Board Member Since: 2013
Board Treasurer, Community Volunteer.
For most of the first decade after graduating from college, Deborah worked in finance, helping rich companies get richer. A mergers and acquisitions investment banker on Wall Street, she worked on a variety of large mergers and hostile takeover attempts, some of which you’ve heard of. She later worked as an equity analyst often quoted in the news media and finally as a hired gun at troubled fortune 300 companies. Since marrying and moving to Durham, NC and becoming a mother to two wonderful children, she has channeled her finance and strategy skills for good. Select nonprofit board experience includes: Achievement Academy of Durham (2006-2008), the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina (2008-2012) and Youth Empowered Solutions (2009-2010); she served as treasurer at all three organizations. She has run successful school and religious organization benefit auctions, served on several Executive Director and director-level search committees and wrote a million dollar grant that was funded and used to open an after-school program for at-risk youth. Helping to support foster youth aging out of care in her own state, Deborah joined the board of the Hope Center at Pullen in 2015. Deborah holds a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies (Wesleyan University). In addition, she makes fantastic cookies.