Deyanira (DeeDee) Duffy, MSW, LMSW #112135, Director of STEP UP Texas | 254-304-9786 |

Deyanira (DeeDee) Duffy is the Director of STEP UP Texas. DeeDee attended the University of Texas Pan American, obtaining a Master of Arts Degree in Communication with a specialization in Organizational Communication. She obtained a Master of Social Work in 2023 from Walden University and became a licensed social worker as of December 2023. DeeDee’s experience with families and children includes six years with BCFS as a Case Manager and, ultimately Program Director for the Preparation for Adult Living Program and TWC Program. During her time with BCFS she assisted children and young adults in navigating the foster care system benefits as well as transitioning into independent living. DeeDee was transferred to the San Antonio office in 2017 to assist in restructuring the program there and expand her experience in networking, event coordination and youth engagement. DeeDee has 13+ plus years of experience serving families and children within the foster system, experiencing homelessness and children from hard places. DeeDee became employed by STARRY as a Family Support Specialist in the Killeen office in 2018 and was one of our bilingual providers. DeeDee married in 2019 and gained a bonus daughter, Adailyn. DeeDee gave birth to her second daughter, Arya in 2022.