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Meet LaDonna

LaDonna Wattley  is the founder and CEO of Wattley Consulting, PLLC. She earned a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University in Bloomington and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty years of experience in the child welfare field.  She has worked as a child welfare Social Worker, Coordinator of a parenting education program,  Director of Licensing for a private, non-profit agency, and Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Training for the Indianapolis CASA program. For nearly fifteen years, she has provided training to prospective foster and adoptive parents. In addition, she also serves as a consultant and corporate adviser and provides professional training and coaching.


LaDonna is a gifted presenter and featured speaker for conferences across the United States. Conference attendees credit her passion, sense of humor, and story-telling ability as the fuel behind her energetic, thought-provoking and dynamic presentations. This is what makes her such a sought-after speaker. She conducts workshops on culturally relevant service provision, adoption, parenting, discipline, and grief and loss issues as they relate to kinship care, foster care and adoption.

LaDonna has been a foster parent, a relative care provider, and is the adoptive parent of three amazing children. She enjoys sharing her experiences and facilitating workshops in an attempt to improve the lives of families. She is currently writing her first book, tentatively titled “Big Mama’s Chair.”


To find out more about LaDonna and the services provided by Wattley Consulting, PLLC, listen to LaDonna's interview with Sybil Turner of the National CASA Association.

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