Originally from Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University, Debbie has been a Texan for the past twenty years but still considers Michigan her home. She has worked in many facets of the nonprofit sector throughout her career, but found that development is where her passion lies.
Debbie comes to us with a wealth of disease-specific, non-profit experience from her time with the Lupus Foundation and later, as the Development Director of the South Central Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation. In that role, she was responsible for all facets of strategic fundraising and planning including cultivating and stewarding donors, securing major gifts, corporate sponsorships, grant writing and event planning.
The role of Development Director gives her what she enjoys most professionally–the opportunity to build one-on-one relationships. She looks forward to forging new relationships that will help the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation reach its goals. Debbie is excited for the opportunity to work with an organization with a mission and values that align with her own.
In her free time, Debbie’s favorite things to do are to attend festivals, concerts, and live theater with friends and family. She’s passionate about many things but especially her children, Nick and Isabella and her fur babies, Bear, Huck and Finn. Taking the pups for daily walks and finding them happily laying behind her work chair brings her tremendous joy.