LaDana Pate has been with COMPACT since May 2015. She started out as Program Manager over Contracts and is now our Residential Director. In her position, LaDana oversees our case managers, direct care staff, and residents to provide care for foster children, pregnant teens, teen mothers, and large sibling groups in our care. She trains direct care staff and case managers, supervises child placements, working directly with the state in placements, and collaborates with the team on creating programs and manuals.
LaDana has a 6-year tenure as a preschool teacher, worked 4 years as a trainer for University of Arkansas and has 12 years’ experience working with government and state regulations, including Head Start director. Her passion is for advocating for abused or neglected children and researching ways to work with various special needs of children.
Her degrees include: Bachelor’s in Education, Master’s in Special Education, Master’s in Psychology and she is currently working on her MDiv specialized in counseling.