…30 years of experience in public policy, including work for women’s economic justice, reproductive and sexual health, and employment and training.
Prior to joining ASHA, Deborah held numerous positions in health and social policy, including serving as Executive Director of the Home Care Aide Association of America, as Senior Director of Governmental Affairs for the American Nurses Association, Director of Social Policy for the League of Women Voters, and Vice President of Public Policy for Wider Opportunities for Women.
She is past Chair of the Board of Advocates for Youth and serves on the board of the Center for Health and Gender Equity. Previously, she held leadership roles with the Partnership to End Cervical Cancer, Global Campaign for Microbicides, and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association. She is a member of the Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council and served on the sexual health editorial board of CosmoGirl! magazine.
Deborah is the recipient of the Mentor of the Year–Sharing the Legacy Award from Choice USA and the Outstanding Leadership Award in Cervical Cancer Prevention from Women in Government, a membership organization of women state legislators.