Dr. Sturdivant has served as the Deputy Director of the nationally recognized Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) for the past fifteen (15) years after holding several positions in the department since 1990. Allegheny OCYF is the second largest child welfare agency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sturdivant received her doctorate in Educational and Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate School of Social Work. A recognized leader in the field of child welfare, education and developmental psychology, Dr. Sturdivant has been a repeated participant and research panelist of the Oxford University Educational Roundtable, Oxford, England.
Dr. Sturdivant has committed her personal and professional life to improving the quality of life for children and being a voice for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. Dr. Sturdivant is married to Larry Anderson, Sr. and is the proud mother of two sons, Larry, Jr. and Marshall.