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Deanne Cornette joins Gracepoint executive team

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Deanne Miranda Cornette, MHA, GPC, is vice president of business development for Gracepoint®, a merger of Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc., Mental Health Care, Inc., and Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services, Inc.

Deanne Miranda Cornette

Most recently, Cornette served as director of revenue and contracts at the Agency for Community Treatment Services. In this capacity, she targeted funding sources and built a lucrative cash flow that provided needed services to people. Some of her most successful negotiations paid for veterans programs, women’s services, as well as jail diversion for the mentally ill and homeless.

As the principal of Miranda Consulting Services, Cornette successfully submitted grants that netted more than $80 million for her nonprofit clients including a SAMHSA grant for Mental Health Care and ACTS. She developed and led oversight of a Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care process for Manatee and Sarasota counties. That 10-year imitative meshed 50 homelessness service providers which received more than $10 million in emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing grants. These were the first programs in these counties offering evidence-based “Housing First” services. She has also designed effective quality assurance reporting mechanisms for grant collaboratives and obtained funding for substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice and homeless programs.

“My goal with all revenue development is improving behavioral health and community wellness,” said Cornette, a certified grant professional through the Grant Professional Association.

Deanne Miranda Cornette earned a master of health administration degree from the USF College of Public Health. The Department of Health Policy and Management served as her academic home.  The department offers more than 10 concentrations that lead to MHA, MPH, MSPH, and PhD degrees, including an online master of public health degree in public health administration. Additionally, the department offers several dual degrees, graduate certificates, and special programs.

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