Deborah Martinez

Director of Social Services, Public Guardian, PC/PA
Region 4 JPA Board Member


1626 Sunrise Avenue
Madera, California 93638

Professional Experience

Deborah began serving as the Director of Madera County Department of Social Services in 2017. Deborah began her commitment to social services as a Job Specialist/Employment Training Worker for Fresno County Department of Social Services where in the course of 20 years she rose thru various positions providing her with valuable experience in every social services program.


Deborah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Management from California State University at Fresno. She believes strongly that to lead she needs to know and understand the complexity and role of each program and support areas which can only be done by continuous learning and a deep commitment to her staff.


Deborah is married with three children and is the eldest of eight siblings and was born and raised in the central valley. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.


Deborah serves as a Commissioner for the Madera County First 5, is a board member of the Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC), serves on the County Medical Services Program (CMSP), services on the Workforce Development Board, Co-Chairs the CWDA Adults Committee, serves on the Live Well Madera County (LWMC) Executive Team and is active on numerous inter-agency and community partnerships.

Professional organizations

  • County Welfare Director’s Association
  • Central California Area Social Services Consortium (CCASSC)