Lee Anna Deal is the 4-H Program Development Coordinator serving 39 counties in UGA Extension's Southeast District. As a PDC, Lee Anna provides training, support,and coaching to the 4-H agents, associates, and program assistants in the counteis located in Southeastern Georgia.
Lee Anna started her 4-H journey like many, in 5th grade with a great experience at Cloverleaf Project Achievement and 4-H Camp. She also showed livestock. She was raised on a farm in Bulloch County, GA and became interested in a career with UGA Extension after an intership wtih Bulloch County Extension. She is an alumna of Georgia Southern University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development and a MEd in Higher Education Administration.
Prior to joining the SE District team in December 2015, Lee Anna served as the County Extension 4-H Agent in Bulloch County for 10 years. Her Extension career began in 2001 in Glascock, Warren, & McDuffie Counties. She also served as the 4-H Agent in Effingham County. In 2010, Deal was nominated by her peers to receive the William H. Booth Award winning the distinguished honor among 4-H agents in SE District. In 2015, she recieved the Continuing Excellence Award for the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents. She has also recieved the Achievement in Service and Distinguished Service Awards from the Georgia and National Associations of Extension Agents. She served as the National Chair of the NAE4-HA Professional Development Committee from 2013-2015. She is also a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Honor Society.
Lee Anna resides in Statesboro, Georgia with her husband Eric, and their two children Addie and Rylan.