Dr. LeaAnne DeRigne has been a member of Unity of Delray Beach Church since 2010, serving as usher and then head usher of the 9:25 a.m. service for the past 5 years. Her husband, Rob Liebschutz, also serves as an usher for the 9:25 a.m. service. They have two children, daughter Ruby, 13 and son Hobbes, 9, both students in the church Sunday School. LeaAnne is committed to Unity principles and to the church, believing Unity of Delray Beach is a vital part of our community.
She has served in leadership roles on many City of Delray Beach committees, is active in her neighborhood, and has led search committees at Florida Atlantic University. She earned her Ph.D. (2006) and master’s degrees (1999) from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her BS degree is in Psychology from Missouri State University. She has been an Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University since 2009. She worked as a lobbyist and policy analyst in Washington, DC and the Missouri State Capitol for 5 years following completion of her MSW. She is an avid reader, supporter of social equality and loves to travel.