Debbie’s dedication to the social work field began prior to her graduate studies. She worked for many years in Humboldt County advocating for vulnerable populations. In 1997, she worked with welfare recipients shortly after Welfare Reform, serving individuals in an intense case management program to assist families in understanding the new regulations and to promote individuals success with in the new system. Ms. Gonzalez also has many years of experience working with Humboldt County’s homeless populations. Debbie also has worked with domestic violence survivors and in a women’s substance recovery outpatient program.
Debbie Gonzalez received her MSW from Chico State University in 2005. Shortly after graduation she began working with Child Welfare Services in Humboldt County. Currently Debbie teaches in both the MSW and BASW programs and serves as the BASW Program Director