms. Dyer-Webster was the IL Family First Prevention Service Act Implementation lead and the Manage Care Implementation lead for the Illinois Child Welfare system. She developed a pipeline strategy to recruit and retain a qualified workforce. She collaborated on drafting and editing portions of the “Guide to Education for Children and Youth in DCFS,” a publication that was distributed to school districts throughout Illinois. Debra was the Chair of the Institutional Review Board of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services from 2014 through 2017. She was the Co-Chair of the State of Illinois’ Child Welfare Employee Licensure Board from 2015 to 2017 and was appointed by State representative, Annazette Collins, to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Administration/Organization Transition Team in 2007.