JoAnne Ottaway

JoAnne joined CareerSmart in August 2021 as a RCFE Instructor and Consultant. JoAnne is also a Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) and spent 26 years of her career at Lanterman State Hospital, providing direct care and services for individuals who resided in behavioral units, in addition to providing direct care to post traumatic pediatric patients in the Skilled Nursing Unit. After obtaining a teaching credential in 2002, she became a facility instructor and was promoted to Director of Staff & Development. In 2010, JoAnne transferred to Community Care Licensing, California Department of Social Services, as a License Program Analyst, until retiring in December 2020.  As an instructor and consultant, JoAnne looks forward to sharing her knowledge and personal experiences and supporting clients alongside her exceptional team of colleagues.


Fun Fact: JoAnne loves dogs! She has always had 2 large dogs in her life – Shepperd’s, Rottweiler, Pit Bull, Dobermans – who were all rescued from shelters at a young age. She currently has 2 beautiful Dobies that were rescued.

May 12, 2022

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