Deanette Shields, BS, NCG, CMC
A resident of Santa Fe since 1997, Deanette has spent the last thirty years as a Guardian, Court Visitor, Care Manager, educator, advisor and consultant, working closely with individuals to help them plan for all phases of their lives using a supportive decision making and person-centered planning approach. Deanette received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences/Secondary Education from Oklahoma State University, and has earned the designations of Nationally Certified Guardian, Care Manager Certified, Certified Legal Assistant and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® professional. Deanette complies with the National Guardian Association's Code of Ethics and her business is licensed, bonded and insured.
A 2013 graduate of Leadership Santa Fe, Deanette is known to many because of her volunteer activities. She brings a unique multidisciplinary skill set to her work with seniors and adults with disabilities in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. In 2015 Deanette was appointed to the Aging and Long-Term Services Department’s Policy Advisory Committee, on which she continues to be an active member with Cabinet Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez. Deanette is also on the Board of the Santa Fe Healthcare Network and a member of the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council. In her spare time, Deanette enjoys gardening, hiking, playing the piano and the Santa Fe Opera. She shares her home with her cat, Party (short for "Anti-apartheid").